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1 Year of Adjuvant Trastuzumab Improves Long-Term DFS in Early Breast Cancer

1 Year of Adjuvant Trastuzumab Improves Long-Term DFS in Early Breast Cancer

Adjuvant trastuzumab following chemotherapy significantly improves long-term disease-free survival in women with HER2-positive early breast cancer, according to study data.

Myalgia-arthralgia Syndrome Associated With Taxanes in Patients with Breast Cancer

Myalgia-arthralgia Syndrome Associated With Taxanes in Patients with Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines predisposing factors, prevention, and therapy of myalgia-arthralgia syndrome (M-AS).

Women Treated for DCIS Have Slightly Lower Risk for All-Cause Mortality

Women Treated for DCIS Have Slightly Lower Risk for All-Cause Mortality

Risk for all-cause mortality is lower among older women treated for DCIS.

Mammographic Breast Density Correlates With Risk of Primary, Contralateral Breast Cancer

Mammographic Breast Density Correlates With Risk of Primary, Contralateral Breast Cancer

High mammographic breast density is a risk factor for primary breast cancer. In this study, a potential correlation with contralateral breast cancer was investigated.

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

In this study, the impact of cholesterol-lowering medications on breast cancer recurrence in women receiving adjuvant endocrine therapy was investigated.

Racial Disparities in BRCA-Related Management Strategies

Racial Disparities in BRCA-Related Management Strategies

Fewer black BRCA carriers undergo salpingo-oophorectomy to reduce their risk for breast cancer than their Hispanic and non-Hispanic white counterparts.

False Positive Mammograms More Likely to Delay Subsequent Screening

False Positive Mammograms More Likely to Delay Subsequent Screening

Women who experience a false positive mammogram were more likely to delay their subsequent screening, potentially increasing the risk of having late stage breast cancer at diagnosis.

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

Investigators from the Netherlands present their research findings on survival in women with early stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving therapy vs mastectomy at the 2017 European Cancer Congress.

Might a Chemical from Celery and Broccoli One Day Yield a New Drug to Prevent Breast Cancer Metastasis?

Might a Chemical from Celery and Broccoli One Day Yield a New Drug to Prevent Breast Cancer Metastasis?

Investigators report on their findings from preclinical studies of luteolin injections to prevent lung metastases of triple-negative breast cancer.

Inflammatory Cytokine Levels Increase Breast Tissue Density, Cancer Risk

Inflammatory Cytokine Levels Increase Breast Tissue Density, Cancer Risk

Discovered link between inflammation and overexpression of CCL2 hints at potential of anti-inflammatory medications as a breast cancer preventive in women with dense-tissue breasts.

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