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The purpose of the study is to investigate the different types and subtypes of cells found in breast tumors. The investigators will do this using a variety of molecular analysis tools that may allow for improved tests. The different types of cells in breast cancer impacts the way individuals respond to various treatments.
levels of GM-CSF in plasma [ Time Frame: 10 years ]
We will be measuring levels of GM-CSF (Granulocyte-macrophayge colony stimulating factor) from the plasma of the patient before during and after the irradiation treatment to study if there is any increase in the GM-CSF production
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
breast cancer patients at Stanford Cancer Center
Histologically proven diagnosis of breast cancer or a carcinoma of unknown primary consistent with the presentation of a primary breast malignancy.
18 years of age or older.
Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent do