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Using palbociclib alone or with other therapies in advanced ER+ breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study aimed to find out if the breast cancer treatment palbociclib (Ibrance) works better alone, or in combination with other endocrine therapies (drugs which act on hormone receptors) used to treat estrogen receptor positive (ER+ – a hormone receptor found on the tumor) breast cancer. The authors found that treating women...

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Alopecia after breast cancer treatment

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

In a nutshell This study aimed to find out how common persistent hair loss (alopecia) is after breast cancer chemotherapy, and how to prevent it. The authors found that persistent alopecia was present in all forms of chemotherapy but was worse with docetaxel (Taxotere) and could be prevented by using a scalp cooling technique. Some background...

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Comparison of lapatinib and trastuzumab in patients with HER-2 receptor positive breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare lapatinib (Tykerb) and trastuzumab (Herceptin) in patients with HER-2 receptor positive breast cancer. This study found that in patients with hormone receptor-positive tumors, use of lapatinib for 6 months, followed by trastuzumab for 12 months significantly improved survival...

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Adding Platinum agents to Chemotherapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was a meta-analysis (a review of all the relevant research) on the use of platinum-based chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Authors concluded that platinum-based chemotherapy is highly effective in this type of breast cancer. Some background Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is breast cancer that does not...

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Risk of secondary cancers in patients who have been treated for early stage breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study aimed to examine the risk of developing a secondary cancer after breast conserving therapy for early stage breast cancer patients. This study found that patients who have been treated for early stage breast cancer do not have a significantly higher risk of secondary cancers.  Some background Women with early stage breast...

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