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Official Podcast of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Investigating Breast Cancer BCRF

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Official Podcast of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

    Improving Treatments for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma with Dr. Adrian Lee

    Improving Treatments for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma with Dr. Adrian Lee

    In the latest episode of Investigating Breast Cancer, Dr. Adrian Lee discusses collaboration, strategies to improve treatment for ILC, and more. A BCRF investigator since 2013, he is the Pittsburgh Foundation chair and director of the Institute for Precision Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC

    • 20 min
    Improving Breast Cancer Radiation Treatments with Dr. Rachel Jimenez

    Improving Breast Cancer Radiation Treatments with Dr. Rachel Jimenez

    In the latest episode, Dr. Rachel Jimenez discusses a new strategy of delivering radiation called proton beam radiation that could reduce treatment time and minimize its damaging effects on the heart. Unlike traditional radiation, proton therapy radiation can target cancer cells specifically, sparing other healthy tissues from potential damage.
    Dr. Jimenez is an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School and the chair for quality and safety in the department of radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    • 24 min
    The Effects of a High-Fiber Diet in Early-Stage Breast Cancer with Dr. Laura Esserman

    The Effects of a High-Fiber Diet in Early-Stage Breast Cancer with Dr. Laura Esserman

    Dr. Laura Esserman talks about her current research that examines how fiber shapes the gut microbiome, potentially improving the response to immune agents in women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
    Her prior research looked at how immune cells in tumors influence tumor response to immune drugs, and she believes the gut microbiome plays a key role in this complex system.
    A BCRF investigator since 1998, Dr. Esserman is an internationally recognized breast surgeon, breast oncology specialist, and personalized medicine visionary.

    • 28 min
    BCRF 2023 New York City Symposium

    BCRF 2023 New York City Symposium

    In October, BCRF holds its annual New York Symposium and Awards Luncheon. The event recognizes BCRF-supported investigators for their devotion to ending breast cancer and announces the Foundation’s research investment for the coming year.
    In this special episode of Investigating Breast Cancer, you’ll hear this year’s  extraordinary symposium, co-moderated by BCRF Founding Scientific Director Dr. Larry Norton and BCRF Scientific Director Dr. Judy Garber, that included Drs. Seema Khan, Constance D. Lehman, and Olufunmilayo I. Olopade.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Investigating Novel Biomarkers for Personalized Treatments with Dr. Roisin Connolly

    Investigating Novel Biomarkers for Personalized Treatments with Dr. Roisin Connolly

    Breast cancer is a profoundly personal disease, and blanket approaches may not work for all patients. In fact, some can avoid particular therapies or treatments altogether. BCRF investigators have played a significant role in developing precision medicine and individualized therapies, improving treatment efficacy and limiting side effects.
    This is the area where Dr. Roisin Connolly’s work is centered. In this latest episode Dr. Connolly discusses her work to uncover more personalized treatments for breast cancer patients with triple-negative breast cancer. A BCRF investigator since 2022, Dr. Connolly is the Director and Professor Gerald O’Sullivan Chair in cancer research at University of College Cork and Cork University Hospital in Ireland.

    • 31 min
    Reflecting on Thirty Years of Progress with Dr. Larry Norton

    Reflecting on Thirty Years of Progress with Dr. Larry Norton

    Since Evelyn H. Lauder and Dr. Larry Norton launched BCRF in 1993 remarkable advances in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, and metastasis have been made. But there is still critical work to be done. The Foundation is moving faster and closer than ever to achieving its mission to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. 
    We spoke with BCRF co-founder and Founding Scientific Director, Dr. Larry Norton to discuss the progress BCRF has made and what advances are on the horizon. Dr. Norton is Senior Vice President in the Office of the President and Medical Director of the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is also a Professor of Medicine, Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Norton has dedicated his life to the eradication of cancer through his work in medical care, laboratory and clinical research, advocacy, and government.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

HollyeDexter ,

Thank you

As a breast cancer survivor, I want to learn and understand how this disease operates and what science can do to stop it. You all— doctors, scientists and researchers are my heroes! I have learned so much. Understanding eases my anxiety.

ShoSho46 ,

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.

seekmovenest ,

Wonderful and informative.

BCRF is THE leader in the fight for and understanding of this awful scourge.
Give to this organization. Your donations go to research and not salaries.
The podcast is my go to for Mets. I am 8 years out with no Mets so far. 🙏🏼

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