Aspirin Use May Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Women with Diabetes

Aspirin Use May Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Women with Diabetes

Regular aspirin use is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer among women with diabetes, a recent study from Taiwan has shown.

Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups

Follow-up after abnormal results on mammography is more likely to be delayed among Asian American women compared with white women, and varies between different Asian ethnicities.

Changes in Pulmonary Function Tests in Breast Carcinoma Patients Treated With Locoregional Post-mastectomy Radiotherapy: Results of a Pilot Study

Changes in Pulmonary Function Tests in Breast Carcinoma Patients Treated With Locoregional Post-mastectomy Radiotherapy: Results of a Pilot Study

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] The goal of this research was to evaluate the acute changes in PFTs in breast carcinoma patients who received adjuvant chemotherapy and were treated with PMRT including SC regions.

QOL, Adverse Effects Better With Capecitabine After Adjuvant Epirubicin for Breast Cancer

QOL, Adverse Effects Better With Capecitabine After Adjuvant Epirubicin for Breast Cancer

Women with breast cancer who received capecitabine after adjuvant epirubicin had better quality of life (QOL) compared with those who received CMF after adjuvant therapy.

Taxane-based Chemotherapy May Diminish Balance, Gait in Breast Cancer Survivors

Taxane-based Chemotherapy May Diminish Balance, Gait in Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors who received taxane-based chemotherapy for their disease are at increased risk for falls due to CIPN and treatment-associated effects on balance and gait.

Weight-Loss Program Aids African-American Breast Cancer Survivors

Weight-Loss Program Aids African-American Breast Cancer Survivors

Community-based, interventionist-guided weight loss program was efficacious for early-stage survivors.

Adding Pertuzumab to Adjuvant Therapy Is Beneficial for Some Women with Early Breast Cancer

Adding Pertuzumab to Adjuvant Therapy Is Beneficial for Some Women with Early Breast Cancer

Adding a second HER2-blocker to standard care therapy after surgery for HER2-positive breast cancer may be modestly beneficial for some women.

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Nurse Navigation Survey

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Nurse Navigation Survey

A patient survey was designed to examine patient views of their initial breast cancer diagnosis process and care management.

Nurse-Led Psychological Intervention Beneficial in Breast Cancer

Nurse-Led Psychological Intervention Beneficial in Breast Cancer

Participants with high risk of depression reported lower mood disturbance, anxiety, depression following intervention.

Ovarian Function Recovery May Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Ovarian Function Recovery May Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Ovarian function recovery (OFR) in women with chemotherapy-induced ovarian function failure decreases residual 5-year disease-free and overall survival.

Novel Approach Increases Breast, Ovarian Cancer Genetic Screening

Novel Approach Increases Breast, Ovarian Cancer Genetic Screening

A questionnaire added to intake forms at a breast cancer imaging center identified women with BRCA mutations who might otherwise have been missed.

Interactive Tool Improves Breast Cancer Treatment Decision-Making

Interactive Tool Improves Breast Cancer Treatment Decision-Making

A tool called iCanDecide prepares patients for making decision about treatment better than static online information, study finds.

Treatment for Breast Cancer in Men Differs From Treatment for Women

Treatment for Breast Cancer in Men Differs From Treatment for Women

Male breast cancer patients are less likely than their female counterparts to receive adjuvant hormone therapy and postlumpectomy radiation.

Efficacy of Trastuzumab Biosimilars Shown Equivalent to Originator in HER2 Breast Cancer

Efficacy of Trastuzumab Biosimilars Shown Equivalent to Originator in HER2 Breast Cancer

Biosimilars and originator trastuzumab neoadjuvant therapy had a comparable effect on pathologic complete response rates.

Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention

Cancer Recurrence Fear Reduced by Novel Psychological Intervention

'Conquer Fear' decreased fear among survivors of breast and colorectal cancer and melanoma compared with relaxation techniques.

Tai Chi Effective, Affordable Alternative to CBT-I for Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

Tai Chi Effective, Affordable Alternative to CBT-I for Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

Tai chi is as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) for the treatment of insomnia in breast cancer survivors.

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Even a small glass of wine each day can increase the odds of both premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer, evidence suggests.

Education, Counseling on Caregiving Role for Spouses Improves Outcomes for Women With Breast Cancer

Education, Counseling on Caregiving Role for Spouses Improves Outcomes for Women With Breast Cancer

An educational counseling intervention delivered by nurses directly to spouses of women with breast cancer improved marital communications and patients' appraisal of their spouse's interpersonal support.

Home-based Symptom Management With Caregiver Involvement Improves HRQOL in Advanced Breast Cancer

Home-based Symptom Management With Caregiver Involvement Improves HRQOL in Advanced Breast Cancer

Trends in caregiver involvement in home-based patient care are introducing new avenues for symptom management and improved health-related quality of life for patients undergoing chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer.

Journaling Improves Adherence to Skin Self-Care During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Journaling Improves Adherence to Skin Self-Care During Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Weekly journaling with oncology nurse review ensures adherence to skin self-care in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Mastectomy vs BCT: Understanding Women's Treatment Choice for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Mastectomy vs BCT: Understanding Women's Treatment Choice for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Canadian investigators sought to understand the factors that influence the treatment choices of women with early-stage breast cancer.

High Levels of Negative Emotions in Breast Cancer Survivors Motivates Exercise, Increases Cortisol Levels

High Levels of Negative Emotions in Breast Cancer Survivors Motivates Exercise, Increases Cortisol Levels

Negative emotions were shown to motivate breast cancer survivors to engage in moderate-to-vigorous exercise, and can increase their daytime levels of cortisol.

Position Statement on Fracture Risk With AI Therapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Updated

Position Statement on Fracture Risk With AI Therapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Updated

Seven interdisciplinary cancer and bone societies released a position statement updating recommendations for limiting bone loss and fracture risk in patients with early-stage breast cancer undergoing treatment with AIs.

Integrating Texture Features in Breast Tissue Analysis Improved Accuracy of Tissue Classification

Integrating Texture Features in Breast Tissue Analysis Improved Accuracy of Tissue Classification

A texture analysis technique improved classification of different types of breast tissue imaged with optical coherence microscopy.

Follow-up Surgery Not Needed When Breast Cancer Responds to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Follow-up Surgery Not Needed When Breast Cancer Responds to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Women with triple-negative or HER2-positive breast cancer who achieve a pathologic complete response from neoadjuvant chemotherapy may be able to avoid follow-up breast or lymph node surgery.

Manipulation Increases Susceptibility of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer to Conventional Therapy

Manipulation Increases Susceptibility of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer to Conventional Therapy

Researchers manipulated triple-negative breast cancer cells to make them susceptible to conventional antiestrogen therapy for breast cancer.

New Criteria for Appropriate Use of Bone Scintigraphy to Diagnose and Manage Prostate and Breast Cancer

New Criteria for Appropriate Use of Bone Scintigraphy to Diagnose and Manage Prostate and Breast Cancer

Several clinical societies came together to create appropriate use criteria for the use of bone scintigraphy in patients with prostate and breast cancer.

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

Primary Care Physicians Surveyed on Breast Cancer Screening Practices

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

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.

Cost and Complication Rates Differ Among Early Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Cost and Complication Rates Differ Among Early Breast Cancer Treatment Options

Researchers compared cost data and complications between mastectomy with reconstruction and other guideline-based treatments for patients with early-stage breast cancer.

Use of Counseling, Surgery Rates Show Limited Physician Knowledge of Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

Use of Counseling, Surgery Rates Show Limited Physician Knowledge of Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

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.

Recommendations Against Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Not Tied to Patient Satisfaction

Recommendations Against Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Not Tied to Patient Satisfaction

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 Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

Physical Activity Improves Outcomes for Patients with Breast Cancer and Survivors

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.

Breast Cancer Rates Increasing in Asian-American Women

Breast Cancer Rates Increasing in Asian-American Women

Out of 7 nationality groups studied, only Japanese women didn't have an overall increase in the disease.

Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis: Challenges and Solutions

Mastectomy Skin Flap Necrosis: Challenges and Solutions

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research discusses the management options for incidents of mastectomy skin flap necrosis (MSFN).

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the types of mammograms, false-positive and false-negative results, digital mammography, and tomosynthesis mammography.

National Databases Reports on Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities for Breast Reconstruction Vary

National Databases Reports on Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities for Breast Reconstruction Vary

Reporting of overall immediate breast reconstruction and of racial disparities varies significantly between SEER and 2 large US databases.

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomies for Early Stage Invasive Breast Cancer Vary by State

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomies for Early Stage Invasive Breast Cancer Vary by State

The proportion of women with invasive early-stage unilateral breast cancer electing CPM has increased significantly, and varies across US states.

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

Benefits of Radiation Therapy Undone by Smoking in Some Breast Cancer Patients

Absolute risks from radiation therapy for women with breast cancer who continue to smoke could exceed the absolute benefit of the therapy.

Trends in BRCA Mutation Testing Shifting Toward Unaffected Women

Trends in BRCA Mutation Testing Shifting Toward Unaffected Women

Genetic testing for BRCA gene mutation is increasingly undertaken by women unaffected by breast and/or ovarian cancers.

Postoperative Outcomes Similar With Mobile App Follow-up for Ambulatory Breast Reconstruction

Postoperative Outcomes Similar With Mobile App Follow-up for Ambulatory Breast Reconstruction

Follow-up via mobile app similar to in-person postoperative visits for low-risk ambulatory patients after breast reconstruction.

Risk Calculator Determines Likelihood of PPBCS in Breast Cancer

Risk Calculator Determines Likelihood of PPBCS in Breast Cancer

Risk calculator assesses patients for risk of persistent pain after breast cancer surgery (PPBCS).

Smoking Increases Long-Term Risks From Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer

Smoking Increases Long-Term Risks From Radiotherapy in Breast Cancer

Risk associated with radiotherapy for breast cancer is substantially reduced with smoking cessation.

Genetic Similarity to BRCA1/BRCA2 Mutations May Impact Treatment Options

Genetic Similarity to BRCA1/BRCA2 Mutations May Impact Treatment Options

Genetic signatures similar to BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations could make PARP inhibition a treatment option for some breast cancers.

Evidenced-Based Radiation Treatment Tied to Cost Savings in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Evidenced-Based Radiation Treatment Tied to Cost Savings in Early Stage Breast Cancer

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

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).

Shorter Treatment of Breast Cancer with Trastuzumab May Lead to Improved Results

Shorter Treatment of Breast Cancer with Trastuzumab May Lead to Improved Results

A significantly shorter course of trastuzumab achieved both improved outcomes for patients and cost savings for the UK National Health Service.

Directly Informing Patients of Breast Cancer Risk, Options Improves Follow-Up Screening

Directly Informing Patients of Breast Cancer Risk, Options Improves Follow-Up Screening

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.

Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Antiperspirants/Deodorants and Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines possible relationships between use of antiperspirants or deodorants and cancer risk.

Immunosuppressor Inhibits Metabolic Pathway in Breast Cancer, Kills Cancer Cells

Immunosuppressor Inhibits Metabolic Pathway in Breast Cancer, Kills Cancer Cells

Leflunomide, an immunosuppressor FDA-approved for rheumatoid arthritis, is effective against breast cancer in mouse study.

Does Pregnancy Increase Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer?

Does Pregnancy Increase Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer?

Pregnancy around the time of, or after, diagnosis of breast cancer is not associated with an increased risk of death.

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Remain Inactive After Treatment

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Remain Inactive After Treatment

Despite the known benefits of physical activity for breast cancer survivors, a large proportion of this population continues to be physically inactive after treatment.

ASCO Issues Adjuvant Bisphosphonate in Breast Cancer Guideline

ASCO Issues Adjuvant Bisphosphonate in Breast Cancer Guideline

Zoledronic acid and clodranate are the recommended bisphosphonates for the adjuvant treatment of postmenopausal patients with breast cancer.

Skeletal Muscle Mass, Composition Is Predictive of Treatment-Related Toxicity in Breast Cancer

Skeletal Muscle Mass, Composition Is Predictive of Treatment-Related Toxicity in 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.

Trends in Mammography Indicate Better Detection of Cancer, More Biopsies

Trends in Mammography Indicate Better Detection of Cancer, More Biopsies

Digital mammography has improved breast cancer detection, increased biopsies.

Risk of Lung Cancer Increases After Radiation for Breast Cancer

Risk of Lung Cancer Increases After Radiation for Breast Cancer

Treatment with radiation therapy for invasive breast cancer may place East Asian women at a greater risk of developing second primary lung cancer (SPLC).

Docetaxel-associated Myalgia-arthralgia Syndrome in Patients With Breast Cancer

Docetaxel-associated Myalgia-arthralgia Syndrome in Patients With Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines possible risk factors and effectiveness of treatments for docetaxel-associated myalgia-arthralgia syndrome.

Breast Tomosynthesis Technique May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Screening Recall Rate

Breast Tomosynthesis Technique May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Screening Recall Rate

Digital breast tomosynthesis used with full-field digital mammography has the potential to reduce call-back rates for breast examinations.

Supplemental MRI Improves Breast Cancer Detection

Supplemental MRI Improves Breast Cancer Detection

MRI screening has high specificity and positive predictive value in average risk women.

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial for Improving Sexual Functioning

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beneficial for Improving Sexual Functioning

Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy has positive effects on sexual functioning in breast cancer survivors experiencing sexual dysfunction.

Tattoo Transforms Mastectomy Scars Into Personal Art for Breast Cancer Survivors

Tattoo Transforms Mastectomy Scars Into Personal Art for Breast Cancer Survivors

Painter and tattoo artist David Allen has used his skills to transform breasts scarred by surgical reconstruction into works of art.

Patients With a Recurrence Score of 11 to 25 May Not Benefit from Chemo

Patients With a Recurrence Score of 11 to 25 May Not Benefit from Chemo

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.

Patients With HER2-enriched Subtype Benefit Most from Dual HER2 Blockade

Patients With HER2-enriched Subtype Benefit Most from Dual HER2 Blockade

HER-2 enriched subtype predicts for HER2 blockade benefit with lapatinib and trastuzumab

Scalp Cooling Reduces Risk of Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia

Scalp Cooling Reduces Risk of Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia

Risk of chemotherapy-induced hair loss common to breast cancer therapy may be reduced with the use of scalp-cooling device.

1 Year of Adjuvant Trastuzumab Improves Long-Term DFS in Early Breast Cancer

1 Year of Adjuvant Trastuzumab Improves Long-Term DFS in Early Breast Cancer

Adjuvant trastuzumab following chemotherapy significantly improves long-term disease-free survival in women with HER2-positive early breast cancer, according to study data.

Myalgia-arthralgia Syndrome Associated With Taxanes in Patients with Breast Cancer

Myalgia-arthralgia Syndrome Associated With Taxanes in Patients with Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines predisposing factors, prevention, and therapy of myalgia-arthralgia syndrome (M-AS).

Women Treated for DCIS Have Slightly Lower Risk for All-Cause Mortality

Women Treated for DCIS Have Slightly Lower Risk for All-Cause Mortality

Risk for all-cause mortality is lower among older women treated for DCIS.

Mammographic Breast Density Correlates With Risk of Primary, Contralateral Breast Cancer

Mammographic Breast Density Correlates With Risk of Primary, Contralateral Breast Cancer

High mammographic breast density is a risk factor for primary breast cancer. In this study, a potential correlation with contralateral breast cancer was investigated.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

In this study, the impact of cholesterol-lowering medications on breast cancer recurrence in women receiving adjuvant endocrine therapy was investigated.

Racial Disparities in BRCA-Related Management Strategies

Racial Disparities in BRCA-Related Management Strategies

Fewer black BRCA carriers undergo salpingo-oophorectomy to reduce their risk for breast cancer than their Hispanic and non-Hispanic white counterparts.

False Positive Mammograms More Likely to Delay Subsequent Screening

False Positive Mammograms More Likely to Delay Subsequent Screening

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.

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

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?

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.

Inflammatory Cytokine Levels Increase Breast Tissue Density, Cancer Risk

Inflammatory Cytokine Levels Increase Breast Tissue Density, Cancer Risk

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.

Soy Consumption Influences Tamoxifen Efficacy Against Breast Tumor Recurrence

Soy Consumption Influences Tamoxifen Efficacy Against Breast Tumor Recurrence

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

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.

Underuse, Misuse of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer Has Decreased

Underuse, Misuse of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer Has Decreased

Although significant variation in care persists, underuse and misuse of adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer has decreased since 2004.

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy May Benefit African-American Women with Breast Cancer

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy May Benefit African-American Women with Breast Cancer

Administering chemotherapy to African-American women with breast cancer prior to surgery may help improve their survival.

A Call for Better Efforts to Treat and Prevent Breast Cancer Treatment-Related Toxicities

A Call for Better Efforts to Treat and Prevent Breast Cancer Treatment-Related Toxicities

Researchers report that clinicians may want to start collecting toxicity data routinely and offering early interventions to patients with breast cancer.

Letrozole Not Superior to Anastrazole for HR+, Node+ Early Breast Cancer

Letrozole Not Superior to Anastrazole for HR+, Node+ Early 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.

Zoledronic Acid Every 12 Weeks Noninferior to Every 4 Weeks

Zoledronic Acid Every 12 Weeks Noninferior to Every 4 Weeks

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

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.

Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Report Substantial Treatment-Related Toxicities

Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Report Substantial Treatment-Related Toxicities

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.

New Use of an Old Drug Could Address Cancer Metastasis

New Use of an Old Drug Could Address Cancer Metastasis

CDK 4/6 inhibitors, currently approved for the treatment of estrogen-positive breast cancer, were found to inhibit metastasis in triple-negative breast

Intervention Reduces Fear of Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors

Intervention Reduces Fear of Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors

The Attention and Interpretation Modification for Fear of Breast Cancer Recurrence (AIM-FBCR) intervention helped reduce health worries for survivors of breast cancer.

The Affordable Care Act Has Increased the Use of Mammography But Not Colonoscopy

The Affordable Care Act Has Increased the Use of Mammography But Not Colonoscopy

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.

Screening for Breast Cancer Correlates with Significant Overdiagnosis

Screening for Breast Cancer Correlates with Significant Overdiagnosis

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.

Menopause-specific QoL Changes Associated With Chemoprevention Nonadherence

Menopause-specific QoL Changes Associated With Chemoprevention Nonadherence

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.

Perceived Breast Density May Influence Single Read Suitability

Perceived Breast Density May Influence Single Read Suitability

Features mainly linked to mammographic breast density are key in influencing a classification of normal.

Longer Dosing Interval of Zoledronic Acid May Be Acceptable for Bone Metastases

Longer Dosing Interval of Zoledronic Acid May Be Acceptable for Bone Metastases

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.

Serum IL-12 May Predict for Chemotherapy-Related Fatigue in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Serum IL-12 May Predict for Chemotherapy-Related Fatigue in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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.

Patients With Breast Cancer Report More Cognitive Difficulties After Chemotherapy

Patients With Breast Cancer Report More Cognitive Difficulties After Chemotherapy

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 PPIs Reduces Survival in GI Cancers

Drug-Drug Interaction Between Capecitabine and PPIs Reduces Survival in GI Cancers

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.

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Recommendations: Considerations for a Growing Survivorship Population

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Recommendations: Considerations for a Growing Survivorship Population

Women with a history of breast cancer face a wide variety of challenges as they transition from the role of "patient" to "survivor".

Biomarker Predicts Anthracycline-caused Heart Damage in Women with Breast Cancer

Biomarker Predicts Anthracycline-caused Heart Damage in Women with Breast Cancer

Investigators have identified a genetic biomarker that can help determine congestive heart failure risk in individuals undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.

BRCA Testing, Not Mastectomies, Show Increase After Jolie Editorial

BRCA Testing, Not Mastectomies, Show Increase After Jolie Editorial

More women tested for the BRCA genes but no corresponding increase in mastectomy rates

Peer Navigation Program Helpful for Patients With Hereditary Cancers

Peer Navigation Program Helpful for Patients With Hereditary Cancers

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.

MOCHA App Facilitates Communication Between Caregivers, Patients

MOCHA App Facilitates Communication Between Caregivers, Patients

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.

Social Isolation Can Adversely Affect Breast Cancer Survival

Social Isolation Can Adversely Affect Breast Cancer Survival

Weak social ties are associated with poorer survival and a higher risk of breast cancer recurrence, researchers say.

Scalp-cooling Device To Reduce Chemotherapy-related Alopecia

Scalp-cooling Device To Reduce Chemotherapy-related Alopecia

A new system appears efficacious in preventing chemotherapy-related alopecia in women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at SABCS 2016.

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