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Intraoperative radiation therapy and breast conserving surgery: an alternative to whole breast radiation

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the complications that occur after intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) treatment. The authors concluded that IORT is generally a safe treatment to use with BCS. Some background Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) treats breast cancer by removing just the tumor from the affected breast. IORT is sometimes...

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Using the 70-gene signature to predict cancer outcome

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied whether adding the 70-gene signature (MammaPrint) to clinical guidelines could improve prediction of cancer outcome in early breast cancer patients.   Some background It is important to identify patients who are at high risk of breast cancer recurrence (return of cancer) and are eligible to receive adjuvant...

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FDA approved drugs in the last 20 years for the treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

FDA approved drugs in the last 20 years for the treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

The article reviews drugs that were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) in the last 20 years. The authors summarize the clinical studies which lead to FDA approval. ‘First-line therapy’ is the initial treatment used to reduce cancer burden. It is usually the standard...

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Timing of adjuvant chemotherapy after surgery

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether the timing of adjuvant chemotherapy affects survival among women with breast cancer. Some background Surgical resection to remove all cancerous tissue is the standard of care for the treatment of breast cancer. After surgery, many patients also undergo adjuvant treatments (additional therapy following...

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A new treatment option for breast cancer

A new treatment option for breast cancer

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Breast cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell This phase II clinical trial examined the safety and efficacy of adding a drug called rh-endostatin (Endostar) to chemotherapy in breast cancer patients. Some background Cancer cells need blood supply in order to grow. As cancer grows, it forms its own blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. Therefore, anti-angiogenesis...

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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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