About the Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Research at ChristianaCare
Working side-by-side, physicians and scientific researchers from ChristianaCare’s Cawley Center for Translational Cancer Research, University of Delaware and The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia identify the needs of individual patients at the bedside, explore solutions in the lab and translate those results directly into treatment plans as unique as the individuals who will benefit from them. Here are just a few of the exciting breast cancer research studies currently underway at ChristianaCare:
Research areas of interest include the following:
- Developing liquid biopsies for breast cancer.
- Exploring near infrared imaging for early detection of breast cancer.
- Designing novel 3-D models to study breast cancer metastasis.
- Improving response to immunotherapeutics with radiation therapy.
- Understanding the role of inflammation in the metastasis and resistance of triple negative breast cancer.
- Investigating the role of B lymphocytes in triple negative breast cancer.
- Targeting nanotherapeutics for the treatment of breast cancer.
- Identifying early risk factors and prevention strategies for breast cancer
Surviving Cancer Together
The Health Consequences of Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Breast Cancer Survivors and Partners study is supported by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study is being conducted by the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute in association with the University of Delaware. The goal of this study is to better understand the long-term experiences of breast cancer patients and their spouses/partners, including emotional and physical well-being, relationship quality, and concerns for the future. www.overcomingcancertogether.org