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Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Rare But Deadly

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Air date: October 24, 2010

Host: Barbara Lewis

Cancer Research
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Interview: Bryan Paul Schneider, MD
Breast cancer researcher
Assistant professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

Inflammatory breast cancer is an ultra aggressive form of breast cancer.

Itís tougher to diagnose and it affects a disproportionate number of younger women and African American women. And even though it is rare, it contributes to a high percentage of breast cancer deaths.

Bryan Schneider, MD, is a breast cancer researcher whose work on improving the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory breast cancer has attracted funding from both the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Milburn Foundation.

Dr. Schneider speaks with Sound Medicineís Dr. David Crabb about the best ways to recognize and treat this deadly cancer.