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Ask the Early-Stage Breast Cancer Expert: Now Available (October 23, 2014)

Rethink Pink: From Awareness to Knowledge, Advice for women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer Live Web Chat with Dr. Yashar: Recorded 10/23 Awareness of breast cancer risk and appreciation... Continue Reading

Second-line Avastin Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced HER2-Negative Breast Cancer (October 20, 2014)

Adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy in second-line treatment of advanced HER2-negative breast cancer improves progression-free survival. Results of the phase III TANIA trial evaluating the role... 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... Continue Reading

Impressive Survival Gains with New First-Line Therapy for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer (October 9, 2014)

According to recent findings, the combination of targeted agents Herceptin (trastuzumab) and Perjeta (perjeta) significantly improves survival for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer when... Continue Reading

Advances in Genomic Testing-What you Need to Know (September 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... 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... Continue Reading

Breast Conservation Therapy May Be Better than a Mastectomy (September 17, 2014)

Breast cancer claims the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually in the United States alone. Early-stage breast cancer refers to cancer that has not spread from its site of origin. Patients with early-stage... Continue Reading

Vaccine Derived from HER2 Protein May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence (September 16, 2014)

A new breast cancer vaccine that is derived from the HER2 protein may help prevent recurrence in patients with HER2-positive disease and appears safe. Phase II study results of the vaccine were released... Continue Reading

Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer? (September 12, 2014)

Geneticist Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, responsible for the identification of the first breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, is recommending that all women get tested for genetic mutations... Continue Reading

New Guidelines on Treatment of HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Aim to Improve Patient Outcomes (September 9, 2014)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently released updated guidelines for the treatment of advanced HER2-negative breast cancer. The Journal of Clinical Oncology will publish the new guidelines,... Continue Reading

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Screening and Prevention

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

Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer? (September 12, 2014)

Geneticist Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, responsible for the identification of the first breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, is recommending that all women get tested for genetic mutations that can cause breast cancer. Women who have... 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

Weighing the Risks (August 12, 2014)

Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer... Continue Reading

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Carcinoma in Situ

Ask the Early-Stage Breast Cancer Expert: Now Available (October 23, 2014)

Rethink Pink: From Awareness to Knowledge, Advice for women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer Live Web Chat with Dr. Yashar: Recorded 10/23 Awareness of breast cancer risk and appreciation of the need for screening is important, but at this... 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

Breast Conservation Therapy May Be Better than a Mastectomy (September 17, 2014)

Breast cancer claims the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually in the United States alone. Early-stage breast cancer refers to cancer that has not spread from its site of origin. Patients with early-stage breast cancer have a high cure rate with... 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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Stage I - Node Negative

Ask the Early-Stage Breast Cancer Expert: Now Available (October 23, 2014)

Rethink Pink: From Awareness to Knowledge, Advice for women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer Live Web Chat with Dr. Yashar: Recorded 10/23 Awareness of breast cancer risk and appreciation of the need for screening is important, but at this... 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

Advances in Genomic Testing-What you Need to Know (September 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

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

Breast Conservation Therapy May Be Better than a Mastectomy (September 17, 2014)

Breast cancer claims the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually in the United States alone. Early-stage breast cancer refers to cancer that has not spread from its site of origin. Patients with early-stage breast cancer have a high cure rate with... Continue Reading

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Stages II-III

Ask the Early-Stage Breast Cancer Expert: Now Available (October 23, 2014)

Rethink Pink: From Awareness to Knowledge, Advice for women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer Live Web Chat with Dr. Yashar: Recorded 10/23 Awareness of breast cancer risk and appreciation of the need for screening is important, but at this... 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

Breast Conservation Therapy May Be Better than a Mastectomy (September 17, 2014)

Breast cancer claims the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually in the United States alone. Early-stage breast cancer refers to cancer that has not spread from its site of origin. Patients with early-stage breast cancer have a high cure rate with... Continue Reading

Vaccine Derived from HER2 Protein May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence (September 16, 2014)

A new breast cancer vaccine that is derived from the HER2 protein may help prevent recurrence in patients with HER2-positive disease and appears safe. Phase II study results of the vaccine were released at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium, September 4–6,... Continue Reading

More Stages II and III

Inflammatory

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

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

Multiple Studies Presented at ASCO® Annual Meeting Demonstrate Unique, Practice-Changing Impact of Oncotype DX® to Optimize Cancer Care (June 9, 2014)

New Study Shows Oncotype DX® DCIS Score™ Changes Treatment Recommendations for One Out of Three DCIS Patients Fifth Direct Comparison Study Confirms Oncotype DX, the Only Test Shown to Predict Chemotherapy Benefit, is Different from Other Multi-Gene... Continue Reading

More Inflammatory

Metastatic

Second-line Avastin Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced HER2-Negative Breast Cancer (October 20, 2014)

Adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy in second-line treatment of advanced HER2-negative breast cancer improves progression-free survival. Results of the phase III TANIA trial evaluating the role of Avastin® in advanced breast cancer were recently... 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

Impressive Survival Gains with New First-Line Therapy for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer (October 9, 2014)

According to recent findings, the combination of targeted agents Herceptin (trastuzumab) and Perjeta (perjeta) significantly improves survival for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer when added to chemotherapy. This data was presented... 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

Vaccine Derived from HER2 Protein May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence (September 16, 2014)

A new breast cancer vaccine that is derived from the HER2 protein may help prevent recurrence in patients with HER2-positive disease and appears safe. Phase II study results of the vaccine were released at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium, September 4–6,... Continue Reading

More Metastatic

Recurrent

Second-line Avastin Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced HER2-Negative Breast Cancer (October 20, 2014)

Adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy in second-line treatment of advanced HER2-negative breast cancer improves progression-free survival. Results of the phase III TANIA trial evaluating the role of Avastin® in advanced breast cancer were recently... 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

Impressive Survival Gains with New First-Line Therapy for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer (October 9, 2014)

According to recent findings, the combination of targeted agents Herceptin (trastuzumab) and Perjeta (perjeta) significantly improves survival for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer when added to chemotherapy. This data was presented... 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

New Guidelines on Treatment of HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Aim to Improve Patient Outcomes (September 9, 2014)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently released updated guidelines for the treatment of advanced HER2-negative breast cancer. The Journal of Clinical Oncology will publish the new guidelines, which include hormone therapy and sequential... Continue Reading

More Recurrent

Supportive Care

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

Ask the Expert: Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise (May 19, 2014)

CancerConnect recently partnered with Dana-Farber to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer expert, Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber. On May 7 and 8, 2014, Dr. Ligibel... Continue Reading

Dana-Farber Expert Answers Questions about Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise (April 25, 2014)

CancerConnect and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Present: Ask the Expert with Dr. Ligibel CancerConnect recently partnered with Dana-Farber to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer expert, Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, of the Susan... Continue Reading

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