The SPORE in Breast Cancer


The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center SPORE in breast cancer is committed to reducing the incidence, morbidity and mortality of breast cancer. The SPORE in Breast Cancer is made up of investigators specializing in patient care, basic science, and "translational" research, or research that moves quickly from basic science in the lab to concrete treatments, methods of prevention, and detection.

The objectives of the Breast SPORE include:

  • The discovery of mechanisms of antiestrogen resistance
  • The determination of pathogenic mechanisms and new therapies for triple negative breast cancer
  • The identification of genetic markers of breast cancer risk in women with preneoplastic mammary lesions
  • The investigation of mechanisms and biomarkers of bone quality in patients with metastatic breast cancer

The SPORE in Breast Cancer Team

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