NWA Oncologist Coauthored Research to Be Presented at International Conference

Local Oncologist Collaborated On Research Of Breast Cancer Treatment Method

Dr. J Thaddeus Beck, of Highlands Oncology Group (HOG), Northwest Arkansas’ premier cancer treatment facility, coauthored research on a potential treatment option of specific forms of breast cancer which will be presented at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics. The conference will be from Nov. 5 to Nov. 9 in Boston. 

The research, entitled “BELLE-4: A Phase II study of buparlisib and paclitaxel in women with HER2– advanced breast cancer, with or without PI3K pathway activation,” focuses on treatment advancement of breast cancer patients using targeted medications. 

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration, according to their website. 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women besides skin cancers and as such persistent research and awareness of causes and treatments are essential.

About 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States in 2015, according to American Cancer Society estimates.

As the leading cancer treatment and research facility in Northwest Arkansas, HOG is dedicated to the advancement of cancer treatment and to providing patients with the best possible care and results


Highlands Oncology Group is a state-of-the-art facility, with a world-class team of specialists, that is committed to providing premier cancer treatment and to enhancing the quality of life of patients and their loved ones. Highlands Oncology group provides this in a friendly, comfortable environment conveniently located in Northwest Arkansas. Highlands offers the latest technology of diagnostic imaging and radiation therapies, on-site labs, a pharmacy and an infusion center. They also offer access to clinical trials, multidisciplinary clinics and support groups. Highlands Oncology Group is helping patients win the battle against cancer every day.

For more information visit www.HighlandsOncologyGroup.com