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Breast conserving surgery in combination with intra-operative radiotherapy is an option for patients with recurrence of breast cancer who have previously had chest irradiation

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to examine breast conserving surgery (BCS) in combination with intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT) for patients who have previously had radiation treatment to the chest. This study found that BCS in combination with IORT provides good local control and overall survival in patients with previous chest...

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Ten years on: Axillary recurrence after negative sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the long term risk of axillary (underarm lymph node) recurrence in breast cancer (BC) patients who were not treated with axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) following a negative sentinel node biopsy (SNB) result. The study concluded that the risk of axillary recurrence after 10 years was lower than expected after...

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Quality of life after different types of radiation in early-stage breast cancer

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the impact of whole breast radiation therapy (WBRT) and accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) on the severity of post-treatment side effects and quality of life. This study concluded that both forms of radiation therapy (RT) show similar survival benefits and similar quality of life in early-stage breast...

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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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The influence of infection on breast cancer recurrence following breast reconstruction

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to assess the influence of possible infections following breast reconstruction on the risks of breast cancer recurrence. This study showed that post-operative complications or infections had a significant impact on the rates of breast cancer recurrence. Some background Breast reconstruction surgery is a procedure...

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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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Hormone therapy; enabling surgery in post-menopausal breast cancer patients

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

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the long-term effects of hormone therapy to treat post-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer. Some background Hormone therapy is a form of breast cancer treatment. It targets cancer cells that may be affected by hormones. It is often administered prior to surgery in patients who are unfit 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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Skin-sparing mastectomy; an acceptable treatment?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the outcomes of a skin-sparing mastectomy procedure. Some background More and more people are undergoing skin-sparing mastectomies. This is a treatment for breast cancer where breast tissue is removed, but the overlying skin is preserved as much as possible. It also allows for immediate breast...

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