Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer—Past, Present, and Future: A Conversation with Deborah E. Farr, MD

In this interview, Deborah E. Farr, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses the benefits of recent advances in the surgical treatment of breast cancer. She also gives insight into how breast cancer surgery may continue to evolve in the coming years and shares advice for counseling patients with breast cancer who are undergoing surgery. This interview has been conducted in partnership with the National Breast ...

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Novel Treatments for Breast Cancer With Samira Syed, MD

Dr. Samira Syed, MD, is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she treats patients and focuses on breast cancer research. In this interview, Dr. Syed discusses recent therapeutic advances and future directions in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. This interview has been conducted in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the w...

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Genetic Testing for Patients With Breast Cancer: Jacqueline Mersch, Genetic Counselor

This interview has been conducted in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF is Helping Women Now® by providing early detection, education, and support services to those affected by breast cancer. A recipient of Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for 14 years, NBCF provides support through their National Mammography Program, Patient Navigation, breast health education, and patient suppor...

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Could NLRP12 Be the Key to Liver Cancer?

​In a single pathogen sensor, researchers have found both a potential therapeutic target and a possible way to improve the efficacy of current immune checkpoint blockade therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of primary liver cancer. Since HCC is associated with chronic inflammation, and NLRP12, a cytosolic pathogen sensor, is a negative regulator of inflammation, researchers at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center decided to investigate its role i...

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