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Selectively ordering breast biomarker tests could save millions in health care dollars

Selective use of biomarker testing for patients with breast cancer has the potential to save millions of dollars in health care spending without compromising care.

Obesity associated with increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Clinical trial data suggests that postmenopausal women of above-average weight have an increased risk of breast cancer.

Increasing percentages of patients undergoing breast-conserving therapy

The percentage of patients with early stage breast cancer undergoing breast-conserving therapy (BCT) increased from 54.3% in 1998 to 60.1% in 2011, according to a recent report. Notably, nonclinical factors including socioeconomic demographics, insurance, and the distance patients must travel to treatment facilities persist as key barriers to the treatment.

ALK1 protein may play a role in breast cancer metastasis

Breast cancer patients with high levels of the protein activin-like receptor kinase (ALK1) in the blood vessels of their tumors were more likely to develop metastatic disease, according to a new study. This makes inhibition of the ALK1 pathway a possible new target for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

Distinct triple-positive subtypes identified in breast cancer

CHICAGO, IL—Functional subtyping with a multigene classifier resulted in 1 in 5 tumors being reclassified compared with conventional immunohistochemistry/fluorescent in situ hybridization (IHC/FISH) analysis. This study was presented at the 2015 American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.



Breast Cancer Videos

Clinical Trial: Pre-Surgery Positron Emission Mammography in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Clinical trial focusing on pre-surgery positron emission mammography. Pre-Surgery Positron Emission Mammography in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer

Clinical Trial: A Breast Cancer Information Registry for Participants With Breast Cancer or Characteristics of Hereditary Breast Cancer (BCCR)

Clinical trial focusing on breast cancer information registry. A Breast Cancer Information Registry for Participants With Breast Cancer or Characteristics of Hereditary Breast Cancer (BCCR)

Clinical Trial: Changes in Breast Density and Breast Cancer Risk in Women With Breast Cancer and in Healthy Women

Clinical trial focusing on breast density and breast cancer risk. Changes in Breast Density and Breast Cancer Risk in Women With Breast Cancer and in Healthy Women

Clinical Trial: Genomic Testing for Primary Breast Cancer

Clinical trial focusing on genomic testing for primary breast cancer. Genomic Testing for Primary Breast Cancer

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