Stage I Node Negative Breast Cancer

Women with Early Breast Cancer Have Fewer Side Effects with Shorter Courses of Radiation (09-1-2015)

Women with early breast cancer have fewer side effects when they’re treated with shorter courses of radiation at higher doses than with conventional radiation to the whole breast. These findings were reported in JAMA Oncology.[1] Treatment with shorter... Continue Reading

Combination of Iniparib, Gemzar®, and Carboplatin Active in Initial Treatment of Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (06-2-2015)

The combination of iniparib, Gemzar® (gemcitabine), and carboplatin appears promising in the initial treatment of patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer with a BRCA1/2 mutation. In addition, researchers have found ways to identify patients... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Research: Have We Made Progress? (01-27-2015)

Published results from research studies in breast cancer in the last year represent several practice changing milestones. CancerConnect News coverage of advances in the management of breast cancer included the following key developments: 2014: Have we... Continue Reading

Study Confirms Role of Ovarian Suppression and Aromasin for Younger Women With Hormone-sensitive Breast Cancer (12-19-2014)

Ovarian suppression combined with the anti-estrogen drug Aromasin® (exemestane) appears to greatly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in younger women according to the results of the Suppression of Ovarian Function Trial (SOFT) presented at... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Patients Are Now Living Longer without Relapse (12-18-2014)

Survival without relapse for patients with early-stage breast cancer has improved significantly over the past 30 years, particularly among women with HER2-positive disease. These findings were recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Cancer... Continue Reading

Some Older Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Be Receiving Radiation That Is Unlikely to Add Benefit (12-17-2014)

Up to two-thirds of older women with early-stage breast cancer may be receiving radiation therapy that may not provide additional benefit. These findings were recently released online by the journal Cancer.[1] The goal of radiation therapy in early breast... Continue Reading

Exercise Significantly Reduces Joint Pain Caused by Hormone Therapy Taken by Patients With Breast Cancer (12-12-2014)

According to a study published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology regular exercise helps relieve arthritic joint pain associated with aromatase inhibitor (AI) drugs used to treat breast cancer.1 Aromatase inhibitors are widely used in the treatment... Continue Reading

Study Demonstrates Significant Increase in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients Electing Double Mastectomy (12-1-2014)

The number of women with early-stage cancer involving one breast who elect to have both breasts removed has increased significantly, according to a new study of 1.2 million patients published in JAMA Surgery. Researchers at Vanderbilt University analyzed... Continue Reading

Ask the Expert: Making Informed Decisions about Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment (10-15-2014)

October 23, 2014 at 6:00pm EDT CancerConnect live Web Chat with an Expert sereis presents: “Rethink Pink: From Awareness to Knowledge, Advice for women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.” On October 23, 2014 at 6:00pm EDT you will have... Continue Reading

Advances in Genomic Testing-What you Need to Know (09-29-2014)

Q: What is genomic testing? A: Genomic testing looks at a group of genes and their varying levels of expression. This gene expression or activity can characterize how genes interact with one another and predict the behavior of certain tissues within... Continue Reading

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