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Comparing effectiveness of intraoperative radiotherapy and whole breast irradiation in patients with early breast cancer

Comparing effectiveness of intraoperative radiotherapy and whole breast irradiation in patients with early breast cancer

Posted by on Apr 26, 2022 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the oncological effectiveness of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) and whole breast irradiation (WBI) for patients with early breast cancer (BC).  This study concluded that there was a high oncological effectiveness for both groups of patients.  Some background Intraoperative...

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Evaluating the risk factors associated with radiation skin irritation after radiotherapy in patients with breast cancer

Evaluating the risk factors associated with radiation skin irritation after radiotherapy in patients with breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 20, 2022 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the risk factors associated with acute radiation dermatitis (ARD; skin irritation) after radiotherapy (RT) in patients with breast cancer (BC). The data showed that patients with diabetes, smokers, and those with a body mass index (BMI; a measure of body weight in relation to height) of more than 25 kg/m2 had a...

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Evaluating the long-term outcome of using gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist during chemotherapy to preserve ovarian function in premenopausal patients with early-stage breast cancer.

Evaluating the long-term outcome of using gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist during chemotherapy to preserve ovarian function in premenopausal patients with early-stage breast cancer.

Posted by on Jan 30, 2022 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term outcomes of using gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist during chemotherapy to preserve ovarian function in premenopausal patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC). The data showed that GnRH agonist use during chemotherapy was safe and effective to preserve ovarian function in these...

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Comparing the effectiveness of epirubicin and cyclophosphamide plus taxanes versus carboplatin plus taxanes in early-stage triple‑negative breast cancer.

Comparing the effectiveness of epirubicin and cyclophosphamide plus taxanes versus carboplatin plus taxanes in early-stage triple‑negative breast cancer.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of epirubicin (Ellence) and cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) plus paclitaxel (Taxol)/docetaxel (Taxotere) (taxanes) (ECT) versus carboplatin (Paraplatin) plus taxanes (TP) regimens in patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The data showed that both treatment regimens showed...

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Evaluating the long-term benefits and risks of trastuzumab plus chemotherapy in patients with early-stage HER2+ breast cancer.

Evaluating the long-term benefits and risks of trastuzumab plus chemotherapy in patients with early-stage HER2+ breast cancer.

Posted by on Nov 7, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term benefits and risks of trastuzumab (Herceptin) plus chemotherapy in patients with early-stage HER2-positive (+) breast cancer (BC). The data showed that trastuzumab added to chemotherapy reduced the risk of BC recurrence and death for these patients. Some background BC is classified into different...

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Evaluating the effects of adding chemotherapy to trastuzumab treatment on mental functioning in older patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.

Evaluating the effects of adding chemotherapy to trastuzumab treatment on mental functioning in older patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of adding chemotherapy to trastuzumab (Herceptin) treatment on cognitive (thinking and reasoning) functioning in older patients with HER2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer (BC). The data showed that the addition of chemotherapy did not impact cognitive functioning in these women. Some...

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What is the best timing for chemotherapy after surgery in patients with early-stage breast cancer?

What is the best timing for chemotherapy after surgery in patients with early-stage breast cancer?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the timing of chemotherapy (CT) after surgery in the treatment of early breast cancer (BC). The authors found that CT given within 31 days after surgery may improve survival in patients with triple-negative (TN) BC.  Some background BC is one of the most common types of cancer found in women. There are...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency ablation for breast cancer smaller than 2 cm.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency ablation for breast cancer smaller than 2 cm.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for breast cancer (BC) smaller than 2 cm. The data showed that RFA was safe and effective in these patients. Some background Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure where pieces of tissue are removed using the heat that is produced from an...

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FOLFIRINOX before pre-surgery treatment can improve the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer

FOLFIRINOX before pre-surgery treatment can improve the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer

Posted by on Jun 6, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate FOLFIRINOX (oxaliplatin, irinotecan, leucovorin, and fluorouracil) before pre-surgery chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for patients with rectal cancer (RC). The study found that FOLFIRINOX given before CRT and surgery improved the outcomes of these patients. Some background RC can be treated with...

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Does radiotherapy with electrons boost during surgery reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence?

Does radiotherapy with electrons boost during surgery reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence?

Posted by on May 16, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors investigated whether intra-operative electron radiotherapy (IOERT) boost reduces breast cancer recurrence compared to standard radiotherapy. They found that IOERT slightly reduced cancer recurrence compared to standard external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). Some background Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed...

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