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The pathways followed by doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of recurring and metastatic breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

This paper evaluates the process health care professionals follow to diagnose a cancer that reoccurs in the same location as a previous cancer (locally recurrent), or a cancer that has spread (metastasized). Despite earlier detection and improved treatment options for breast cancer, it is still the leading cause of cancer related deaths in...

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Personalizing breast cancer treatment based on the genetic “finger-print” of the tumor

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

This article discusses how tests such as the Oncotype DX or Mammaprint can be used to design individual treatment plans for patients with breast cancer. Patients with stage I and stage II breast cancer are treated similarly. Following surgical removal of a breast tumor, systemic (body-wide) treatment is often used.  This secondary treatment is...

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Chemotherapy Treatments For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

This paper reviews chemotherapy options for triple-negative breast cancers. Breast cancer cells express 3 main receptors that can be targeted with therapy: Estrogen receptors (ER), Progesterone receptors (PR) and HER2. Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs) do not express these 3 receptors and make up approximately 15% of breast cancers. Such tumors do...

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Detecting cancer cells in the blood stream as means to predict recurrence

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The present study evaluated whether the presence of cancer cells in the blood stream predicts a worse prognosis in women with operable breast cancer. The main finding was that progression-free survival (time before cancer progression) and overall survival were lower if circulating cancer cells were detected in the blood. Some background...

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