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Video: Research in Women's Cancers Leading the Personalized Medicine Revolution
Date:5/6/2009

TAMPA, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ --- With more than 223,000 American women estimated to be diagnosed with breast or gynecologic cancers in 2008, Moffitt Cancer Center is leading the current movement toward focusing more on personalized cancer care treatment techniques to break new ground within the field of women's oncology.

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Dr. Johnathan Lancaster, an internationally known ovarian cancer researcher, is Director of The Center for Women's Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center:

"We've now reached a point in cancer research and treatment that is really very exciting. Recent advancements in technology have increased the success rate of many surgical procedures, while decreasing a patients' recovery time and negative impacts on their quality of life. The most promising advancement is within the treatment of a patients' tumor by analyzing its genetic makeup. By identifying its biological fingerprint, we are now able to customize treatment, increasing the chances of success."

Facts about women's cancers:

  • Ovarian cancer remains very difficult to detect, and has the highest recurrence rate of women's cancers
  • Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths among women
  • Lifestyle changes and vaccination are two of the strongest methods to prevent the development of cervical cancer
  • Knowing your family history is still one of the most effective w
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