Era of Hope Conference
This is the press release from last week's Era of Hope conference in Florida. This is a meeting of scientists, researchers, doctors, advocates and other share holders who are committed to identifying and exploring innovative treatments. I give you the introduction and then a link:
Fighting breast cancer from new angles
Era of Hope conference presents groundbreaking research identifying innovative delivery systems and methods to treat breast cancer
ORLANDO, Fla. — August 3, 2011 — In their lifetime, women have more than a 12 percent risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. 1 This week, research on novel approaches to breast cancer treatment is being presented at the Era of Hope (EOH) conference, a scientific meeting hosted by the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP).
Existing breast cancer treatments don't work for everyone, and alternative methods and delivery systems for breast cancer treatment are critical to saving and improving patient lives. New approaches to be presented at Era of Hope include research that explores using reconstituted "good" cholesterol as a drug delivery model as well as a study looking at a heat-activated drug delivery system using peptides to target tumors.
"The Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program is proud to support the investment into early and new science that can potentially improve and enhance the lives of breast cancer patients," said Captain Melissa Kaime, M.D., Director of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), under which the BCRP is managed. "The Era of Hope conference provides an opportunity for investigators to share the results of their research and collaborate about next steps, ultimately striving to make a significant impact in the lives of breast cancer patients."