Hope for a cure?

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Question from Foxes: Is anyone working on a potential cure and not just one more drug that gives us only a few more weeks? Is there any hope out there?
Answers - Eric Winer, M.D. I think there is tremendous hope out there. There are a whole range of new therapies that are being developed, most of which are targeted towards particular abnormalities in cancer cells. Whether or not any of these drugs will be able to result in a cure for women who have metastatic breast cancer is unknown. If these drugs prove to be beneficial, they could certainly help increase the number of women who have early stage breast cancer who are ultimately cured. It's always worth keeping in mind that there are occasional individuals who do far better than anyone would ever expect and even women with metastatic breast cancer who remain well for many many years, and that is even more the case today than it was 5-10 years ago.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Updates From the 2010 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium featured Eric Winer, M.D. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about the latest updates on breast cancer risk, screening, and treatment in early and metastatic breast cancer.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in December 2010.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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