A new class of drugs called checkpoint inhibitors are now being studied in breast cancer clinical trials. In this video you will learn how these drugs are able to get your immune system to kill cancer cells.
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In this video you will learn about the research now underway to develop vaccines that can be used to treat breast cancer.
Hundreds of breast cancer studies are currently taking place throughout the U.S. This video will help you learn how to find and enroll in a clinical trial.
Researchers can sound like they are speaking a foreign language. This video will teach you how to understand what a study is about, so you can decide if you’re interested in taking part.
Every cancer treatment approved for use today was found safe and effective in a clinical trial. This video will teach you about the types of clinical trials that are being used to find the treatments that will be approved tomorrow.
More than one billion dollars is spent annually in the U.S. on breast cancer research. This video will help you understand the types of research those dollars fund.
When I started out as a breast surgeon in the early 80’s, we thought that a diagnosis of breast cancer was an emergency. Time was of the essence, and you had to rush in and do a biopsy and immediate mastectomy to prevent a tumor from spreading to other organs. But that’s not the case. Since then, we’ve learned that cancer cells are shed into the blood stream early on. Even before the tumor can be diagnosed, they make themselves at home in other organs.
Research is in our name and our DNA. At Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, we seek to discover why breast cancer starts in a woman or man’s breast with the goal of using that knowledge to help us treat and ultimately prevent the disease. It is exciting, much the way setting off in a boat to discover a new land is exciting. You have a destination in mind, but along the way you may find completely unexpected places.
Breast cancer is not just one disease. Some breast tumors are HER2-positive. In this video you will learn about how tumors are tested to see if they are HER2-positive and about treatments available for women whose tumors are HER2-positive.
All breast tumors are tested to see if they are hormone sensitive. Those tumors that are hormone sensitive will typically respond to anti-estrogen treatments. In this video, you will learn about hormone-sensitive breast cancer.