Peter Bach, MD, on The Global Cost of Cancer Care
2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Peter Bach, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, summarizes his plenary lecture on drug costs and their effect on the affordability of cancer care worldwide (Plenary Lecture 3).
Eric P. Winer, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, summarizes his McGuire lecture on the past and future of breast cancer treatment.
Joseph A. Sparano, MD, of the Montefiore Medical Center, discusses the tumor microenvironment of metastasis score and its association with early distant recurrence in HR-positive, HER2-negative early-stage breast cancer (Abstract S4-04).
To view a short film on capturing imaging inside breast cancer tumors, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_JDp-VePAs
S.P. Somashekhar, MBBS, MCh(Onco), of the Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Centre, discusses a study to assess the performance of IBM's artificial intelligence platform in comparison to a multidisciplinary tumor board (Abstract S6-07).
Dawn Hershman, MD, of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center, reviews findings on survivorship care plans, interventions to reduce chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, and the cardiac effects of aromatase inhibitors (Poster Discussion 4).
Nikhil Wagle, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the genomic sequencing of ER-positive metastatic breast cancer that has become resistant to therapies and the implications for the choice of next therapy, clinical trial eligibility, and novel drug targets (Abstract S1-01).