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No Clinical Benefit to Expanding Gene Panel Beyond Ovarian and Breast Cancer Genes in High-risk Women

Expanding a panel of tested genes beyond the known breast and ovarian cancer-specific genes in patients with breast and ovarian cancer did not confer any clinical benefit.

Adding Two Inhibitors Enhances Effectiveness of Tamoxifen in ER-positive Breast Cancer

Combining 2 existing chemotherapy drugs, a DNMT1 inhibitor and a histone deacetylase inhibitor, reduced the numbers of cancer stem cells and improved survival in a mouse model.

Higher CAM Use Associated With Decreased Chemo Initiation

Higher CAM Use Associated With Decreased Chemo Initiation

Researchers examined possible correlations between complementary and alternative medicine and delayed initiation of clinically indicated chemotherapy among patients with early-stage breast cancer.

BRCA1/2 Testing Recommendations Vary Between Black and White Patients

BRCA1/2 Testing Recommendations Vary Between Black and White Patients

Disparities in BRCA1/2 testing in black and white women is attributable to differences in physician recommendations, according to a recent study.

All Patients Need Monitoring for Heart Events After Trastuzumab Therapy for Breast Cancer

All Patients Need Monitoring for Heart Events After Trastuzumab Therapy for Breast Cancer

Patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer with trastuzumab-containing regimens need to be monitored for heart damage regardless of age.



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