Breast cancer research: More survive, but confusion continues over screening

    Listen

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its full complement of pink ribbons and fund-raising races. While a cure is not yet in sight, strides have been made.

    “The vast majority of women today survive the disease and do well.  Nevertheless, it is the No. 1 cancer among women,” said Dr. Arnold Baskies, chief science officer for the American Cancer Society. Baskies, who also chairs the New Jersey Governor’s Task Force for Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment, discussed the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.