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Most Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Avoid Extensive Lymph Node Removal, Showing Increasing Adherence to Scientific Evidence that a Radical Operation Is No Longer Necessary (April 6, 2015)

NEWS FROM THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS  CHICAGO (March 26, 2015): A new study of women with early-stage breast cancer finds that surgeons no longer universally remove most of the lymph nodes in the... Continue Reading

Herceptin Superior to Tykerb for Treatment of HER2-positive Breast Cancer (March 24, 2015)

CancerConnect News: In patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2)–positive advanced breast cancer, the combination of Herceptin® (trastuzumab) plus a taxane resulted in delayed time... Continue Reading

Study Suggests Faslodex® Could Become New Standard First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer (March 9, 2015)

CancerConnect News: Faslodex® (fulvestrant) at a 500-mg dose has been demonstrated to be superior to Arimidex® (anastrozole) as first-line therapy for advanced hormone receptor–positive breast cancer... Continue Reading

The Novel Small Molecule Pictilisib May Benefit Women with Advanced Breast Cancer (March 5, 2015)

CancerConnect News:  The addition of the investigational drug pictilisib to Faslodex® (fulvestrant) has been demonstrated to delay the time of cancer in women with advanced or metastatic breast cancer... Continue Reading

Palbociclib/Letrozole Improves Outcomes of Estrogen Receptor–Positive/HER2-Negative Advanced Breast Cancer (February 27, 2015)

The results of the phase II PALOMA-1/TRIO-18 trial were recently reported in The Lancet Oncology and suggest that the addition of Ibrance® (palbociclib) to Femara® (letrozole) delayed the time to cancer... Continue Reading

Afinitor® plus Herceptin® and Paclitaxel Effective in Advanced Hormone Receptor-Negative HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (February 5, 2015)

The combination of Afinitor® (everolimus) plus Herceptin® (trastuzumab) paclitaxel appears effective for patients with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer that is hormone receptor (HR)-negative. These... Continue Reading

Low-Fat Diet May Help Prevent Certain Breast Cancers (February 4, 2015)

Women who lower their fat intake may have a reduced risk of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive/progesterone receptor (PR)-negative breast cancer. These findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Research: Have We Made Progress? (January 27, 2015)

Published results from research studies in breast cancer in the last year represent several practice changing milestones. CancerConnect News coverage of advances in the management of breast cancer included... Continue Reading

Breakthrough Mayo Clinic Study Confirms Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) High Absolute Sensitivity for Supplemental, Low-Dose Screening Studies in Women with Dense Breast Tissue (January 26, 2015)

A breakthrough study conducted by Mayo Clinic and published in the AJR has clinically confirmed that Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) yields superior imaging and low radiation exposure for women with dense... Continue Reading

Study Confirms Role of Ovarian Suppression and Aromasin for Younger Women With Hormone-sensitive Breast Cancer (December 19, 2014)

CancerConnect News: Ovarian suppression combined with the anti-estrogen drug Aromasin® (exemestane) appears to greatly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in younger women according to the results... Continue Reading

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