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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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Looking for patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer to test a new treatment combination

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 trial will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of ribociclib (Kisqali) combined with hormonal therapy in patients with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer (BC). The main outcome will be the number of patients that complete 1 year of treatment and survival without signs of cancer. The trial will...

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Denosumab treatment in HR+ breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if adding the medication denosumab (Prolia, Xgeva) to cancer treatment for women with breast cancer reduces the risk of bone fractures. The study found that the patients treated with denosumab survived better, but there was no significant difference in the number of bone fractures. Some background Breast...

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Searching for patients with early-stage HER2+ breast cancer to trial a new treatment regime

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

In a nutshell This study will examine how safe and effective the medication atezolizumab (Tecentriq) is in combination with other anti-cancer medicines for treating early stage HER2+ breast cancer. The main outcome that will be measured is how many patients completely respond to treatment, with no trace of the cancer remaining. The details...

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Searching for patients with triple negative breast cancer to test a new medication

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial will investigate the safety and effectiveness of adagloxad simolenin (AGS)/OBI-821 in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The main outcome will be a change in survival without invasive disease. The details Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most common cancers. BC treatment depends on the tumor type....

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Patient-reported outcomes after breast-conserving treatment: what is the impact of radiotherapy?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated patient-reported outcomes related to radiotherapy (RT) for breast cancer. They found that patients were dissatisfied with outcomes after RT but this was not a long-term effect. Some background Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. A number of strategies are used to treat BC. A lot of BC cases...

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Searching for patients with early stage breast cancer to trial a new radiation treatment plan

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The trial aims to investigate a new way of delivering radiation therapy in women with early-stage breast cancer. This will involve low doses of radiation therapy being aimed at the part of the breast where the tumor is or was. The main outcomes that will be measured are side effects and recurrence rate. This trial is recruiting in Missouri,...

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Searching for patients with low-risk breast cancer to participate in a study involving radiotherapy

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aims to find out if targeted radiotherapy on the breast in women with low-risk breast cancer after breast-conserving surgery will prevent the cancer from coming back. The main outcome that will be measured is how long it takes before the breast cancer comes back. The study is being conducted in Canada and the United States. The...

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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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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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