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Adding ixabepilone to capecitabine treatment for triple negative breast cancer.

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

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if ixabepilone (Ixempra) and capecitabine (Xeloda) work for treating triple-negative breast cancer in patients with hard to treat disease compared to using capecitabine alone. The study found that adding ixabepilone to treatment resulted in longer survival without the cancer progressing. Some background...

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Joint pain management in obese breast cancer patients treated with aromatase inhibitors

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of adding Omega-3 fatty acid (O3-FA) to the management of joint pain in patients with breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors. The authors concluded that the addition of O3-FA is safe and gave the greatest benefit to patients who were obese.  Some background...

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Adding pertuzumab to treatment in breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which treatment is better for breast cancer, chemotherapy plus trastuzumab (Herceptin) and surgery, or pertuzumab (Perjeta), and chemotherapy plus trastuzumab (Herceptin) and surgery. The study found that adding pertuzumab to the standard treatment worked better to completely remove all signs of cancer compared...

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Adding olanzapine to standard treatments to prevent nausea and vomiting in breast cancer chemotherapy

Posted by on Nov 24, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if adding a medication called olanzapine (Zyprexa) to the current treatment methods helps reduce vomiting and nausea in patients with breast cancer who are receiving chemotherapy with anthracycline. The study found that adding in olanzapine to standard treatment helped reduce vomiting and nausea compared to...

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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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