Unraveling the Mysteries of DCIS with Dr. Shelley Hwang
BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast
by BCRF
2d ago
Dr. Shelley Hwang––BCRF investigator since 2016–– is an experienced clinical trialist with an interest in both the biology and treatment of early-stage breast cancer. In this episode, she discusses the urgent need to better understand Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) and the work she and her team are doing to uncover better treatment options for patients with DCIS ..read more
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Improving Treatments for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma with Dr. Adrian Lee
BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast
by BCRF
1M ago
In the latest episode of Investigating Breast Cancer, Dr. Adrian Lee discusses collaboration, strategies to improve treatment for ILC, and more. A BCRF investigator since 2013, he is the Pittsburgh Foundation chair and director of the Institute for Precision Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC ..read more
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Improving Breast Cancer Radiation Treatments with Dr. Rachel Jimenez
BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast
by BCRF
3M ago
In the latest episode, Dr. Rachel Jimenez discusses a new strategy of delivering radiation called proton beam radiation that could reduce treatment time and minimize its damaging effects on the heart. Unlike traditional radiation, proton therapy radiation can target cancer cells specifically, sparing other healthy tissues from potential damage. Dr. Jimenez is an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School and the chair for quality and safety in the department of radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital ..read more
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The Effects of a High-Fiber Diet in Early-Stage Breast Cancer with Dr. Laura Esserman
BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast
by BCRF
4M ago
Dr. Laura Esserman talks about her current research that examines how fiber shapes the gut microbiome, potentially improving the response to immune agents in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Her prior research looked at how immune cells in tumors influence tumor response to immune drugs, and she believes the gut microbiome plays a key role in this complex system. A BCRF investigator since 1998, Dr. Esserman is an internationally recognized breast surgeon, breast oncology specialist, and personalized medicine visionary ..read more
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Investigating Novel Biomarkers for Personalized Treatments with Dr. Roisin Connolly
BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast
by BCRF
6M ago
Breast cancer is a profoundly personal disease, and blanket approaches may not work for all patients. In fact, some can avoid particular therapies or treatments altogether. BCRF investigators have played a significant role in developing precision medicine and individualized therapies, improving treatment efficacy and limiting side effects. This is the area where Dr. Roisin Connolly’s work is centered. In this latest episode Dr. Connolly discusses her work to uncover more personalized treatments for breast cancer patients with triple-negative breast cancer. A BCRF investigator since 2022, Dr. C ..read more
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Reflecting on Thirty Years of Progress with Dr. Larry Norton
BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast
by BCRF
8M ago
Since Evelyn H. Lauder and Dr. Larry Norton launched BCRF in 1993 remarkable advances in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and metastasis have been made. But there is still critical work to be done. The Foundation is moving faster and closer than ever to achieving its mission to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.  We spoke with BCRF co-founder and Founding Scientific Director, Dr. Larry Norton to discuss the progress BCRF has made and what advances are on the horizon. Dr. Norton is Senior Vice President in the ..read more
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The Progress and Future of Breast Cancer Vaccines with Dr. Nora Disis
BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast
by BCRF
9M ago
In this latest episode of Investigating Breast Cancer, Dr. Nora Disis talks about prevention, treatment, breast cancer vaccine research, and more. Her research focuses on identifying ways to boost the immune response in breast cancer patients to improve chemotherapy outcomes. She is working on discovering new molecular immunologic targets in solid tumors to develop vaccines and cellular therapy for treating and preventing breast cancer. Dr. Disis, a BCRF investigator since 2016, is the Athena Distinguished Professor of Breast Cancer Research and the associate dean for Translational Health Scie ..read more
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The Future of Breast Cancer Risk Prediction with Dr. Regina Barzilay
BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast
by BCRF
10M ago
There are some technologies that enhance human efforts and abilities and other technologies that make such a drastic impact–– they revolutionize protocol and entire ways of thinking. AI in the healthcare field is one such technology. Scientists like BCRF Investigator, Dr. Regina Barzilay, are working on ways to harness AI to improve how medical professionals interpret mammograms, and finesse and better personalize existing risk prediction models, and tackle disparities in screening and risk assessment. Dr. Barzilay, a BCRF investigator since 2022, is a School of Engineering Distinguished Profe ..read more
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Lowering Barriers to Breast Cancer Genetic Testing with Dr. Susan Domchek
BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast
by BCRF
11M ago
Why have so many individuals who carry BRCA mutations not undergone genetic testing and counseling? How do we eliminate barriers to this lifesaving care? Dr. Susan Domchek talks about her work to tackle these issues and more in the latest episode of BCRF's official podcast, Investigating Breast Cancer ..read more
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Studying Breast Cancer Risk in Asian American Communities with Dr. Scarlett Gomez
BCRF Cure | Investigating Breast Cancer Podcast
by BCRF
1y ago
What elements of our environment are carcinogenic? What role do factors like age, diet, and genetics play? And because cancer is biological in nature, many of us tend to think about the individual and their body as an obvious point of focus. What about, though, the larger, societal picture? That’s what Dr. Scarlett Gomez and the field of social epidemiology are working to uncover and what you’ll hear about in this latest episode ..read more
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