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Question from MWahl: Please update us on any new research regarding invasive lobular cancer and its treatment.
Answers - Generosa Grana, M.D., F.A.C.P There is as-yet no clear distinction about treatment between invasive lobular and invasive ductal carcinoma. There is some early data suggesting that invasive lobular may be less responsive to pre-operative chemotherapy, but in general, most of us don't make concrete decisions about treatment on the basis of only lobular versus ductal histology.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Updates From the 2008 ASCO Annual Meeting featured Generosa Grana, M.D., F.A.C.P. and Carol Kaplan, M.D. answering your questions about the latest research advances on screening, treatment, side effects, and more.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in June 2008.

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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