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Vistogard® Approved for Life-Threatening Toxicities of Certain Chemotherapy Agents (February 11, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) for the treatment of life-threatening toxicities caused by the chemotherapy drugs fluorouracil or capecitabine. The... Continue Reading

Should all Breast Cancer Patients Be Treated With the Bone Health Drug Xgeva®? (February 4, 2016)

The bone health agent Xgeva® (denusomab) appears to delay the time to cancer progression and improve survival among early stage breast cancer patients treated with aromatase inhibitors. Its use should... Continue Reading

Hormone Drug Arimidex® (Anastrozole) Cuts Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk By Half (January 29, 2016)

Excerpted from: Advances in Cancer Research And Treatment: 2015 Year In Review The aromatase inhibitor Arimidex has been found to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 53 percent in high-risk postmenopausal... 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... 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... Continue Reading

Atezolizumab Plus Abraxane Promising New Treatment for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (January 7, 2016)

The investigative agent, atezolizumb, in addition to the chemotherapy agent, Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel), provides high anti-cancer responses among patients with triple-negative breast cancer. These results... Continue Reading

Conjugate Drug Extends Survival in Patients with Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (January 6, 2016)

Patients with metastatic, HER2-positive breast cancer received a combination antibody/chemotherapy drug in a phase 3 clinical trial survived longer, on average, than patients receiving other treatments.... Continue Reading

FDA Clears Marketing Approval for Device to Reduce Hair Loss during Chemotherapy (January 4, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared for marketing the first cooling cap to reduce hair loss due to chemotherapy. The cooling cap (Dignitana DigniCap Cooling System) is to be used... 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... Continue Reading

Adding Carboplatin to Pre-surgery Chemotherapy Improves Survival for Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (December 21, 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... Continue Reading

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Screening and Prevention

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

Blood Test May Predict Cancer Recurrences Earlier than Standard Methods (October 26, 2015)

A blood test that can detect circulating DNA from cancer cells appears to accurately predict the risk of a breast cancer recurrence 8 months earlier than standard detection methods among women with high-risk breast cancer. However, further study is necessary... Continue Reading

Roswell Park Cancer Institute Experts Discuss What it Means to be at High-Risk for Breast Cancer (October 19, 2015)

Breast Cancer: What It Means to be High Risk   Breast cancer can happen to anyone, but if a family member has had it, you are at greater risk. You can’t ignore it and think ‘it won’t happen to me.’ In fact, if breast or ovarian cancer is... Continue Reading

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 19, 2015)

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Carcinoma in Situ

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

Radiation Essential to Controlling Long-Term Recurrence in Women With Early Form of Breast Cancer (October 1, 2015)

Doctors have reported that rates of breast cancer recurrences continue to increase, even after 12 years, among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who do not receive radiation therapy as part of their treatment regimen. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Women with Early Breast Cancer Have Fewer Side Effects with Shorter Courses of Radiation (September 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

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Stage I - Node Negative

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

Radiation After Lumpectomy Improves Outcomes Among Elderly with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (November 30, 2015)

The addition of radiation therapy following a lumpectomy appears to significantly improve outcomes among elderly women with triple-negative breast cancer. These results were recently presented at the 2015 Breast Cancer Conference in San Francisco, CA. Approximately... Continue Reading

Low Oncotype® Recurrence Score® Identifies Group of Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer That can Avoid Chemotherapy (October 8, 2015)

The results of a study presented at the European Cancer Congress demonstrate that early-stage breast cancer patients with a low Oncotype DX® Recurrence Score® result of 10 or less who received hormonal therapy alone without chemotherapy had less than... Continue Reading

A Vegan or Vegetarian Diet May Help Improve Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (September 16, 2015)

Early research suggests that a vegan or vegetarian diet low in the amino acid methionine may help improve treatment of triple-negative breast cancers. These findings were reported in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The majority of breast cancers... Continue Reading

Biomarker May Help Improve Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (September 8, 2015)

Researchers have found a biomarker that appears active in the growth and spread of triple-negative breast cancer. Known as interleukin-13 receptor alpha 2 (IL13Ralpha2), the biomarker may help doctors identify patients at high risk of disease spread and... Continue Reading

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Stages II-III

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

Conjugate Drug Extends Survival in Patients with Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (January 6, 2016)

Patients with metastatic, HER2-positive breast cancer received a combination antibody/chemotherapy drug in a phase 3 clinical trial survived longer, on average, than patients receiving other treatments. Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported... Continue Reading

A Vegan or Vegetarian Diet May Help Improve Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (September 16, 2015)

Early research suggests that a vegan or vegetarian diet low in the amino acid methionine may help improve treatment of triple-negative breast cancers. These findings were reported in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The majority of breast cancers... Continue Reading

Biomarker May Help Improve Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (September 8, 2015)

Researchers have found a biomarker that appears active in the growth and spread of triple-negative breast cancer. Known as interleukin-13 receptor alpha 2 (IL13Ralpha2), the biomarker may help doctors identify patients at high risk of disease spread and... Continue Reading

Women with Early Breast Cancer Have Fewer Side Effects with Shorter Courses of Radiation (September 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

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Inflammatory

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

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

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Metastatic

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

Conjugate Drug Extends Survival in Patients with Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (January 6, 2016)

Patients with metastatic, HER2-positive breast cancer received a combination antibody/chemotherapy drug in a phase 3 clinical trial survived longer, on average, than patients receiving other treatments. Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported... 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

Adding Carboplatin to Pre-surgery Chemotherapy Improves Survival for Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (December 21, 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

Abemaciclib Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation in Advanced Breast Cancer (October 9, 2015)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to abemaciclib, a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4 and 6 inhibitor, for patients with refractory hormone-receptor-positive (HR+) advanced or metastatic breast cancer. According... Continue Reading

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Recurrent

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

Adding Carboplatin to Pre-surgery Chemotherapy Improves Survival for Patients with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (December 21, 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

Blood Test May Predict Cancer Recurrences Earlier than Standard Methods (October 26, 2015)

A blood test that can detect circulating DNA from cancer cells appears to accurately predict the risk of a breast cancer recurrence 8 months earlier than standard detection methods among women with high-risk breast cancer. However, further study is necessary... Continue Reading

Abemaciclib Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation in Advanced Breast Cancer (October 9, 2015)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to abemaciclib, a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4 and 6 inhibitor, for patients with refractory hormone-receptor-positive (HR+) advanced or metastatic breast cancer. According... 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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