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New Breast Cancer Therapy At Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Boosts Drugs' Effects, Dramatically Shrinks Tumors

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May 20, 2002
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Patients of Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., jokingly call their treatment table the "booby Jacuzzi." The name may be a bit crass, but then a close brush with mortality entitles these women to call the life-saving contraption whatever they want. Humor aside, they have come to the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center with the earnest hope of preserving their lives, if not their breasts, from the ravages of deadly breast cancers – termed "inflammatory" and "locally advanced" tumors -- that often resist traditional treatments.

DURHAM, N.C. – Patients of Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., jokingly call their treatment table the "booby Jacuzzi." The name may be a bit crass, but then a close brush with mortality entitles these women to call the life-saving contraption whatever they want.


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Duke University Medical Center. "New Breast Cancer Therapy At Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Boosts Drugs' Effects, Dramatically Shrinks Tumors." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 20 May 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/05/020520074957.htm>.
Duke University Medical Center. (2002, May 20). New Breast Cancer Therapy At Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Boosts Drugs' Effects, Dramatically Shrinks Tumors. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/05/020520074957.htm
Duke University Medical Center. "New Breast Cancer Therapy At Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Boosts Drugs' Effects, Dramatically Shrinks Tumors." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/05/020520074957.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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