New Concepts, New Directions, New Hope in Breast Cancer

VIDEO | 37:00

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.