Given recent guideline changes and lack of consistency in guidelines, a survey sought to highlight how primary care physicians recommend breast cancer screening to their patients.
Low Acculturated Latina Women Reported Breast Cancer Treatment Experience Differently Than Other Groups
Researchers found that low acculturated Latina women were moderately less satisfied with surgeon and oncology communication compared with other racial and ethnic groups.
Researchers compared cost data and complications between mastectomy with reconstruction and other guideline-based treatments for patients with early-stage breast cancer.
Limited use of genetic counselors and high rate of double mastectomy in women at average risk with early-stage breast cancer illustrate that understanding of genetic testing results is limited.
Study finds patients are not more likely to report dissatisfaction, seek a second opinion, or change doctors due to physician recommendations against CPM.
Physical activity is proven to improve both physical and mental effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, even if the activity needs to be modified to fit the patient's current abilities.
Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women didn't have an overall increase in the disease.
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research discusses the management options for incidents of mastectomy skin flap necrosis (MSFN).
This fact sheet reviews the types of mammograms, false-positive and false-negative results, digital mammography, and tomosynthesis mammography.
Reporting of overall immediate breast reconstruction and of racial disparities varies significantly between SEER and 2 large US databases.
The proportion of women with invasive early-stage unilateral breast cancer electing CPM has increased significantly, and varies across US states.
Absolute risks from radiation therapy for women with breast cancer who continue to smoke could exceed the absolute benefit of the therapy.
Genetic testing for BRCA gene mutation is increasingly undertaken by women unaffected by breast and/or ovarian cancers.
Follow-up via mobile app similar to in-person postoperative visits for low-risk ambulatory patients after breast reconstruction.
Risk calculator assesses patients for risk of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery (PPBCS).
Risk associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer is substantially reduced with smoking cessation.
Genetic signatures similar to BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations could make PARP inhibition a treatment option for some breast cancers.
Health care costs lower for early-stage breast cancer when adjuvant radiation therapy follows evidence-based guidelines.
Arm Lymphoscintigraphy After Axillary Lymph Node Dissection or Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer
[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research examines the lymphatic flow in the arm following breast cancer surgery and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) versus sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) using lymphoscintigraphy (LS).
A significantly shorter course of trastuzumab achieved both improved outcomes for patients and cost savings for the UK National Health Service.
Follow-up MRI screening in women at high risk of breast cancer was improved when patients were informed directly of their potential risks and options.
This fact sheet examines possible relationships between use of antiperspirants or deodorants and cancer risk.
Leflunomide, an immunosuppressor FDA-approved for rheumatoid arthritis, is effective against breast cancer in mouse study.
Pregnancy around the time of, or after, diagnosis of breast cancer is not associated with an increased risk of death.
Despite the known benefits of physical activity for breast cancer survivors, a large proportion of this population continues to be physically inactive after treatment.
Zoledronic acid and clodranate are the recommended bisphosphonates for the adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal patients with breast cancer.
Quantity and quality of skeletal muscle is a more accurate measure for determining dose and of potential treatment-related toxicity in patients receiving chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer.
Digital mammography has improved breast cancer detection, increased biopsies.
Treatment with radiation therapy for invasive breast cancer may place East Asian women at a greater risk of developing second primary lung cancer (SPLC).
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines possible risk factors and effectiveness of treatments for docetaxel-associated myalgia-arthralgia syndrome.
Digital breast tomosynthesis used with full-field digital mammography has the potential to reduce call-back rates for breast examinations.
MRI screening has high specificity and positive predictive value in average risk women.
Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy has positive effects on sexual functioning in breast cancer survivors experiencing sexual dysfunction.
Painter and tattoo artist David Allen has used his skills to transform breasts scarred by surgical reconstruction into works of art.
Patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative, axillary lymph node-negative breast cancer who have a recurrence score of 11 to 25 may not benefit from chemotherapy.
HER-2 enriched subtype predicts for HER2 blockade benefit with lapatinib and trastuzumab
Risk of chemotherapy-induced hair loss common to breast cancer therapy may be reduced with the use of scalp-cooling device.
Adjuvant trastuzumab following chemotherapy significantly improves long-term disease-free survival in women with HER2-positive early breast cancer, according to study data.
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines predisposing factors, prevention, and therapy of myalgia-arthralgia syndrome (M-AS).
Risk for all-cause mortality is lower among older women treated for DCIS.
High mammographic breast density is a risk factor for primary breast cancer. In this study, a potential correlation with contralateral breast cancer was investigated.
In this study, the impact of cholesterol-lowering medications on breast cancer recurrence in women receiving adjuvant endocrine therapy was investigated.
Fewer black BRCA carriers undergo salpingo-oophorectomy to reduce their risk for breast cancer than their Hispanic and non-Hispanic white counterparts.
Women who experience a false positive mammogram were more likely to delay their subsequent screening, potentially increasing the risk of having late stage breast cancer at diagnosis.
Investigators from the Netherlands present their research findings on survival in women with early stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving therapy vs mastectomy at the 2017 European Cancer Congress.
Might a Chemical from Celery and Broccoli One Day Yield a New Drug to Prevent Breast Cancer Metastasis?
Investigators report on their findings from preclinical studies of luteolin injections to prevent lung metastases of triple-negative breast cancer.
Discovered link between inflammation and overexpression of CCL2 hints at potential of anti-inflammatory medications as a breast cancer preventive in women with dense-tissue breasts.
Lifelong soy consumption improves tamoxifen response in women with breast cancer; however, adding soy to diet after initiating tamoxifen therapy may not provide the same benefits.
Gastric and Colon Metastasis From Breast Cancer: Case Report, Review of the Literature, and Possible Underlying Mechanisms
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research presents a case report of patient with gastrointestinal metastases from breast cancer.
Although significant variation in care persists, underuse and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer has decreased since 2004.
Administering chemotherapy to African-American women with breast cancer prior to surgery may help improve their survival.
Researchers report that clinicians may want to start collecting toxicity data routinely and offering early interventions to patients with breast cancer.
Letrozole was not superior to anastrazole with respect to efficacy or safety in postmenopausal women with HR-positive, node-positive early breast cancer.
Researchers sought to determine the noninferiority of continuing zoledronic acid for an additional year every 12 weeks vs zoledronic acid every 4 weeks in patients receiving monthly intravenous zoledronic acid and/or pamidronate disodium for 1 year or longer.
New Understanding of Mechanisms Revealed in Development of Breast Cancer and Resistance to Treatment
Researchers explore the biologic influences of breast cancer development and resistance to treatment.
In this study, researchers quantified the frequency, severity, and burden of treatment-associated toxicities in patients with early-stage invasive breast cancer using patient surveys.
CDK 4/6 inhibitors, currently approved for the treatment of estrogen-positive breast cancer, were found to inhibit metastasis in triple-negative breast
The Attention and Interpretation Modification for Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence (AIM-FBCR) intervention helped reduce health worries for survivors of breast cancer.
An assessment of the use of mammography and colonoscopy among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries before and after the Affordable Care Act demonstrates the impact of out-of-pocket costs in this population.
A review of data from 2 Danish cancer registries revealed the incidence of overdiagnosis of tumors not likely to affect a patient's health during her lifetime and diagnosis of advanced tumors in a program offering biennial mammography for women aged 50 to 69 years.
A cohort of participants in the MAP.3 trial completed the MENQOL questionnaire, and the findings shed light on the influence of changes in menopause-specific quality of life on aromatase inhibitor adherence in women at high risk for breast cancer.
Features mainly linked to mammographic breast density are key in influencing a classification of normal.
Results from a phase 3 trial comparing a 12-week dosing interval with the standard 4-week dosing interval of zoledronic acid to reduce the incidence of skeletal-related events and pain in patients with bone metastases.
In this study, researchers sought to identify physical, neurocognitive, and serologic markers that may correlate with self-reported fatigue before and after (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with early-stage breast cancer.
Researchers sought to evaluate the incidence of cancer-related cognitive impairment in patients with breast cancer in a large prospective, longitudinal, nationwide study. These findings address limitations in previous research.
Drug-drug interaction between capecitabine and common heartburn medications has a negative effect on progression-free survival and overall survival in patients with GI cancer.
Women with a history of breast cancer face a wide variety of challenges as they transition from the role of "patient" to "survivor".
Investigators have identified a genetic biomarker that can help determine congestive heart failure risk in individuals undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
More women tested for the BRCA genes but no corresponding increase in mastectomy rates
Participants in a peer navigation program for patients at risk for HBOC were surveyed regarding the usefulness of the information provided, patient education, and their peer navigator. Survey results were presented at the 2016 SABCS.
An app developed to track posthospitalization progress and activity of patients with breast cancer, adding the information into patients' electronic health records in real time, was presented at SABCS 2016.
Weak social ties are associated with poorer survival and a higher risk of breast cancer recurrence, researchers say.
A new system appears efficacious in preventing chemotherapy-related alopecia in women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at SABCS 2016.
Women who experienced menopause-related side effects were significantly less likely to adhere to their assigned tamoxifen therapy.
Community Breast Navigation Program Improved Breast Screening Rates in Underserved African American and Latino Women
A community breast navigation program successfully increased mammogram screening rates among African American and Latino women, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
Live-streamed videos are a novel and forward-thinking approach for individuals to learn about end-of-life (EOL) planning and decision-making, according a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Patients with metastatic breast cancer have significantly diminished quality of life (QoL) compared with those without metastatic disease and those without breast cancer, a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
History of Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy, Hormone Replacement Therapy Are Predictive of Breast Density at Cancer Diagnosis
A history of surgical menopause and were receiving hormone replacement therapy are a factor in breast density, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
Study data presented at SABCS 2016 indicates that preoperative MRI is effective for detecting mammographically occult, early-stage, hormone receptor (HR)-positive contralateral breast cancer (CBC) in older patients.
Clinical breast examination (CBE) is superior to MRI for predicting pathologic complete response (pCR) in women with HER2-positive breast cancer, a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium indicates.
A new tool may show promise for improving clinical trial participation among black women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
Research presented at SABCS 2016 identified biomarkers predictive of response to trastuzumab-containing therapies in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.
Results of a comparison study of radioactive seed localization and wire guided localization in patients with nonpalpable invasive breast cancer or DCIS were presented at SABCS 2016.
A novel bromodomain-containing protein 4 inhibitor demonstrated antitumor activity in both endocrine-sensitive and endocrine-resistance breast cancer models, according to a study presented at SABCS 2016.
Patients with HER2-positive, HR-positive advanced breast cancer experience significantly improved progression-free survival when pertuzumab is added to first-line trastuzumab and an AI compared with trastuzumab and an AI alone, according to study findings presented at SABCS 2016.
Investigators report on the efficacy of a structured prophylactic regimen of loperamide for 2 cycles to reduce incidence and severity of neratinib-associated diarrhea in patients with HER2-positive early-stage breast cancer, at SABCS 2016.
In this presentation at SABCS 2016, researchers present an evaluation of the ability of the PAM50 HER2-enriched intrinsic subtype to predict pathologic complete response in the breast in patients who received 18 weeks of neoadjuvant dual HER2 blockade.
Researchers found that temporary pretreatment with LDA may protect normal breast tissue during chemotherapy for breast cancer in patients undergoing breast-conserving therapy, according to a study presented at SABCS 2016.
In a poster presentation at SABCS 2016, researchers reported on the efficacy and safety of netupitant/palonosetron (NEPA) for the prevention of CINV in patients receiving highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy.
A study presented at SABCS 2016 reports on the incidence of complications and costs in women who undergo breast-conserving surgery for breast carcinoma.
Researchers report their study findings on the safety of omitting radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery, sentinel node biopsy, and adjuvant endocrine therapy in older patients with early breast cancer and favorable histopathology at SABCS 2016.
Researchers investigated the potential of PID fluorescent nanoparticles, a novel detection technique to visualize and quantify protein in clinical samples, for quantifying HER2 protein expression in breast cancer, according to a study presented at SABCS 2016.
Robustness of dichotomous assessment is important when evaluating stromal features of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), according to a study presented at SABCS 2016.
Research presented at 2016 SABCS showed whether RANKL inhibition could reduce the risk for developing breast cancer in BRCA1 mutation carriers.
Bi-allelic inactivation of BRCA1 and BRCA2 are frequent events in BRCA1 breast cancers and BRCA2 breast cancers, respectively, according to a study presented at SABCS 2016.
In this study presented at SABCS 2016, investigators determined the association between higher TIL levels and overall survival in patients with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer treated with docetaxel plus trastuzumab in combination with pertuzumab or placebo.
Researchers assessed the relationship between immune gene expression and genomic complexity in TNBC in a study presented at SABCS 2016.
Today at SABCS 2016 investigators presented results of the NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42, a double-blind phase 3 trial to determine whether extended treatment with letrozole would improve disease-free survival in certain women with HR-positive breast cancer.
At SABCS 2016, researchers presented study findings demonstrating whether neoadjuvant treatment, PARPi-7, BRCAness, and MP1/2 predict response to veliparib plus carboplatin therapy in patients with high-risk breast cancer.
A study using focus groups identifies barriers that impact the quality of survivorship care for Latina women with breast cancer.
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