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SABCS: Modest Weight Loss Cuts Postmenopause Breast Cancer Risk

SABCS: Modest Weight Loss Cuts Postmenopause Breast Cancer Risk

Postmenopausal women with weight gain had increased risk of triple-negative breast cancer, research indicates.

High-Dose Dexamethasone Effective With Less Adverse Effects in ITP vs Corticosteroids

High-Dose Dexamethasone Effective With Less Adverse Effects in ITP vs Corticosteroids

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In this randomized trial, investigators sought to determine the effectiveness of high-dose dexamethasone vs conventional prednisone therapy in treatment-naïve patients with ITP. Results were presented at ASH 2017.

Aspirin Does Not Reduce Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Multiple Myeloma

Aspirin Does Not Reduce Risk of Venous Thromboembolism in Multiple Myeloma

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A retrospective study, presented at ASH 2017, determined the effectiveness of aspirin in reducing risk of VTE in patients with multiple myeloma at high risk of developing VTE.

Ruxolitinib Beneficial in Hydroxyurea Resistant/Intolerant Polycythemia Vera

Ruxolitinib Beneficial in Hydroxyurea Resistant/Intolerant Polycythemia Vera

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Data presented at ASH 2017 confirm that ruxolitinib improves hematocrit control, hematologic remission, and reduction in spleen size in some patients with polycythemia vera who fail hydroxyurea.

Arterial Thrombotic Events Associated With First-line Nilotinib for CML in Older Adults

Arterial Thrombotic Events Associated With First-line Nilotinib for CML in Older Adults

A retrospective analysis of patients with CML determined prevalence of arterial thrombotic events in those receiving nilotinib as first-line treatment and prevalence by patient age. Data were presented at ASH 2017.

Quality of Life During Maintenance Therapy Better With Lower Dose, More Often

Quality of Life During Maintenance Therapy Better With Lower Dose, More Often

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Trial investigates which of 3 maintenance regimens of nab-paclitaxel has the most ideal impact on quality of life in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Results were presented at SABCS 2017.

Most Influential in Breast Reconstruction Decision: Surgeon, Spouse, GP

Most Influential in Breast Reconstruction Decision: Surgeon, Spouse, GP

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A study from French researchers identified which people are the most likely to influence a breast cancer patient's decision whether to undergo breast reconstruction. These findings were presented at SABCS 2017.

MOCHA App Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Achieve Weight-Loss Goals

MOCHA App Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Achieve Weight-Loss Goals

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A team from Methodist Hospital Cancer Center discuss an app developed at the facility that helps breast cancer survivors with nutrition and physical activity at SABCS 2017.

Physical Examination Sufficient Work-up for Complaints of Breast Pain

Physical Examination Sufficient Work-up for Complaints of Breast Pain

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A single-center analysis demonstrates likelihood that mastalgia indicates presence of breast cancer and extensiveness of common work-up for the complaint. These findings were presented at SABCS 2017.

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Reduces Chronic BCRL in High-Risk Breast Cancer

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Reduces Chronic BCRL in High-Risk Breast Cancer

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Results of a study evaluating the effectiveness of bioimpedance spectroscopy in reducing incidence of chronic breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) in high-risk patients with breast cancer were presented at SABCS 2017.

EMBRACE at Dana-Farber Improves Care in Metastatic Breast Cancer

EMBRACE at Dana-Farber Improves Care in Metastatic Breast Cancer

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A team from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute describe EMBRACE, their comprehensive care program for patients with metastatic breast cancer at SABCS 2017.

Current Findings in Trial Evaluating Paclitaxel Substitution in Invasive Breast Cancer

Current Findings in Trial Evaluating Paclitaxel Substitution in Invasive Breast Cancer

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Researchers presented an update of findings in the GeparSepto trial, which seeks to determine whether improvements in pathologic complete response can be translated to a survival benefit, at SABCS 2017.

Bio-individualized Diet Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Stabilize Weight, Glucose

Bio-individualized Diet Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Stabilize Weight, Glucose

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Novel weight reduction plan helps breast cancer survivors achieve and maintain a healthy weight and glucose level, according to a presentation at SABCS 2017.

Best Antiemetic Therapies for Alleviating CINV: A Literature Review

Best Antiemetic Therapies for Alleviating CINV: A Literature Review

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A review of 12 antiemetic regimens identified 3 that may be more effective than conventional regimens, a study presented at SABCS 2017 has shown.

Balancing Early Palliative Care With Active Treatment in Advanced Breast Cancer

Balancing Early Palliative Care With Active Treatment in Advanced Breast Cancer

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An approach for incorporating palliative care into oncologic care early after diagnosis is explained in an education session at the 2017 SABCS.

Bisphosphonates vs Denosumab: Preventing SREs in Breast Cancer With Bone Metastasis

Bisphosphonates vs Denosumab: Preventing SREs in Breast Cancer With Bone Metastasis

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A comparison study presented at the 2017 SABCS sought to determine the effectiveness of bisphosphonates with denosumab for skeletal-related events in women with breast cancer metastases to bone.

Adjuvant Therapy Duration a Continuous Discussion in HR+ Breast Cancer

Adjuvant Therapy Duration a Continuous Discussion in HR+ Breast Cancer

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Choosing the optimal adjuvant therapy option for a patient with early-stage HR-positive breast cancer should be a continuous discussion with the patient, according to a presentation at SABCS 2017.

Epigenetic Modulation, Checkpoint Inhibition Showed Potential in HER2 Breast Cancer

Epigenetic Modulation, Checkpoint Inhibition Showed Potential in HER2 Breast Cancer

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Using a mouse model of HER2+ breast cancer, researchers tested the efficiency of combined epigenetic modulation and checkpoint inhibition using the histone deacetylase inhibitor ENT and antibodies for 2 checkpoint inhibitor proteins. These findings were presented at the 2017 SABCS.

Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Benefits Younger Women With ER+ Breast Cancer

Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Benefits Younger Women With ER+ Breast Cancer

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A comparison of adjuvant endocrine therapies showed one option provided greater reduction in disease recurrence among premenopausal women with ER+ breast cancer.

Partial Response Reported With Abemaciclib for Breast Cancer Metastases to Brain

Partial Response Reported With Abemaciclib for Breast Cancer Metastases to Brain

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Researchers seeking to determine whether breast cancer metastases to the brain would respond to abemaciclib presented the results of a phase 2 Simon 2-stage trial at SABCS 2017.

Ibrutinib Effective As First-line Therapy in Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia

Ibrutinib Effective As First-line Therapy in Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia

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Ibrutinib — a Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor — is currently used among patients with WM who have previously received treatment. This prospective, phase 2 study sought to determine its efficacy as a first-line therapy in treatment-naive patients.

Oncotype DX Recurrence Score a Potential Marker of Hereditary Breast Cancer

Oncotype DX Recurrence Score a Potential Marker of Hereditary Breast Cancer

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Researchers conducted a review of more than 400 patients with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer to determine if high Oncotype DX RS is associated with a greater likelihood the cancer is hereditary.

Markers Identified for Cardiotoxicity Due to Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Markers Identified for Cardiotoxicity Due to Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

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Biomarker analysis revealed markers for cardiotoxicity enabling early initiation of heart failure therapy in patients with breast cancer who were treated with chemotherapy.

Refined Equation May Obviate Oncotype DX in Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

Refined Equation May Obviate Oncotype DX in Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

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Research presented at SABCS 2017 demonstrated the effect of refining the linear predictor for determining which patients with breast cancer would potentially benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy.

Risk Factors for Brain Metastases in HER2+ Breast Cancer Identified in Analysis

Risk Factors for Brain Metastases in HER2+ Breast Cancer Identified in Analysis

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A retrospective analysis presented at 2017 SABCS reveals the factors that indicate a higher risk of developing brain metastases for women with HER2+ breast cancer.

Intermediate Oncotype DX Scores Prognostic of OS in Early-stage Breast Cancer

Intermediate Oncotype DX Scores Prognostic of OS in Early-stage Breast Cancer

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Study findings presented at SABCS 2017 demonstrate that intermediate Oncotype DX scores are prognostic of overall survival for patients with early-stage breast cancer, particularly in younger women with the disease.

Exercise May Mitigate Cardiotoxicity Associated With Doxorubicin Treatment

Exercise May Mitigate Cardiotoxicity Associated With Doxorubicin Treatment

Researchers injected Ewing sarcoma cells into mice to determine the effects of exercise on doxorubicin efficacy and treatment-related cardiotoxicity.

Adolescents With Cancer May Derive Benefit From Skills-targeted Interventions

Adolescents With Cancer May Derive Benefit From Skills-targeted Interventions

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Investigators randomly assigned 100 adolescents and young adults with cancer ages 12 to 25 years old 1:1 to the PRISM intervention or to non-directive usual psychosocial care.

Yoga Programs May Improve Quality of Life for Patients with NSCLC and Their Caregivers

Yoga Programs May Improve Quality of Life for Patients with NSCLC and Their Caregivers

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This study evaluated the feasibility and potential efficacy of a yoga intervention for patients with NSCLC and their caregivers.

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