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Breast Cancer Breakthroughs Episode 2: Demystifying Treatment De-escalation 

In this episode of Susan G. Komen’s Breast Cancer Breakthroughs series, Susan G. Komen’s Senior Vice President of Mission Victoria Smart joins Dr. Antonio Wolff, a medical oncologist at Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Daniel Stover, a medical oncologist at The James Cancer Center at the Ohio State University, to discuss new possibilities for breast cancer patients through treatment de-escalation.

‘We’ve Made Great Progress’: How Translational Research is Fueling Better Treatments for Patients through Precision Medicine

As researchers continue to seek promising new breast cancer treatments for patients, they are now shifting their focus from a standardized, “one-size-fits-all” approach to a more individualized practice known as precision medicine.

‘We’re Very Hopeful’: Research Advances for Breast Cancer and Minimal Residual Disease

Komen Scholar Angela DeMichele, M.D., MSCE, has a vision to find the cures for metastatic breast cancer (MBC). As a professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. DeMichele’s research focuses on new therapies for breast cancer and preventing breast cancer recurrence.

Milburn Foundation, Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation (IBCRF) and Susan G. Komen United in Goal to Advance Research and Improve Outcomes for IBC

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is an aggressive breast cancer that develops rapidly and often does not present as a lump, making it harder to spot on a mammogram. Instead, people notice symptoms such as a rash or swelling, which can easily be confused with a breast infection. IBC can progress rapidly and is often at […]

Breast Cancer Breakthroughs Episode One: Highlights from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2022 

Susan G. Komen launched the first episode of an exciting new educational series called Breast Cancer Breakthroughs where industry experts, scientists and patient advocates share and discuss the newest developments in breast cancer research and technology on the horizon for patients.

Ashley Fernandez on Living a Joyful Life with Metastatic Breast Cancer

When Ashley Fernandez felt a lump and asked her doctor for an ultrasound, she was told that at 31 years old and with no family history of breast cancer, she was too young to have the disease. As a mother of a 3-year-old balancing her Air Force family’s busy life, Ashley tried to put the lump out of her mind. But a month later, it was still there.

2022 Brinker Awardee Dr. Norman Wolmark Pioneered Lumpectomy, Breast Cancer Prevention

Norman Wolmark, M.D., FACS, FRCSC, is renowned for pioneering lumpectomy as the standard of care for invasive and non-invasive breast cancer. His groundbreaking work to eliminate the need for radical mastectomy has improved the quality of life for countless breast cancer patients worldwide.