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Does lumpectomy followed by radiation improve survival outcomes in HER2 positive and triple-negative breast cancer with high tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes?

Does lumpectomy followed by radiation improve survival outcomes in HER2 positive and triple-negative breast cancer with high tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the survival outcomes after lumpectomy followed by radiation versus mastectomy alone in patients with early-stage HER2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer (BC) and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) with low or high tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). The data showed that lumpectomy followed by radiation improves...

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Is a regimen of weekly chemotherapy with trastuzumab and pertuzumab as effective as standard treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer

Is a regimen of weekly chemotherapy with trastuzumab and pertuzumab as effective as standard treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the use of paclitaxel (Taxol) and carboplatin (Paraplatin) as weekly chemotherapy (CT) with trastuzumab (Herceptin) and pertuzumab (Perjeta) in HER2+ breast cancer (BC) in order to reduce toxicity rates. The authors found that the weekly regimen of chemotherapy can be considered an alternative to standard chemotherapy...

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What is the best timing for chemotherapy after surgery in patients with early-stage breast cancer?

What is the best timing for chemotherapy after surgery in patients with early-stage breast cancer?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the timing of chemotherapy (CT) after surgery in the treatment of early breast cancer (BC). The authors found that CT given within 31 days after surgery may improve survival in patients with triple-negative (TN) BC.  Some background BC is one of the most common types of cancer found in women. There are...

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Comparing 2 radiation treatments for elderly women with low-risk breast cancer

Comparing 2 radiation treatments for elderly women with low-risk breast cancer

Posted by on May 15, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article compared the outcomes of older patients with low-risk breast cancer treated with accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) or ultra-APBI. The authors found that both treatment methods resulted in similar outcomes and side effects in these patients.  Some background Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed...

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Evaluating the outcomes and safety of radiotherapy after immediate breast reconstruction following breast-conserving surgery

Evaluating the outcomes and safety of radiotherapy after immediate breast reconstruction following breast-conserving surgery

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety outcomes of radiotherapy (RT) after immediate autologous breast reconstruction (IABR) following breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in patients with breast cancer. The data showed that RT following IABR provided aesthetically satisfactory results with manageable side effects in these...

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Chemotherapy versus endocrine therapy before surgery for invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast

Chemotherapy versus endocrine therapy before surgery for invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast

Posted by on Apr 18, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the effectiveness and safety of endocrine therapy (ET) or chemotherapy (CT) before surgery in patients with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the breast that is hormone receptor (HR) positive (+) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (ERBB2) negative (-). The study concluded CT before...

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Can intraoperative radiotherapy be used to treat early-stage breast cancer?

Can intraoperative radiotherapy be used to treat early-stage breast cancer?

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

In a nutshell This article looked at 5-year outcomes of intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for breast cancer (BC). The authors found that IORT may have a higher rate of cancer return compared to whole-breast radiation therapy (WBRT). Some background BC is one of the most common forms of cancer found in women. Standard care for BC is usually a...

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Is nab-paclitaxel a better option than standard solvent-based taxanes for women with breast cancer?

Is nab-paclitaxel a better option than standard solvent-based taxanes for women with breast cancer?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study explored whether nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab) paclitaxel (Abraxane) is more efficient as chemotherapy before surgery compared to solvent-based (sb) taxanes in patients with breast cancer. The authors found that nab-paclitaxel was able to improve the outcomes of these patients. Some background Breast cancer...

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Comparing partial breast irradiation and whole breast irradiation in patients with breast cancer

Comparing partial breast irradiation and whole breast irradiation in patients with breast cancer

Posted by on Feb 14, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article looked at the use of partial breast irradiation (PBI) versus whole-breast irradiation (WBI) as a treatment for breast cancer (BC). The authors found that PBI offered similar results when compared to WBI.  Some background BC remains one of the most common forms of cancer found in women. Standard care for BC remains...

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Long term outcomes of accelerated partial breast irradiation with TomoTherapy in invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery

Long term outcomes of accelerated partial breast irradiation with TomoTherapy in invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery

Posted by on Dec 14, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the outcomes of accelerated partial breast irradiation (ABPI) with TomoTherapy (TT) after breast conservative surgery (BCS) in patients with invasive breast cancer.  This study concluded that this treatment is safe and effective with good long-term outcomes in these patients.   Some...

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Comparing long-term outcomes of whole or partial breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery

Comparing long-term outcomes of whole or partial breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery

Posted by on Dec 13, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared whole breast irradiation (WBI) to partial breast irradiation (PBI) following breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in patients with low-risk breast cancer. The study showed similar survival between the 2 treatments, while PBI gave better cosmetic results. Some background Patients with low-risk breast...

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Comparing accelerated partial-breast irradiation and whole-breast irradiation in patients with early breast cancer.

Comparing accelerated partial-breast irradiation and whole-breast irradiation in patients with early breast cancer.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial was carried out to assess the long-term results of external-beam accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) compared to whole-breast irradiation (WBI) in early-stage breast cancer (BC). The authors found that the 10-year recurrence of breast tumors was similar between the 2 methods,...

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