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Clinical Trials Archives – #BCSM

#BCSM 2017 Wrap Up

19 December 2017 During the last chat of the year, we remembered and honored those who are no longer with us. In addition, #BCSM co-founder @stales reviewed the top breast cancer stories, from January through December. January: Third of Breast Cancer Patients Treated Unnecessarily February: Dense Breasts Eclipse All Other Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors […]

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Active Surveillance for DCIS – the COMET Trial

9 April 2017 On Monday April 10th we will discuss the COMET trial, which is sponsored by the Alliance cooperative group. The principal investigator is Dr. Shelley Hwang, a surgical oncologist at Duke University. This study will evaluate active surveillance for low risk DCIS. The primary objective is to evaluate the rate of ipsilateral (same […]

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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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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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Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

On 8/10/15 we will discuss genetic testing for breast cancer risk with Drs. Mark Robson and Steven Katz. This Fact Sheet from the National Cancer Institute contains information about BRCA 1 and 2 mutations. This post by Dr. Robson discusses next generation genetic testing including important considerations. Dr. Steven Katz recently co-authored Treatment Decision Making and […]

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