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breast cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: BMC cancer | Added Apr 30, 2021

Evaluating the outcomes and safety of radiotherapy after immediate breast reconstruction following breast-conserving surgery

This study compared the effectiveness and safety outcomes of radiotherapy (RT) after immediate autologous breast reconstruction (IABR) following breast-conserving surgery (BCS) in patients with breast cancer. The data showed that RT following IABR provided aesthetically satisfactory results with manageable side effects in these patients.

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breast cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Scientific reports | Added Apr 10, 2021

Real-world outcomes of fulvestrant as first-line treatment of postmenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.

This study investigated the effectiveness of fulvestrant (Faslodex) as a first-line treatment for postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) metastatic breast cancer (BC) in a real-world setting. The data showed that the outcomes of these patients in the real-world setting were similar to clinical trials with manageable side effects.

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breast cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Journal of cancer | Added Apr 05, 2021

Comparing the long-term effectiveness of integrated IMRT vs segmented 3D-CRT after modified breast removal surgery in breast cancer patients

This study compared the long-term effectiveness of integrated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and segmented 3D-conventional radiotherapy (3D-CRT) following breast-removal surgery (radical mastectomy) in patients with breast cancer (BC). The data showed that integrated IMRT reduced the recurrence rate in the long-term with manageable side effects when compared to segmented 3D-CRT.

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rheumatoid arthritis | Research | Lifestyle | 10 pages | source: Rheumatology International | Added Apr 04, 2021

Does smoking impact seropositivity levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

This study assessed the link between smoking and seropositivity levels of specific autoantibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The authors concluded that patients with RA who were current smokers had significantly higher seropositivity levels than those that never smoked.

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breast cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment | Added Apr 03, 2021

Can abemaciclib plus hormonal therapy be considered a safe and effective treatment in older patients with advanced breast cancer?

This article looked at the safety and effectiveness of abemaciclib (Verzenios) plus hormonal therapy (HT) in older patients with hormone receptor-positive (HR+)/HER-2 negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer (BC). The authors concluded that abemaciclib + HT was effective across all age groups and while higher rates of side effects were reported in older patients, these were manageable with dose changes.

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rheumatoid arthritis | Research | 10 pages | source: Arthritis Research & Therapy | Added Mar 31, 2021

Can radiographic erosion and joint space narrowing be predicted in early rheumatoid arthritis?

This study evaluated potential predictors of erosions and joint space narrowing (JSN) in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The data showed that less JSN progression was seen in postmenopausal, overweight women with RA, and smoking was associated with JSN progression.

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rheumatoid arthritis | Research | Lifestyle | 10 pages | source: International journal of clinical practice | Added Mar 21, 2021

Can the antioxidant power of pomegranate ease symptoms of RA?

This study investigated the possible effects of Punica granatum (pomegranate) on indicators and symptoms caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

The data showed that pomegranate may have a positive impact on RA-related indicators and symptoms.

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breast cancer | Research | Treatment | 10 pages | source: Cancer management and research | Added Mar 21, 2021

Evaluating the best timing of surgery after chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer

This study evaluated the impact of different times after chemotherapy until breast cancer surgery on complications after surgery and survival outcomes. The data showed the optimal time to surgery (TTS) was between 21 and 28 days after chemotherapy in these patients. 

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breast cancer | Research | 10 pages | source: Supportive care in cancer: official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer | Added Mar 05, 2021

Can physical activity improve sleep quality in breast cancer survivors?

This article looked at the use of physical activity (PA) in improving sleep problems in breast cancer (BC) survivors. The authors found that PA may be effective in improving sleep quality in BC survivors. 

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breast cancer | Research | Lifestyle | 10 pages | source: Nutrients | Added Mar 02, 2021

Can a healthy diet improve quality of life of women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

This study examined whether a healthy diet can improve the quality of life of women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy. The authors found that women who followed healthy dietary advice had an improvement in the quality of their life during chemotherapy, reducing nausea, vomiting, and increasing appetite. 

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