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 11:33AM - edited Jan 16, 2016 01:28PM by moderators

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012 11:33AM - edited Jan 16, 2016 01:28PM 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.

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Jan 26, 2015 10:00AM moderators wrote:

Use of Shorter Radiation Regimen Triples, but Still Underused Experts Say
January 24, 2015

More U.S. women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer were treated after lumpectomy with a whole-breast radiation schedule that was shorter than the conventional regimen, but this shorter schedule still wasn't prescribed as often as it could be. Read more...

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Jan 26, 2015 04:26PM - edited Feb 2, 2015 07:52PM by Kathy044

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Dx 2009, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/28/2009 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 12/15/2009 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/1/2010 Whole breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/3/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Feb 9, 2015 08:56AM moderators wrote:

High Levels of Immune Cells in HER2-Positive Cancers May Mean Tumors Need Only Chemotherapy
January 30, 2015

A study suggests that HER2-positive breast cancer tumors with high levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes had a lower risk of the cancer coming back when treated with chemotherapy alone compared to HER-positive tumors with low levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes treated with only chemotherapy. Read more...

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Feb 9, 2015 08:59AM moderators wrote:

Risk of Leukemia After Chemotherapy or Radiation Therapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Higher Than Thought
February 3, 2015

While the risk of developing leukemia after radiation therapy or chemotherapy to treat early-stage breast cancer is VERY small, a large study suggests that this risk is twice as high as has been reported. Read more...

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Feb 9, 2015 09:10AM moderators wrote:

Palbociclib (Also Called Ibrance) Approved by FDA
February 4, 2015

The FDA has granted accelerated approval for using the targeted therapy Ibrance in combination with Femara to treat advanced-stage, estrogen-receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer that hadn't been treated with hormonal therapy before in postmenopausal women. Read more...

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Feb 10, 2015 05:06AM - edited Feb 11, 2015 10:48AM by moderators

Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis, Survival Rates Varies by Race, Ethnicity
February 8, 2015
A study suggests that the differences in stage at diagnosis and survival rates among racial/ethnic groups are because of the biological characteristics of the cancers. Read more...

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Feb 11, 2015 10:50AM moderators wrote:

Halaven No Better Than Xeloda for Previously Treated Metastatic Disease
February 9, 2015

A study has found that Halaven offers the same benefits as Xeloda for women diagnosed with metastatic disease that already has been treated with an anthracycline and a taxane. Read more...

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Feb 16, 2015 11:58AM moderators wrote:

Ultrasound After Chemotherapy Before Surgery Can Help Doctors Decide How Many Lymph Nodes to Remove
February 12, 2015

A study suggests that using ultrasound to see if the axillary lymph nodes have cancer in them can help doctors decide which women diagnosed with node-positive breast cancer treated with chemotherapy before surgery are good candidates for sentinel lymph node surgery. Read more...

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Feb 16, 2015 12:00PM moderators wrote:

Many Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Know Little About Their Condition
February 12, 2015
A study has found that a large number of women diagnosed with breast cancer know little about the basic characteristics of the cancer, including its stage, its estrogen-receptor status, its grade, and its HER2 status. Read more...

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Feb 20, 2015 09:23AM moderators wrote:

New Model Offers Better Breast Cancer Risk Estimate for Black Women
February 16, 2015

Researchers have developed a new breast cancer risk prediction model for black women that is more accurate than the traditional Gail model. Read more...

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