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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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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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Evaluating quality of life in overweight and obese patients with breast cancer who undergo radiotherapy

Posted by on Aug 31, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether the Body Mass Index (BMI) influences the quality of life of breast cancer patients treated with radiotherapy.  Some background The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a weight to height ratio calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms to their square of height in meters. A normal BMI ranges...

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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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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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Does Oncotype DX testing reduce the use of chemotherapy in patients with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell In this study, researchers evaluated whether a genetic test called Oncotype DX, reduced the use of chemotherapy treatment for patients with node-positive and estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Some background Some breast cancers grow in response to estrogen, the main female sex hormone, via their receptor (a protein found on...

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