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Precision medicine in newly diagnosed breast cancer

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Published: 06.07.18
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Dr Laura Esserman - UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, San Francisco, USA

Dr Esserman speaks with ecancer at the 2018 WIN symposium about identifying best care procedures for breast cancer patients using precision techniques.

She outlines the changing understanding of breast cancer, from one disease to a whole disease area, and of breast cancer patients in terms of their treatment suitability and progression risk.

Dr Esserman was one of the authors of a paper that used molecular testing to identify breast cancer patients at the lowest risk of death, published in JAMA Oncology last June, and highlights how identifying and treating early disease appropriately can offer the most impact for patients, and the best course of action for healthcare systems.

Dr Esserman introduces the WISDOM trial, currently recruiting patients, and a refined iteration of the iSPY trial as two cases of precision oncology for breast cancer, and discusses the TAILORx study presented at ASCO 2018.

 

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