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Metastatic breast cancer patients gather in Seattle

300 patients, advocates and researchers talk science, health disparities and filling in crucial data gaps at 'mets' conference

Sept. 26, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

More than 300 metastatic breast cancer patients, researchers, advocates and caregivers gathered in Seattle over the weekend to discuss promising new therapies, patient-researcher partnerships, big data, advocacy, and, yes, cures.

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PET scans confirm effectiveness of estrogen-blocking therapy

SCCA study findings have implications for personalized breast cancer treatment and drug development

Aug. 29, 2011 | By Dean Forbes

For the first time, researchers at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have demonstrated the feasibility of using serial positron emission tomography (PET) scans, using a special estrogen-containing isotope, to confirm the relative effectiveness of estrogen-blocking and estrogen-depleting therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer.

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Potentially 'powerful tool' for noninvasive cancer treatment assessment

Linden and colleagues find PET scans can provide accurate, early assessment of response to breast-cancer therapy

June 1, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

Dr. Hannah Linden of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and colleagues discovered the response of patient's with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer to standard aromatase-inhibitor therapy can be measured by noninvasive imaging with similar results to invasive needle sampling.

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