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Looking for patients with advanced breast cancer to trial an experimental drug treatment.

Looking for patients with advanced breast cancer to trial an experimental drug treatment.

Posted by on Sep 20, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is aiming to examine the effectiveness of an experimental drug, AMXI-5001, in patients with advanced breast cancer. The main outcomes that are to be measured in this trial are side effects and the response to treatment. This trial is going to be carried out in California, Tennessee, and Florida, the United States. The...

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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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Does pembrolizumab added to chemotherapy before surgery improve the outcomes of patients with early triple negative breast cancer?

Does pembrolizumab added to chemotherapy before surgery improve the outcomes of patients with early triple negative breast cancer?

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

In a nutshell The study assessed whether pembrolizumab (Keytruda) could be used in addition to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC; chemotherapy before surgery) to improve the outcomes of patients with early triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The study found that more patients treated with pembrolizumab had a complete response. Some...

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How common are allergic reactions to different biological therapies in patients with advanced melanoma?

How common are allergic reactions to different biological therapies in patients with advanced melanoma?

Posted by on May 16, 2020 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the frequency of allergic reactions to different doses of three biological therapies in patients with advanced melanoma. The authors found that different doses of the three drugs reduced the number of allergic reactions. Some background Biological therapy has significantly improved treatment results for patients...

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Does it matter how much healthy tissue is removed during surgery for patients with breast cancer who received chemotherapy first?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if there was a difference in patients with breast cancer first treated with chemotherapy that had a wide or narrow margin of healthy tissue removed during surgery. The results showed that the outcomes were similar regardless of how much healthy tissue was removed. Some background Traditionally, mastectomy (the...

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Long-term outcomes of pertuzumab added to trastuzumab and docetaxel treatment for patients with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether pertuzumab (Perjeta) benefits patients with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer when added to trastuzumab (Herceptin) and docetaxel (Taxotere) treatment. They found that adding pertuzumab improved long-term patient outcomes. Some background Breast cancer can now be tested for some of the signals involved...

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Palbociclib and exemestane versus capecitabine in premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the safety and effectiveness of palbociclib and endocrine therapy to capecitabine chemotherapy in premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.  This study concluded that palbociclib and endocrine therapy is more effective than...

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