Breast Cancer

Adding Liothyronine For Hypothyroidism Doesn't Up Breast Cancer Risk

A large Swedish study shows those treated with LT3 in combination with LT4 for hypothyroidism have no greater breast cancer risk than individuals taking LT4 alone. Medscape Medical News
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Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2021

Studies Pinpoint Genes That Raise Risk for Breast Cancer New research into exactly which genetic mutations increase breast cancer risk in women without a family history of the disease may help guide decisions about screening and preventive...
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Tool Can Predict Chemo Toxicity For Seniors With Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- For older patients with early-stage breast cancer, a score has been developed and validated for predicting grade 3 to 5 chemotherapy toxicity, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in the Journal of Clinical...
Related topics: Chemotherapy, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Discovery Could Lead To More Effective Parp Inhibitor Drugs Against Cancer

PARP inhibitors are recently developed drugs that have shown great promise against some types of ovarian, breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer, but many patients' tumors develop resistance to the drugs. Now researchers at the Perelman School of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Oncology

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As Gaza Is Busy With Covid-19, Breast Cancer Patient Feels Neglected And Fears She Won't Last Long

The pandemic that has already claimed the lives of more than 1,800 Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has also impacted cancer patients' access to medication and treatment. Now, almost one year into the crisis, some are saying they're...
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Breast, Cervical, Crc Screening Below Healthy People 2020 Targets

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Receipt of screening tests for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers was below national Heathy People 2020 targets in 2018, according to research published in the Jan. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
Related topics: Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Program Helps Low-income Women Get Needed Mammograms

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Giving low-income women mammograms when they're hospitalized can boost their breast cancer screening rates, according to a new study. Getting cancer screening tests can be challenging for low-income women due to factors...
Related topics: Mammography, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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More Breast Cancer Survivors Opting To 'go Flat' After Mastectomy

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- When journalist Catherine Guthrie learned that she would need to have a mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, she was shocked by what seemed like a cursory explanation from her surgeon about what would happen...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Mastectomy

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Financial Toxicity Linked To Qol After Breast Cancer Surgery

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Financial toxicity (FT) is associated with worse quality of life (QOL) for breast cancer patients after mastectomy or lumpectomy, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in the Journal of the American College of...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Mastectomy, Medical Research

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Biology And Disparities; Opioids And Pancreatic Cancer; Statins And Cardiotoxicity

(MedPage Today) -- Disparities in prostate cancer risk and outcomes may stem at least partly from genetics. (Nature Genetics) Immune factors, specifically T-cell exhaustion, may account for the disproportionate incidence of aggressive breast...
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Stem Cells, Genetics

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Margetuximab For Her2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer Falls Short

With such a small improvement in progression-free survival, margetuximab is 'simply not enough' for advanced HER2+ breast cancer, says Dr Kathy Miller. Medscape Oncology
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How The Lessons From Breast Cancer Saved This Physician From Burnout

October is traditionally known as breast cancer awareness month. For me, seeing all the pink on social media is a stark reminder of my brush with the terror of breast cancer. As I was about to scrub into an operation, I got a call from my office...
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Can Genomic Tests Flag Node-positive Breast Cancer Pts Who Can Skip Chemo?

(MedPage Today) -- In this exclusive virtual roundtable video from MedPage Today, three expert leaders in the field of breast cancer discuss the latest emerging and potentially practice-changing data from the virtual San Antonio Breast Cancer...
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Gut Microbe May Promote Breast Cancers

A microbe found in the colon and commonly associated with the development of colitis and colon cancer also may play a role in the development of some breast cancers, according to new research.
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Statins May Protect The Heart From Chemotherapy Treatment Of Early Breast Cancer

Women who take statins, the common cholesterol-lowering medication, during chemotherapy with anthracyclines for early-stage breast cancer are half as likely to require emergency department visits or hospitalization for heart failure in the 5 years...
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Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer May Have Worse Prognosis Than Ductal Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- An analysis of the largest recorded cohort of patients with invasive lobular breast cancer (ILBC) demonstrates that outcomes are significantly worse when compared with invasive ductal breast cancer, highlighting a significant...
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Oral Contraceptives Tied To Lower Risk For Certain Cancers

The drugs may increase the risk of breast cancer, but may lower the risk of ovarian and endometrial cancers.
Related topics: Oral Cancer, Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Oncology

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Ipatasertib Disappoints In Pik3ca/akt1/pten-altered Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Adding the investigational agent ipatasertib to paclitaxel failed to improve progression-free survival in patients with PIK3CA/AKT1/PTEN-altered advanced triple-negative breast cancer, according to results from the phase III...
Related topics: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Rxponder: Chemo 'no Longer A Mandate' For Some With Breast Cancer

Dr Kathy Miller shares the impactful results of the RxPONDER trial presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Medscape Oncology
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Study Points The Way To Boost Immunotherapy Against Breast Cancer, Other Solid Tumors

Researchers report that adding a small molecule to a chimeric antigen receptor-T (CAR-T) cell therapy can help immune system T cells to effectively attack solid tumors, such as breast cancers. The boost helps recruit more immune cells into battle at...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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