Sofia D Merajver, M.D., Ph.D., is working to unravel the genetic underpinnings of inflammatory breast cancer in order to develop more effective treatments.
Learn more: visit the inflammatory breast cancer web page, part of UofMHealth.org's Healthwise® health information.
About 10 years ago, Sophia Merajver, M.D., Ph.D., and her colleagues identified alterations in two genes that were present in 90% of inflammatory breast cancers that weren't common in similarly advanced non-IBC cancers. This discovery laid the groundwork for the research that has followed.
For those who need treatment for breast cancer, we offer the most comprehensive, effective and least invasive treatment methods. Our philosophy is breast preservation, through lumpectomy and radiation therapy, when possible. We also offer immediate reconstruction using the patient's own tissue.
We're sensitive to the anxiety women and men with breast cancer experience, so counseling and emotional support are integral parts of the Breast Care Center. Our patients have access to Patient Support Services. There's services available to our patients at every point in their care, including survivorship.
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