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A comparison of how FEC120 treatment vs EC-docetaxel treatment affect survival in patients with node-positive primary breast cancer

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the side effects and outcome of two drug regimens in women with high-risk node-positive breast cancer (BC). Both treatment regimens were found to have similar survival outcomes. Some background Standard treatment in node positive BC (cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes) consists of two categories of...

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Comparing axillary lymph node ultrasound and fine needle aspiration in breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether patients with a suspicious axillary lymph node (ALN) but negative fine-needle aspiration result (FNA) can be considered as having node-negative disease (AUN). The study concluded that patients with suspicious ALN on ultrasound but negative FNA results can be treated as having node-negative disease. Some...

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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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Can pertuzumab improve long-term response rates in HER2-positive breast cancer?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to assess whether adding pertuzumab (Perjeta) to chemotherapy could improve response in women with metastatic (has spread) breast cancer. This study showed that adding pertuzumab to chemotherapy resulted in higher response rates among women with breast cancer that relied on the human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) to...

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Calpain-9 is associated with negative outlook following endocrine therapy

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article looked at the influence of calpain-9 on breast cancer survival following endocrine therapy. Some background Calpain-9 is a protein that is important in the processes of cell signalling (communication between cells). Irregular expression of these proteins can be seen in breast cancer and some of these proteins can even...

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