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Local disease recurrence in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer: an evaluation of treatment effectiveness

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if trastuzumab (Herceptin)/paclitaxel (Taxol) reduces the risk of local-regional recurrence (LRR) in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer (BC).  They found that this treatment reduced LRR risk in HER2-positive patients.  Some background Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most common cancers....

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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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Improving shoulder function in breast cancer survivors after surgery to remove lymph nodes

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if an exercise regimen improved shoulder function in breast cancer survivors who received surgery to remove underarm lymph nodes.  They found that both inflatable ball exercise and control standard exercise were beneficial for these patients.  Some background Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer...

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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 Reconstruction Following Breast Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This is a 2018 update on breast reconstruction following breast cancer treatment. It has been found that nearly 40% of women who undergo a mastectomy will have a breast reconstruction. Some background It was estimated that in 2017 106000 reconstructive breast surgeries were done. The main reason for this is to do with the psychological...

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Update on guidelines for the use of adjuvant chemotherapy and targeted therapy in breast cancer patients.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This report summarized updates made to the guidelines for treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer with adjuvant chemotherapy and targeted therapy.  Some background Adjuvant chemotherapy (treatment after surgery) is often used to prevent cancer recurrence. Chemotherapy involves agents that work to kill cancer cells in the body....

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