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Further surgery or non-surgical options for patients with remaining breast cancer after surgery

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether treating breast cancer that has not been completely removed with more surgery was more effective than non-surgical options such as chemotherapy. This study found that there was no difference in outcomes between treating with further surgery versus treating with a non-surgical option. Some...

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Local disease recurrence in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer: an evaluation of treatment effectiveness

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if trastuzumab (Herceptin)/paclitaxel (Taxol) reduces the risk of local-regional recurrence (LRR) in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer (BC).  They found that this treatment reduced LRR risk in HER2-positive patients.  Some background Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most common cancers....

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Denosumab treatment in HR+ breast cancer

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if adding the medication denosumab (Prolia, Xgeva) to cancer treatment for women with breast cancer reduces the risk of bone fractures. The study found that the patients treated with denosumab survived better, but there was no significant difference in the number of bone fractures. Some background Breast...

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Cold Tumors?

Cold Tumors?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

New: Thanks to InVideo, we have a video version of the post below. Check it out at bottom of the post. Incredible immunotherapy responses in some cancers, but not in others, have puzzled the research community. What is it about some cancers that allows the immune system to be activated? Why are some cancers able to evade the immune system even when...

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Evaluating radiotherapy after surgery for patients with triple-negative breast cancer

Posted by on Apr 6, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of radiotherapy on the survival of patients with breast cancer who have undergone surgery. This study found that patients who had radiotherapy after surgery had higher survival than patients who had surgery only. Some background Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is cancer that does not have...

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Improving shoulder function in breast cancer survivors after surgery to remove lymph nodes

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if an exercise regimen improved shoulder function in breast cancer survivors who received surgery to remove underarm lymph nodes.  They found that both inflatable ball exercise and control standard exercise were beneficial for these patients.  Some background Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer...

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