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One of the most exciting new developments in cancer medicine is immunotherapy— treatments that can harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer. One exciting new class of drugs are called checkpoint inhibitors.

There has been a renewed excitement about cancer immunotherapy (IT), but while new IT approaches have been successful in some cancers including lung and melanoma, there has been much less success in patients with breast cancer.

Dr. Leisha Emens is at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

After studying immunology as a graduate student, Dr. Robert Vonderheide was so amazed by its complexity and potential in medicine that he decided to go to medical school. As a medical oncologist, Dr.

This October, Lokai adds to their collection of trademark bracelets by offering a limited-edition hot pink bracelet in support of BCRF. One dollar of each Breast Cancer Lokai purchased will support the Foundation’s mission to fund critical breast cancer research.

While much progress has been made in the treatment of breast cancer over the last 25 years, much work remains. New treatments are urgently needed for patients with metastatic breast cancer, triple-negative breast cancer and breast cancers that do not respond to currently available treatments, or