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.

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.

False-Positive Mammography Results Common for Those Undergoing Digital Mammography

False-Positive Mammography Results Common for Those Undergoing Digital Mammography

Highest rates of false-positive mammography results and additional imaging seen for women 40 to 49 years old.

Disparities in MRI Screening Use for Patients With Breast Cancer

Disparities in MRI Screening Use for Patients With Breast Cancer

Uptake of screening magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast into clinical practice has the potential to worsen population-based health disparities.

New Breast Cancer Drug Showing Potential as a Treatment for Other Types of Cancer

New Breast Cancer Drug Showing Potential as a Treatment for Other Types of Cancer

Palbociclib, a new oral treatment for certain types of breast cancer, demonstrates potential as a treatment for other types of cancer as well.

No Need to Exclude Patients With Renal Insufficiency From Clinical Trials

Excluding patients with renal insufficiency but good performance status from clinical trials due to concern of excessive hematologic toxicity or poor outcomes may not be necessary with appropriate dosing modifications.

Study Evaluates Effect of Everolimus-induced Stomatitis

Study Evaluates Effect of Everolimus-induced Stomatitis

Everolimus-induced stomatitis did not negatively affect progression-free survival in patients with various types of cancer, such as breast cancer and renal cell carcinoma.

Aromatase Inhibitor Users Want Information on Joint Adverse Events

Aromatase Inhibitor Users Want Information on Joint Adverse Events

Breast cancer survivors who are prescribed an adjuvant AI want ongoing communication with their oncology clinician about the potential for arthralgia and how these joint adverse effects can be managed.

Cancer-induced Weakness in Immune System May Be Key to HER2+ Breast Cancer Recurrence, and Prevention

Cancer-induced Weakness in Immune System May Be Key to HER2+ Breast Cancer Recurrence, and Prevention

T cells from patients whose breast cancer had recently recurred showed weak response to the HER2 receptor protein, according to a recent study. The study findings suggest that immune status monitoring may be used to gauge the risk of recurrence.

Travel Distance is Still a Barrier to Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Travel Distance is Still a Barrier to Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Travel distances continue to be a significant barrier to women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Detection Rate of Ultrasound and Mammography Are Comparable

Ultrasound has comparable sensitivity in detecting breast cancer compared with mammography and should be considered when testing for the disease.

Follow-up of Screening Results Varies Between Breast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancers

Follow-up of people whose screening examinations showed abnormal findings occurred faster for breast cancer than for colorectal and cervical cancers, according to a recent study involving more than 1 million people who underwent screening for these cancers.

Familial Risk and Heritability of Cancer Is Higher Among Twins

Twins carry a significant excess familial risk for cancer overall and for specific types of cancer, including prostate, melanoma, breast, ovary, and uterus, according to a long-term follow-up study of twins in Nordic countries.

Symptom Count Shows Potential as Diagnostic Tool for Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors

Symptom Count Shows Potential as Diagnostic Tool for Lymphedema in Breast Cancer Survivors

Nurse researchers examined the validity, sensitivity, and specificity of various symptoms indicative of breast cancer-related lymphedema. They also determined the best cutoff points for diagnosing lymphedema and risk of lymphedema in breast cancer survivors.

Combination Therapy Proven Beneficial for Asian Women With Endocrine-resistant Breast Cancer

Data collected from Japanese and Korean participants in the global PALOMA3 trial provide evidence that combining palbociclib with fulvestrant is an effective strategy to overcome endocrine resistance in women with advanced HR+/HER2- breast cancer.

Discrepancies Exist Between Patient and Clinician Reports of Adjuvant Chemotherapy-related Adverse Effects

Patient self-reports of adjuvant chemotherapy-related adverse effects are consistently higher in frequency and greater in severity than physician reports, according to a recent study.

Postmenopausal Women With Periodontal Disease Have an Increased Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal women with periodontal disease are more likely to develop breast cancer than women who do not have the chronic inflammatory disease.

High-Sugar Diets Increase Risks for Breast Cancer and Lung Metastases

High amounts of dietary sugar, as is common in the typical Western diet, may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs.

Chemo May Reduce HRQoL, Sexual Function in Patients with Breast Cancer

Researchers observed significant changes in health-related quality of life (HRQoL), depression, and sexual function among patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy.

Risk of Lymphedema Is Associated With Obesity in Patients With Breast Cancer

Lymphedema related to breast cancer is one of the most distressing and feared late effects of breast cancer treatment. Given the improved survival following breast cancer, more and more survivors face lifetime risk of developing this late effect.

Triptorelin Preserves Ovarian Function in Patients with Breast Cancer

Concurrent administration of triptorelin and chemotherapy was associated with higher long-term probability of ovarian function compared with chemotherapy alone among premenopausal women with either HR-positive or HR-negative breast cancer.

Active Surveillance Is Appropriate in Certain Patients With Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

Active surveillance could be a viable alternative to surgery and radiation for select patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Enzyme Demonstrates Effectiveness as a Targeted Therapy in Hard-to-treat Subtypes of Breast Cancer

Findings from a recently published study point to the enzyme casein kinase 1δ (CK1δ), a critical regulator of growth, as a novel and highly vulnerable therapeutic target in hard-to-treat subtypes of breast cancer.

Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone Metastases

Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone Metastases

In a review of the Dutch Bone Metastasis Study results, stratified for primary tumor location, palliative radiation therapy was found to reduce pain and improve quality of life for some patients.

Concomitant Letrozole With Adjuvant Breast Radiotherapy Safe

With long-term follow-up, letrozole can be safely administered concomitantly with adjuvant breast radiotherapy in postmenopausal patients with stage 1 to 2 breast cancer.

Age and Cancer Site Influence Excess Financial Burden of Cancer Survivorship

Economic burden is significantly higher for survivors of colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers compared with persons with no cancer history; however, excess economic burden attributable to cancer varies by cancer site and age.

Young patients with HER2+ breast cancer and no family history have low risk of carrying high risk genes

A recent study examined genetic susceptibility in younger patients diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Reduces Cognitive Deficits in Survivors of Breast and Colorectal Cancers

Participation in an MBSR program yields robust and sustained improvement in cancer-related cognitive impairment.

ACS and ASCO Release Their Survivorship Care Guidelines for Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology publish their breast cancer survivorship care guideline, providing care guidance for the estimated 3.1 million female adult survivors of breast cancer in the United States.

Optimal Delivery of Male Breast Cancer Follow-up Care: Improving Outcomes

Optimal Delivery of Male Breast Cancer Follow-up Care: Improving Outcomes

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This review examines clinical characteristics of male breast cancer and best practices for long-term care with a focus on surveillance, screening, and treatment-related symptom management.

Certain Characteristics Increase Leukemia Risk for Some Breast Cancer Survivors

A new analysis indicates that certain characteristics may indicate a higher risk of developing leukemia after chemotherapy and/or radiation for breast cancer survivors.

Screen and Detection for Early Stage Breast Cancers May Prevent Invasive Disease

Screening for and treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is found to prevent subsequent invasive cancer.

Survival and Time to Surgery and Chemotherapy for Patients With Breast Cancer

More than 3 months from surgery to chemotherapy and increasing delays from diagnosis to surgery in patients with breast cancer are associated with increased risk of death from the disease.

Early Chemotherapy Less Beneficial in Black Women With Breast Cancer

Black women with breast cancer treated with early chemotherapy fare worse than women of other minority groups.

Radiotherapy to the Axilla Can Replace Axillary Lymph Node Dissection in Select Patients

Radiotherapy to the Axilla Can Replace Axillary Lymph Node Dissection in Select Patients

Recent trial data indicate that axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) can be safely omitted in select patients, according to a research presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Obesity Is Not a Factor in Racial or Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Screening Adherence

Adherence to cancer screening recommendations was not found to vary by race/ethnicity and body weight/obesity. In a focused look at the influence of body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, some screening disparities may be decreasing.

Anthracycline-based Chemotherapy More Likely to Produce Neurotoxic Effects on Cognition in Breast Cancer Survivors

Anthracycline-based chemotherapy may have greater negative effects on some cognitive domains and brain network connections compared with nonanthracycline-based regimens.

Lower Survival Rates in Women With Breast Cancer Diagnosed With Depression

Risk of death from all causes is 45% higher in women with breast cancer and a subsequent diagnosis of depression, according to a recent study. This finding could help identify those women most at risk for depression and in need of support.

Initial Surgery Improved Survival in Women With Stage IV Breast Cancer

Initial Surgery Improved Survival in Women With Stage IV Breast Cancer

Women with stage IV breast cancer are more likely to not only survive but survive for an increasingly longer period of time after diagnosis.

SABCS: Laser Ablation a Possible Alternative Breast Cancer Therapy

SABCS: Laser Ablation a Possible Alternative Breast Cancer Therapy

Laser ablation procedure shows promise on breast cancer tumors up to 2 cm in diameter, but more study is needed.

A Review of Current Standards in the Optimal Management of the Axilla

A Review of Current Standards in the Optimal Management of the Axilla

The use of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) alone for care for axillary management in breast cancer patients with negative nodes is on the increase, according to study data presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Targeting Long noncoding RNAs in Breast Cancer May Prevent Tamoxifen Resistance

Targeting Long noncoding RNAs in Breast Cancer May Prevent Tamoxifen Resistance

New study findings presented at SABCS 2015 suggest that BRCAT431 promotes tamoxifen resistance, thereby increasing the clinical risk of recurrence and metastases in breast cancer.

Antibody-drug Conjugates Show Potential in Breast Cancer

Research in mouse models has identified molecules that can bind to cancer cells and induce apoptosis.

Identifying Genetic Drivers of Breast Cancer Tumors and Metastasis

Identifying Genetic Drivers of Breast Cancer Tumors and Metastasis

A novel genetic driver analysis of matched breast cancer primary tumors and multiorgan metastases suggests that most genetic drivers in a single tumor are based on DNA copy number variants (CNV), are established early, and are maintained in metastases. These findings were presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Ten-year Overall Survival Is Higher After Breast-conserving Therapy Compared With Mastectomy in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Ten-year Overall Survival Is Higher After Breast-conserving Therapy Compared With Mastectomy in Early Stage Breast Cancer

Breast-conserving surgery with radiation therapy (BCT) demonstrated improved 10-year overall survival in patients with early stage breast cancer compared with mastectomy without radiation therapy, according to data presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

EPclin Score Provides More Prognostic Information for Residual Distant Recurrence in ER+/HER2- Breast Cancer

EPclin Score Provides More Prognostic Information for Residual Distant Recurrence in ER+/HER2- Breast Cancer

EndoPredict (EP) provided superior information to the Oncotype DX recurrence score (RS) for distant recurrence (DR) in overall, N+, and N- patient populations, and also pinpointed a low-risk patient group who may not need chemotherapy.

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

There are benefits for breast and colorectal cancer survivors with mindfulness-based stress reduction, study data indicates.

Mathematical Modeling Can Help Predict Impact of Surgery on Cancer Metastasis

The size of a surgically removed tumor is generally thought to relate to the risk of metastasis; however, tumor cells metastasize at different times therefore the rate of spread is difficult to assess. A mathematical model was developed to calculate the relationship between tumor size and the relative risk of recurrence after surgery.

Cognitive-behavioral Stress Management Improves Treatment and Survival in Women With Breast Cancer

Women who were taught how to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment showed greater length of survival and longer time until disease recurrence over 8 to 15 years after their original diagnosis.

Synthetic 2D Mammography Is Cost Effective and Reduces X-ray Exposure in Breast Cancer Screening Mammography

Synthetic 2D Mammography Is Cost Effective and Reduces X-ray Exposure in Breast Cancer Screening Mammography

Use of a synthetic 2D mammogram, instead of a standard 2d film, may offer breast cancer patients the benefits of 2D/3D screening combinations at a reduced radiation exposure level.

Adding Carboplatin to Neoadjuvant Therapy for Triple-negative Early Breast Cancer Improves Disease-free Survival

Adding Carboplatin to Neoadjuvant Therapy for Triple-negative Early Breast Cancer Improves Disease-free Survival

Carboplatin added to anthracycline/taxane-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy significantly improved pathological complete response rates in patients with triple-negative breast cancer in two large phase IIb studies: GeparSixto and CALGB 40603. Researchers reported on disease-free survival for GeparSixto after median 35 months of observation at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Premenopausal Patients With High-risk Luminal A Breast Cancer Get No Benefit From Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Premenopausal Patients With High-risk Luminal A Breast Cancer Get No Benefit From Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Premenopausal women with luminal A subtype breast cancer had comparable 10-year disease-free survival rates regardless of whether they received adjuvant chemotherapy, according to data presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Additional Breast Cancer Tumors Found on MRI After Mammography May Be Larger, More Aggressive

Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, and in some cases, may necessitate a change in treatment plan.

Avelumab Demonstrated Clinical Activity in Subset of Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Avelumab Demonstrated Clinical Activity in Subset of Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Avelumab has an acceptable safety profile in patients with metastatic breast cancer and demonstrated signs of greater clinical activity in specific subsets of patients.

Prophylactic Heart Failure Pharmacotherapy Is Safe and Effective in Patients With HER2-overexpressing Breast Cancer

Prophylactic Heart Failure Pharmacotherapy Is Safe and Effective in Patients With HER2-overexpressing Breast Cancer

Prophylactic use of standard HF pharmacotherapy appears to be effective for patients with HER2-overexpressing breast cancer.

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Offers Better Cosmetic and Psychological Outcomes for Patients With Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing Mastectomy Offers Better Cosmetic and Psychological Outcomes for Patients With Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction results in higher reported patient body image, when compared to skin-sparing partial mastectomy (SS-PM), and may lower risk of local recurrence.

Breast Cancer Screening Improves Among Low-income Women in Medicaid Expansion States

Low-income women in Medicaid expansion states in the United States are more likely to undergo breast cancer screening than those in nonexpansion states, according to a study presented at RSNA 2015.

RSNA: Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor Increased Post ACA

RSNA: Breast Cancer Screening Among Poor Increased Post ACA

Researchers report that expansion of Medicaid coverage is improving access to mammograms in the United States.

Model Uses Nonclinical Calculations to Forecast the Metastasis Path of Breast Cancer

Researchers developed a mathematical model to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting, and surfing the Web.

Women With False-Positive Mammogram May Have Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Women With False-Positive Mammogram May Have Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Women with a history of a false-positive mammogram result may have an increased risk for developing breast cancer.

Telephone Counseling Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

Telephone Counseling Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors

Telephone counseling is similarly effective to in-person counseling for overweight breast cancer survivors.

Prescription Coverage Impacts Treatment Adherence in Breast Cancer, Even for Low-cost Drugs

Patients with breast cancer whose health insurance plans included prescription drug benefits were 10% more likely to start important hormonal therapy than patients who did not have prescription drug coverage.

Use of Genomic Testing in Breast Cancer Has Greater Impact on Treatment, Costs

Use of Genomic Testing in Breast Cancer Has Greater Impact on Treatment, Costs

Receipt of the 21-gene recurrence score assay (RS) impacts breast cancer treatment and health care costs.

Estrogen Plus Progestin Use Increases ER+ Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women

Estrogen Plus Progestin Use Increases ER+ Breast Cancer Risk in African American Women

Use of estrogen with progestin increases the risk of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer in African American women.

New Model for Breast Cancer Risk in Hispanic Women Is the First to be Based Exclusively on Data From Hispanic Women

The first breast cancer risk-prediction model based entirely on data from Hispanic women, including whether a woman was born in or outside the United States, provides a more accurate assessment of Hispanic women's risk of developing breast cancer.

Blood Sample Offers a New Way of Detecting Cancer

Blood Sample Offers a New Way of Detecting Cancer

RNA test of blood platelets can detect, classify, and pinpoint the location of cancer by analyzing a sample equivalent to 1 drop of blood. Using this new method, researchers were able to identify cancer with 96% accuracy.

S-1 as First-line Chemo for HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer

S-1 as First-line Chemo for HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer

S-1 is just as effective in terms of overall survival as a taxane as first-line treatment for patients with metastatic breast cancer.

No Racial Disparities in ODX Testing for Node-Negative Breast Cancer

No Racial Disparities in ODX Testing for Node-Negative Breast Cancer

There are no racial disparities in Oncotype DX (ODX) testing for patients with node-negative early breast cancer for ODX testing.

Weight Loss Counseling Effective in Breast Cancer Survivors

Weight Loss Counseling Effective in Breast Cancer Survivors

Both in-person and telephone counseling were effective weight loss strategies in breast cancer survivors and resulted in favorable effects.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Associated With Anastrozole for Prevention of Breast Cancer

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Associated With Anastrozole for Prevention of Breast Cancer

The use of anastrozole for the prevention of breast cancer was associated with a higher incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

Blood Test Indicates Breast Cancer Tumors Developed Resistance to Hormone Treatment

Scientists developed a highly sensitive blood test that indicates when breast cancers become resistant to standard hormone treatment. In addition, the test results can be used to guide further treatment.

Improved Breast Cancer Outcomes Is Tied to Overall National Health Care Structures

Improved Breast Cancer Outcomes Is Tied to Overall National Health Care Structures

New and better drugs to treat diseases such as advanced breast cancer will have little effect on improving patient outcomes if a country does not have good health care structures in place.

International Experts Call for Investigations Into Long-Term Management Options for Select Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer

International experts have called for a clinical trial to investigate the best ways for identifying and treating a small but important group of patients with advanced breast cancer who can survive for long periods without their disease progressing.

Depression, Antidepressant Use Not Linked With Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Depression, Antidepressant Use Not Linked With Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Depression and antidepressant use may not be associated with increased risk of breast cancer.

Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer Address an International Conference About Misleading Disease-Specific Messages

Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer Address an International Conference About Misleading Disease-Specific Messages

Patients with advanced breast cancer spoke out about the damaging messages some organizations issue about advanced breast cancer. They need to be identified and educated to change the way they talk about the disease.

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