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Can Zometa improve survival rate?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the influence of zoledronic acid (Zometa) on disseminated tumor cell (DTC) and survival of early stage breast cancer patients. Some background DTC are tumor cells that can be found in the bone marrow (the fatty and bloody tissue that fills the bone cavities and is the source of red blood cells and many white...

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Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of adding docetaxel to doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide chemotherapy in node positive breast cancer patients

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell In this phase 3 clinical trial, two types of adjuvant (a treatment given in addition to a main treatment) chemotherapy regimens were compared in women with node positive breast cancer after surgery to remove the cancer. These were the combination of docetaxel (Taxotere), doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (TDC) or the combination of...

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Evaluating survival benefits for adding zoledronic acid to chemotherapy in stage II and III breast cancer patients

Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether zoledronic acid (Zometa) can help reduce recurrence (return of the cancer) and improve survival for patients with stage II/III breast cancer (BC).   Some background Stage II and Stage III BC is cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes around the breast (under the armpit or above collarbone), but not...

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Breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

The present review discusses the principles, methods and complications of breast reconstruction surgery for breast cancer patients who need mastectomy (surgical removal of the entire breast). Women with breast cancer often need extensive surgeries to eliminate the cancer, along with healthy breast tissue, skin or the nipple and areola (the darker area...

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Preserving Fertility during Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper reviews available options for having children after cancer treatment. The main conclusion is that sperm, egg and embryo preservation techniques can help young women have children after breast cancer treatment.  Alternative options, such as ovarian tissue preservation, are also being developed. Some background...

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