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Treatment Strategies and Predicting Prognoses in Elderly Patients With Breast Cancer

Treatment Strategies and Predicting Prognoses in Elderly Patients With Breast Cancer

[Cancer Management and Research] Data from a total of 16,998 patients with breast cancer included in the SEER database were evaluated to determine the prognosis of various treatment options for elderly patients.

Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Weight Loss May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Researchers have linked weight loss with a lower risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

Advances in Radiogenomics: A Review

Researchers are seeking genetic biomarkers that can predict which patients are most likely to suffer radiotoxicities and which can safely undergo intensified radiation treatment regimens.

Second Opinions from Multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Board Are Beneficial

Second Opinions from Multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Board Are Beneficial

A retrospective, observational study investigated the impact of obtaining a second opinion of a breast cancer diagnosis from a multidisciplinary tumor board.

Self-Care Toolkits Ease Negative PostSurgery Experiences for Patients With Breast Cancer

Self-Care Toolkits Ease Negative PostSurgery Experiences for Patients With Breast Cancer

Self-care toolkits were found to reduce pain and other negative postsurgical experiences for women undergoing surgical procedures for breast cancer.

Current Practices in Breast Reconstruction After Treatment for Breast Cancer

Current Practices in Breast Reconstruction After Treatment for Breast Cancer

Researchers present a review of postmastectomy breast reconstruction options and patient preferences.

Anticancer and Cardio-protective Effects of Liposomal Doxorubicin in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

Anticancer and Cardio-protective Effects of Liposomal Doxorubicin in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines the mechanism of action of L-DOX and its most common side effects and highlight results of its use in clinical trials for the treatment of BC as single agent and in combination with other commonly used chemotherapeutics.

Discussing Treatment Costs Reduces Risk of Financial Harm for Patients With Breast Cancer

Discussing Treatment Costs Reduces Risk of Financial Harm for Patients With Breast Cancer

Results of an electronic survey of women with a history of stage 0-III breast cancer revealed patients' preferences for including costs when discussing treatment options with their cancer care team.

Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors

Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors

An examination of the parameters of a cell's nucleus can help identify the molecular markers of breast cancer tumors.

Routine Scanning in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Unnecessary, Greater Harms

Routine Scanning in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Unnecessary, Greater Harms

A study presented at 2018 ASCO Quality Care Symposium demonstrates further support for Choosing Wisely Initiative's recommendations against routine scanning in early-stage breast cancer.

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