Video: New Approaches to Breast Cancer Treatment

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Medical oncologist Larry Norton, Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Breast Cancer Programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering, says that new information about how breast cancer cells behave is transforming our approach to treating the disease.

Scientists have revealed that one of the dangers of breast cancer cells is their ability to recruit other cells that promote tumor growth and damage healthy tissue. This information has paved the way for research to develop new therapies that target and interfere with these cellular processes. Better understanding of the disease has also influenced the surgical management of breast cancer, resulting in less extensive operations.