More Than $850M Raised for Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research

More Than $850M Raised for Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research
Susan G. Komen, the Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) Research Foundation, and the Milburn Foundation have joined to raise more than $850,000 for research targeting innovative diagnostic tools and therapy options, and to address questions and challenges in inflammatory breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but aggressive form of locally advanced breast cancer, which mostly arises in the milk ducts. Unlike other breast cancers, the disease presents with redness and swelling of the breast, and progresses so fast that it's often missed in routine mammography. Other symptoms include tenderness, a retracted or inverted nipple, itchiness, swelling of underarm lymph nodes, or dimpling or thickening of the affected breast skin. Few patients feel a lump in this type of breast cancer. In addition, clinical trials for new treatments often exclude patients with inflammatory breast cancer or combine outcomes with patients who don’t have this form of breast cancer, impeding understanding of the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, inflammatory breast cancer accounts for roughly 1% t
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