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Does radiotherapy improve outcomes for patients with primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of radiotherapy on the outcomes of rituximab (Rituxan)-treated patients with primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study concluded that radiotherapy has significant therapeutic benefits for these patients. Some background Primary breast diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a rare type of...

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ASCO 2017: Breast Cancer Research News

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

Video information: Breast cancer experts gathered at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting to discuss developments in research and treatment. Patient Power founder, Andrew Schorr, was on-site in Chicago and interviewed Dr. Julie Gralow, Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Gralow shares...

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Can a trastuzumab-combination chemotherapy treatment cause skin and nail infections?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine whether severe skin and nail infections observed in patients with breast cancer were due to a combination-chemotherapy treatment. Some background Trastuzumab (Herceptin) is a common drug used to treat patients with human epidermal growth factor 2 positive (HER2+) breast cancer. The HER2 protein can...

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Bosutinib: a new drug that increases progression free survival in patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This paper presents the results of a clinical study which looked at the use of a new drug called Bosutinib (Bosulif) for the treatment of breast cancers diagnosed as being stage III or IV. In patients previously treated with chemotherapy, Bosutinib showed promising efficacy in delaying cancer progression. Some background Locally...

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Phase I trial to determine the safety of a new anti-cancer drug: PD 0332991

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

In a nutshell This article presents the results from the first human trial of PD 0332991, a new anti-cancer drug. The main objective of the study was to determine the safety and recommended dose for further testing. Results warrant further studies and revealed that neutropenia (low white cell count) was the main side effect. Some background Cells...

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