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Expression of Chemerin Correlates With a Poor Prognosis in Female Breast Cancer Patients

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] Researchers examined chemerin expression in tissue with immunohistochemistry and analyzed the association of chemerin expression with the patients' clinical characteristics to determine its role as a predictor of the disease and its relation to disease prognosis.

Proscription on Antiperspirant Use During Radiotherapy: Does the Advice Still Apply?

Proscription on Antiperspirant Use During Radiotherapy: Does the Advice Still Apply?

In a 2-pronged study, researchers determined that antiperspirant/deodorant use is a significant part of quality of life for patients with breast cancer, and the practice does not increase risk of skin reactions in the axilla.

Risk of Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy in Early Stage Breast Cancer Not Age-Related

Risk of Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy in Early Stage Breast Cancer Not Age-Related

Using data from the phase 3 trial CALGB 40101, researchers determined the risk for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy among patients with early-stage breast cancer receiving adjuvant paclitaxel weekly or biweekly.

New Method Estimates Risk for Breast Cancer Recurrence

New Method Estimates Risk for Breast Cancer Recurrence

Higher recurrence risk linked to older age, more advanced stage, HR-negative tumors.

Is Surgical Intervention Best Option for Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents With Breast Cancer?

Is Surgical Intervention Best Option for Elderly Female Nursing Home Residents With Breast Cancer?

A retrospective study sought to determine the effectiveness of surgical intervention for elderly female nursing home residents with breast cancer.

Nonadherence to Tamoxifen Higher Than Reported Among Premenopausal Patients With Breast Cancer

Nonadherence to Tamoxifen Higher Than Reported Among Premenopausal Patients With Breast Cancer

Assessment of a subgroup of a cohort study revealed that many patients undergoing tamoxifen therapy for early-stage breast cancer do not adhere to their prescribed treatment, even though they claim adherence on patient surveys.

Chemoimmunotherapy Increases Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Chemoimmunotherapy Increases Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Atezolizumab plus nab-paclitaxel prolongs progression-free survival in metastatic disease.

Many Breast Cancer Survivors' Desire for Pregnancy Changes After Treatment

Many Breast Cancer Survivors' Desire for Pregnancy Changes After Treatment

Researchers surveyed 60 breast cancer survivors to determine if their desire to achieve pregnancy had changed after completing treatment. These findings were presented at ESMO 2018 Congress.

Shorter Trastuzumab Course Achieves Similar DFS, Less Cardiac Toxicity in HER2+ Breast Cancer

Shorter Trastuzumab Course Achieves Similar DFS, Less Cardiac Toxicity in HER2+ Breast Cancer

Study findings presented at ESMO 2018 Congress revealed the effect of a shorter, 9-week course of trastuzumab on disease-free survival (DFS) and cardiac toxicity in women with HER2-positive breast cancer.

Deep Learning Algorithm Can Identify Mammographic Breast Density

Deep Learning Algorithm Can Identify Mammographic Breast Density

Researchers conducted a retrospective study to develop a DL algorithm to assess mammographic breast density.

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