Pinn Point on Women's Health: Breast Cancer Advances in Detection, Treatment and Cure

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From the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of Research on Women's Health is broadcasting the second in a series of podcasts, "Pinn Point on Women's Health," hosted by Dr. Vivian Pinn, Associate Director for Research on Women's Health and the Director of the Office of Research on Women's Health. The monthly podcast will discuss the latest news in women's health research and will include conversations with guests on a variety of subjects. In this episode, Dr. Pinn discusses new developments in the detection, treatment and cure of breast cancer, a major health concern for women and their families, with Dr. Larissa Korde, National Cancer Institute Staff Clinician and Dr. Worta McCaskill-Stevens, Program Director, Cancer Prevention Branch, Medical Oncologist, National Cancer Institute.

"While we don't have all the answers yet," emphasized Dr. Pinn, we are making great strides in understanding breast cancer, the most common malignancy in women." Drs. Korde and McCaskill-Stevens both agreed that the wave of the future is to explore the concept of individualized treatment in order to develop targeted therapies for breast cancer.

To listen to Dr. Pinn's podcast, log on to the ORWH homepage at: http://orwh.od.nih.gov/ . Under the section ORRWH Presents: Pinn Point on Women's Health, click on Listen. If you need further assistance on how to use podcasts, go to: http://www.nih.gov/news/radio/nihpodcast.htm .

For questions, contact Marsha Love at the Office of Research on Women's Health; (301) 496-9472 or lovem@od.nih.gov