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Joint pain and falls among women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitors.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if joint pain is associated with falling down in patients with breast cancer who were treated with aromatase inhibitors. The study found that the patients who reported having joint pain were more likely to have a fall than those who had no joint pain. Some background Aromatase inhibitors are medications...

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Searching for patients with advanced breast cancer to trial a new medication

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is aiming to determine how effective a new medication called elacestrant is for treating advanced breast cancer. The main outcome that will be measured is how long the patients go without the disease progressing. This study is being conducted in Illinois, United States. The details Some breast cancers grow in response to the...

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Joint pain management in obese breast cancer patients treated with aromatase inhibitors

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the safety and effectiveness of adding Omega-3 fatty acid (O3-FA) to the management of joint pain in patients with breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors. The authors concluded that the addition of O3-FA is safe and gave the greatest benefit to patients who were obese.  Some background...

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Could acupuncture help with the symptoms related to hormone therapy in breast cancer?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine if acupuncture could reduce medication-induced hot flashes in patients with breast cancer. Some background Aromatase inhibitors are a form of hormone therapy used for women with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer (dependent on the hormones estrogen or progesterone for growth). Hot flashes are an...

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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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Aromatase inhibitor treatment is associated with metabolic changes in the brain

Posted by on Dec 28, 2014 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper studied the effect of aromatase inhibitors on cognitive function of older patients with breast cancer.  Some background Aromatase inhibitors are drugs that block the activity of estrogen receptors (proteins on cells that react to the presence of the hormone estrogen). Not only do estrogen receptors promote cell growth...

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Managing the adverse effects of everolimus

Managing the adverse effects of everolimus

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review summarizes the common adverse effects of everolimus (afinitor) treatment and covers the recommend management of each of these. Some background Everolimus is a drug sometimes used to treat hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancer patients in addition to standard hormonal treatment. Everolimus inhibits the immune...

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