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  • Dr. Rachel Freedman commented on targeted treatments – those that attack a specific characteristic of a cancer strain – becoming the norm in breast cancer care.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study of Perjeta, a drug used to treat advanced breast cancer that had unprecedented success in prolonging lives.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Eric Winer served as chair for a panel that developed the second international guidelines for management of advanced breast cancer.

     

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Toni Choueiri led a study that found patients with non–clear cell renal cell carcinoma, PD-L1 positivity is associated with worse clinical outcomes, including a shorter overall survival and time to recurrence.

     

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Dr. Jay Harris proposed a breath-holding technique that reduces radiation to the heart during left-sided breast cancer treatment.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

  • Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study that found there was no evidence that surgery lowered the risk of death compared to more conservative lumpectomy and radiation.

     

Tags: GynecologicCancers

  • Shannon Harrington, PhD, participated in a study showing a patient's race and ethnicity dramatically influenced their preferences about the care they receive at the end of their lives.

     

Tags: EndOfLife

  • A clinical trial led by Dr. Ursula Matulonis and Dr. Joyce Liu showed a two-drug combination can signficantly improve benefit for women with ovarian cancer that has recurred after initial treatment.

     

Tags: OralCancer

  • Dr. William Kaelin commented on the cancer-stem-cell model, and the possibility of controlling cancer without killing it.

     

Tags: BasicResearch

  • Rafael Irizarry, PhD, co-led a new study investigating all stages and types of cancers that appear to share a telltale signature of widespread changes to the epigenome.

     

Tags: BasicResearch, Genomics

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