Researchers at the University of Michigan are working to develop a pill designed to make tumors light up under infrared light. The goal of their research is to help eliminate unnecessary procedures for breast cancer patients.
Nearly one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer, according to statistics from BreastCancer.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete and up-to-date information about breast cancer for patients and their families.
The organization anticipates 266,120 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a form of invasive breast cancer this year. Another 63,960 women will be diagnosed with non-invasive.