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September 2016: A blood test that detects when the most common form of breast cancer has become resistant to treatment could double the average time it takes for the disease to progress. A new study conducted by ICR scientists shows the average time it takes the disease to progress increasing from around two and a half to around six months. The test detects low levels of cancer DNA in the blood and can spot women who will respond poorly to current hormonal treatments and who are more likely to benefit from newer drugs.

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