Researchers examined the long-term effects of a short-term culturally based dietary intervention on increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables, decreasing fat, and changing biomarkers associated with recurrence in Hispanic breast cancer survivors.
Cancers that cause more readily noticeable physical changes can produce self-image challenges for patients. This discussion reviews what interventions can help validate patients' self-image concerns.
Researchers found wide variances in the cost of breast cancer chemotherapy, depending on the course of treatment selected.
Patients with breast cancer have more than 2 times the risk for developing a venous thromboembolism 5 years after diagnosis compared with the general population.
CDK4/6 Inhibitor Plus Aromatase Inhibitor Improves Progression-Free Survival in Metastatic Breast CancerOctober 12, 2016
Adding ribociclib to letrozole significantly improves progression-free survival for postmenopausal women with metastatic hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer, compared with hormone therapy alone.
Expectations of Chemotherapy Side Effects Influence Patients' Experiences During Breast Cancer TreatmentOctober 11, 2016
Recent studies indicate that adverse side effects can result from factors unrelated to the pharmacologic agent, but rather from other factors.
Overall, 66.2 and 69.1 percent of women perceive high PCP engagement and communication
[Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology] A case study of a 49-year-old premenopausal woman with metastatic invasive ductal breast carcinoma in the vertebral and iliac bones, which progressed with new metastases to her hips, thigh bones, and vertebrae.
Primary prophylaxis with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor provided only a low-to-modest benefit in reducing neutropenia-related hospitalization in patients with breast cancer receiving low-to-intermediate risk chemotherapy regimens.
For women receiving tamoxifen in the adjuvant setting for early stage breast cancer or as a preventive for high risk of breast cancer, the risk of developing endometrial pathology in those with negative uterine examination findings prior to treatment is very low.
Following the release of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) an increase in Hispanic women receiving breast cancer treatment and their related participation in clinical trials was observed.
Patients with early stage breast cancer who received breast-conserving surgery and were eligible for observation were more likely to undergo adjuvant radiotherapy in facilities performing APBI.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society for Radiation Oncology, and Society of Surgical Oncology have issued a joint consensus guideline update for the use of radiotherapy following mastectomy in patients with breast cancer.
Primary prophylaxis with G-CSF may modestly reduce neutropenia-related hospitalization in patients with breast cancer receiving docetaxel and cyclophosphamide or docetaxel, carboplatin, and trastuzumab.
Bioimpedence Spectroscopy Improves Early Detection of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema in At-Risk PatientsSeptember 19, 2016
Bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) effectively assesses for subclinical breast cancer-related lymphedema in patients at risk, and accurately assess patients for response to treatment.
Inducing quiescent dormancy with conventional chemotherapy makes cancer cells more susceptible to immunotherapy, thereby minimizing potential for tumor recurrence.
Natural language processing (NLP) software correlated key characteristics expressed verbally in mammography reports with pathologic findings, providing an accurate indication for biopsy referral.
An experimental drug, AMPI-109, shows promise as an immunotherapy that sensitizes triple-negative breast cancer cells, enhancing the effectiveness of the drug.
African American survivors of breast cancer experience significant problem burden during the first 5 years after diagnosis and treatment.
A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Harmonic Technology Compared With Conventional Techniques in Mastectomy and Breast-conserving Surgery With Lymphadenectomy for Breast CancerSeptember 01, 2016
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research compares Harmonic technology and conventional techniques for a range of clinical outcomes and complications in both mastectomy and BCS patients, including axillary lymph node dissection.
Greater negative beliefs regarding the challenges of their aromatase inhibitor treatment more likely to lead to nonadherence.
Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it.
A novel sentinel lymph node (SLN) radiotracer, 99mTC-rituximab, demonstrated nearly 100% detection/success rate in SLN and metastasis in breast cancer.
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 from BRCA1/2 mutation-positive and breast cancer families have high self-esteem but greater breast-cancer specific-distress.
Postmastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS) is a debilitating late effect of surgery and radiation therapy for breast cancer.
Negative patient expectations are associated with an increased risk of adverse events in patients with breast cancer undergoing endocrine therapy.
Estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancers are often not a single tumor but a composite of related tumors, referred to as sub-clones.
Routine testing for hormone receptors in tissue obtained in a first needle biopsy for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
Change in tumor size at week 8 may predict overall survival during first-line therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer.
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