Dr. Blanco on the Role of Pathology in Treatment of Breast Cancer

Luis Z. Blanco Jr., MD
Published: Friday, Oct 12, 2018



Luis Z. Blanco Jr., MD, assistant professor of pathology, Northwestern University, discusses the role a pathologist plays in the treatment of a patient with breast cancer in an interview with OncLive during the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium.

During his presentation at the symposium, Blanco explained that an oncologist chose a lesser-common patient case to discuss. Similar to a virtual tumor board, each specialist in the session discussed how they would manage this patient's disease.  

Blanco says that his role in breast cancer treatment is in looking at the tissue through a breast biopsy to evaluate what kind of tumor is present. He relays that information to his colleagues who are then able to decide what treatment they need to use for the patient.

View more from the 2018 Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium


Luis Z. Blanco Jr., MD, assistant professor of pathology, Northwestern University, discusses the role a pathologist plays in the treatment of a patient with breast cancer in an interview with OncLive during the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium.

During his presentation at the symposium, Blanco explained that an oncologist chose a lesser-common patient case to discuss. Similar to a virtual tumor board, each specialist in the session discussed how they would manage this patient's disease.  

Blanco says that his role in breast cancer treatment is in looking at the tissue through a breast biopsy to evaluate what kind of tumor is present. He relays that information to his colleagues who are then able to decide what treatment they need to use for the patient.

View more from the 2018 Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium

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