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Have a Question about Metastatic Breast Cancer? Ask the Expert! (September 21, 2016)

Join us on October 10th! October 10th, 6:00-7:00 PM, EST Tune in here. Join us for a live Ask the Expert session with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Chau T. Dang, MD. She will discuss advances... Continue Reading

MammaPrint Might Help Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Could Safely Opt Out of Chemo (September 7, 2016)

MammaPrint, a 70-gene signature test, might help healthcare providers and patients determine whether they will derive a benefit from chemotherapy, or if they could safely choose to not receive chemotherapy... Continue Reading

ASCO Treatment Recommendations for HR+, Metastatic Breast Cancer (September 5, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently convened an Expert Panel to create recommendations for endocrine therapy for women with hormone-receptor (HR)-positive, metastatic breast cancer.... Continue Reading

Ribociclib Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation as First-line Treatment for HR+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer (August 3, 2016)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to ribociclib (LEE011) in combination with Femara® (letrozole) for the treatment of hormone receptor positive, human... Continue Reading

Neratinib Improves Cancer-Free Survival in Early Breast Cancer (July 27, 2016)

The targeted agent neratinib (PB272), which is still in clinical trials, demonstrated an improvement in cancer-free survival when used after Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in early-stage, HER2-positive breast... Continue Reading

West Los Angeles Premier Cancer Prevention 5K Celebrates 15 Years (July 5, 2016)

The Kickin’ Cancer!® 5K Run / Walk / Stroll is the Lynne Cohen Foundation’s flagship event to end women’s cancers through prevention. As a West Los Angeles favorite since 2001, this event celebrates... Continue Reading

Tecentriq™ Plus Abraxane® Effective Combo in Difficult to Treat Breast Cancer (June 30, 2016)

The combination of the immune stimulating agent Tecentriq™ (atezolizumab), plus the chemotherapy agent Abraxane® (nab-paclitaxel) is effective in providing anti-cancer responses among patients with... Continue Reading

Shorter Radiation Course Confirmed as Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer (June 29, 2016)

Results of a recently published clinical study suggest that early-stage breast cancer patients treated with a shorter course of whole breast radiation with higher radiation doses per fraction experience... Continue Reading

Directly Involving Patients Drives Participation in Metastatic Breast Cancer Study (June 22, 2016)

A clinical study to accelerate research in metastatic breast cancer has rapidly enrolled participants through direct collaboration with patients. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual... Continue Reading

Treatment with Aromatase Inhibitors for 10 Years Improves Cancer-Free Survival in Breast Cancer (June 7, 2016)

Among postmenopausal women with hormone-positive, early breast cancer, treatment with aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for 10 years significantly improves cancer-free survival, compared to the 5-year standard... Continue Reading

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Screening and Prevention

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced... Continue Reading

Lynne Cohen Foundation Launches CancerConnect Social Media Platform for Women Facing Increased Risk for Ovarian and Breast Cancers (April 15, 2016)

Santa Monica, CA/Sun Valley ID– With the launch of the CancerConnect online community, the Lynne Cohen Foundation now offers a specialized social network for women facing increased risk for ovarian and breast cancers. This community furthers the foundation’s... Continue Reading

3D Mammography Proves More Accurate in Breast Cancer Detection (March 31, 2016)

Longer follow-up evaluating digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), also referred to as 3D mammography, demonstrates its continued effectiveness compared to standard digital mammography (DM) when screening for breast cancer. These results were recently published... Continue Reading

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines (January 25, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated guidelines were recently published in the Journal... Continue Reading

The National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) on American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations (November 3, 2015)

The American Cancer Society (ACS) released their new guidelines last week recommending screening mammograms begin for women at age 45, and biennial screenings beginning at age 55. Other respected medical organizations, such as the American Congress of... Continue Reading

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Carcinoma in Situ

Shorter Radiation Course Confirmed as Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer (June 29, 2016)

Results of a recently published clinical study suggest that early-stage breast cancer patients treated with a shorter course of whole breast radiation with higher radiation doses per fraction experience equivalent cosmetic, functional, and pain outcomes... Continue Reading

Men’s Views of the Women They Love Post-Mastectomy (April 11, 2016)

By John Leifer Despite five decades of effort by feminists, our society continues to bombard women with the message that their femininity and sexual attractiveness are directly tied to their bust-line. So it comes as no surprise that the loss of a woman’s... Continue Reading

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines (January 25, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated guidelines were recently published in the Journal... Continue Reading

Quality of Life Helps Determine Type of Hormone Treatment in Early Breast Cancer (January 20, 2016)

Quality of life issues and different side effects caused by treatment may help determine which type of hormone therapy is most appropriate for postmenopausal women with ductal carcinoma in situ, particularly among women 60 years of age or older. These... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Publishes Oncotype DX® DCIS Score™ Study Conducted in Canada (October 14, 2015)

Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) announced that Breast Cancer Research and Treatment published results from a second large clinical validation study of Oncotype DX® in patients with stage 0 breast cancer, also known as DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ).... Continue Reading

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Stage I - Node Negative

MammaPrint Might Help Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Could Safely Opt Out of Chemo (September 7, 2016)

MammaPrint, a 70-gene signature test, might help healthcare providers and patients determine whether they will derive a benefit from chemotherapy, or if they could safely choose to not receive chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer. These results... Continue Reading

Neratinib Improves Cancer-Free Survival in Early Breast Cancer (July 27, 2016)

The targeted agent neratinib (PB272), which is still in clinical trials, demonstrated an improvement in cancer-free survival when used after Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. Approximately 20-30% of breast cancer is... Continue Reading

Shorter Radiation Course Confirmed as Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer (June 29, 2016)

Results of a recently published clinical study suggest that early-stage breast cancer patients treated with a shorter course of whole breast radiation with higher radiation doses per fraction experience equivalent cosmetic, functional, and pain outcomes... Continue Reading

Treatment with Aromatase Inhibitors for 10 Years Improves Cancer-Free Survival in Breast Cancer (June 7, 2016)

Among postmenopausal women with hormone-positive, early breast cancer, treatment with aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for 10 years significantly improves cancer-free survival, compared to the 5-year standard length of AI treatment.  However, quality of life... Continue Reading

Some Premenopausal Women Benefit from Exemestane Compared to Tamoxifen (April 28, 2016)

Among premenopausal women with hormone-positive, early breast cancer who are considered to have a high risk of a cancer recurrence, the use of Aromasin® (exemestane) versus tamoxifen improves cancer-free survival at 5 years. These results were recently... Continue Reading

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Stages II-III

Neratinib Improves Cancer-Free Survival in Early Breast Cancer (July 27, 2016)

The targeted agent neratinib (PB272), which is still in clinical trials, demonstrated an improvement in cancer-free survival when used after Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. Approximately 20-30% of breast cancer is... Continue Reading

Some Premenopausal Women Benefit from Exemestane Compared to Tamoxifen (April 28, 2016)

Among premenopausal women with hormone-positive, early breast cancer who are considered to have a high risk of a cancer recurrence, the use of Aromasin® (exemestane) versus tamoxifen improves cancer-free survival at 5 years. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Men’s Views of the Women They Love Post-Mastectomy (April 11, 2016)

By John Leifer Despite five decades of effort by feminists, our society continues to bombard women with the message that their femininity and sexual attractiveness are directly tied to their bust-line. So it comes as no surprise that the loss of a woman’s... Continue Reading

Dose-Dense Chemotherapy for Premenopausal Breast Cancer Improves Survival (March 28, 2016)

Premenopausal women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer have improved survival if their chemotherapy doses are delivered every two weeks, compared to every three weeks. These results were recently presented at the 2016 European Breast Cancer Conference... Continue Reading

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines (January 25, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated guidelines were recently published in the Journal... Continue Reading

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Inflammatory

Men’s Views of the Women They Love Post-Mastectomy (April 11, 2016)

By John Leifer Despite five decades of effort by feminists, our society continues to bombard women with the message that their femininity and sexual attractiveness are directly tied to their bust-line. So it comes as no surprise that the loss of a woman’s... Continue Reading

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines (January 25, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated guidelines were recently published in the Journal... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Research: Have We Made Progress? (January 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

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 10, 2014)

What does breast cancer awareness month mean to you? We’d like to hear from you—join us on facebook, twitter, or CancerConnect and join the discussion. On October 23rd at 6pm EDT, we will have a live web chat with UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center... Continue Reading

Walk or Run Your Way to a Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer (September 24, 2014)

Want to reduce your risk of breast cancer? Lace up those shoes and get moving—because exercise has a significant impact. There is a growing body of evidence to indicate that exercise is crucial to reducing the risk of cancer. Now a new study has put... Continue Reading

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Metastatic

Have a Question about Metastatic Breast Cancer? Ask the Expert! (September 21, 2016)

Join us on October 10th! October 10th, 6:00-7:00 PM, EST Tune in here. Join us for a live Ask the Expert session with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Chau T. Dang, MD. She will discuss advances in the management of metastatic breast cancer... Continue Reading

ASCO Treatment Recommendations for HR+, Metastatic Breast Cancer (September 5, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently convened an Expert Panel to create recommendations for endocrine therapy for women with hormone-receptor (HR)-positive, metastatic breast cancer. The panel conducted “a systematic review of evidence... Continue Reading

Ribociclib Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation as First-line Treatment for HR+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer (August 3, 2016)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to ribociclib (LEE011) in combination with Femara® (letrozole) for the treatment of hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HR+/HER2-)... Continue Reading

Directly Involving Patients Drives Participation in Metastatic Breast Cancer Study (June 22, 2016)

A clinical study to accelerate research in metastatic breast cancer has rapidly enrolled participants through direct collaboration with patients. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology... Continue Reading

Abemaciclib Promising in Advanced Breast Cancer (June 7, 2016)

The investigative agent abemaciclib, which is still in clinical trials, appears promising in providing anti-cancer activity among patients with metastatic breast cancer that has progressed following several prior therapies. These results were recently... Continue Reading

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Recurrent

Have a Question about Metastatic Breast Cancer? Ask the Expert! (September 21, 2016)

Join us on October 10th! October 10th, 6:00-7:00 PM, EST Tune in here. Join us for a live Ask the Expert session with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Chau T. Dang, MD. She will discuss advances in the management of metastatic breast cancer... Continue Reading

Ribociclib Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation as First-line Treatment for HR+/HER2- Advanced Breast Cancer (August 3, 2016)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to ribociclib (LEE011) in combination with Femara® (letrozole) for the treatment of hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HR+/HER2-)... Continue Reading

Directly Involving Patients Drives Participation in Metastatic Breast Cancer Study (June 22, 2016)

A clinical study to accelerate research in metastatic breast cancer has rapidly enrolled participants through direct collaboration with patients. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology... Continue Reading

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines (January 25, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated guidelines were recently published in the Journal... Continue Reading

Adding Carboplatin to Pre-surgery Chemotherapy Improves Survival for Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (December 22, 2015)

Adding carboplatin to pre-surgery chemotherapy improved disease-free survival for patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), according to results from a German clinical study released at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposia.1 Breast cancers... Continue Reading

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Supportive Care

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines (January 25, 2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated guidelines were recently published in the Journal... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Research: Have We Made Progress? (January 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

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 10, 2014)

What does breast cancer awareness month mean to you? We’d like to hear from you—join us on facebook, twitter, or CancerConnect and join the discussion. On October 23rd at 6pm EDT, we will have a live web chat with UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center... Continue Reading

Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Doesn’t Increase with TNF Inhibitor Use (August 28, 2014)

According to the results of a recently published study from Swedish investigators treatment with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF) does not appear to increase the rate of breast cancer recurrence among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  The... Continue Reading

Making Informed Decisions about Breast Reconstruction, featuring an expert from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (July 16, 2014)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center expert Andrea L. Pusic, MD, MHS, FRCSC, discussed and answered participants’ questions about reconstruction after breast cancer surgery during a live Web chat on July 16, 2014. The recorded version of the Web... Continue Reading

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