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The influence of infection on breast cancer recurrence following breast reconstruction

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to assess the influence of possible infections following breast reconstruction on the risks of breast cancer recurrence. This study showed that post-operative complications or infections had a significant impact on the rates of breast cancer recurrence. Some background Breast reconstruction surgery is a procedure...

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Breast cancer; what are the risks of cancer returning following surgery?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to assess the overall risks of breast cancer recurrence (return of the cancer) following two types of breast cancer surgery. Some background Breast cancer treatments may include surgery; a mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast while breast-conserving surgery is the removal of the breast cancer but not the...

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Radiation to the lymph nodes in stage II and II breast cancer; is it necessary?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to assess the effectiveness of radiotherapy treatment (uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA) on women with breast cancer who have previously had surgery. Some background Breast- conserving surgery (removes the breast cancer but not the breast itself) is just one method of breast...

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Hormone therapy; enabling surgery in post-menopausal breast cancer patients

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the long-term effects of hormone therapy to treat post-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer. Some background Hormone therapy is a form of breast cancer treatment. It targets cancer cells that may be affected by hormones. It is often administered prior to surgery in patients who are unfit to...

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Treatment for breast cancer patients with depression

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Breast cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell This article evaluated the benefits of psychology treatments for breast cancer patients with depression. Some background Many women with breast cancer also suffer from depression (22%). This can lead to a decreased quality of life and overall prognosis (treatment outcome). 'Psychodynamic psychotherapy' is a form of...

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FDA approved drugs in the last 20 years for the treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

FDA approved drugs in the last 20 years for the treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

The article reviews drugs that were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) in the last 20 years. The authors summarize the clinical studies which lead to FDA approval. ‘First-line therapy’ is the initial treatment used to reduce cancer burden. It is usually the standard...

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Lymph node ratio as predictor of prognosis and treatment guide in breast cancer patients

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether the lymph node ratio (LNR) is an accurate predictor of breast cancer prognosis, and whether LNR can identify which patients would benefit from post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT). Some background Breast cancer staging allows physicians to estimate prognosis, and helps guide treatment planning. Under...

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Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of adding docetaxel to doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide chemotherapy in node positive breast cancer patients

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell In this phase 3 clinical trial, two types of adjuvant (a treatment given in addition to a main treatment) chemotherapy regimens were compared in women with node positive breast cancer after surgery to remove the cancer. These were the combination of docetaxel (Taxotere), doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (TDC) or the combination of...

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