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Cancer Research

Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Breast Cancer

This guest post is by Dr. Matthew Katz, radiation oncologist. Dr. Katz will be our #BCSM Tweetchat guest for Monday 10/27/14. He will be discussing some of the new research that came out of the recent American Society for Radiation Oncology annual meeting. Dr. Katz is the former chair of the Communications Committee for ASTRO, […]

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Changing the Metastatic Breast Cancer Landscape

Today the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance (MBCA), a coalition of 29 breast cancer nonprofits, individuals and pharmaceutical companies, released the first-ever assessment of the metastatic breast cancer (MBC) community as whole, from basic statistics about the population to an analysis of current research to the prevailing stereotypes and gaps blocking progress in treatments. The MBCA, established […]

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Thoughts from the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium

The 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium was held September 4-6 in San Francisco. This is a unique meeting as it is multidisciplinary, co-sponsored by 6 organizations: the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), The American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS), the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the National Consortium […]

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Badge and Bracelet – The use of Social Media from an Academic and Personal Perspective

Guest post by Dr. Oliver Boegler A Numerical Analysis of a #BCSM Tweetchat At ASCO this year I was honored to participate in an educational session entitled: “Internet, Social Media, Privacy Regulations, and Clinical Trials”. While it was a little daunting appearing alongside Michael Thompson, MD, PhD (@mtmdphd) and Robert Miller, MD (@rsm2800), both very […]

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Breast Cancer Updates from ASCO by Dr. Julie Gralow

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting was held last week in Chicago. Dr. Julie Gralow, a medical oncologist practicing in Seattle and specializing in breast cancer,  summarized some of the more important studies that were presented. To hear more from Dr. Gralow, follow her on twitter. ~DJA   See ASCO’s “Research Roundup” for […]

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