What’s the future of breast cancer research? Let’s consider some news-making studies:
1. Breast Cancer Prevention The American Cancer Society is searching for the causes of breast cancer with large, long-term study.
2. Decision Making There are medications available to women who are at high risk for breast cancer. A national study is evaluating what affects a woman’s decision about how to deal with her breast cancer risk.
3. Newer Imaging Tests Breast thermography is a new diagnostic procedure that images the breasts to aid in the early detection of breast cancer.
4. New Targeted Therapies in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Pertuzumab (Perjeta) was recently FDA-approved for advanced HER2-positive breast cancer.
5. New Targeted Therapies in ER-Positive Breast Cancer New medications involving the PI3K/AKT pathway in estrogen-positive breast cancer are being studied in clinical trials. One drug called Everolimus (Afinitor) was recently FDA-approved.
Be a part of medical history: Participate in breast cancer clinical trials at the Breast Cancer Center of North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute. Call 516-734-8900 for more information.
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