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Radiotherapy with the MammoSite device

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) using the MammoSite device for the treatment of patients after breast conserving surgery. Some background After breast conserving surgery (BCS; surgical removal of the tumor and surrounding tissue without removal of the entire breast),...

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Recurrence of breast cancer in the central nervous system (CNS) associated with trastuzumab treatment

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This large analysis determined the risk of CNS metastases as the first site of recurrence in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer who received trastuzumab (herceptin). Some background Breast cancer recurrence (return of the cancer) may occur near the site of the original cancer, or at other distant locations. The central nervous...

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Neoadjuvant chemotherapy does not reduce survival relative to surgery-first in breast cancer patients

Posted by on Jul 13, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell In this trial researchers examined whether the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (before surgery) influenced survival or recurrence rates in women undergoing breast conserving therapy for breast cancer. Some background Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT) refers to chemotherapy treatments received prior to surgery. This approach is often...

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Tamoxifen can be used as preventive agent for women at high risk of breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell Tamoxifen is one of the main drugs used for hormonal treatment of breast cancer. The aim of this article was to establish the value of Tamoxifen as a preventive agent for women who have high chances of developing breast cancer. Main finding: Tamoxifen notably reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in easily identifiable higher risk...

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