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

Gun violence in the US is a public health epidemic. With partisan battles currently making state and federal... See more
Advances in women’s health have led to breakthroughs in breast cancer imaging, hormone therapy, and longer lives for... See more
The states shoulder a significant amount of responsibility for tackling the opioid epidemic, reversing obesity trends,... See more
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Opioids have attracted much of the public attention given to drug abuse in recent years, but they are far from the... See more
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is the third leading killer in the US, yet it rarely commands the... See more

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