Merck Presents Advances in Breast Cancer Treatment
Meeting of Begoña Colmenero, Marta Villanueva, Lucía González Cortijo and Fernando Mugarza.
After a brief introduction by Mª José Vaquerizo, Lucía González, gave a presentation in which showed progress to throughout history in the treatment of breast cancer. In this line, he explained how the single approach with invasive surgery on the breast tumor has gone, going through conservative surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy, to hormone therapy and immunotherapy, which have become fundamental options for the individualization of treatment. of breast cancer. Lastly, he emphasized the importance of growing number of clinical trials in cancer, as the main area of clinical research.
Martha Villanuevageneral director of the IDIS Foundation, closed the session stating that “the diagnosis breast cancer It usually has a great impact on a personal, work and family level. For that reason, it is essential to increase knowledge about the disease and its possibilities of cure, the existing treatments and prevention tools to be able to detect cases in early phases. And, above all, support research, as an essential pillar to improve survival rates and quality of life in all cancers, but especially in those with the worst prognosis”.
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