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Breast Cancer

The Breast Cancer Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center is made up of a diverse group of nationally-recognized specialists in breast cancer research and treatment. Led by Vered Stearns, M.D., physician-scientists in the Breast Cancer Program are studying new ways to treat breast cancer, including treatment tailored to the unique makeup of each individual patient.

Breast Cancer Experts

Our breast cancer experts develop innovative clinical trials to test new treatments and move care standards forward.  Experts in survivorship care provide women with with support, guidance and medical recommendations . Our medical oncologists and radiation oncologists work closely with surgeons, plastic surgeons, radiogists, and other specialists within the Johns Hopkins Breast Center.

About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers among women in the United States. The disease also occurs rarely in men.  While incidence rates have continued to rise, deaths due to breast cancer are beginning to decline. This decline is largely attributable to earlier detection and improved treatments. Mammography and other newly-developed diagnostic techniques allow breast cancers to be detected before they cause any physical symptoms. New molecular genetic findings have allowed experts to identify those women at greatest risk for developing the disease. In addition, oncologists' ability to differentiate specific types of breast cancer, such as pre- and post-menopausal, has allowed for the precise tailoring of therapies and improved survival rates. In fact, there are more than 1.6 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today because of better diagnosis, treatments, and increasing knowledge about breast cancer. Learn more about breast cancer screening and prevention.

Breast Cancer Videos

Read "Breast Matters," our Breast Cancer Program newsletter.

Our experts answer your questions about breast cancer in the C-Answers video series and the Survive and Thrive series.  Listen to our experts discuss breast cancer therapy, genetics, clinical trials, our multidisciplinary team, and breast cancer survivorship. Video content also is available on topics including survivorship and the caregiver's perspective.