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Does the addition of human endostatin to chemotherapy before surgery benefit patients with stage III breast cancer?

Does the addition of human endostatin to chemotherapy before surgery benefit patients with stage III breast cancer?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial was carried out to examine the use of recombinant human (rh) endostatin (EN) with CT before surgery in patients with breast cancer (BC). The authors concluded that the addition of EN to CT significantly improved the response rate to therapy and survival in these patients. Some background BC is the most common form of...

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Does it matter how much healthy tissue is removed during surgery for patients with breast cancer who received chemotherapy first?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if there was a difference in patients with breast cancer first treated with chemotherapy that had a wide or narrow margin of healthy tissue removed during surgery. The results showed that the outcomes were similar regardless of how much healthy tissue was removed. Some background Traditionally, mastectomy (the...

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Adding targeted therapy to chemotherapy and surgery in patients with breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if adding targeted therapies to chemotherapy before surgery improved outcomes in patients with breast cancer. The study found that patients responded to treatment better when a targeted therapy was added to chemotherapy and surgery treatment. Some background There are multiple ways to treat breast...

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Trastuzumab emtansine plus pertuzumab in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which treatment was better before surgery for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcycla) plus pertuzumab (Perjeta), or a standard treatment. The study found that patients treated with trastuzumab emtansine plus pertuzumab (TEP) were more likely to have cancer...

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Radiation after mastectomy in patients with breast cancer and positive lymph nodes

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if performing radiation therapy on patients with breast cancer who have had surgery results in a lesser quality of life. The study found that the patients who had radiotherapy had a higher chance of having pain, swelling, skin problems and sensitivity in the area of the breast. Some background Breast cancer...

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Effects of breast reconstruction compared to mastectomy only on survival and risk of recurrence of breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

Layman Title Effects of breast reconstruction compared to mastectomy only on survival and risk of recurrence of breast cancer In a nutshell This study aimed to find out if breast reconstruction using deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap reconstruction resulted in higher levels of recurrence compared to mastectomy alone. The authors found that...

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Looking for patients with breast cancer who will be undergoing mastectomy to examine the incidence of chronic pain when Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMF) and Pectoral (PEC) Interfascial Blocks are used.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) or an anesthetic bupivacaine in lowering the incidence of chronic pain after surgery. The main outcome to be measured will be the incidence of chronic pain after each treatment. This study is being conducted in New York City.  The...

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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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Therapy before surgery: What are the benefits?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the advantage of neo-adjuvant (treatment given before surgery) therapies in terms of eligibility for certain surgeries. Some background Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is often provided to patients prior to surgery in an attempt to first shrink the tumor. This type of treatment is known to increase the...

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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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