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How do different subtypes of breast cancer affect treatment?

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Air date: October 14, 2012

Host: Anne Ryder

Cancer Healthcare Policy & Public Health Men's & Women's Health Patient Care Research
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Interview: Kathy Miller, M.D., breast cancer expert at Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.



According to a recent genetic analysis, four distinct types of the most common breast cancer tumors are thought to arise in the milk duct. ”Breast cancer is not one disease; it is one of several different diseases that all happen in the breast,” said Kathy Miller, M.D, breast cancer expert at Indiana University Simon Cancer Center. Miller shares her thoughts about how treatments will be geared toward each of these four types and how soon this discovery will help physicians target therapies to benefit breast cancer patients.