A study finds that report that overall outcomes and prognosis have significantly improved over time for women aged 40 years and younger with breast cancer who undergo breast conserving surgery, and the procedure should be recommended to these patients.
Partial-breast and reduced-dose radiotherapy was found to be noninferior in preventing local relapse compared with whole-breast radiation therapy in patients with early stage breast cancer with a lower-than-average risk of relapse.
[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research reviews available data on the role of the HER2 pathway in breast cancer and on the different targeted agents for the treatment of patients with early-stage HER2-positive disease, with a particular focus on neratinib.
A Systematic Literature Review Exploring the Prevalence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and the Role Played by Stress and Traumatic Stress in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and TrajectoryJuly 28, 2017
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines literature regarding the prevalence of PTSD in breast cancer patients and reviews mechanisms by which stress impacts cancer risk.
Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity was found to improve working memory and executive function in survivors of breast cancer.
Use of antiperspirant or deodorant does not adversely affect potential for dermal toxicity or surface concentrations of aluminum in the axilla in women undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.
Many women with breast cancer with genetic variants of uncertain significance (VUS) undergo testing and bilateral mastectomy without receiving genetic counseling.
Disease-Free Survival After Breast Cancer Comparable With Exemestane, Sequential Tamoxifen/ExemestaneJuly 20, 2017
A 10-year follow-up study finds disease-free survival (DFS) comparable with exemestane and sequential tamoxifen/exemestane in patients with HR-positive breast cancer.
Supplementation with vitamin D3 in premenopausal women does not have a significant effect on breast density percentage, nor does it reduce breast cancer risk.
CDK4/6 inhibitors, which block the activity of regulatory enzymes, are tolerated fairly well in patients with cancer; however, oncology nurses should be aware of some strategies that minimize their adverse effects.
Although a strong correlation between breast cancer diagnosis and stress has been noted — particularly in the form of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — there is no demonstrable evidence to suggest a direct causal relationship between them.
Many women with breast cancer with genetic VUS undergo testing and bilateral mastectomy (BLM) without ever receiving genetic counseling.
Fat grafting provides benefits to women with breast cancer considering their options for postmastectomy breast reconstruction, even though this study shows that patient-reported outcomes are similar among women who did and did not undergo the procedure.
A report on adherence to NCCN Guidelines found that, contrary to guideline recommendations, many asymptomatic patients with stage I/II breast cancer undergo chest CT for pulmonary nodules.
Two recent studies examined the benefits of using a 3D bioabsorbable marker to indicate the tumor bed in women with breast cancer who underwent breast conserving surgery (BCS).
Risk assessment study for carriers of the BRCA1/2 mutation identified the factors that influence their risk of developing breast cancer, ovarian cancer, or contralateral breast cancer.
Screening mammography programs increased early detection of tumors, improving outcomes for those women; however, these programs also increased detection of tumors that would never pose a clinical problem.
Regular aspirin use is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer among women with diabetes, a recent study from Taiwan has shown.
Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic GroupsJune 23, 2017
Follow-up after abnormal results on mammography is more likely to be delayed among Asian American women compared with white women, and varies between different Asian ethnicities.
Changes in Pulmonary Function Tests in Breast Carcinoma Patients Treated With Locoregional Post-mastectomy Radiotherapy: Results of a Pilot StudyJune 23, 2017
[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] The goal of this research was to evaluate the acute changes in PFTs in breast carcinoma patients who received adjuvant chemotherapy and were treated with PMRT including SC regions.
Women with breast cancer who received capecitabine after adjuvant epirubicin had better quality of life (QOL) compared with those who received CMF after adjuvant therapy.
Breast cancer survivors who received taxane-based chemotherapy for their disease are at increased risk for falls due to CIPN and treatment-associated effects on balance and gait.
Community-based, interventionist-guided weight loss program was efficacious for early-stage survivors.
Adding a second HER2-blocker to standard care therapy after surgery for HER2-positive breast cancer may be modestly beneficial for some women.
A patient survey was designed to examine patient views of their initial breast cancer diagnosis process and care management.
Participants with high risk of depression reported lower mood disturbance, anxiety, depression following intervention.
Ovarian function recovery (OFR) in women with chemotherapy-induced ovarian function failure decreases residual 5-year disease-free and overall survival.
A questionnaire added to intake forms at a breast cancer imaging center identified women with BRCA mutations who might otherwise have been missed.
A tool called iCanDecide prepares patients for making decision about treatment better than static online information, study finds.
Male breast cancer patients are less likely than their female counterparts to receive adjuvant hormone therapy and postlumpectomy radiation.
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- Risk of Arterial Thromboembolism Greater With First-Time Cancer
- Digital Recording in Skills Lab Beneficial for Nursing Students
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- Sexual Dysfunction in Women With Cancer: A Review of Available Interventions
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