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Ask-the-Expert Online Conference

On Wednesday, October 18, 2006, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Gabriel Hortobagyi, M.D., Thomas Buchholz, M.D., and moderator Jennifer Sabol, M.D. answered your questions about inflammatory breast cancer, a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer.

Questions from this conference

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Meet the Experts

Dr. Gabriel N.  Hortobagyi M.D., F.A.C.P. Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, M.D., F.A.C.P. chairs the department of breast medical oncology and directs the Breast Cancer Research Program at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he also serves as professor of medicine and holds the Nellie B. Connally Chair in Breast Cancer. Dr. Hortobagyi's research includes combination chemotherapy regimens, presurgical chemotherapy, and targeted therapies for all stages of breast cancer. He has contributed more than 800 articles to scientific journals, authored and co-authored 13 books, and contributed over 130 chapters to textbooks. For his efforts in breast cancer research, Dr. Hortobagyi has received worldwide honors. Dr. Hortobagyi was elected President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for the 2006-2007 term. He chairs the Breast Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group as well as the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project. He is also a member of's Professional Advisory Board.

Dr. Thomas A. Buchholz M.D. Thomas A. Buchholz, M.D. is professor of radiation oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Buchholz' research includes the role of radiation treatment in preventing breast cancer recurrence and whether certain genes may be able to predict how breast cancer responds to treatment. In 2003, Dr. Buchholz was recognized as an outstanding educator at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He was selected for Best Doctors in America from 2002-2005.

Dr. Jennifer Sabol M.D., F.A.C.S. Jennifer Sabol, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a breast surgeon who directs the newly developed Breast Care Center at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA., and maintains staff privileges at Lankenau Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Among her many interests, Dr. Sabol spearheads several research initiatives to advance the care for women with breast cancer and improve methods of breast cancer detection and treatment. She has appeared on CNN to discuss breast cancer-related issues and is a frequent lecturer. Dr. Sabol's training includes an undergraduate degree with honors from Franklin and Marshall College followed by a degree in medicine from Jefferson Medical College. She then completed her surgical training at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts and went on to become the Seeger Fellow in Surgical Oncology of the Breast at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Sabol has held an appointment at Jefferson Medical College as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery since 1997. While she is board certified in general surgery, her practice is currently focused on the treatment of diseases of the breast. She is also a member of's Professional Advisory Board.

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