What makes a cancer “hard to treat”?

  First and foremost, no cancer is “easy to treat”- cancer is a devastating illness that poses many challenges to patients, doctors and researchers. However, relative to one another, some cancers are more difficult to treat for various reasons. For example, certain cancers, like those of the pancreas and ovaries, are very difficult to detect … More What makes a cancer “hard to treat”?

Power in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month Blog Series: Pushing for More Effective Therapies

For our final Power in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness blog series, we are excited to hear about the world of Clinical Trials and efforts in pushing forward new, more viable therapeutic options. Today we turn our attention to Dr. Philippe Bedard, an oncologist at Princess Margaret Hospital who leads a number of clinical trials. His … More Power in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Month Blog Series: Pushing for More Effective Therapies

Power in Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Blog Series: A Surgeon’s Perspective

For our second Breast Cancer Awareness Month Blog, we have the pleasure of introducing Dr. Alexandra Easson, a surgical oncologist practicing at Princess Margaret and Mount Sinai Hospitals. She specializes in surgical treatment of Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, and Melanoma. In addition to her extensive clinical work, Dr. Easson is also involved in a number … More Power in Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Blog Series: A Surgeon’s Perspective

Power in Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Interview with a Basic Science Cancer Researcher

One of the many challenges in treating Breast Cancer is unraveling the genetic and molecular changes that cause tumors to form and spread. This is done through basic science research. Information derived from basic science research is necessary to understanding how our cells function normally so that we can identify how diseases such as cancer … More Power in Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Interview with a Basic Science Cancer Researcher