Breast 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.

9-Week Trastuzumab Course Not Noninferior to Standard Course for HER2+ Breast Cancer, But Does Offer a Benefit

9-Week Trastuzumab Course Not Noninferior to Standard Course for HER2+ Breast Cancer, But Does Offer a Benefit

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Although 9 weeks of adjuvant trastuzumab was not noninferior to the standard 1 year of trastuzumab, researchers were surprised by the difference they did find between the 2 treatment courses.

Psychoeducational Intervention of Little Benefit in Breast Cancer

Psychoeducational Intervention of Little Benefit in Breast Cancer

Brief psychoeducational group intervention had little effect on anxiety or body image, but patients said that psychoeducational group study was an important intervention in their life.

Effect of ADCC Shift in Lots of Trastuzumab Could Change Its Biosimilarity to SB3

Effect of ADCC Shift in Lots of Trastuzumab Could Change Its Biosimilarity to SB3

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In developing a biosimilar to trastuzumab, researchers discovered a downward shift in ADCC in lots of the reference drug suggesting the 2 drugs may not be completely identical.

Smartphone App Encourages Breast Cancer Survivors to Meet Physical Activity Goals

Smartphone App Encourages Breast Cancer Survivors to Meet Physical Activity Goals

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Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of a smartphone app in encouraging breast cancer survivors to meet their posttreatment exercise goals.

Brain Exercise Program Eases Chemobrain in Breast Cancer Survivors

Brain Exercise Program Eases Chemobrain in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Use of a computerized brain exercise program designed to help people sharpen their cognitive function was found to be effective against chemobrain in breast cancer survivors.

Beliefs About Medicine, Medicine Sensitivity Influence Patient Decisions on Tamoxifen Use

Beliefs About Medicine, Medicine Sensitivity Influence Patient Decisions on Tamoxifen Use

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A survey-based study revealed that women with greater concerns regarding tamoxifen and medicine in general are less likely to take the drug as a preventive measure.

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Associated With Early Detection of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Associated With Early Detection of Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema

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This retrospective study sought to determine if BIS could detect lymphedema in breast cancer survivors after surgery earlier than other volumetric techniques.

How Culturally Competent Care Is Different for Jewish Women With Breast Cancer

How Culturally Competent Care Is Different for Jewish Women With Breast Cancer

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A review of the cultural and religious beliefs of Ashkenazi Jewish women that may challenge adherence to breast cancer screening and genetic testing recommendations.

Incidence of Adverse Effects of Highly Emetogenic Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer

Incidence of Adverse Effects of Highly Emetogenic Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer

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A review of data collected from an electronic health record database identified the adverse effects most likely to result in avoidable hospitalizations among patients receiving HECs for breast cancer.

Mechanical Shoulder Integrity Not Compromised After Breast-Conserving Surgery, Radiotherapy

Mechanical Shoulder Integrity Not Compromised After Breast-Conserving Surgery, Radiotherapy

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Researchers assessed shoulder mobility after breast-conserving surgery, comparing results after node-negative and node-positive treatment protocols and healthy controls.

Potential Clinically Useful Prognostic Biomarkers in Triple-negative Breast Cancer: Preliminary Results of a Retrospective Analysis

Potential Clinically Useful Prognostic Biomarkers in Triple-negative Breast Cancer: Preliminary Results of a Retrospective Analysis

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research examines possible core biomarkers for triple-negative breast cancer.

Classical Massage Mitigates CIPN Due to Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Classical Massage Mitigates CIPN Due to Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

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Researchers sought to determine if the complementary practice could prevent CIPN in patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Quality of Life Decreased in Women With Breast Cancer During or Shortly After Pregnancy

Quality of Life Decreased in Women With Breast Cancer During or Shortly After Pregnancy

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Study findings measure quality of life for pregnant patients with breast cancer and reveals the effectiveness of disease-specific assessment tools.

Systemic Imaging Not Effective in Detecting Metastatic Disease in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Systemic Imaging Not Effective in Detecting Metastatic Disease in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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Study measures the usefulness of systemic imaging in early-stage breast cancer.

Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction Safe in Older Women With Breast Cancer

Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction Safe in Older Women With Breast Cancer

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Few women aged 70 and older with breast cancer undergo postmastectomy breast reconstruction due to potential complications; however, these patients are not less likely to have good outcomes.

CIPN in Breast Cancer: Do Subjective and Objective Measures Correlate?

CIPN in Breast Cancer: Do Subjective and Objective Measures Correlate?

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Researchers sought to determine how subjective measures of CIPN correlated with objective measures of CIPN.

Risk of Breast Cancer Higher for African American Female Veterans

Risk of Breast Cancer Higher for African American Female Veterans

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Pilot study sought to determine risk of breast cancer among African American women veterans.

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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Younger Patients Need Education on Contraceptive Use During Breast Cancer Treatment

Younger Patients Need Education on Contraceptive Use During Breast Cancer Treatment

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A study from the Instituto Nacional de Cancerología demonstrated a potential need for education on fertility and contraceptive use among young women with breast cancer.

Strength and Hope for Women in the Mist of Cancer

Strength and Hope for Women in the Mist of Cancer

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A review of the most feared effects of breast cancer treatment and resources to recommend to patients coping with these effects.

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