Guidelines for the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

October 29, 2013
Hope S. Rugo, MD

Hope S. Rugo, MD, from the University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses new guidelines for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Clinical Pearls

Hope S. Rugo, MD, professor of medicine and director of breast oncology and clinical trials education at the University of California, San Francisco, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses new guidelines for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer.

  • The most important questions that need to be answered in metastatic breast cancer concern treatment based on biology, goals in therapy, and the use of hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and imaging
  • These issues are currently dealt with on an individual basis: between the patient and physician