Most cancer research focuses on ways to treat cancer once an individual is diagnosed, but what if researchers were able to determine how to prevent cancer? This is the mission of the Center for Cancer Prevention Research which is based at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. They look at how to prevent cancer before it strikes. The findings will decrease cancer risk and will ultimately save millions of dollars for the treatment of cancer.
A study published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that nearly a quarter of women who’ve undergone lumpectomies for breast cancer (to have cancerous tissue removed) have had the procedure repeated. A lumpectomy is the most commonly used procedure to remove tumors and cancerous growths in the breast and stop the recurrence of breast cancer.
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