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Looking for patients with breast reconstructions following breast surgery to trial a short radiation therapy

Looking for patients with breast reconstructions following breast surgery to trial a short radiation therapy

Posted by on Jan 28, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is looking to examine the use of radiation on a shorter schedule of 5 days in a row is a safe and effective way to prevent breast cancer (BC) from coming back in people who have had a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast). The main outcomes that are to be measured are local and regional disease recurrence. This trial is to...

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Evaluating radiation therapy after breast removal surgery for node-positive triple-negative breast cancer.

Evaluating radiation therapy after breast removal surgery for node-positive triple-negative breast cancer.

Posted by on Dec 28, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was carried out to assess the use of radiotherapy (RT) after mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast) for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that has spread to the lymph nodes. The authors found that RT after surgery was associated with improved survival in patients with larger tumors. Some background Triple-negative...

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Comparing long-term outcomes of whole or partial breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery

Comparing long-term outcomes of whole or partial breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery

Posted by on Dec 13, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared whole breast irradiation (WBI) to partial breast irradiation (PBI) following breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in patients with low-risk breast cancer. The study showed similar survival between the 2 treatments, while PBI gave better cosmetic results. Some background Patients with low-risk breast...

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Comparing breast-conserving surgery and breast-removal surgery after chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer

Comparing breast-conserving surgery and breast-removal surgery after chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) to mastectomy (breast-removal surgery) after chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer. The authors found that BCS does not result in a lower survival in these patients. Some background BC is one of the most common forms of cancer in women. Standard care...

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Comparing hormone therapy and radiation after breast conserving surgery for older patients with early-stage breast cancer

Comparing hormone therapy and radiation after breast conserving surgery for older patients with early-stage breast cancer

Posted by on Oct 4, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the survival rates for older patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC) receiving hormone therapy (HT), radiation (RT), both or none after breast-conserving surgery (BCS). The data showed that RT and HT in combination and RT alone may lead to higher survival expectancy than HT alone. Some...

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Improving the tolerability of neratinib in patients with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer.

Improving the tolerability of neratinib in patients with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer.

Posted by on Aug 15, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial evaluated strategies to improve diarrhea as a side effect of neratinib (Nerlynx) treatment in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer (BC). The authors showed that slowly increasing the doses of neratinib or taking anti-diarrhea medication can improve this side effect. Some background Neratinib (Nerlynx) is a targeted...

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Long term effects of hypofractionated prone intensity-modulated radiation therapy after breast conservation surgery in patients with breast cancer

Long term effects of hypofractionated prone intensity-modulated radiation therapy after breast conservation surgery in patients with breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 12, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated long-term outcomes of combining hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (H-IMRT) with prone-positioning in patients after conservation surgery for breast cancer. The authors found that this combination safely controlled cancer locally without affecting regional lymph nodes. Some background Adjuvant...

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The effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs on breast cancer relapse in postmenopausal women under aromatase inhibitor treatment

The effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs on breast cancer relapse in postmenopausal women under aromatase inhibitor treatment

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated the link between statin (cholesterol-lowering drugs) use and risks of breast cancer (BC) relapse under adjuvant aromatase inhibitors (AI) therapy in women after their menopause. The main finding was that statin use was related with lower risks of BC relapse in such patients. Some background Women with...

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How effective is hormonal therapy for patients with hormone receptor positive early breast cancer?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of hormonal therapy in premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer with or without other treatments. The authors concluded that patients who received hormonal therapy had a higher chance of survival and without a return of cancer. Some background The hormone...

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Searching for patients with early breast cancer to trial a partial-radiation treatment

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aims to find out what dose of radiation therapy is effective in the shortest time period for women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, or ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS). The main outcome that will be measured is if patients experience any side effects. The study is taking place in New Jersey and New York, the United States. The...

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Radiotherapy during surgery in early breast cancer – what is the risk of tumor recurrence?

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT; radiotherapy during surgery) in early breast cancer (BC). They found that tumor recurrence was low after IORT. Some background Early breast cancer (BC) can be treated using different approaches. Most patients undergo breast-conserving therapy...

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