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Smoking Increases Risk of Adverse Events With Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy for Breast Cancer

Smoking Increases Risk of Adverse Events With Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy for Breast Cancer

Preoperative smoking is associated with increased risk for breast cancer events and distant metastasis in women treated with aromatase inhibitors (AIs). Hampering the utility of AIs, a common treatment for breast cancer, is yet another health risk associated with smoking.

Nonadherence to Noncancer Medication Schedules Predicts Adherence to Adjuvant Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer

Patients who do not adhere to their medication schedules for chronic conditions prior to a breast cancer diagnosis were twice as likely to skip oral adjuvant hormonal therapy.

Preoperative Breast MRI Affected by Patient Positioning

Preoperative Breast MRI Affected by Patient Positioning

Employing a prone position during preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging might introduce error.

DECT Trial Results Show Trastuzumab Plus Anthracyclines Are Efficacious in HER2+ Breast Cancer

DECT Trial Results Show Trastuzumab Plus Anthracyclines Are Efficacious in HER2+ Breast Cancer

Results from the DECT trial indicate that a combination of epirubicin and trastuzumab improved outcomes in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.

New Therapy Blocks Breast Cancer Cells From Entering and Hiding in Bone Marrow to Form Latent Metastases

New Therapy Blocks Breast Cancer Cells From Entering and Hiding in Bone Marrow to Form Latent Metastases

Researchers demonstrate how breast cancer cells invade bone marrow, where they escape chemotherapy and hormonal therapies that would otherwise eliminate the cancer cells.

Patient Stress Level Influences Best Type of Couples' Therapy for Patients With Breast Cancer and Their Partners

Distressed patients with breast cancer benefit most from a couple-focused supportive group therapy, while less distressed patients benefit more from a structured, skills-based, couples-focused group therapy.

Healthy Lifestyle Could Reduce Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Healthy Lifestyle Could Reduce Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

Following a healthy lifestyle could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer for women already at high risk for the disease due to genetic risk and family history.

Research Shows Potential for Breast Cancer Prevention in BRCA1-Driven Tumors

Research Shows Potential for Breast Cancer Prevention in BRCA1-Driven Tumors

The drug denosumab, which blocks a bone gene, may also prevent breast cancer caused by a BRCA1 mutation. This already approved drug could be available quickly, and would be the first drug for breast cancer prevention.

Exercise Cuts Cardiac Events in Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer

Exercise Cuts Cardiac Events in Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer

The incidence of cardiovascular events was down for patients with non-metastatic breast cancer that exercise.

Triple-Drug Therapy Produces Response in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Mouse Study Shows

Triple-Drug Therapy Produces Response in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Mouse Study Shows

A cocktail of 3 drugs shrank triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) by killing off cancer cells and halting new tumor growth, a new study conducted in mice and lab-grown human cells has shown.



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