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Nurse-Led vs Oncologist-Led Breast Cancer Follow-up Program: Early Feasibility Results of an Ongoing Study

Nurse-Led vs Oncologist-Led Breast Cancer Follow-up Program: Early Feasibility Results of an Ongoing Study

Early feasibility results are presented for a trial that evaluates whether standard-of-care follow-up for women with early-stage breast cancer can be replaced by a nurse-led intervention focusing on patient self-management.

Immunotherapy for HER2-positive Breast Cancer: Recent Advances and Combination Therapeutic Approaches

Immunotherapy for HER2-positive Breast Cancer: Recent Advances and Combination Therapeutic Approaches

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] A review of the potential of immunotherapy along and in combination with standard therapies for breast cancer, in particularly HER2-positive expressing subtypes.

FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased

FDA: Number of U.S. Women With Breast Implant-Caused Cancer Has Increased

Textured breast implants linked to cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

Performance of Work-Related Functions Linked to Cancer Treatment in Adolescent, Young Adult Survivors

Performance of Work-Related Functions Linked to Cancer Treatment in Adolescent, Young Adult Survivors

Survey results reveal the effects of cancer treatment on job-related mental and physical abilities in survivors who were AYAs at diagnosis.

Overview of the Genetic Basis Toward Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Overview of the Genetic Basis Toward Early Detection of Breast Cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This review examines the characteristics of cancer genome, cancer genetics, and cancer epigenetic, and focuses on discussing both genetic and nongenetic factors responsible for the predisposition of breast cancer in humans.

Survivorship Care Plans Provide Limited Improvement in Knowledge Among Early-Stage Breast Cancer Survivors

Survivorship Care Plans Provide Limited Improvement in Knowledge Among Early-Stage Breast Cancer Survivors

A randomized study comparing patient knowledge at 4 weeks following administration of a survivorship care plan either immediately or following a delay of 4-weeks to women who had completed active treatment for early-stage breast cancer did not show a difference between the 2 study arms.

USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Medications for Breast Cancer

USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Medications for Breast Cancer

The USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer to prescribe risk-reducing medications for women who are at increased risk for breast cancer, with some exceptions.

Phenotypes Affecting Pain, Opioid Use After Cancer-Related Breast Surgery

Phenotypes Affecting Pain, Opioid Use After Cancer-Related Breast Surgery

Women undergoing cancer-related breast surgery who display high temporal summation of pain and negative affect before surgery were found to be more likely to experience significant postsurgical pain and continued opioid use.

How We Developed Our Decision Aid for Women with a Pathogenic BRCA1/2 Mutation

How We Developed Our Decision Aid for Women with a Pathogenic BRCA1/2 Mutation

Nurse researchers describe the development process of their BRCA Decision Aid tool for women at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the use of hormone therapy in breast cancer therapy and possible side effects of treatment.

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