With so much research and so many clinical trials being conducted around breast cancer, you may wonder why there still is no overall cure for the disease.
The reason is simple. “We cannot treat cancer as one disease, because unfortunately it’s not. Within breast cancer there are many different subtypes, and they all have different levels of aggression, different levels of response to therapy,” said Gregory Vidal, MD, PhD, assistant professor at UT-West Cancer Center. “So there’s not going to be one magic cure for it. And that’s what we’re learning more and more.”