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Olaparib for treating breast cancer that has spread

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined whether treating breast cancer that has spread (metastatic) with olaparib (Lynparza) resulted in better outcomes and fewer side effects compared to chemotherapy. The study found that treatment with olaparib led to similar survival outcomes compared to chemotherapy.  Some background There are...

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Olaparib for treating breast cancer that has spread

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined whether treating breast cancer that has spread (metastatic) with olaparib (Lynparza) resulted in better outcomes and fewer side effects compared to chemotherapy. The study found that treatment with olaparib led to similar survival outcomes compared to chemotherapy.  Some background There are...

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Risk of blood clots in breast cancer patients treated with aromatase inhibitors or tamoxifen

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if the risk of patients with breast cancer developing a blood clot was higher if they were treated with aromatase inhibitors, or tamoxifen (Nolvadex). The study found that the patients treated with tamoxifen had a higher risk of developing blood clots compared to those treated with aromatase...

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Oncolytic Virus Treatments

Oncolytic Virus Treatments

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In 1904, a physician wrote about a patient with leukemia who went into remission when he got the flu. Though the patient was not cured, it was a ray of hope at a time when there were no treatments for leukemia. Other cases were reported throughout the years of people with Burkitt’s Lymphoma and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma going into remission when they...

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Radiation after mastectomy in patients with breast cancer and positive lymph nodes

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if performing radiation therapy on patients with breast cancer who have had surgery results in a lesser quality of life. The study found that the patients who had radiotherapy had a higher chance of having pain, swelling, skin problems and sensitivity in the area of the breast. Some background Breast cancer...

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Risk of cancer coming back in patients treated with fat grafts compared to patients treated with breast reconstuction surgery

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study want to see what type of surgery results in a higher chance of breast cancer coming back, fat grafting or breast reconstruction. The study found that both types of surgery resulted in an equal chance of the breast cancer coming back. Some background Fat grafting is a surgical way to fill in holes in the tissue of the breast...

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How exercise affects tiredness and fitness in patients with breast cancer

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to look at the effect of exercise on patients with breast cancer. The study found that all types of exercise improved the fitness and tiredness levels of the patients. Some background Breast cancer and the treatments associated can be exhausting for the patients. This can lead to a decrease in their quality of life....

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