Dr. Otis Brawley talked about the latest breast cancer research developments.
He says the American Cancer Society is working tirelessly to find ways to beat breast cancer and thanks to improved treatment and early detection, more and more women are surviving the disease.
Dr. Brawley says breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States behind skin cancer and is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.
He says death rates from breast cancer among women have went down 36% from 1989 to 2012.
An estimated 40,890 breast cancer deaths (40,450 women, 440 men) are expected in 2016.
He also says the Society’s internal research team is also: