Latebreaker: Skip the Chemo: Landmark Findings about Breast Cancer

Women with early-stage breast cancer may not need any chemotherapy. That’s the treatment-transforming finding from just-published research in The New England Journal of Medicine, which drew on more than 10,000 women for the study. By analyzing the genetics of tumor samples removed during surgery, doctors were able to distinguish between those who might gain additional benefit from chemo, with all of its toxic side effects, and those who could safely skip it. Joined by the CEO of the American Cancer Society, one of the lead authors of the study talks about its conclusions and how they will change standards of care.

Festival: Spotlight Health 2018

Watch and Listen: Health

The Afternoon of Conversation is the Aspen Ideas Festival's signature event and hosts an audience of 2,000 in the... See more
Dozens of genetic testing companies have cropped up over the last decade, promising to help consumers decipher... See more
Within 20, maybe 40, years, most people in developed countries will stop having sex for the purpose of reproduction.... See more
Social capital “is the network and scaffolding, seen and unseen, that allows determined individuals to succeed,” writes... See more
Individual genetic makeup and the genetic signature of diseases vary tremendously, but the goal of matching them with... See more
The health effects of climate change sound a clarion warning that we must attend to a rapidly deteriorating environment... See more

Pages