Uncontrolled growth of cells in breast tissue that typically form a tumor and can be detected by x-ray or felt as a physical lump. Invasive breast cancer occurs when the cells spread to other parts of the body.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which each year calls attention to the condition that one in every eight women will face throughout their lifetimes.
Thanks to advances in modern medicine, there has been significant progress for breast cancer patients in the last decade. Groundbreaking innovations in personalized medicine are changing the course of treatment to create potential first-in-class therapies and the promise of a cancer-free future.
In some cases, a medicine can work well for one patient, but not another with the same disease. With personalized medicine, biopharmaceutical industry researchers like Dr. Bernie Zeiher are unlocking the reasons why.