Answers for DCIS are coming

Great news for those confused about Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). That includes just about everyone, from doctors and researchers, to patients and their families!

Four new projects and resources are available: 

COMET logo

  1. A new study called COMET just opened that will look at whether women with low-risk DCIS will do just as well with active monitoring (also called Active Surveillance) as those who choose surgery, radiation and/or hormonal therapy. Watch the video.

    “The aim of this work is not to try and determine what’s ‘better,’ but rather to quantify the tradeoffs associated with these two approaches to DCIS treatment.”
    – Dr. Shelley Hwang, Principal Investigator

  2. A new website for DCIS also opened this week to help the over 50,000 women per year who are diagnosed with DCIS each year in the U.S. Of course, the site is also available for women worldwide.
  3. SHARE is sponsoring a webinar called “DCIS: What You Need to Know” that features
    SHARE DCIS webinaryours truly on March 22 at noon Eastern Time (US). We’ll explain what DCIS is, how to think about it, and what is needed to make rational decisions when faced with a diagnosis.
  4.  A new international research project called “Preventing Unnecessary Breast Cancer Treatment” was recently announced to learn how to find DCIS that will not turn into breast cancer so women won’t have to deal with treatment issues.CRUK DCIS graphic

Together, these projects can tell us how to deal with DCIS, what risk factors may cause approximately 1 in 10 women to develop a later invasive breast cancer, and hopefully, that Active Surveillance works just as well as invasive treatments.

By the way, about 90% of women with DCIS won’t get invasive breast cancer!

If you can’t wait to find out more about DCIS, check out this post or get the DCIS Dilemmas ebook. Stay tuned for more about these projects and other findings about DCIS!

COMET study team

Some members of the COMET Study team

4 thoughts on “Answers for DCIS are coming

  1. Hi Deb, Just read your post — great job! Too funny — I had the same photo in my bog post! I may look for another one now! Mine is almost finished. It’s much more of a personal piece. I am also mentioning LORIS and will write a separate post about PRECISION at a later time — maybe after the meeting in May. Is the title of the project now  Preventing Unnecessary Breast Cancer Treatment? Again, excellent job!!:) Donna

     Donna Pinto(858) 531-8631   give wellnessDCIS RedefinedDCIS 411

    From: One Health of a Life To: Sent: Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:55 PM Subject: [New post] Answers for DCIS are coming #yiv5555360174 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv5555360174 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv5555360174 a.yiv5555360174primaryactionlink:link, #yiv5555360174 a.yiv5555360174primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv5555360174 a.yiv5555360174primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv5555360174 a.yiv5555360174primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv5555360174 | Deborah Collyar posted: “Great news for those confused about Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). That includes just about everyone, from doctors and researchers, to patients and their families!Four new projects and resources are available:  A new study called COMET just opened t” | |

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    • Thanks Donna,
      Great minds, same track and all that! Look forward to reading your post. That is the title listed on CRUK. Just trying to get info out after my very long blog pause. Will do more in the near future. I still owe you a blog post as well! 😉

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  2. Thanks for spreading the work Deb and Donna! This is a very promising time for patients, providers, and researchers who are seeking to improve the way we take care of patients with DCIS. We are hopeful that this group of studies will lead us to a better place with this challenging disease.

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