February 2021

TBBCF awards four 2021 research grants

The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation has awarded $400,000 in grants to four researchers who are looking for a cure for breast cancer and better ways to treat the disease in those already diagnosed. The foundation’s scientific advisory board chaired by founding member Nicholas Saccomano, PhD, reviewed almost 30 applications and conducted telephone interviews with […]

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Daniel L. Abravanel, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Harvard Medical School Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) – breast cancer that has spread to other organs – unfortunately remains incurable. In spite of the increasing number of treatments available that can benefit patients with MBC, the disease eventually develops resistance to each therapy. As such, there is a critical need to

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Rachna Malani MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center A growing problem facing cancer patients today is metastatic disease, especially metastases to the central nervous system (CNS). As things stand today, we have large knowledge gaps in understanding why some breast cancer becomes metastatic to the CNS and how we can effectively identify CNS disease earlier. CNS disease is

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Douglas Micalizzi MD, PhD

Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are cells that are derived from a tumor, but are isolated from the blood of cancer patients. Only recently has technological advances permitted the isolation and characterization of these rare cells. CTCs offer a snapshot of the invasive cancer cells that give rise to

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