Including Information on Breast Reconstruction Options Help Women Make Better Treatment Decisions

Including Information on Breast Reconstruction Options Help Women Make Better Treatment Decisions

Comprehensive patient education that includes information on breast reconstruction, with photos, can help women with breast cancer make more informed decisions about their treatment options.

Low Fat Diet Helps Postmenopausal Women Avoid Deadly Breast Cancer

Low Fat Diet Helps Postmenopausal Women Avoid Deadly Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal women who stayed on a low fat diet for an extended time had a reduced risk of death from invasive breast cancers, according to clinical trial data.

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With High Risk of Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Safe for Women With High Risk of Breast Cancer

Prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy is as effective at preventing breast cancer as more invasive surgeries, according to a multi-institution study.

BRCA1 Mutation May Reduce Women's Fertility

BRCA1 Mutation May Reduce Women's Fertility

The BRCA1 mutation may speed the aging of a woman's ovaries,according to a recent report.

Survival Is Better With SRS Than With WBRT for NSCLC or Breast Cancer Metastases to the Brain

Longer survival was achieved with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) alone than with whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) in patients with fewer than 4 brain metastases from NSCLC or breast cancer.

Anthracycline Chemotherapy Not Associated With Cognitive Decline

Anthracycline Chemotherapy Not Associated With Cognitive Decline

Anthracycline chemotherapy, such as doxorubicin and daunorubicin, is not associated with lasting cognitive decline among breast cancer survivors.

AI-only Users vs Tamoxifen Users Have Similar CVD Risk

The risk of the most serious cardiovascular events, including cardiac ischemia and stroke, was not higher for breast cancer survivors who received an aromatase inhibitor (AI) compared with tamoxifen users.

Total Weight Lost Is More Important Than Type of Diet in Reversing Obesity-Cancer Link

Total Weight Lost Is More Important Than Type of Diet in Reversing Obesity-Cancer Link

Significant weight loss through calorie restriction, but not moderate weight loss through a low-fat diet, was linked to reduced breast cancer growth in a preclinical study.

Breast Cancer Therapy and Cardiotoxicity Risk in Older Women

Breast Cancer Therapy and Cardiotoxicity Risk in Older Women

A study examined the relation between various forms of breast cancer therapies and risk of congestive heart failure.

Biosimilar Agent to Pegfilgrastim Equally Safe, Efficacious for Neutropenia Prevention

Biosimilar Agent to Pegfilgrastim Equally Safe, Efficacious for Neutropenia Prevention

A biosimilar agent to pegfilgrastim was therapeutically equivalent and comparable to the reference agent in terms of efficacy and safety in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in patients with early stage breast cancer receiving chemotherapy.

Home Visits From Promotora Increased Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Latinas

Home Visits From Promotora Increased Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Latinas

Latina women in the United States nearly doubled their rate of screening for breast cancer after visits from a health-promoting promotora.

Neratinib Not Superior to Trastuzumab for ERBB2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

Neratinib Not Superior to Trastuzumab for ERBB2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

Neratinib plus paclitaxel was not superior to trastuzumab plus paclitaxel with respect to progression-free survival as first-line treatment.

A stym therapy improves function and range of motion following mastectomy

A stym therapy improves function and range of motion following mastectomy

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines using Astym treatment to increase mobility after mastectomy.

Measurement Standard Developed for Breast Cancer MRI

Measurement Standard Developed for Breast Cancer MRI

The first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast has been developed by the NIST.

Acupuncture Improves Management of Hot Flashes, Quality of Life in Breast Cancer

Acupuncture Improves Management of Hot Flashes, Quality of Life in Breast Cancer

Women with breast cancer who used acupuncture plus enhanced self-care to manage their hot flashes were better able to manage their symptoms.

Mastectomy Increases Life Expectancy in Younger Women With Ovarian Cancer

Risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) can increase life expectancy and be cost effective in women up to age 60 years with ovarian cancer as carriers of a BRCA mutation.

Arterial Calcification Seen on Mammography Linked to Risk of Heart Disease

Arterial Calcification Seen on Mammography Linked to Risk of Heart Disease

The amount of calcium in the arteries of the breast, readily visible on digital mammography, is linked to the level of calcium buildup in the coronary arteries.

Racial Disparities Observed in Trastuzumab Therapy for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Racial Disparities Observed in Trastuzumab Therapy for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

For patients with stage I to III HER2-positive breast cancer, the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab is central to their adjuvant therapy.

German Study Confirms Accuracy of Multigene Test Predictions of Safe Omission of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

German Study Confirms Accuracy of Multigene Test Predictions of Safe Omission of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

A multigene test can identify patients with early stage breast cancer who do not need chemotherapy and who will be alive 5 years after diagnosis.

Pill Improves Breast Imaging to Light Up Cancer

Pill Improves Breast Imaging to Light Up Cancer

Scientists are developing a pill that illuminates only cancerous tumors, improving on current methods that can identify tumors but cannot conclusively determine whether they are cancerous

Study Evaluates Population-based Breast Cancer Screening Methods

Study Evaluates Population-based Breast Cancer Screening Methods

Population-based screening for breast cancer with universal biennial mammography resulted in a substantial reduction in breast cancer deaths, while risk-based biennial mammography resulted in only a modest benefit.

Acupuncture Helps Manage Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients

Acupuncture Helps Manage Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients

Improvements seen in climacteric symptoms and quality of life measures when acupuncture was employed.

Increase in Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer Triggered by Alcohol Consumption

Increase in Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer Triggered by Alcohol Consumption

Researchers identified a cancer-causing gene triggered by alcohol use, providing a link between alcohol and breast cancer in cell-based research.

Disparities Related to Race, Insurance, and Facility Type Affect Use of Genetic Assay in Breast Cancer

Disparities Related to Race, Insurance, and Facility Type Affect Use of Genetic Assay in Breast Cancer

Use and clinical implications of a test commonly used to predict the aggressiveness of early stage ER-positive breast cancer is influenced by patient's race, insurance, and type of facility.

Prolonged Nightly Fasting May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

Prolonged Nightly Fasting May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

Prolonged nightly fasting may reduce the risk of recurrence for patients with breast cancer.

Risk Stratification and Treatment Options Differ for Male and Female Patients With Breast Cancer

Optimal risk stratification differs between male and female breast cancers. Outcomes for male patients with breast cancer were not significantly correlated with histologic grade, unlike for female patients.

Presurgical Treatment in HER2-positive Breast Cancer Achieves Significant Reduction in Disease

Treatment with lapatinib and trastuzumab before surgery and chemotherapy led to significant shrinkage or disappearance of the tumors in approximately 25% of women with HER2-positive breast cancer.

Tailored Vitamin D Supplementation Improves Normalization Rates

Tailored Vitamin D Supplementation Improves Normalization Rates

A tailored high-dose oral vitamin D supplementation safely allows a higher proportion of patients to achieve a normalized vitamin D level.

HER2 Peptide Vaccine Fails to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

HER2 Peptide Vaccine Fails to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

The HER2 peptide AE37 vaccine did not demonstrate a benefit in patients with breast cancer with any degree of HER2 expression.

Partial Breast Radiotherapy May Be Effective for Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

Partial breast radiotherapy was noninferior to whole breast radiotherapy in regard to local recurrence in women with low-risk early breast cancer.

How Insulin Levels Are Managed Affects Breast Density in Women With Diabetes

Diabetes treatments, such as diet or pills (eg, metformin), decrease mammographic density, whereas insulin may increase mammographic density.

Cell Growth Inhibitor Overcomes Therapy Resistance and Delays Tumor Recurrence in Breast Cancer

Cyclin D1/CDK4 inhibitor treatment overcame resistance to targeted therapy in transgenic mouse models, cell cultures, and human tissue samples of HER2-positive breast cancer.

Survival Improved for Premenopausal Breast Cancer Patients Through Dose-Dense Chemo

Dose-dense adjuvant chemotherapy (every 2 weeks) offers improved survival without increasing the risk of treatment-induced early menopause compared with the standard interval (every 3 weeks) chemotherapy for premenopausal women with breast cancer.

Newly Identified Gene Mutation Predominant in Chinese With a Family History of Breast Cancer

Germline mutations to the RECQL gene were identified in 0.5% of patients with familial breast cancer in a Chinese population.

Early MRI Screening May Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality Among HL Survivors

Early MRI Screening May Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality Among HL Survivors

Early MRI-based screening may reduce breast cancer mortality among women treated with radiation therapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Tumor Growth and Metastasis in Breast Cancer

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Tumor Growth and Metastasis in Breast Cancer

Deficiency in vitamin D resulted in breast cancer tumors that grew faster and were more likely to metastasize, according to a recent study using mouse and cell culture models. The study also demonstrated a correlation between serum vitamin D levels and ID1.

Early Quality of Life Changes Predict Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy Discontinuation

Early Quality of Life Changes Predict Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy Discontinuation

Early changes in patient-reported outcomes during aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy were associated with treatment discontinuation.

Most Patients Experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develop in a majority of patients with breast cancer, and these symptoms persist for at least a year for most.

Emerging Role of Genomic Rearrangements in Breast Cancer: Applying Knowledge from Other Cancers

Emerging Role of Genomic Rearrangements in Breast Cancer: Applying Knowledge from Other Cancers

[Biomarkers in Cancer] This research examines the emerging role of genomic rearrangements in breast cancer, with a particular focus on fusion genes, and explores the therapeutic value of such rearrangements and their significance as predictive and prognostic biomarkers.

Breast Cancer Risk Higher in Latinas Who Consume Processed Meats

Eating processed meats such as bacon and sausage may increase the risk for breast cancer in Latinas, while the same association was not found in white women.

Significant Rise in Preventive Mastectomies for U.S. Women Over Past Decade

Significant Rise in Preventive Mastectomies for U.S. Women Over Past Decade

Patients with breast cancer increasingly opt to have the healthy breast removed, despite limited benefit.

Adding Palbociclib to Fulvestrant Improves Progression-free Survival in Select Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Progression-free survival was significantly and consistently improved when palbociclib was added to fulvestrant, compared with placebo and fulvestrant, for women with stage IV breast cancer that is hormone-receptor-positive and HER2-negative.

Outcomes After Breast Reconstruction Surgery Vary Depending on Abdominal Donor Site

In women undergoing postmastectomy breast reconstruction with their own tissue, a specific type of muscle-sparing abdominal tissue reduced complications and improved some aspects of quality of life.

Beta Blockers Halt Progression of Aggressive Breast Cancer Cell Line

Adrenaline acted on breast cancer cells via the cell surface beta2-adrenoceptor to promote disease growth and invasion, suggesting that beta-blockers might be helpful as adjuvant therapy for patients with aggressive breast cancer.

Targeted Radiation Holds Promise for Early Breast Cancer

Targeted Radiation Holds Promise for Early Breast Cancer

Limited radiotherapy effective after low-risk tumors are removed, but questions remain.

Study Evaluates Cardiac Safety of Paclitaxel Plus Trastuzumab, Pertuzumab

Study Evaluates Cardiac Safety of Paclitaxel Plus Trastuzumab, Pertuzumab

No significant changes in global longitudinal strain (GLS) or cardiac biomarkers occurred in HER2-positive breast cancer.

Single-dose Trastuzumab Kick Starts Immune Response in Some Breast Cancers

Women with the HER2-enriched type of HER2-positive breast cancer had the highest rate of immune response to treatment with trastuzumab, with a significant increase after just 1 dose of the drug.

Model Demonstrates Benefits of MRI Screening for Breast Cancer in Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

Model Demonstrates Benefits of MRI Screening for Breast Cancer in Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

Female survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) who received chest radiation can reduce their risk of breast cancer through early screening.

Novel Hydrogel Scaffold Replicates Biologic Environment to Grow Human Breast Tissue

A new cell culture scaffold system supported human mammary tissue growth from patient-derived cells, allowing researchers to replicate human breast environment conditions to study breast development and the initiation and progression of breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Survivors Gain Short-term Benefits From Weight-loss Intervention

Breast Cancer Survivors Gain Short-term Benefits From Weight-loss Intervention

Modest weight loss can reduce the likelihood of comorbid conditions in breast cancer survivors.

Gene Test Identifies Patients With Breast cancer That Do Not Need Chemotherapy

Gene Test Identifies Patients With Breast cancer That Do Not Need Chemotherapy

An analysis of test results can help women who won't benefit from additional treatment avoid potential side effects.

Imaging Analysis Nearly Matches Genetic Tests in Determining Need for Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer

A new analysis method for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data appears to reliably determine whether patients would need hormonal treatment only or also need chemotherapy.

High Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio Prognostic in Early Breast Cancer

High Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio Prognostic in Early Breast Cancer

High neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is linked to worse prognosis in Caucasian patients with early breast cancer.

Tomosynthesis May be Primary Screening Modality in Breast Cancer Detection

Tomosynthesis May be Primary Screening Modality in Breast Cancer Detection

Ultrasound may have a better incremental breast cancer detection rate than tomosynthesis in mammography-negative dense breasts.

Breast and Colorectal Cancer Disparities Persist in African Americans

Disparities in some cancer mortality rates between African Americans and whites in the United States have decreased, but these differences remain in colorectal and breast cancers.

Metastasis Increases With Elimination of Cancer-promoting Component in Breast Cancer Tumors

Cancer metastasis is dynamically regulated by cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs), a cancer-promoting component in the tumor microenvironment. Eliminating the CAFs after 10 days dramatically increases the risk of the primary tumor metastasis to the lungs and bones in a mouse model.

Opting for Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Linked With Improved QoL

Opting for Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Linked With Improved QoL

Choice for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) was associated with an improvement in breast satisfaction and psychosocial well-being.

Adding Palbociclib to Fulvestrant Improves PFS in HR+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

Adding Palbociclib to Fulvestrant Improves PFS in HR+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

The addition of palbociclib to fulvestrant was associated with significant and consistent improvement in progression-free survival.

Overexpression of Gene in the Brain Influences Breast Cancer Metastasis

A gene previously thought only to be expressed in the brain, GABAA receptor alpha3 (Gabra3), promotes breast cancer migration, invasion, and metastasis.

More Than One-quarter of Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Severe Fatigue

More Than One-quarter of Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Severe Fatigue

Approximately 1 in 4 survivors of breast cancer suffers from severe fatigue.

Genetic Testing for BRCA Gene Mutations Increasing Among Younger Women With Breast Cancer

Among women age 40 years or younger, rates of genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations have increased, according to a recent study.

Researchers Identify Tumor Signature That Serves as a Biomarker of at Least 5 Types of Cancer

A methylation signature was identified in 5 types of cancer, and it likely occurs in more. These findings may aid in developing a blood test to diagnose cancer at early stages, when it is most treatable.

Breast Cancer Reoperation Rates Vary Widely by Surgeon

Breast Cancer Reoperation Rates Vary Widely by Surgeon

The 90-day reoperation rate for breast conserving surgery dropped from 40 to nearly 25 percent and varies depending on surgeon, according to recent research.

Protein on Lining of Blood Vessels Enables Breast Cancer Metastasis

Protein on Lining of Blood Vessels Enables Breast Cancer Metastasis

The protein EPHA2, a receptor on the lining of blood vessels, controls how breast cancer cells metastasize around the body. These findings shed light on how cancer cells exit blood vessels to enter a new part of the body.

No Additional Benefit From Switching to Bevacizumab, Exemestane in Breast Cancer

No Additional Benefit From Switching to Bevacizumab, Exemestane in Breast Cancer

Maintenance bevacizumab plus exemestane did not achieve longer progression-free survival.

Exercise Does Not Improve Functioning With Advanced Breast Cancer

Exercise Does Not Improve Functioning With Advanced Breast Cancer

An exercise intervention did not improve physical functioning for women living with advanced breast cancer, according to a study.

Letrozole Tied to Ovarian Function Recovery for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Letrozole Tied to Ovarian Function Recovery for Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy

Findings in women aged 40 to 49 years with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer showed a restoration of ovarian function with letrozole treatment following undergo chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea.

Thyroid Function Level Associated With Breast Cancer Risk

Thyroid Function Level Associated With Breast Cancer Risk

An increased risk of breast cancer observed in women with hyperthyroidism, and a lower risk for hypothyroidism.

Study Assesses Reoperation Rate After Breast-conserving Surgery

Nearly 25% of women with early stage breast cancer who underwent breast conservation surgery (BCS) underwent a reoperation within 90 days of surgery across New York State from 2011 to 2013, compared with approximately 40% from 2003 to 2004.

Fat Injection for Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction Does Not Increase Risk of Recurrent Breast Cancer

The use of lipofilling for postmastectomy breast reconstruction does not increase the risk of recurrent breast cancer. These findings are from an analysis of a plastic surgery database.

HER2-associated Lung Cancer: Mutations and Amplifications Result in Different Cancers

Two distinct causes of HER2 activation in lung cancer were demonstrated in a recent study. These findings imply that HER2-positive lung cancer may need different targeted therapies to combat these related but possibly distinct diseases.

New Guideline from ASCO Addresses Use of Biomarkers for Early Breast Cancer

A new clinical practice guideline on the appropriate use of tests for breast tumor biomarkers was issued by ASCO.

Tailoring Decisions on Radiation Therapy for DCIS

Decisions about radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ can be tailored on the basis of patient factors, tumor biology, and the prognostic score, according to research.

BRCA Mutation Testing Rates on the Increase in Young Women

BRCA Mutation Testing Rates on the Increase in Young Women

Among young women diagnosed with breast cancer, frequency of testing 95 percent in 2013

Exercise Intervention Fails to Improve Physical Functioning in Advanced Breast Cancer

Moderate exercise intervention did not appear to improve physical functioning in women with advanced breast cancer to a significant degree, according to study data.

Vulnerability to Infection Increases for Breast Cancer Survivors Treated With Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy for breast cancer can affect the body's ability to ward off common illnesses.

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

Smokers have good reason to quit the habit both before and after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Risk of Breast Cancer or Thyroid Cancer Higher Following a Diagnosis of the Other Cancer Type

Risk of Breast Cancer or Thyroid Cancer Higher Following a Diagnosis of the Other Cancer Type

Review found increased odds for developing thyroid or breast cancer as secondary malignancy after the other cancer type was diagnosed.

Nab-paclitaxel Increases Complete Response Rate in Invasive Breast Cancer

Replacing paclitaxel with nab-paclitaxel, followed by neoadjuvant epirubicin and cyclophosphamide, proved beneficial for patients with invasive breast cancer.

Novel Procedure Improves Staging of Lymph Nodes in Patients With Breast Cancer

Novel Procedure Improves Staging of Lymph Nodes in Patients With Breast Cancer

The accuracy of axillary staging and of pathologic evaluation of clinically node-positive breast cancer is improved by a new procedure, reducing the need for a more invasive procedure with debilitating complications.

Early Onset of Everolimus Adverse Events Requires Thorough Patient Education

Early Onset of Everolimus Adverse Events Requires Thorough Patient Education

Almost half of patients with metastatic HR-positive breast cancer treated with everolimus and exemestane required a dose reduction.

Lipofilling of Breast Not Linked to Breast Cancer Recurrence

Lipofilling of Breast Not Linked to Breast Cancer Recurrence

No increase in locoregional recurrence, systemic recurrence, or second breast cancer observed following breast lipofilling procedure.

Better Approaches to Patient Counseling of BRCA Gene Mutation Carriers Needed

Better Approaches to Patient Counseling of BRCA Gene Mutation Carriers Needed

An in-depth look at the issues associated with the care reveals a need to improve how clinicians can help these women sort through their options.

Meditation May Reduce Breast Biopsy Pain

Meditation May Reduce Breast Biopsy Pain

Listening to guided meditation significantly reduced biopsy pain during imaging-guided breast biopsy.

Higher Fiber Intake May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Higher Fiber Intake May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Higher dietary fiber intake during adolescence and early adulthood may reduce the risk for developing breast cancer.

Rates of Nonrecommended Screenings for Prostate and Breast Cancers Is High Among Older Patients

Among persons 65 years or older with limited life expectancies of less than 10 years, an estimated 15.7% may have undergone nonrecommended screenings for prostate and breast cancers.

Genomic Analysis Reveals Potential Therapeutic Options for Breast Cancer

Genomic Analysis Reveals Potential Therapeutic Options for Breast Cancer

Dozens of new uses for existing drugs, new targets for drug discovery, and new drug combinations have been suggested by the largest analysis of breast cancer cell function to date.

Older Age, Quality of Life Associated With Deviations From Initial Treatment Decisions in Breast Cancer

Older Age, Quality of Life Associated With Deviations From Initial Treatment Decisions in Breast Cancer

Nonadherence to recommended adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer is associated with poor quality of life (QoL).

Many Women With Invasive Breast Cancer May be Undergoing Unnecessary Radiation Therapy

Many Women With Invasive Breast Cancer May be Undergoing Unnecessary Radiation Therapy

Approximately two-thirds of women with stage 1 breast cancer who are 70 years or older are eligible to safely omit subsequent radiation therapy (RT).

Smoking Before, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Linked With Higher Mortality

Smoking Before, After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Linked With Higher Mortality

Smoking before or after cancer diagnosis was associated with a higher mortality from breast cancer and several other causes.

Many Seniors Receiving Unneeded Mammography and Prostate Cancer Screening

Many Seniors Receiving Unneeded Mammography and Prostate Cancer Screening

The rate of non-recommended screening is 15.7 percent in those 65 years and older.

Breast Density Classification on Mammography Often Inconsistent

Breast density assessments can vary for as many as 19% of women, which can lead to inconsistent information regarding the need for additional clinical screenings.

Fewer Mammography Screenings Are Safer in Women With Large Breasts or Implants

The risk of radiation-induced breast cancer is higher for women with large breasts or breast implants because extra screening views often increase their radiation exposure.

Managing breast cancer in younger women: challenges and solutions

Managing breast cancer in younger women: challenges and solutions

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines the unique challenges faced by younger patients with breast cancer, such as the tendency for a more aggressive biology and consequently a poorer prognosis, as well as as related fertility and psychosocial issues.

Symptom Burden Is Higher for Patients With Breast Cancer Receiving Endocrine Therapy

The impact on quality of life for patients with breast cancer receiving adjuvant endocrine therapy (ET) should be given more attention, and clinicians should make better efforts to address patient-reported outcomes.

Age, Surgery, Radiation Associated With Tamoxifen Initiation After DCIS

Age, Surgery, Radiation Associated With Tamoxifen Initiation After DCIS

Age, surgery, and radiation were associated with the initiation of tamoxifen after ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Low-income Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Personalized Survivorship Care Plans

Low-income Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Personalized Survivorship Care Plans

Survivorship care plans led to improved outcomes in a randomized, controlled trial reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium.

Benefits of Regular Mammography Extend to Women Older Than 75 Years

Benefits of Regular Mammography Extend to Women Older Than 75 Years

Both black and white women age 75 to 84 years who underwent annual mammography had lower 10-year breast cancer mortality than corresponding women who underwent biennial or no/irregular mammographies.

Nurse-navigated Care Plans May Improve Adherence in Underserved Populations

Nurse-navigated Care Plans May Improve Adherence in Underserved Populations

Nurse-navigated treatment summaries and survivorship care plans (TSSCPs) may improve adherence.

Eribulin in the Management of Advanced Breast Cancer: Implications of Current Research Findings

Eribulin in the Management of Advanced Breast Cancer: Implications of Current Research Findings

[Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research] This research examines previous recent research on the therapeutic effects and adversities of eribulin monotherapy and eribulin-based combination therapy for breast cancer treatment.

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