Breast Cancer - Inflammatory: Latest Research

This section has been reviewed and approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 08/2014

ON THIS PAGE: You will read about the scientific research being done now to learn more about this type of cancer and how to treat it. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

Doctors are working to learn more about inflammatory breast cancer, ways to prevent it, how to best treat it, and how to provide the best care to people diagnosed with this disease. The following areas of research may include new options for patients through clinical trials. Always talk with your doctor about the diagnostic and treatment options best for you.

Drug combinations. There is interest in treating inflammatory cancer with specific drug combinations that might improve the chances of effective surgery. For advanced disease, treatments targeted to how a cancer grows are being studied.

Supportive care. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current breast cancer treatments in order to improve patients’ comfort and quality of life.

Looking for More About the Latest Research?

If you would like additional information about the latest areas of research regarding breast cancer, explore these related items that take you outside of this guide:

  • Visit ASCO’s CancerProgress.Net website to learn more about the historical pace of research for breast cancer.

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