Breast Cancer Treatment Yesterday and Tomorrow: A Long and Winding Road

Source: Dana-Faber Cancer Institute | By Eric Winer, MD

Published on CancerPort | 12 Mar 2017 | This extract has been reproduced on CancerPort as published on the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute's website and remains the property of the original source.

When I was a first-year oncologist in 1990, there were 150,000 cases of breast cancer each year in the U.S. and 44,000 deaths. Breast cancer back then was viewed as a single disease. When patients asked me, “What kind of breast cancer do I have?” I would say, “You have stage II breast cancer,” but I didn’t have the understanding or the words to talk about subtypes.

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Reference: Dana-Faber Cancer Institute (23 Feb 2017) Breast Cancer Treatment Yesterday and Tomorrow: A Long and Winding Road (Online) http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2017/03/eric-winer-breast-cancer-treatment-yesterday-and-tomorrow-a-long-and-winding-road/ (Accessed 12 Mar 2017)

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