Clifford Hudis, MD, and Carlos Arteaga, MD, on Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity in Breast Cancer
2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Clifford A. Hudis, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, of Vanderbilt University, discuss the roles of IGF/insulin signaling, adipokines and inflammation, and metformin and lifestyle change in breast cancer and risk for the disease.
Benjamin D. Smith, MD, of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the higher complication rates and economic burdens of mastectomy plus reconstruction vs lumpectomy plus radiation in early breast cancer (Abstract S3-07).
Sarat Chandarlapaty, MD, PhD, of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses results from this study that showed patients with ER-positive metastatic breast cancer who had a D538G and/or a Y537S mutation in the ESR1 gene had significantly worse median overall survival (Abstract S2-07).
Andrew Seidman, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Norman Wolmark, MD, of Allegheny General Hospital, discuss the landmark trials of NSABP that have led to profound changes in breast cancer treatment. (Abstract ML-1)
Gunter von Minckwitz, MD, of the German Breast Group, discusses data from this phase II trial investigating the addition of carboplatin to neoadjuvant therapy for triple-negative and HER2-positive early breast cancer (Abstract S2-05).
Lori J. Pierce, MD, of the University of Michigan Health System, discusses findings on second cancer incidence and non-breast cancer mortality among 40,000 women in 75 clinical trials. (Abstract S5-08)