Breast Cancer

Two Drugs Make Inroads Against Aggressive Breast Cancers

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 -- Two experimental drugs show real promise against an aggressive, treatment-resistant form of breast cancer that's spread to other parts of the body, researchers say. The tumors in question are called metastatic...
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Analysis Of Different Treatment Strategies For Non-invasive Breast Cancer Shows Radiation Treatment...

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators evaluated all treatment strategies for both standard-risk and good-risk ductal carcinoma in-situ and found the most commonly recommended combination treatment for DCIS represents low-value care,...
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'compelling' Data On New Agent In Pretreated Breast Cancer

Trastuzumab deruxtecan generated durable responses in HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer that had progressed on trastuzumab emtansine and other therapies in a phase 2 study. Medscape Medical News
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Adding Tucatinib To Drug Combination Extends Survival For Advanced Her2+ Breast Cancer Patients

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today reported study results showing the addition of tucatinib to capecitabine (Xeloda) and trastuzumab (Herceptin) significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall...
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Nccn Announces Projects Funded For Metastatic Breast Cancer Grant Program, In Collaboration With...

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network(r) (NCCN(r)) Oncology Research Program (ORP) announces proposals selected for funding, in collaboration with Pfizer Global Medical Grants, to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with...
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Retrospective Analysis Shows Proton Therapy Well Tolerated In Patients Undergoing Breast Conserving...

Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey conducted a retrospective review of patients treated with proton therapy following breast-conserving surgery and found acceptable toxicity rates along with good-to-excellent patient-reported...
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Long-term Study Finds Faster Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment As Effective As Long Course

Approximately half of the patients were randomly assigned whole breast radiation, delivered once per day over 3 to 5 weeks. The other half received external beam APBI which was given twice a day over 5 to 8 days. The study was long-term, with a...
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Palbociclib Is Safe For Women With Advanced Breast Cancer Who Have Unique Gene Alteration

When FDA approved palbociclib (Ibrance (r)), there was very little data about the safety of this drug in people with benign ethnic neutropenia (BEN), which is common in women of color. Some of these women didn't qualify for the clinical trials...
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Medical News Today: Breast Cancer: Does Hair Dye Increase Risk?

A recent study links permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners to an increase in breast cancer risk. In this article, we put the findings into context.
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D-care: Denosumab Flops In Early Breast Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Denosumab (Prolia, Xgeva) with the intensive regimen used in the D-CARE trial has no role in the management of early breast cancer, researchers said. The randomized phase III trial comparing denosumab with placebo in 4,509...
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Nccn Update Clarifies Genetic Testing Criteria

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Evidence-based criteria that focus on the strength of data drives updated recommendations for genetic testing in breast, ovarian, and pancreatic cancer from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). The update...
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Keanu Reeves' Rumored Girlfriend Alexandra Grant Explained On Instagram Why She Doesn't Dye Her...

Alexandra Grant explains why she doesn't dye her gray hair by sharing an article linking permanent hair dying to an increased risk of breast cancer.
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Long-term Study Finds Faster Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment As Effective As Longer Course

Approximately half of the patients were randomly assigned whole breast radiation, delivered once per day over three to five weeks. The other half received external beam APBI, considered to be the least invasive approach to partial breast...
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Coriell Institute For Medical Research Scientist Receives Grant To Find Drivers Of Breast Cancer

Shoghag Panjarian, PhD, a research scientist at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, has been awarded a grant from the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust to support her search for epigenetic factors that contribute to the development and growth of...
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Updated Genetic Screening Guidelines Published By National Comprehensive Cancer Network Feature...

NCCN Guidelines for Genetic/Familial Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic updated with new and expanded sections on risk assessment and management related to three major cancer types.
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Hair Dye And Straighteners May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products. The study published online Dec. 4...
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An Md In The Us Fights To Get A Green Card Before It's Too Late

Battling breast cancer while working to reform green card rules for physicians has become daily life for Vara Venkata Ponnada, MD. Medscape Medical News
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Aha News: Could Mammograms Screen For Heart Disease?

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- By screening for breast cancer, mammography has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives. Using the test to also screen for heart disease might someday help save many thousands...
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Acr, Bcrf And Ge Healthcare Announce Trial To Evaluate Use Of Contrast Enhanced Mammography For...

In a new effort to improve early breast cancer detection and reduce false positive exams in women with dense breasts, the American College of Radiology, Breast Cancer Research Foundation and GE Healthcare are partnering to support the Contrast...
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Triplet Active In Anti-her2-exposed Metastatic Breast Ca

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Dual HER2-directed therapy after prior pertuzumab (Perjeta) exposure was active and well-tolerated when combined with gemcitabine (Gemzar) for women with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer, a single-arm phase II trial...
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