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Novel Radiotracer Is Near Perfect in Detecting Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer

Novel Radiotracer Is Near Perfect in Detecting Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer

A novel sentinel lymph node (SLN) radiotracer, 99mTC-rituximab, demonstrated nearly 100% detection/success rate in SLN and metastasis in breast cancer.

MammaPrint Helps to Identify Which Patients Require Adjuvant Chemotherapy

The 70-gene signature test, in combination with standard clinical-pathologic criteria, may help clinicians decide whether patients with early stage breast cancer who are at high clinical risk require adjuvant chemotherapy.

Adolescent Girls With Breast Cancer Family History Have Higher Self-esteem

Adolescent Girls With Breast Cancer Family History Have Higher Self-esteem

Adolescent girls from BRCA1/2 mutation-positive and breast cancer families have high self-esteem but greater breast-cancer specific-distress.

PMPS: A Common Late Effect of Surgery and Radiation for Breast Cancer

PMPS: A Common Late Effect of Surgery and Radiation for Breast Cancer

Postmastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a debilitating late effect of surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Patient Expectations Linked to Clinical Outcome from Endocrine Treatment

Patient Expectations Linked to Clinical Outcome from Endocrine Treatment

Negative patient expectations are associated with an increased risk of adverse events in patients with breast cancer undergoing endocrine therapy.

Breast Cancer Tumors Often a Composite of Tumor Types, Enhancing Treatment Resistance

Breast Cancer Tumors Often a Composite of Tumor Types, Enhancing Treatment Resistance

Estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers are often not a single tumor but a composite of related tumors, referred to as sub-clones.

Hormone Receptor Test Results in DCIS Core Needle Biopsy Not Used, Not Needed

Hormone Receptor Test Results in DCIS Core Needle Biopsy Not Used, Not Needed

Routine testing for hormone receptors in tissue obtained in a first needle biopsy for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Early Tumor Size Change May Predict OS in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Early Tumor Size Change May Predict OS in Metastatic Breast Cancer

Change in tumor size at week 8 may predict overall survival during first-line therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Physical Activity May Reduce Mortality by 44% in Patients With Breast Cancer

Physical Activity May Reduce Mortality by 44% in Patients With Breast Cancer

Participation in exercise may reduce mortality compared with nonparticipation in patients with breast cancer.

Weight Loss Through Diet Improves Risks for Cancer in Overweight/Obese Women

Weight Loss Through Diet Improves Risks for Cancer in Overweight/Obese Women

Losing weight through diet or diet and exercise improves risk for cancer in overweight or obese postmenopausal women. Although exercise alone can help maintain weight loss, it is not as effective as diet and exercise.



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