Breast Cancer Diagnostics Practical Considerations and What's On the Horizon

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Dr. Sunil Badve

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Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women with over two-million newly diagnosed patients worldwide in 2018. At the molecular level, breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease. Precision medicine and targeted therapies have a long history in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Early-stage breast cancer is now a curable disease in the majority of patients but advanced breast cancer remains largely incurable. The identification of new actionable targets continues to drive the development of innovative therapeutic approaches in breast cancer. This webinar will review a series of three breast cancer patients providing a practical approach to diagnostic testing and share perspectives on future testing options and precision pathology.

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