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Community Meetings Metastatic Breast Cancer: Accessing Clinical Trials

When:   Thursday, December 1, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where:   Philadelphia Marriott West
111 Crawford Avenue
West Conshohocken, PA 19428

Download the podcast from this program.

At our December community meeting, Massimo Cristofanilli, MD, FACP, discussed the importance of clinical trials and explore ways you can learn more about open trials. This podcast will help you:

  • Understand the clinical trial process, the importance of trials in advancing care and the benefits of participation
  • Learn to access open trials and how to find out if you can take part
  • Get tips on discussing your interest with your providers
  • Hear an update on compelling trials now open
  • Explore what early findings tell us about the future of new treatments

About Our Speaker

Dr. Cristofanilli is chair of medical oncology at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He oversees all breast cancer care in the women’s cancer center, and he co-directs the women’s cancer research program. In his practice, Dr. Cristofanilli specializes in treating patients with locally advanced and inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) as well as metastatic breast cancer.

Dr. Cristofanilli focuses on a broad range of translational research on breast cancer. His interests include the use of molecular targeted agents in imaging and therapeutics; the study of breast cancer stem cells; the delivery of gene therapies to local and regional recurrences of breast cancer; and the usefulness of monitoring, capturing and studying circulating tumor cells in managing inflammatory breast cancer.


This program was partially funded by a Community Partnership Grant provided by the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.