The findings of new breast cancer research from Washington University could result in effective treatment for 4,000 additional patients in the United States each year. Scientists made the discovery after analyzing DNA sequencing data from 1,500 patients.
The research appears in the latest edition of Cancer Discovery.
So what does this research mean?
"The nice thing is that there is already an existing drug that we can use that in our studies looked like it should be highly potent against these patients," Ellis says. Ellis says a clinical trial has just been activated to treat patients with this form of breast cancer. Follow Julie Bierach on Twitter: @jbierach