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Adding everolimus to letrozole in premenopausal patients with hormone-positive advanced breast cancer

Adding everolimus to letrozole in premenopausal patients with hormone-positive advanced breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effects and outcomes of adding everolimus (EVE; Afinitor) plus letrozole (LET; Femara) to hormonal therapy for the treatment of premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive (HR+), HER2-negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer (BC). The data showed that the combination of EVE+LET improved survival...

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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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Is goserelin treatment with chemotherapy effective in premenopausal patients?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of goserelin (Zoladex) treatment with chemotherapy in young breast cancer patients. The study concluded that goserelin treatment with chemotherapy improved pathological complete response (pCR) rates.  Some background A long-term and potentially devastating effect of chemotherapy...

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Treatment for weak bones during hormone therapy does not affect hormone levels

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article looked at the effects of endocrine therapy on hormonal changes during cancer treatment. Some background Hormone therapy to treat breast cancer is called endocrine therapy. This treatment is used in hormone receptor positive (HR+) early breast cancer. It  causes changes to hormone signalling which can lead to early...

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Pregnancy after breast cancer

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of pregnancy following breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Some background Nowadays, most breast cancer patients enjoy high survival rates and years of disease free quality of life. While the effects of breast cancer on fertility and pregnancy outcomes have been well researched, the effects of...

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Evaluating treatment options to preserve fertility in young breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether taking a hormone called gonadotropin releasing hormone analog (GnRHa) during chemotherapy helps breast cancer patients preserve their fertility and prevent premature ovarian failure (POF). Some background In breast cancer, cells are dividing more rapidly than normal cells. Chemotherapy or medicines that...

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