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Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a UNC breast cancer expert will host a live Facebook chat at 12 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Dr. Carey Anders, assistant professor of medicine and a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will answer your questions and discuss diagnosis, treatment, prevention and awareness of breast cancer.
The chat will take place on UNC Health Care's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/unchealthcare. You can sign up to have an email reminder sent to you here.
Dr. Anders is an active physician-scientist. Her research is focused on improving survival for women with breast cancer that spreads to the brain. Her goals are to provide a novel therapy for women, who, at present, have few therapeutic options, while laying the foundation for future clinical trials incorporating biomarkers to enhance therapeutic response and survival for women with HER-2-positive breast cancer brain metastases.
Approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed worldwide each year with triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive subset of breast cancer that lacks expression of the estrogen and progesterone receptors and the HER2 protein. This type of breast cancer is over-represented among women with advanced breast cancer.