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Targeted Therapy

What's New in Breast Cancer Research?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 04.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Standard chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells, but also kills many normal cells, causing side effects like fatigue, hair loss, pain, nausea, and vomiting. Biologic therapy works by targeting drugs to act against the specific molecular changes that make cancer cells "tick."

4 Daily Actions That May Keep Cancer Away

Brigitte Cutshall | Posted 08.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Cutshall

Not all cancers are the same. Most people don't realize that there are at least 14 types of breast cancer alone. It's bad enough to receive a cancer d...

Progress Against Cancer: Hope Conquering Hype

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

After starting the War On Cancer, how are we doing in 2015? Is it still only the hype of technology promises, or is there hope in the current panoply of accomplishments from medical research?

Diagnosing Breast Cancer: The Quest for a 'Single Bullet'

Elisa Port, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisa Port, M.D.

In the last decades we have made much progress toward identifying and characterizing the pathways that lead to cancer development, but we also know that we have only just skimmed the surface of potential targeted therapy.

Cancer Is About Relationships -- Get Personal

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 12.15.2012 | Science
Joaquin M. Espinosa

In order to succeed we will also have to radically change the way we practice medicine. Matching macroscopic symptoms with standardized drugs just won't do. Each cancer patient is a new scientific problem.

Novel Drug Shows Promise in Her2+ Form of Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

A new drug called T-DM1 appears to be relatively effective and safe for women with metastatic, Her2+ breast cancer, in itself and as compared to the standard XL regimen.

Scientists Identify 10 Molecular Types of Breast Cancer -- How Long Until Progress Reaches the Clinic?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

If confirmed, the observations in a recent paper could lead to smarter therapy for distinct breast cancer types.

Emotions Run High When it Comes to Breast Cancer

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

Whatever you call them, we are obsessed with breasts. And it is not just men; many women are obsessed too, about their shape, their firmness and their size. For many, we let our breasts define us.