New Concepts, New Directions, New Hope in Breast Cancer


The incidence of breast cancer has risen over the past several years, but at the same time the death rate from the disease has fallen, reflecting more-effective treatment approaches, says Clifford Hudis, Chief of the Breast Cancer Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In this wide-ranging overview of the disease Dr. Hudis explains the basics of breast cancer, discusses individual risk factors, and shows how a clearer picture of the genetic underpinning of the disease is translating into novel and effective therapies.