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Comparing whole-breast radiotherapy and partial-breast radiotherapy for breast cancer patients who have undergone breast conservation surgery

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the outcomes for patients who received whole and partial breast radiotherapy after undergoing breast conservation surgery. This study concluded that partial breast radiotherapy and lower dose radiotherapy had similar outcomes for patients when compared to whole breast radiotherapy. Some background...

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Invasive breast cancer: a review

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review outlined the recommended treatment options for invasive breast cancer.  Some background Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world and it is the leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Breast cancer often begins in the milk ducts and lobules. In invasive breast cancer, the cancer moves...

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Dealing with cancer pain: Low-dose morphine examined

Posted by on Feb 6, 2016 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared weak opioids and low-dose morphine in providing pain relief for moderate cancer pain. Researchers concluded that low-dose morphine is more suitable as pain management for moderate cancer pain than weaker pain relievers. Some background The guidelines for cancer pain relief developed by the World Health...

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Using genes to determine breast cancer outlook

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the prognostic (treatment outlook) value of genetic expression (the expression of genes) on breast cancer survival. Some background The breast cancer over-expressed gene 1 (BCOX1) is a type of gene that may be involved in the development of breast cancer.  Finding effective ways of predicting...

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The risks of developing a fever during chemotherapy

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the risk factors for patients developing a fever during chemotherapy for breast cancer. Some background Febrile neutropenia is the term that describes the development of a fever in a patient who has neutropenia; low levels of granulocytes (a type of white blood cell). This can often be caused by...

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A trial comparing three adjuvant chemotherapy regimens in the treatment of women with breast cancer

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of three adjuvant chemotherapy regimens used in the treatment of node positive breast cancer. Some background Adjuvant chemotherapy refers to chemotherapy given in addition to surgery in an attempt to destroy any remaining cancer cells and to prevent cancer recurrence. Adjuvant chemotherapy is...

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A review of pertuzumab and its use in HER2 blockade

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed data from recent clinical trials investigating the drug pertuzumab (perjeta) as treatment for metastatic HER2+ breast cancer. Some background HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) is a protein found on the surface of some cancer cells. This complex responds to molecules called growth factors, and...

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