EP 852 A New Treatment for Cancer?

Summary: A new type of breast cancer treatment may be able to start saving lives.
Air Date: 8/22/17
Duration: 20:53
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Aditya Bardia, MD
Aditya-BardiaDr. Aditya Bardia is a board-certified medical oncologist interested in developing successful targeted and personalized therapies to improve the outcomes of patients and families afflicted with breast cancer.

The accurate identification of target is crucial for success of targeted therapies, and Dr. Bardia is involved in the clinical development of tumor geno-typing as well as circulating tumor cells (CTCs) to facilitate accurate diagnosis, therapy selection, and real-time monitoring of breast cancer. In collaboration the CTC center and Haber lab, his research on molecular changes in CTCs in metastatic breast cancer has elucidated the role of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and provided proof-of-principle that ex-vivo CTC culture and molecular drug testing is feasible in breast cancer.

Dr. Bardia is the principal investigator of clinical trials investigating the role of targeted therapy combinations for breast cancer.

Dr. Bardia is the recipient of Young Investigator Award from the ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation.
    EP 852 A New Treatment for Cancer?
    Approximately 246,660 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Plus, it's the second leading cause of cancer death among women.

    But, a new type of treatment may be able to start saving lives.

    Dr. Aditya Bardia explains how a groundbreaking new class of oral drugs may be effective in treating breast cancer. Find out how its side effects compare to other common treatments.