Finding and Treating Inactive Breast Cancer Cells
Feb 2, 2024
Dr. Angela DeMichele explains her research on treating inactive breast cancer cells to prevent recurrence.
At the European Society for Medical Oncology 2023 Congress, Dr. DeMichele presented results from the CLEVER study, which looked at ways to treat inactive breast cancer cells that remained in people who were previously treated for breast cancer. The results suggest that it might be possible to find and treat these inactive breast cancer cells, which could help prevent breast cancer recurrence (the cancer coming back).
Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. DeMichele explain:
- how inactive breast cancer cells survive chemotherapy
- how the inactive cells wake up and cause a recurrence
- the results of the CLEVER study
- next steps for the research