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Can circulating tumor cells help in improving the outcomes of patients with breast cancer?

Can circulating tumor cells help in improving the outcomes of patients with breast cancer?

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

In a nutshell This study evaluated the role of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in deciding adjuvant therapy (AT; treatment after surgery) in patients with breast cancer (BC). This study showed that personalized AT based on CTCs improved patient survival. Some background BC that has not spread to other areas of the body is called non-metastatic...

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Evaluating radiation therapy after breast removal surgery for node-positive triple-negative breast cancer.

Evaluating radiation therapy after breast removal surgery for node-positive triple-negative breast cancer.

Posted by on Dec 28, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was carried out to assess the use of radiotherapy (RT) after mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast) for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that has spread to the lymph nodes. The authors found that RT after surgery was associated with improved survival in patients with larger tumors. Some background Triple-negative...

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Immediate breast reconstruction as an option for patients with breast removal surgery.

Immediate breast reconstruction as an option for patients with breast removal surgery.

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article aimed to examine the effectiveness of an immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) approach using DIEP-flap repair and compared it to the standard treatment of a delayed breast reconstruction (DBR) in women with breast cancer (BC) undergoing mastectomy (breast removal surgery). The authors concluded that IBR should be...

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Further surgery or non-surgical options for patients with remaining breast cancer after surgery

Posted by on May 19, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether treating breast cancer that has not been completely removed with more surgery was more effective than non-surgical options such as chemotherapy. This study found that there was no difference in outcomes between treating with further surgery versus treating with a non-surgical option. Some...

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Searching for patients with early stage breast cancer to trial a new radiation treatment plan

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The trial aims to investigate a new way of delivering radiation therapy in women with early-stage breast cancer. This will involve low doses of radiation therapy being aimed at the part of the breast where the tumor is or was. The main outcomes that will be measured are side effects and recurrence rate. This trial is recruiting in Missouri,...

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Looking for patients with triple negative breast cancer to test atezolizumab

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of chemotherapy and atezolizumab (Tecentriq), given before surgery, for triple negative breast cancer. The main outcomes to be measured will be response in the breast tissue and lymph nodes and survival. The details Triple negative breast cancer is not dependent on the HER2 receptors or...

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Lymph node surgery for early stage breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study looked at the impact of removing lymph nodes (immune glands) from the armpit (axillary nodes) in the treatment of patients with breast cancer. The study found that removing the axillary lymph nodes did not signifcantly improve survival in patients with early stage breast cancer. Some background Breast cancer has the...

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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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Can anemia affect breast cancer survival?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine whether anemia could negatively affect survival from breast cancer. Some background Anemia is described as a lack of hemoglobin; this is the iron found in our blood. Iron in the blood has several functions, including the transport of oxygen. Anemia can be commonly associated with cancer and is thought...

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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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