Posted by AJ Montpetit (@ajmontpetit) · Oct 15, 2013
From Twitter To Practice
Today's Twitter Chat with Dr. Richard Besser from ABC on the topic of Breast Cancer touched on the need for mammogram testing and the need for patient education. The discussion also took a turn to BRCA testing, as well as genetic testing. One area that the Center for Individualized Medicine focuses on is understanding why standard chemotherapy will eradicate breast cancer in some women but fail to do so in others. That is where the Breast Cancer Genome-Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) study comes in. BEAUTY is being led by Judy Boughey, M.D., a Mayo Clinic breast surgeon and Matthew Goetz, M.D., a medical oncologist at Mayo Clinic.
The long-term goal is to enable individualized treatment for each woman with breast cancer by using the genetic information found in blood samples and tumor biopsies to predict the most effective therapies.
BEAUTY combines three components of cancer care and research:
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