Wisconsin Study Seeks ‘Extreme Survivors’ of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Some patients can live for years, and even decades, after breast cancer has spread to their bones and other tissues.

A new international study is looking for patients with metastatic breast cancer in hopes of unlocking the secrets of their survival. Mark Burkard, MD, PhD, a breast cancer oncologist at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, was inspired by patients who have lived as long as 40 years after diagnosis.

“How do these exceptional patients survive so long with incurable cancer? We’re hoping the answers can help more people live better and longer with cancer,” Burkard says.

Read the full article at: https://www.med.wisc.edu/news-and-events/2018/march/study-seeks-extreme-survivors-of-breast-cancer/