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Posted on: Dec 12, 2013 10:28AM - edited Oct 5, 2014 02:45PM by Moderators

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Mar 27, 2020 05:24PM Moderators wrote:

COVID-19 and Breast Cancer Treatment

March 26, 2020

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Brian Wojciechowski, M.D., practices medical oncology in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Riddle, Taylor, and Crozer hospitals and also serves as Breastcancer.org's medical adviser. A native of South Philadelphia, he trained at Temple University School of Medicine and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Wojciechowski is a sought-after speaker on the topics of medical ethics and the biology of cancer.

On the Breastcancer.org discussion boards and on our Facebook page, people are talking about doctor and treatment appointments being delayed or cancelled because of COVID-19. And many people whose appointments haven't been cancelled are scared to go out.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski talk about:

  • the general recommendations oncologists are following when deciding which treatments should be delayed
  • which breast cancer treatments can compromise the immune system and how long it takes the immune system to recover
  • the most important things someone being treated for breast cancer should know about COVID-19

Running time: 21:10

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Apr 7, 2020 01:46PM Moderators wrote:

Breast Surgery and Reconstruction During COVID-19

April 3, 2020

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Dr. Julie Sprunt is a board-certified Fellow of the American Academy of Surgeons who specializes in breast surgery, treating all breast conditions. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, she did her residency in general surgery at the University of Texas at Austin and completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Elisabeth Potter is a board-certified plastic surgeon who received her medical degree from Emory University. She completed her plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her reconstructive plastic surgery and microsurgery fellowship at MD Anderson. Dr. Potter specializes in autologous breast reconstruction and has performed more than 750 DIEP flap surgeries.

Drs. Potter and Sprunt work as a team to treat breast cancer and then reconstruction a woman's breast or breasts.

Many people diagnosed with breast cancer are concerned because their breast cancer surgery or reconstruction surgery has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to the podcast to hear Drs. Potter and Sprunt explain:

  • why many breast cancer surgeries can be safely delayed
  • the American Society of Breast Surgeons recommendations for treatment during COVID-19
  • the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommendations for reconstruction during COVID-19
  • what they want people who have been diagnosed with breast to know about breast surgery and reconstruction during COVID-19

Running time: 23:45

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Apr 10, 2020 12:09PM Moderators wrote:

Staying Active During Quarantine: Tips for People With Breast Cancer

April 8, 2020

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Sami Mansfield started her career as a cancer exercise specialist in 2003. Since being inspired by coaching her first client who had been diagnosed with cancer 15 years ago, her career has been dedicated to helping people with cancer — any type and any stage — live as well as possible. Sami's experience encompasses work in both community- and hospital-based cancer centers, nonprofit organizations, developing and consulting on clinical trials, and as a speaker presenting to both patients and healthcare professionals. She is a certified cancer exercise trainer, a CrossFit Level 1 coach with extensive exercise and nutrition experience, and the founder of Cancer Wellness For Life. She also offers functional movement basics classes on the We Build 4 Life YouTube channel.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, gyms are closed and personal trainers can't visit their clients. So how can people with breast cancer stay active and continue their exercise programs?

Listen to the podcast to hear Sami discuss:

  • how to motivate yourself to exercise when you're working out alone
  • how exercise can help both your physical and mental while being while you're isolating
  • tips on how to exercise if you have no equipment at home

Running time: 23:07

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Apr 14, 2020 12:51PM Moderators wrote:

COVID-19 Insurance and Financial Issues for People With Breast Cancer

April 10, 2020

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Joanna Morales is a cancer rights attorney, author, speaker, and CEO of Triage Cancer, a national nonprofit organization connecting people to cancer survivorship education through educational events, a speakers bureau, and online materials and resources. Joanna has spent more than 24 years working on behalf of people with cancer, including 5 as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School teaching a seminar in cancer rights law and 8 at the John Wayne Cancer Institute's Psychosocial Care Program and Positive Appearance Center.

In this podcast, Joanna explains the most important aspects of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for people with cancer, as well as:

  • how the new paid sick leave and family and medical leave programs work
  • what to do if you've been laid off and have lost your employer-sponsored health insurance
  • why it's important to communicate with your creditors if you can't pay your bills right now

Running time: 30:02

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Apr 25, 2020 11:27AM Moderators wrote:

What My Patients Are Asking: Does A Cancer's Stage Change If It Spreads or Comes Back Years Later?

April 24, 2020

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Our guest is Dr. Brian Wojciechowski, who practices medical oncology in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Riddle, Taylor, and Crozer hospitals and also serves as Breastcancer.org's medical adviser. A native of South Philadelphia, he trained at Temple University School of Medicine and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Wojciechowski is a sought-after speaker on the topics of medical ethics and the biology of cancer.

In one of our Discussion Board threads, people were talking about how a breast cancer is staged, especially if an early-stage cancer spreads or comes back in a place away from the breast. Both the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute websites say that the stage of a breast cancer at first diagnosis doesn't change. So a woman who was diagnosed in 2010 with stage II disease and then had a recurrence in the bones in 2015 would technically be "stage II with metastatic recurrence to bone," which is not how most people think and talk about metastatic disease.

Dr. Wojciechowski reached out to the American Cancer Society about this, and he joins us today to help us all understand this a little bit better.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski each explain:

  • the technical differences between stage IV breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer
  • how prognosis differs for someone diagnosed de novo stage IV and someone who was diagnosed stage II with a metastatic recurrence 2 years later
  • how he talks to his patients about a breast cancer's stage

Running time: 17:23

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May 1, 2020 02:48PM Moderators wrote:

Update: Breast Surgery and Reconstruction During COVID-19

April 29, 2020

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Dr. Julie Sprunt is a board-certified Fellow of the American Academy of Surgeons who specializes in breast surgery, treating all breast conditions. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, she did her residency in general surgery at the University of Texas at Austin and completed a breast surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Elisabeth Potter is a board-certified plastic surgeon who received her medical degree from Emory University. She completed her plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and her reconstructive plastic surgery and microsurgery fellowship at MD Anderson. Dr. Potter specializes in autologous breast reconstruction and has performed more than 750 DIEP flap surgeries.

Drs. Potter and Sprunt work as a team to treat breast cancer and then reconstruct a woman's breast or breasts.

On April 21, 2020, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released guidelines on how breast reconstruction surgery can begin again. The American Society of Breast Surgeons also issued updated guidelines on treating people with breast cancer during the pandemic.

Listen to the podcast to hear Drs. Potter and Sprunt explain:

  • why resuming both breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction surgery will depend on where a woman lives
  • how the surgery process has changed as a result of COVID-19
  • how postoperative procedures have changed as a result of COVID-19

Running time: 27:50

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May 20, 2020 06:25PM Moderators wrote:

COVID-19 and Metastatic Breast Cancer

May 13, 2020

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During her professional career, Shirley Mertz was a political science teacher and high school principal. Before her retirement, Shirley was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, 12 years after being diagnosed with early-stage disease. After receiving targeted treatment, Shirley experienced a durable remission. She decided in 2005 to use her skills and intellect to advocate for research to end deaths from metastatic breast cancer; to lobby for access to affordable, quality healthcare; and to empower metastatic patients to make informed healthcare decisions to have the best outcomes. In 2009, to spread knowledge about metastatic disease, Shirley organized and led a group of patients to Congress, asking for a resolution to designate October 13 as National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. The resolution passed unanimously.

In 2013, Shirley was a founding member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance and currently serves as its chairperson. She is also president of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network, a patient advocate member of the Translational Breast Cancer Consortium and the AURORA USA clinical study, and a member of the board of directors of the Global Advanced Breast Cancer Alliance based in Lisbon. Shirley is often invited to speak at conferences about the challenges and needs of patients. Among her numerous awards, Shirley was honored at the White House in 2011 as a Champion of Change in Breast Cancer by President Obama.

In this podcast, Shirley talks about what it's like to live with metastatic breast cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Listen to the podcast to hear Shirley discuss:

  • her personal journey with breast cancer
  • the ways in which the stresses of COVID-19 and metastatic breast cancer are similar
  • how people with metastatic disease are coping with treatment and scan delays

Running time: 38:31

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May 29, 2020 03:26PM Moderators wrote:

Numbness After Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction

May 28, 2020

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Dr. Frank DellaCroce, or "Dr. D" as he has come to be known, is a founding partner of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital in New Orleans. Board-certified in plastic surgery, Dr. D has performed thousands of reconstructive procedures, both for women diagnosed with breast cancer and women at high risk of the disease who choose to have prophylactic breast removal. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He also has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America."

In this podcast, Dr. DellaCroce talks about why numbness happens after mastectomy or breast reconstruction and factors that can affect how much sensation returns.

Listen to the podcast to hear him explain:

  • the differences between immediate and delayed reconstruction and how each procedure can affect the potential for sensation to return
  • the difference between implant reconstruction and autologous reconstruction and how each procedure can affect the potential for sensation to return
  • how the type of mastectomy can affect the potential for sensation to return
  • why we need more research on using nerve grafts to possibly help sensation return

Running time: 42:43

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Jun 9, 2020 02:19PM Moderators wrote:

Breast Cancer and Race: Disparities and Mental Health Effects

June 5, 2020

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Dr. Lola Fayanju is assistant professor of surgery at the Duke University School of Medicine. In addition to treating people with breast cancer surgery, Dr. Fayanju's research interests include using big data and sophisticated analyses to reduce disparities in outcomes after breast cancer diagnoses and to improve the value of breast cancer care. When she was a general surgery resident at Washington University in St. Louis, her research found that women treated by safety-net primary care doctors in the greater St. Louis area were more likely to be diagnosed with more advanced-stage breast cancer than women who had private insurance. She also looked at the reasons behind this disparity, and her work led to an overhaul of the referral process for underserved women in the St. Louis area.

Breast cancer is a crisis in its own right. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused many doctors' offices and treatment facilities to close, so breast cancer screenings and treatments have been delayed for months. When some areas were just starting to schedule appointments again, many people experienced additional trauma due to the killing of George Floyd and potentially even more limited access to medical facilities. All of this fear, anxiety, and uncertainty can lead to sky high stress and despair levels, especially for people of color who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

In this podcast, Dr. Fayanju talks about some of the disparities we see in breast cancer, as well as some ways to ease stress and despair.

Listen to the podcast to hear her explain:

  • some of the disparities in breast cancer care and some of the reasons behind the disparities
  • the idea of choice and how that affects the diversity of enrollment in clinical trials
  • the resources she recommends to her patients who are feeling stress and anxiety

Running time: 22:25

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Jun 23, 2020 05:02PM - edited Jun 23, 2020 05:02PM by Moderators

Quarantine Fatigue: How to Stay Vigilant About Your Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 17, 2020

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Dr. Jackie Gollan is associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral science and a clinical psychologist at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. As a clinician, she uses evidence-based psychotherapy to treat people for depression and anxiety. Her research focuses on how habits interfere with our goals; this includes how people make decisions to approach or avoid situations.

As the quarantine and restrictions related to COVID-19 stretch into their fourth month — though some areas are loosening some restrictions — we may find ourselves not wearing a mask every single time we leave the house or being a bit more casual about washing our hands. This reaction is called "caution fatigue."

In this podcast, Dr. Gollan explains caution fatigue and give us some tips on how to overcome it.

Listen to hear Dr. Gollan explain:

  • the differences between caution fatigue, alarm fatigue, and information overload
  • how to recognize if you're experiencing caution fatigue
  • how to overcome caution fatigue

Running time: 20:30

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Jul 1, 2020 11:09AM Moderators wrote:

Talzenna Patient-Reported Outcomes

June 23, 2020

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Dr. Jennifer Litton, a board-certified medical oncologist and professor of breast medical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she is chief of the Section of Clinical Research and Drug Development for Breast Cancer. She also is a member of the Breast Immuno-Oncology Task Force of the National Cancer Institute.

At the American Association for Cancer Research virtual annual meeting, Dr. Litton presented results from the EMBRACA trial, looking at using Talzenna (chemical name: talazoparib), a type of medicine called a PARP inhibited, to treat advanced-stage HER2-negative breast cancer in people with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. She joins us today to talk about the results, especially the patient-reported outcomes, which showed that people treated with Talzenna had better quality of life than people treated with chemotherapy.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Litton explain:

  • what a PARP inhibitor is and how it works
  • how quality of life was better for people treated with Talzenna compared to chemotherapy
  • why she thinks Talzenna is a good treatment option for people diagnosed with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer who also have a BRCA1 or a BRCA2 mutation

Running time: 14:04

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Jul 10, 2020 02:14PM Moderators wrote:

Sexual Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment

July 10, 2020

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Dr. Kelly Shanahan is a metastatic patient advocate and METAvivor board member. She had to give up her OB/GYN practice because of side effects from metastatic breast cancer treatment. At the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dr. Shanahan was one of the moderators of a panel sponsored by Breastcancer.org and Sermonix Pharmaceuticals on the sexual side effects that breast cancer treatment can cause. As a dual citizen of this discussion — she's both a metastatic patient who has experienced some of these side effects and an OB/GYN who used to treat people for these side effects — she's uniquely qualified to help us all understand the topic and offer solutions.

Listen to the podcast to here Dr. Shanahan explain:

  • her personal journey with breast cancer
  • why anti-estrogen medicines and chemotherapy can cause vaginal dryness, vaginal atrophy, and pain during intercourse
  • some of the causes of loss of libido
  • solutions to some of the most common sexual side effects, including vaginal dryness and thinning, pain, lack of desire, and hot flashes

Running time: 37:20

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Jul 31, 2020 11:39AM Moderators wrote:

Acupuncture to Ease Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects

July 22, 2020

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Dory Ellen Fish is a board-certified, state-licensed acupuncturist with 25 years of experience in 5 Element and Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture. She holds a diplomate in acupuncture from the National Commission for the Certificate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. For the past 15 years, much of her continuing education has been focused on cancer care. She completed the acupuncture course in oncology for cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and the Oncology Training for Acupuncture course at MD Anderson. Dory Ellen has lectured and taught at various universities, hospitals, and organizations. Her clinical practice is in Bryn Mawr, Penn.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dory Ellen explain:

  • what acupuncture is
  • the benefits of acupuncture
  • the risks of acupuncture, including the risk of lymphedema
  • her top three recommendations for someone who wants to try acupuncture for the first time

Running time: 27:38

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Aug 19, 2020 03:06PM Moderators wrote:

Breast Cancer Risk and Race

August 6, 2020

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Dr. Lola Fayanju is assistant professor of surgery at the Duke University School of Medicine. In addition to treating people with breast cancer surgery, Dr. Fayanju's research interests include using big data and sophisticated analyses to reduce disparities in outcomes after breast cancer diagnoses and to improve the value of breast cancer care. When she was a general surgery resident at Washington University in St. Louis, her research found that women treated by safety-net primary care doctors in the greater St. Louis area were more likely to be diagnosed with more advanced-stage breast cancer than women who had private insurance. She also looked at the reasons behind this disparity, and her work led to an overhaul of the referral process for underserved women in the St. Louis area.

In a June 2020 New England Journal of Medicine article, at least two widely used tools estimating breast cancer risk have been found to offer lower risk estimates for women of color.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Fayanju explain:

  • how these tools were created
  • why an artificially lower risk of breast cancer can be harmful for women of color
  • the factors that she thinks need to be incorporated into risk calculators for minority women
  • how women of color can accurately figure out their risk of breast cancer and develop an appropriate screening plan with their doctor

Running time: 25:12

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Sep 3, 2020 01:55PM Moderators wrote:

COVID-19 and Breast Cancer Care: Follow-Up Questions

August 24, 2020

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On July 30, 2020, Breastcancer.org hosted a virtual town hall to hear from medical experts and patients about the effect of COVID-19 on breast cancer care. During the town hall, the medical experts answered many questions, but didn't have time to answer all of them. In this podcast, Breastcancer.org medical adviser Dr. Brian Wojciechowski answers the rest of the questions.

If you'd like more information, visit our special report on COVID-19 and breast cancer care.

Dr. Wojciechowski practices medical oncology in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Riddle, Taylor, and Crozer hospitals. He trained at Temple University School of Medicine and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Wojciechowski is a sought-after speaker on the topics of medical ethics and the biology of cancer.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski explain:

  • what we know about how stress and anxiety can affect the immune system
  • how people diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer can protect themselves in public spaces
  • whether or not it is safe to get a chemotherapy port flushes
  • questions to asks surgeons and other doctors to ensure the proper safety protocols are in place

Running time: 21:14

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Oct 23, 2020 03:39PM Moderators wrote:

COVID-19 Testing Confusion

September 15, 2020

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Dr. Megan Kruse is a breast medical oncologist at the Cleveland Clinic.

On Aug. 24, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modified its COVID-19 testing guidelines to say that people who don't have symptoms don't need to be tested, even if they've been exposed to the virus. Many experts questioned the change, and on Aug. 26, the director of the CDC issued a statement saying that, "testing may be considered for all close contacts of confirmed or probable COVID-19 patients." It's the "may be considered" language that seems to be confusing people.

Dr. Kruse joins us to help clear up any confusion about COVID-19 testing recommendations.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Kruse explain:

  • how she's talking to her patients about COVID-19 testing
  • how someone who is immunocompromised should approach COVID-19 testing
  • why testing recommendations for people being treated for breast cancer have to be nuanced

Running time: 9:36

Editor's Note: This episode was recorded before September 18, 2020, when the CDC again changed its recommendations on COVID-19 testing to say that people without symptoms should talk to their doctor about being tested if they may have been exposed to the virus.

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Oct 23, 2020 03:39PM Moderators wrote:

Verzenio Reduces Recurrence Risk for Certain Early-Stage Breast Cancers

September 21, 2020

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Dr. Stephen Johnston is professor of breast cancer medicine and consultant medical oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Institute of Cancer Research in London.

At the European Society for Medical Oncology Virtual Congress 2020, Dr. Johnston presented results from the monarchE trial. This study compared treating people diagnosed with early-stage hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer with a high risk of recurrence with either standard hormonal therapy after surgery or two years of Verzenio (chemical name: abemaciclib) in addition to standard hormonal therapy.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Johnston explain:

  • the characteristics that make early-stage hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer have a high risk of recurrence
  • an overview of the study and its early results
  • side effects caused by Verzenio seen in the study
  • the future of using Verzenio to treat early-stage hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer with a high risk of recurrence

Running time: 27:08

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Oct 23, 2020 03:39PM Moderators wrote:

Flu Vaccines and Holiday Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 7. 2020

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Infectious disease expert Dr. Elizabeth Robilotti is assistant attending physician and associate medical epidemiologist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Listen to the podcast to hear her discuss:

  • why a flu vaccine is so important during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for people diagnosed with breast cancer
  • why you can't contract the flu from the flu vaccine
  • how to safely celebrate the fall and winter holidays

Running time: 13:07

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Oct 23, 2020 03:39PM Moderators wrote:

Breast Cancer Research at ESMO 2020

October 12, 2020

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Dr. Michael Method is an oncologist and also senior medical adviser and global lead for adjuvant breast cancer treatment research at Lilly Oncology.

While ESMO 2020 was virtual this year, there was still quite a bit of breast cancer research presented. Dr. Method joined us to talk about some of the most notable studies.

Listen to the podcast to hear him discuss:

  • studies looking at using the CDK4/6 inhibitors Verzenio (chemical name: abemaciclib) and Ibrance (chemical name: palbociclib) to treat early-stage hormone-receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer
  • a study using the immunotherapy Tecentriq (chemical name: atezolizumab) to treat early-stage triple-negative breast cancer before surgery

Running time: 27:16

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Oct 23, 2020 03:40PM Moderators wrote:

Does Chemotherapy Choice Affect How Well Tecentriq Works Against Breast Cancer?

October 20, 2020

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Dr. Leisha Emens is professor of medicine in hematology/oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Hillman Cancer Center. She is also co-leader of the Hillman Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program and director of translational immunotherapy for the Women's Cancer Research Center. She is internationally recognized for her research on using immunotherapy to treat breast cancer.

At the European Society for Medical Oncology Virtual Congress 2020, Dr. Emens presented final overall survival results from the IMpassion130 study, showing that the combination of Tecentriq, which has the chemical name atezolizumab, and Abraxane, which has the chemical name nab-paclitaxel, improved overall survival by 7.5 months compared to Abraxane alone for people diagnosed with metastatic PD-L1-positive, triple-negative breast cancer. But another trial — the IMpassion131 study — found that combining Tecentriq with Taxol, a different form of paclitaxel, was no better than Taxol alone in treating the same type of breast cancer — metastatic triple-negative disease.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Emens explain:

  • the differences in the designs of the two studies
  • how Abraxane is different from Taxol
  • possible reasons for the difference in results
  • what this means for patients

Running time: 16:58

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