NCID 2012 interview with Michael Baum
February 1, 2013
Professor Michael Baum
University College London, UK
Future direction for breast cancer treatment
Professor Michael Baum highlights the need for a dramatic change in the way breast cancer treatment is approached. In contrast to the popular view that personalised therapies are the future of breast cancer treatment, Professor Baum argues that the cost of this approach is not outweighed by the potential benefit. Professor Baum suggests how research resources could better be used especially considering the high proportion of the global cancer burden that is found in less developed countries.
These are interviews with key participants of the National Cancer Institutes Directors Meeting organized annually by the International Prevention Research Institute in Lyon, France. The interviews were produced by eCancer.