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Helical APBI Delivers Targeted Dose of Adjuvant Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer

Helical APBI Delivers Targeted Dose of Adjuvant Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer

Preliminary results of a prospective, phase II trial show that once-daily accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) effectively prevented recurrence of cancer in the treated breast at a median 34 months after treatment.

High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Can Protect Against Cancer

High-Fat Mediterranean Diet Can Protect Against Cancer

A Mediterranean-style diet can help protect against diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and breast cancer,research indicates.

Radiologists Vary Widely on the Definition of Dense Breasts

Radiologists Vary Widely on the Definition of Dense Breasts

The definition of dense breasts can range from 6.3 to 84.5 percent of patients, depending on radiologist.

Ratio of Biomarkers on Imaging Identifies Aggressiveness of DCIS

A new technique combines imaging and mathematics to identify aggressive forms of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), or stage 0 breast cancer, from nonaggressive varieties.

Triplet Regimen Followed by Maintenance Active in Triple-negative Breast Cancer

Triplet Regimen Followed by Maintenance Active in Triple-negative Breast Cancer

A first-line triplet chemoimmunotherapy regimen comprised of paclitaxel, capecitabine, and bevacizumab followed by capecitabine and bevacizumab alone as maintenance therapy is highly active with a manageable safety profile in patients with triple-negative breast cancer.

Supine Position Better Informs Surgeons About Tumor Size and Location Before Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer

Considerable deformity of the breast and tumor position occur when placing patients in the prone (face down) position to obtain pre-operative MRI of the breast, compared with placing patients in the supine (face up) position.

Epigenetic Regulator of Tumorigenesis Suggests New Strategies Against Breast Cancer

The protein CBX8 uses a previously unknown mechanism to promote the origin of breast tumors, or tumorigenesis, in the most lethal forms of breast cancer, according to new research.

Bacteria in Breast Tissue May Protect Against Breast Cancer

Bacteria in Breast Tissue May Protect Against Breast Cancer

Bacteria differ between healthy breasts and those with cancer, and beneficial bacteria may actually be protecting women against cancer; a finding that may lead to using probiotics to prevent breast cancer.

Among Survivors, Relaxing Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep Quality, QoL

Among Survivors, Relaxing Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep Quality, QoL

Relaxing acupressure resulted in significant improvement in persistent fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life among survivors of breast cancer, a recent study has shown.

POSTCARE Intervention May Improve QoL Among Cancer Survivors

POSTCARE Intervention May Improve QoL Among Cancer Survivors

The Patient-Owned Survivorship Transition Care for Activated, Empowered survivors (POSTCARE) intervention resulted in clinically meaningful improvements in 3 domains of quality of life (QoL) among survivors of breast cancers.



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