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How and why cancer recurs with Dr. Nancy Davidson

My conversation today is with Dr. Nancy Davidson, simply one of the leading breast cancer researchers we have. Dr. Davidson characterizes herself as a physician scientist. She directly connects the human aspect of what she does, working with patients, with her research that has delivered key discoveries that are now common practice in breast cancer care. Dr. Davidson's current research dives into one of the most challenging areas of breast cancer or any cancer, really, recurrence. For individuals who have fought and won their cancer battles Dr. Davidson is looking at how and why cancer recurs, and importantly, how might that recurrence be prevented in the first place. This is the most recent of a lifetime of highly consequential research, care, and discovery that's defined Dr. Davidson's career. Some highlights. Dr. Davidson is senior vice president of the clinical research division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. She is president and executive director of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as well as the head of the Department of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington. She is the immediate past president of the American Association of Cancer Research and a past president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Davidson is a member of the BCRF scientific advisory board and has been a BCRF grantee since 1998. We discussed all of that as well as one question from her father years ago that may have denied society a modern day Indiana Jones but instead gave us one of the leading physician scientists focused on cancer and breast cancer that we have. Here's our conversation.


19 Oct 2017

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