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Research Worth Watching: The 9th International Symposium on the Breast

It is hard for me to believe that it has been almost two weeks since our 9th International Symposium! We first hosted this conference in 1999 and, while each year has been special, I think this year’s meeting, “Exploring the Human Breast: Employing New Technology,” was one of the best yet!

Research Worth Watching: the Precision Medicine Project

Usually I use this space to tell you about some new molecular finding that changes the way we think about breast cancer. But after two trips to the East Coast this month to talk about the President’s Precision Medicine Project, I thought I should bring you up to date on what this is and what it might mean for all of us. The basic concept of precision medicine is that our current ability to map a person’s genome, as well as the mutations in their cancer or related to another disease, gives us a new opportunity to figure out how to precisely treat a disease.