Breast Cancer: Second Chances and New Advances

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this Saturday, WABC-TV will air a special feature, “Breast Cancer: Second Chances & New Advances” at 7:30PM. Hosted by Eyewitness News Anchor, Diana Williams, the breast cancer special highlights new advances that are helping those who are newly diagnosed or dealing with a recurrence.

While scientists work on the search for a cure, exciting progress has been made for those dealing with the worst form of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Dr. Linda Vahdat from the Weill Cornell Breast Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital talks about the effects of copper depletion in the body. In addition to hearing about promising clinical trial results, hear from participating survivors who are living proof of the progress being made in the fight against TNBC, with hopes of FDA approval in the near future.

Additionally, doctors and researchers from other area medical centers share the latest on breast conservation for patients who have had a recurrence and new advances in immunotherapy offering targeted treatments for survivors.

This annual special is part of WABC-TV’s commitment to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. Learn more.

Cancer Care: The Next Generation

cancer-care-the-next-generationOn Saturday, September 17th, tune in or set your DVR for a thirty-minute special airing on ABC7 at 7:30pm.

It’s your ticket to unparalleled access to the cancer experts and research labs from a wide-range of specialties throughout the New York Presbyterian Medical Center.

Cancer research and breakthroughs seem to be everywhere in the news lately. Hear about how the fight against cancer is evolving from those on the front lines. Additionally, learn about the latest hi-tech tools and most cutting-edge approaches to fighting cancer, and how integrative mind-body therapies can help with managing the side effects of treatment.

Learn more about this special and be sure to tune in!

NewYork-Presbyterian has been voted by the U.S. News and World Report as New York’s number one hospital for 16 straight years.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Ranked as New York Best Hospital

Earlier this week the U.S. News and World Report released their annual survey of “Best Hospitals”. NewYork Presbyterian one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive hospitals was ranked New York’s No. 1 hospital for the 16th year in a row, and No. 6 ranked hospital in all of the United States. Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, interim dean of Weill Cornell Medicine commented,

“Our esteemed physicians and scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine always put patients first, providing them with the finest, most comprehensive care so that they can live their healthiest lives. Together we create one of the top academic medical centers in the United States, motivated by a shared commitment: to drive excellence in healthcare and truly make a difference in New York and beyond.”

This commitment is shared by the physicians, researchers, and staff in the Weill Cornell Breast Program.

A Phase 3, Randomized Study of Margetuximab Plus Chemotherapy vs Trastuzumab Plus Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Patients with HER2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer Who Have Received Two Prior Anti-HER2 Therapies and Require Systemic Treatment

Dr. Linda Vahdat is seeking men and women with HER2+ metastatic breast cancer to participate in a research study.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of margetuximab in combination with standard of care chemotherapies in the setting of patients with metastatic HER2+ breast cancer who have received prior treatment with trastuzumab, pertuzumab, and adotrastuzumab.

To see learn more and see if you qualify to participate [go]