From the Bench to the Bedside
"From the Bench to the Bedside" is a phrase that is commonly used to describe the progression of research. Any discoveries begin in the lab, at the bench. Those that look promising proceed through a careful system of experiments and trials before being used with patients.
Once again, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (www.lbbc.org) has an excellent podcast with George W. Sledge, MD about the progress of breast cancer research. Here is a summary and a link:
From the Bench to the Bedside: What Today's Research Means for Tomorrow
Speaker: George W. Sledge, Jr., MD
"Learn about new advances in early-stage and advanced breast cancer research and how it will affect the future of breast cancer care. Dr. Sledge also discusses the role of personalized medicine, breakthroughs in molecular and targeted therapies and how survivorship plans have changed the way you receive care after initial diagnosis." (11/14/09)
To download podcast: