The most challenging aspect of the work that I do is - to see for many, many years that we only have the same treatments to offer women. Sometimes I call it mixing recipes - do you give them six months of chemotherapy or do you give them four months of chemotherapy? Do you give them these three drugs or those three drugs and a fourth drug? And I really feel we need to get out of the box and move on to something different.
The medical community focuses so much energy on treating this disease but we really have to find out what's causing it. And that's a lot of the focus of the activist groups that I work with, particularly the Mass Breast Cancer Coalition, which I'm also on the board of. We really need to focus a national agenda on looking at causes and how to prevent the disease. And I don't mean preventing the disease with more drugs; I mean what is it about the environment that we can change to prevent this disease?