Breast Cancer Q&A

VIDEO | 22:00

Memorial Sloan Kettering breast cancer experts Larry Norton, Tari King, and Jorge Reis-Filho discuss ways to modify some risk factors for breast cancer, such as eating a low-fat, plant-rich diet and taking vitamin D supplements. However, they note that fewer women are getting the disease than in the past.

Doctors will soon have the ability to detect a small number of breast cancer cells, long before they have spread, by analyzing DNA from a patient’s blood plasma.

The future of breast cancer treatment rests on additional research to elucidate the biology and behavior of individual tumors, and the development of additional targeted therapies.