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July 2014 Research Highlights

Medical adviser Brian Wojciechowski, MD, discusses research from July 2014.
Oct 19, 2016
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In this podcast, Dr. Brian Wojciechowski discusses some of the research that was published in July 2014.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski talk about:

  • why treating inflammatory breast cancer with three treatments — chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation — improves survival compared to using only one or two of these treatments

  • the reasons why having more moles is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer, though moles themselves DO NOT cause breast cancer

  • research showing that women with an abnormal BRCA1 gene — but not an abnormal BRCA2 gene — diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to survive if they have their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed

  • a study that found combining 3-D mammograms (digital tomosynthesis) and digital mammograms find more breast cancers with fewer false positives

About the guest
 
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Brian Wojciechowski, MD

Dr. Wojo is a medical oncologist outside of Philadelphia, PA, with Crozer Health. His research has been presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and he is a speaker on medical ethics and the biology of cancer. Dr. Wojo sees cancer as a scientifically complex disease with psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions.

— Last updated on May 2, 2022, 2:56 PM

 
 
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