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Adding anthracyclines or carboplatin to standard treatment of breast cancer

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which medication is better for treating HER-2 positive breast cancer, a class of medicines called anthracyclines plus trastuzmab (Herceptin) and pertuzmab (Perjeta), or carboplatin (Paraplatin) plus trastuzmab and pertuzmab. The study found that both medications worked equally as well as each other, but the...

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Atezolizumab and Nab-Paclitaxel in Advanced Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to see how well two medications worked in treating advanced triple negative breast cancer, atezolizumab (Tecentriq) and nab-paclitaxcel (Abraxane).  The study found that using these two medications together improved survival in these patients. Some background Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is breast cancer...

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Breast conserving surgery plus radiotherapy vs mastectomy in stage 1 breast cancer

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which treatment was better for stage 1 breast cancer, either breast-conserving surgery plus radiotherapy, or mastectomy alone. The study found that breast conserving surgery plus radiotherapy was better than mastectomy for patients with stage 1 breast cancer. Some background There are a number of treatment...

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Metronomic chemotherapy for HR+ advanced breast cancer

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to see how well using metronomic chemotherapy with capecitabine (Xeloda) combined with aromatase inhibitors works for patients with hormone receptor positive advanced breast cancer. The study found that this treatment works well and is safe, and therefore should be considered as a potential treatment option. Some...

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Using MRI to detect breast cancer in the other breast

Posted by on Nov 4, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out what traits make a woman more likely to have breast cancer in both breasts, which is too small to be detected by a mammogram. The study found that by doing MRI scans, it is possible to find breast cancer in both breasts, usually in older women with early stage hormone receptor positive cancer. Some...

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Palbociclib and Fulvestrant in Advanced Breast Cancer.

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the overall survival rates of people with breast cancer who were treated with either palbociclib (Ibrance) plus fulvestrant (Faslodex), or just fulvestrant. The study found that the patients who received both palbociclib and fulvestrant had a longer overall survival compared to the group who only received...

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Using atorvastatin to help prevent side effects from radiation therapy in breast cancer

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if using a cream containing atorvastatin (Lipitor) on the skin of women who had radiation treatment for breast cancer would help with some of the negative side effects. The study found that using atorvastatin reduced itching, swelling and pain in patients receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer. Some...

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10 years of treatment vs 5 years of treatment with hormone therapy in patients with early stage breast cancer.

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if continuing hormone therapy for 10 years was more effective than doing it for 5 years in patients with early stage breast cancer. The study found that the patients who continued treatment for 10 years survived for longer without the disease coming back compared to those who were only treated for 5...

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Surgery to remove the main tumor in patients with breast cancer that has spread

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if removing the main tumor in women with cancer that has spread to other organs leads to greater survival than not removing the main tumor. The study found that the patients who had the surgery survived 47% longer than patients without the surgery. Some background Breast cancer can sometimes be caught quite...

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Taking metformin to prevent problems caused by tamoxifen in women with breast cancer

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study wanted to find out if taking the drug metformin (Glucophage) prevents insulin resistance and issues with the womb caused by tamoxifen (Novaldex) in women with breast cancer. The study found that metformin was able to prevent changes in the womb caused by tamoxifen, and also resulted in weight loss and lower...

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