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Can adding capecitabine improve outcomes for patients with triple-negative breast cancer?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at adding capecitabine (Xeloda) to standard treatment for patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). It found that capecitabine improved outcomes for patients with TNBC. Some background Breast tissue growth responds to changing levels of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Some breast cancer can...

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Do vitamin and mineral supplements affect the outcomes of chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if patients with breast cancer that took different vitamin supplements before or during chemotherapy had poorer results from treatment. The results showed that anti-oxidants vitamin A, C, E, carotenoids and coenzyme Q10, as well as vitamin B12 and iron, negatively impact the outcomes of patients. Some...

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Imaging techniques to evaluate treatment of lymph node swelling in patients with breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 3, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if taking pictures of lymph nodes using medical imaging techniques helped in finding out if treatment for lymph node swelling was working. The study found that using lymphoscintigraphy helped in evaluating the treatment of lymph node swelling.  Some background It is common for lymph nodes to be affected...

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Benefits of therapy for early stage breast cancer

Posted by on Feb 29, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper is a document that was developed at a breast cancer conference by a number of experts in the field. It outlines suggested treatment for early-stage breast cancer. The experts concluded that patients and doctors should work together and discuss the benefit of treating early-stage breast cancer in comparison with the potential...

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Surgical removal of a primary tumor in newly diagnosed metastatic breast cancer

Posted by on Feb 22, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if surgically removing the main tumor in breast cancer which has spread throughout the body would impact the survival of the patient. The study found that removing the primary tumor resulted in a longer overall survival in patients with breast cancer that has spread. Some background A common treatment for...

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How useful is preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy for fertility preservation in cancer patients?

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) for fertility preservation (FP).  They found that PGT-A was useful in cancer patients attempting FP.  Some background Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used to treat infertility. It is also an important option for cancer patients. Cancer...

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Gabapentin and pregabalin for hot flushes in women with breast cancer receiving hormonal therapy

Posted by on Jan 21, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if two medications, gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica) helped relieve symptoms of hot flushes and night sweats in postmenopausal women and women with breast cancer receiving hormonal therapy. The study found that gabapentin reduced the frequency of hot flushes in these women. Some background...

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Chemotherapy in patients with hormone receptor positive, node positive invasive breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out how well chemotherapy for invasive breast cancer works, especially in those over 70 years old. The study found that most patients benefit from chemotherapy, however, those aged over 70 benefited less of this treatment than those aged under 70. Some background Most types of breast cancer have guidelines with...

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Adding targeted therapy to chemotherapy and surgery in patients with breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if adding targeted therapies to chemotherapy before surgery improved outcomes in patients with breast cancer. The study found that patients responded to treatment better when a targeted therapy was added to chemotherapy and surgery treatment. Some background There are multiple ways to treat breast...

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Safety and effectiveness of pembrolizumab and radiotherapy in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness and safety of pembrolizumab and radiotherapy in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.  This study concluded that this combination was found to be safe and promising in these patients.  Some background Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) is a targeted...

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