Breast Cancer | Dr. Tony Talebi discusses “Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer”. Dr. Tony Talebi discusses Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer with Dr. Lippman. For further discussion please visit Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in the US. Important risk factors for breast cancer are age, gender, reproductive history, hormonal factors, and family history. Although a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer is common in patients diagnosed with breast cancer, less than ten percent of all breast cancers are associated with genetic mutations. Assay of hormone receptors (estrogen [ER] and progesterone [PR] receptors) is an important component of the pathologic evaluation of breast cancer, for both prognostic and predictive purposes, as patients with hormone receptor-positive tumors benefit from the addition of endocrine treatments. The treatment of early stage breast cancer includes the treatment of locoregional disease with surgery, radiation therapy, or both, and the treatment of systemic disease with one or a combination of chemotherapy, endocrine therapy, or biologic therapy. Here, Dr. Tony Talebi discusses the general concepts of what is estrogen receptor positive breast cancer with world renowned breast cancer expert Dr. Marc Lippman, professor and chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Miami. Dr. Marc Lippman pioneered the use of tamoxifen in estrogen receptor positive breast cancer with his early research while at the National Cancer Institute which revolutionized the treatment of breast cancer. The discussion includes symptoms, diagnosis, staging, genetic implications, surgery, radiation therapy, Oncotype DX testing, hormonal therapy including tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors and chemotherapy for breast cancer. Dr. Marc Lippman credentials: Certifications American Board of Internal Med-Medical Oncology American Board of Internal Medicine American Bd of Int Med-Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism Specialties Hematology/Oncology - Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Roles Interim Deputy Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor and Chairman Biography Marc E. Lippman, M.D. was named the Kathleen and Stanley Glaser Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and was named Chairman of the Department of Medicine in May 2007. Previously Dr. Lippman was the John G. Searle Professor and Chair of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. From 1988 through 1999 Dr. Lippman was Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, and Chair, Department of Oncology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and served as Director of the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center. From 1978 through 1990 he was Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Uniformed Services, University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Lippman served as Head of the Medical Breast Cancer Section, Medicine Branch, at the National Institute of Health. He was a Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health. Dr. Lippman completed a Fellowship in Endocrinology at Yale Medical School in New Haven, CT from 1973-1974. In addition, he was Clinical Associate at the National Cancer Institute from 1970-1971 and Clinical Associate at the Laboratory of Biochemistry of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health. From 1970 to 1988 he served as an Officer and Medical Director of the United States Public Health Service. Dr. Lippman completed his residency on the Osler Medical Service, John Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland from 1968-1970. A native of New York, Dr. Lippman received his Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University, Magna Cum Laude, and medical school degree at Yale Medical School in New Haven, CT where he was elected to AOA. Dr. Lippman is widely known for his research in breast cancer. Throughout his illustrious career he has received numerous awards including Mallinckrodt Award of the Clinical Radioassay Society in 1978; the Commendation Medal USPHS in 1982; Meritorius Service Medal, USPHS in 1987; Clinical Investigator Award, American Federation for Clinical Research in 1985; D.R. Edwards Lecture and Medal, Tenovus Institute, Wales 1985; Plenary Lecturer, British Association of Cancer Research in 1987; Gosse Lecture, Dalhuosie University, Halifax Nova Scotia in 1987; the American Cancer Society.