Frontiers in Oncology Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Special Edition

Edited by: Paula R. Pohlman, Sarah M. Temkin

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889631643

Product Name: Frontiers Theme Book

Foreword from the Editors:

The start of October marks the commencement of Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual month-long event to raise awareness and express support for those that have been affected by breast cancer in one way or another.

Thanks to the incredible work and efforts by the scientific community, we have greatly enhanced our ability to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages, and have been able to develop simple routine screening techniques to ensure that everyone, even those in areas where resources are scarce, can identify early signs of a tumor forming.

Our ability to treat breast cancer has greatly improved, becoming more sophisticated and precise. The advent of state-of-the-art imaging instruments, advanced surgical techniques, and immunotherapy means that we are able to treat patients better, being mindful of the plethora of difficulties that arise for breast cancer survivors.

Breast cancer, despite tremendous advances in recent decades, remains one of the most common cancer types across the globe, and efforts by the scientific community require continued to support in order to guarantee further advances.

In this Special Edition, we present selected articles looking at breast cancer from all angles. Coming from a diverse set of authors, this Special Edition includes manuscripts evaluating nation-wide screening programs, advanced surgical techniques, the future direction of molecular targeting, and more.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the wider community for their continued efforts in allowing for accelerated scientific developments, and most importantly for supporting everyone affected both directly and indirectly.

Paula R. Pohlman and Sarah M. Temkin

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