University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Hi, I'm Lisa Carey, medical director of the Breast Center at the University of North Carolina.

This is a very exciting time for breast cancer research at UNC. Our focus has been on personalizing breast cancer care.

In order to do that, we're developing new diagnostic tools; we have a biomedical research imaging facility that is devoted to this end.

We also have a whole group of scientists at Lineberger Cancer Center devoted to developing genetic profiles of both the cancer and the patient, to try and help individualize therapy for a specific breast cancer.

And finally, if we recognize that breast cancer isn't just one disease, then it's important to recognize that the risk factors may be different for different kinds of breast cancer -- and our school of public health is devoted to this.

Recognizing our excellence in breast cancer research, the state of North Carolina has recently awarded us $50 million per year to try and help us cure more women with this disease.

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