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Use of Aperio Image Analysis in Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research

Introduction

Worldwide, breast cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses among women1. Breast cancer is also one of the most studied cancers. A review of annual research spending in the United States of America shows more funding allocated for breast cancer research than for any other cancer type2. The drop in breast cancer mortality in the United States by 34% between 1990 and 20103 has been attributed to improvements in both detection and treatment, which reflects the high volume of research. However breast cancer remains a leading cause of cancer death in women1,3, highlighting the need for continued research and use of new technologies to drive treatment breakthroughs.

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