Official Podcast of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Progress and Future of Breast Cancer Vaccines with Dr. Nora Disis
In this latest episode of Investigating Breast Cancer, Dr. Nora Disis talks about prevention, treatment, breast cancer vaccine research, and more. Her research focuses on identifying ways to boost the immune response in breast cancer patients to improve chemotherapy outcomes. She is working on discovering new molecular immunologic targets in solid tumors to develop vaccines and cellular therapy for treating and preventing breast cancer.
Dr. Disis, a BCRF investigator since 2016, is the Athena Distinguished Professor of Breast Cancer Research and the associate dean for Translational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is also the editor-in-chief of JAMA Oncology.
The Future of Breast Cancer Risk Prediction with Dr. Regina Barzilay
There are some technologies that enhance human efforts and abilities and other technologies that make such a drastic impact–– they revolutionize protocol and entire ways of thinking. AI in the healthcare field is one such technology. Scientists like BCRF Investigator, Dr. Regina Barzilay, are working on ways to harness AI to improve how medical professionals interpret mammograms, and finesse and better personalize existing risk prediction models, and tackle disparities in screening and risk assessment.
Dr. Barzilay, a BCRF investigator since 2022, is a School of Engineering Distinguished Professor for AI and Health in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT.
Lowering Barriers to Breast Cancer Genetic Testing with Dr. Susan Domchek
Why have so many individuals who carry BRCA mutations not undergone genetic testing and counseling? How do we eliminate barriers to this lifesaving care?
Dr. Susan Domchek talks about her work to tackle these issues and more in the latest episode of BCRF's official podcast, Investigating Breast Cancer.
Studying Breast Cancer Risk in Asian American Communities with Dr. Scarlett Gomez
What elements of our environment are carcinogenic? What role do factors like age, diet, and genetics play? And because cancer is biological in nature, many of us tend to think about the individual and their body as an obvious point of focus. What about, though, the larger, societal picture?
That’s what Dr. Scarlett Gomez and the field of social epidemiology are working to uncover and what you’ll hear about in this latest episode.
Bridging the Gap Between the Lab and Patient Care with Dr. Ian Krop
In the latest episode of Investigating Breast Cancer, Dr. Ian Krop discusses his team’s work to advance clinical trials through—including one to test immunotherapy in HER2-positive breast cancer. A BCRF investigator since 2017, Dr. Krop is the chief clinical research officer and associate cancer center director for clinical research at the Yale Cancer Center.
Dr. Krop also currently serves as chief scientific officer for the BCRF-supported Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium.
Understanding and Targeting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer with Dr. Jill Bargonetti
The complexities of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) can sometimes make it hard to understand. It’s an aggressive form of breast cancer that is more likely to spread to other tissues––a process called metastasis.
BCRF Investigator since 2005, Dr. Jill Bargonetti’s research works to break down some of the complexities of TNBC. Her research has put her at the forefront of how we might develop novel strategies to accurately identify and kill these cells. In this latest episode of Investigating Breast Cancer Dr. Bargonetti uses dance and other techniques to explain molecular biology, genomics, and much more.
Informative and Inspiring
As a woman in her 40s currently fighting breast cancer, I am hungry for information and answers about why this happened to me, whether my prognosis is encouraging, and what my future holds in terms of possible treatments. I am thankful for the insight these podcasts offer and inspired by - and in awe of - the researchers and doctors working for a cure. They are digestible for the non-science expert (like me) and enjoyable to listen to. The host is terrific. Thank you for helping educate the public and those fighting the battle.
Wonderful and informative.
BCRF is THE leader in the fight for and understanding of this awful scourge.
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The podcast is my go to for Mets. I am 8 years out with no Mets so far. 🙏🏼
These podcasts are excellent!