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Topic: Breaking Research News from Breastcancer.org

Forum: Clinical Trials, Research News, Podcasts, and Study Results —

Share your research articles, interpretations and experiences here. Let us know how these studies affect you and your decisions.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012 12:33PM - edited Jan 16, 2016 02:28PM by Moderators

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Breastcancer.org strives to bring you updates on the latest breast cancer research through its Research News program. Medical experts at Breastcancer.org provide easy-to-understand summaries of what the research means for YOU.

Check out this thread on a regular basis to see all the breaking news about current breast cancer research from our experts.

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Oct 23, 2020 03:25PM Moderators wrote:

Textured Implants May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Recurrence, Study Suggests
October 20, 2020

A small study found that women who had textured implants for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery had a small but statistically significant increase in the risk of the breast cancer coming back. Read more...

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Oct 23, 2020 03:26PM - edited Oct 23, 2020 03:33PM by Moderators

Adding Tecentriq to Chemotherapy Before Surgery for Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Improves pCR Rates
October 21, 2020

Adding Tecentriq to chemotherapy before surgery for early-stage triple-negative breast cancer offered higher pathologic complete response rates than chemotherapy alone, no matter the PD-L1 status of the cancer. Read more...

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Oct 29, 2020 12:49PM Moderators wrote:

Studies Show Conflicting Results With Tecentriq and Chemotherapy for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
October 23, 2020

When treating locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer for the first time, adding Tecentriq to Taxol did not improve survival, while adding Tecentriq to Abraxane did improve survival. Read more...

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Oct 29, 2020 12:50PM Moderators wrote:

Interval Breast Cancers Found Between Regular Screening Mammograms Seem More Aggressive
October 27, 2020

Breast cancers found in between regular screening mammograms — called interval cancers by doctors — were more likely to have aggressive characteristics, and women diagnosed with them were more likely to die from breast cancer compared to breast cancers found by routine screening. Read more...

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Oct 29, 2020 12:52PM Moderators wrote:

Early Results Suggest Ibrance Plus Faslodex as First Treatment Improves Outcomes for Metastatic Hormone-Receptor-Positive, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer
October 27, 2020

Adding Ibrance to Faslodex as a first treatment for advanced-stage or metastatic hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer that either came back (recurred) more than 1 year after completing 5 or more years of hormonal therapy or was metastatic at first diagnosis improved progression-free survival compared to Faslodex alone. Read more...

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Nov 5, 2020 11:20AM Moderators wrote:

Pathologic Complete Response to Targeted Therapy Before Surgery Linked to Better Survival for Early-Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
October 30, 2020

Women diagnosed with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer treated with Herceptin and Tykerb before surgery who had a pathologic complete response (pCR) had better survival than women who didn't have a pCR. Read more...

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Nov 5, 2020 11:21AM Moderators wrote:

Can Some Older Women With Early-Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Skip Chemotherapy?
October 30, 2020

Certain woman age 70 to 80 may be able to skip chemotherapy after surgery for early-stage HER2-positive disease and be treated with Herceptin alone. Read more...

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Nov 17, 2020 02:27PM Moderators wrote:

FDA Approves Immunotherapy Keytruda for PD-L1-Positive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
November 13, 2020

On Nov. 13, 2020, the FDA approved the immunotherapy Keytruda in combination with chemotherapy to treat unresectable locally advanced or metastatic triple-negative, PD-L1-positive breast cancer. Read more...

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Dec 10, 2020 11:56AM Moderators wrote:

Exercise Plus Mindfulness Training May Ease Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors, Small Study Suggests
December 5, 2020

A combination of exercise and mindfulness training seems better at easing fatigue in breast cancer survivors than either technique alone, according to a small study. Read more...

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Dec 10, 2020 11:57AM Moderators wrote:

Does Taking Beta Blockers Affect HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Survival?
December 9, 2020

There may be a link between taking beta blockers, a heart medicine, before being diagnosed with advanced-stage HER2-positive breast cancer and worse survival after being treated with anti-HER2 medicines. Read more...

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Dec 17, 2020 01:25PM Moderators wrote:

Some Older Women With Early-Stage Hormone-Receptor-Positive, Node-Positive Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemotherapy
December 16, 2020

Postmenopausal women diagnosed with early-stage hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer with one to three positive lymph nodes and an Oncotype DX Recurrence Score of 25 or lower being treated with hormonal therapy after surgery can safely skip chemotherapy. Read more...

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Dec 17, 2020 01:26PM Moderators wrote:

FDA Approves Margenza Plus Chemotherapy for Pretreated Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
December 17, 2020

On Dec. 16, 2020, the FDA approved the targeted therapy Margenza in combination with chemotherapy to treat people diagnosed with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have been treated previously with two or more anti-HER2 regimens, at least one of which was for metastatic disease. Read more...

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Dec 17, 2020 01:27PM Moderators wrote:

Following Diet Plan to Reduce Diabetes Risk Means Better Survival for Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
December 17, 2020

Women diagnosed with stage I to stage III breast cancer who more closely followed a diet designed to reduce the risk of diabetes had better survival than women who didn't follow the diet as strictly. Read more...

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Dec 19, 2020 11:25AM Moderators wrote:

Doctors May Not Recognize Severity of Radiation Side Effects in Certain Breast Cancer Patients
December 18, 2020

It's common for doctors to fail to understand the severity of radiation therapy side effects in women treated with radiation after lumpectomy, especially younger women and Black women. Read more...

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Dec 23, 2020 01:45PM Moderators wrote:

Most Women Treated for Breast Cancer Take Dietary Supplements, Many Not Aware of Interactions With Hormonal Therapy
December 21, 2020

Up to 80% of women treated for breast cancer take at least one dietary supplement, but many women are not aware that the supplements they're taking may interact with hormonal therapy medicines. Read more...

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Dec 23, 2020 01:47PM Moderators wrote:

Pregnancy Is Safe After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Study Shows
December 21, 2020

Women who have been treated for breast cancer are less likely than the average woman to get pregnant and have a higher risk of certain complications, such as preterm labor, but most deliver healthy babies and childbirth has no effect on their long-term survival. Read more...

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Dec 23, 2020 01:58PM Moderators wrote:

Some Older Women With Early-Stage Hormone-Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer May Be Able to Skip Radiation After Lumpectomy
December 22, 2020

Some women age 65 and older diagnosed with early-stage hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer with a low risk of the cancer coming back who have lumpectomy followed by hormonal therapy treatment may be able to skip radiation therapy after surgery. Read more...

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Dec 23, 2020 01:59PM Moderators wrote:

Mindfulness Meditation, Survivorship Classes Ease Depression in Younger Women Treated for Breast Cancer
December 22, 2020

Mindfulness meditation and survivorship education classes eased symptoms of depression in younger women treated for breast cancer. Read more...

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Jan 12, 2021 01:07PM Moderators wrote:

Adding Surgery to Standard Treatments Linked to Better Survival for Certain Types of Metastatic Breast Cancer
January 5, 2021

Having surgery along with systemic treatments or with systemic treatments and radiation therapy can improve survival for women diagnosed with metastatic hormone-receptor-positive or HER2-positive breast cancer. Read more...

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Jan 20, 2021 02:37PM Moderators wrote:

Most Women Satisfied With Choice to Go Flat After Mastectomy, but Choice Not Supported by Many Surgeons
January 11, 2021

Nearly 75% of women surveyed who opted for mastectomy without reconstruction were satisfied with the results, but almost 25% said their decision to go flat was not supported by their surgeons. Read more...

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Jan 26, 2021 12:53PM Moderators wrote:

New Tool Helps Predict Risk of Severe Chemotherapy Side Effects in Older People With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
January 20, 2021

By combining eight factors, a new tool called the Cancer and Aging Research Group-Breast Cancer score helps predict whether older people diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer will have serious side effects from chemotherapy. Read more...

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Feb 2, 2021 05:59PM Moderators wrote:

Oncotype DX Results Appear Less Accurate in Black Women Diagnosed With Certain Early-Stage Breast Cancers
January 29, 2021

Black women diagnosed with stage I to stage III estrogen-receptor-positive, axillary node-negative breast cancer were more likely to die from breast cancer than white women with similar diagnoses and similar Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Scores. Read more...

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Feb 17, 2021 03:48PM Moderators wrote:

First Screening Mammography Guidelines for Older Breast Cancer Survivors Recommend Individualized Approach
February 3, 2021

The first screening mammography guidelines for breast cancer survivors age 75 and older encourage people and their doctors to come to a decision that is individualized for each person after discussing the benefits and risk of screening mammograms, as well as the person's preferences. Read more...

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Feb 17, 2021 03:49PM Moderators wrote:

Metformin Seems to Lower Risk of Estrogen-Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer in Women With Type 2 Diabetes
February 8, 2021

Women with type 2 diabetes who take metformin to control their blood sugar appear to have a lower risk of estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer. Read more...

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Feb 17, 2021 03:50PM Moderators wrote:

Scalp Cooling Reduces Hair Loss by Lessening Chemotherapy Absorbed by Hair Follicles
February 16, 2021

A study offers a first peek at the biology behind scalp cooling by finding that scalp cooling dramatically reduces the amount of chemotherapy medicine absorbed by the hair follicles. Read more...

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Feb 17, 2021 03:51PM Moderators wrote:

Combination Hormonal Therapy Seems More Effective for Men With Hormone-Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
February 16, 202
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The combination of either tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor plus a gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue reduced levels of estradiol, a form of estrogen, more than tamoxifen alone in men diagnosed with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. Read more...

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Feb 19, 2021 04:11PM Moderators wrote:

Chemotherapy Doesn't Seem to Increase Risk of COVID-19
February 16, 2021

Compared to people diagnosed with cancer who were not being treated with chemotherapy, people with cancer receiving chemotherapy didn't have a higher risk for developing COVID-19. Read more...

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Feb 25, 2021 04:28PM Moderators wrote:

People Diagnosed With Cancer Have Higher Risk of COVID Infection and Complications
February 23, 2021

Compared to people not diagnosed with cancer, people who have been diagnosed with cancer have a higher risk of being infected with COVID-19 and having more severe complications if they are infected. Read more...

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Mar 19, 2021 01:38PM Moderators wrote:

3D Mammogram Disparities: Black and Low-Income Women Often Denied Access
March 4, 2021

Over the last 10 years, women of color, as well as women with less education and lower incomes, have had less access to 3D screening mammograms compared to white women and women who are more educated and well-off financially. Read more...

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Mar 19, 2021 01:39PM Moderators wrote:

Breast Cancer Risk Drops Within 5 Years of Prophylactic Ovary and Fallopian Tube Removal in Women With BRCA Mutations
March 11, 2021

Surgery to remove the healthy ovaries and fallopian tubes reduces the risk of breast cancer in women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation in the first 5 years after surgery. The age at which a woman has the surgery seems to affect risk reduction more in women with a BRCA1 mutation than in women with a BRCA2 mutation. Read more...

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