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 develop. To shed light on how scientists tackle the complexity of Breast Cancer, we turned to someone who could give us an inside perspective on the challenges faced in basic science research and some of the ways research is approached. We at R.I.O.T are pleased to introduce Dr. Sean Egan, a senior scientist at the SickKids Research Institute. Dr. Egan has over 20 years of experience in the field of Breast Cancer research. Below, Dr. Egan shares with us his insights on the promise and future of cancer research.