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The Progress Report Progress never stops. Stay informed with the latest news on breast cancer research, treatment, and prevention.


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On Wednesday, March 18, The New York Times featured a front page story on a study published in this week’s "Journal of the American Medical Association" (JAMA). 

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently released its tenth Annual Report: “Clinical Cancer Advances 2015,” highlighting advances in cancer care and emerging trends in technology expected to have a significant impact on the management of cancer. 

On January 30th, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative: a focus on personalized medicine, which includes the consideration of an individual's variation in genes, lifestyle and environment.

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Cancer has, until very recently, been regarded as a collection of diseases characterized by, indeed defined by, abnormalities in cell division (mitosis).

Each year, we invite our grantees to New York for our October Symposium and Awards Luncheon. Before taking the stage, our researchers take part in a scientific meeting, a tradition that’s been in place since 2003.

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BCRF sat down with Dr. Larry Norton to discuss his current work and interest in breast cancer research. Read on to learn more.


Q: Tell us about yourself as a scientist and how you became interested in breast cancer research.

New York Times Magazine article, titled "Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer," raises the important question, among others: When it comes to breast cancer, are we doing more harm than good?