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Searching for patients with early breast cancer to trial a partial-radiation treatment

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aims to find out what dose of radiation therapy is effective in the shortest time period for women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, or ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS). The main outcome that will be measured is if patients experience any side effects. The study is taking place in New Jersey and New York, the United States. The...

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Searching for patients with advanced triple negative breast cancer to trial a new treatment into the tumor

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 study will investigate Tavokinogene Telseplasmid Electroporation (TTE) in combination with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in advanced or not suitable for surgery triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The main outcome will be the objective response rate (ORR). This trial is recruiting in the United States and...

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Radiotherapy during surgery in early breast cancer – what is the risk of tumor recurrence?

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT; radiotherapy during surgery) in early breast cancer (BC). They found that tumor recurrence was low after IORT. Some background Early breast cancer (BC) can be treated using different approaches. Most patients undergo breast-conserving therapy...

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The pre-operative use of accelerated partial breast irradiation in treating early-stage breast cancer

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) was useful for preoperative treatment of early-stage breast cancer (BC) patients. APBI was found to be an effective treatment option with good cosmetic results for certain early-stage BC patients. Some background Breast conserving therapy (surgery to remove...

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The accuracy and relevancy of sentinel lymph node biopsy before neoadjuvant systemic therapy in breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the accuracy and reliability of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNLB) before neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAST) has begun in breast cancer patients. The study concluded that SLNB before NAST is highly reliable. The authors suggested that patients with a negative SLNB may be able to avoid lymph node removal and...

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Who should receive radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the rate of loco-regional recurrence (LRR) when breast-conserving surgery (BSC) was not followed by radiotherapy. This study concluded that the rate of LRR was low in patients who did not undergo radiation after BCS, but that age and margin width were risk factors for LRR. Some background BCS is a surgery...

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Breast-conserving treatments found to be safe and effective in certain patients

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the factors that can lead to complications after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT). Some background BCS removes the breast cancer but not the breast itself. IORT may be used during BCS. If cancer returns it is usually near the site of the original tumor. IORT delivers...

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Can we predict recurrence of ductal carcinoma in situ after breast conserving surgery?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Breast cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell Patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who undergo breast conserving surgery (BCS) are at risk of cancer recurrence. This study aimed to identify risk factors which could predict the likelihood of recurrence. It was found that a low tumor grade, presence of cancerous cells in the area directly around the tumor, the presence of a...

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