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Cancer Research

Updates from the 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium

Guest post by Stacey Tinianov and Dr. Nimmi Kapoor Survivorship Symposium: A Review On Friday, January 15th, a diverse group of over 800 attendees met in San Francisco for the inaugural two-day Survivorship Symposium, jointly sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American College […]

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The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project – An Update

Guest Post by Corrie Painter, Ph.D The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project is a nationwide patient-driven research project launched at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard & Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in October of 2015. Along with our advocacy partners (the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Young Survivor Coalition, […]

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How Do You Prefer to Receive Test Results?

A conversation recently took place on a private breast surgeon’s forum. It revolved around how to best disclose cancer-related test results to patients. The group was pretty evenly split between wanting the patient to come in and have a direct conversation, versus giving preliminary information over the phone. Each group had very valid reasons for […]

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Highlights from #BCS15

By Deanna J. Attai MD and Julie R. Gralow MD The Breast Cancer Symposium is a multi-disciplinary breast cancer conference, co-sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, and The American Society of Radiation Oncology. It is a unique meeting as representatives from surgery, […]

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All Hands On Deck – The Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

Guest Post by Corrie Painter, Ph.D We are at a point in history where the promise of transformative discovery is so real, that scientists are driven like never before. The tools and methods that we are developing have greatly increased our ability to answer questions that were once considered so challenging that they were never […]

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