Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Acupuncture May Reduce Lymphedema in Breast Cancer (07-25-2013)

Acupuncture may be a safe and effective alternative for reducing arm lymphedema in patients with breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in Cancer. For women with early breast cancer, determining whether the cancer has spread to... Continue Reading

Radiation for Breast Cancer Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Heart Attack (03-27-2013)

Exposure to ionizing radiation during radiation therapy for breast cancer may increase the risk of heart attack or heart disease later in life, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many women with breast... Continue Reading

Increase in Number of Women Undergoing Reconstruction Immediately after Mastectomy (01-22-2013)

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of women undergoing immediate breast reconstruction after mastectomy—and this increase correlates with an increase in the use of implants, according to the results of a study published in Plastic and... Continue Reading

High Breast Density Does Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Death (08-29-2012)

Although high mammographic breast density is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer, it does not appear to increase the risk of death among breast cancer patients, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National... Continue Reading

Afinitor Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer (07-31-2012)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Afinitor® (everolimus) for use in combination with Aromasin® (exemestane) to treat postmenopausal women with advanced hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer. The combination is... Continue Reading

Physical Activity Linked to Reduced Mortality in Breast and Colon Cancer (05-22-2012)

Physical activity is associated with reduced mortality in patients with breast and colon cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.[1] So far, there is insufficient evidence to draw the same conclusion with... Continue Reading

Social Support May Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes (01-26-2011)

Social well-being during the first year after a breast cancer diagnosis may have a beneficial effect on cancer outcomes. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A diagnosis of breast cancer often affects a woman’s quality of... Continue Reading

Depression Is Prevalent in Partners of Cancer Patients (10-1-2010)

Men whose partners were diagnosed with breast cancer were 39% more likely to be hospitalized due to an affective disorder (major depression, bipolar disease, and other serious mood-altering conditions) compared with men whose partners were not diagnosed... Continue Reading

Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes Among Underinsured (06-30-2010)

Underinsured African-Americans have worse breast cancer survival outcomes than their underinsured White counterparts, according to the results of a study published early online in the Journal of the National Caner Institute.[i] The disparity in breast... Continue Reading

Tykerb plus Taxol Is Active in Inflammatory Breast Cancer (06-17-2010)

Tykerb® (lapatinib) plus Taxol® (paclitaxel) appears to provide benefit in the initial treatment of inflammatory breast cancer, according to results published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most aggressive... Continue Reading

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