NWA Oncologist Presents Research at National Conference in Miami

Local Oncologist Presented Research On Breast Cancer Treatment In Miami

Dr. J Thaddeus Beck, of Highlands Oncology Group (Highlands), Northwest Arkansas’ premier cancer treatment facility, co-authored and presented research at the 33rd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference; held from March 10 to March 13.

The research, entitled ““Pre-surgical pharmacodynamics study to assess the biological activity of ribociclib plus letrozole in primary breast cancer (NCT01919229),” studies the effectiveness of a specifically targeted treatment of primary breast cancer.

Dr. Beck and Highlands represented collaborators from Milan, Barcelona, Houston, Padova, Rotterdam, Boston, Clermont-Ferrard, Basil, East Hanover, Los Angeles, and Cambridge when presenting the research.

As breast cancer is a deadly and widespread disease, Highlands is committed to the advancement and treatment of breast cancer.

Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). About 12 percent of women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the ACS.

More than 3 million women with a history of breast cancer were alive on January 1, 2014 in the United States, according to the ACS. In 2016, there will be an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases diagnosed and 595,690 cancer deaths in the US.

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

To learn more about the conference visit: http://www.gotoper.com/conferences/mbcc/meetings/33rd-annual-miami-breast-cancer-conference


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.