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Some Premenopausal Women Benefit from Exemestane Compared to Tamoxifen (April 28, 2016)

Among premenopausal women with hormone-positive, early breast cancer who are considered to have a high risk of a cancer recurrence, the use of Aromasin® (exemestane) versus tamoxifen improves cancer-free... Continue Reading

Lifestyle Factors Influence Age of Breast Cancer Diagnosis Among BRCA1/2 Carriers (April 26, 2016)

Among women with the BRCA1/2 mutations, those who have been pregnant, given birth, not smoked, and/or have not taken oral contraceptives experience a delay in onset of a diagnosis of breast cancer. These... Continue Reading

Understanding Lymphedema (April 22, 2016)

Together awareness and innovation are reducing lymphedema risk and improving management for patients who develop the condition. By Mia James Emmie Cheses has been in the very fortunate position of being... Continue Reading

Lynne Cohen Foundation Launches CancerConnect Social Media Platform for Women Facing Increased Risk for Ovarian and Breast Cancers (April 15, 2016)

Santa Monica, CA/Sun Valley ID– With the launch of the CancerConnect online community, the Lynne Cohen Foundation now offers a specialized social network for women facing increased risk for ovarian and... Continue Reading

Men’s Views of the Women They Love Post-Mastectomy (April 11, 2016)

By John Leifer Despite five decades of effort by feminists, our society continues to bombard women with the message that their femininity and sexual attractiveness are directly tied to their bust-line.... Continue Reading

New Agent Overcomes Drug Resistance in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer, Preclinical Study Shows (April 4, 2016)

A type of breast cancer that often develops resistance to targeted therapies was driven back into remission in mice by a drug that blocks the division of cancer cells, a new study led by researchers at... Continue Reading

3D Mammography Proves More Accurate in Breast Cancer Detection (March 31, 2016)

Longer follow-up evaluating digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), also referred to as 3D mammography, demonstrates its continued effectiveness compared to standard digital mammography (DM) when screening... Continue Reading

Dose-Dense Chemotherapy for Premenopausal Breast Cancer Improves Survival (March 28, 2016)

Premenopausal women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer have improved survival if their chemotherapy doses are delivered every two weeks, compared to every three weeks. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Complete Pathologic Responses Associated with Prognosis in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (March 24, 2016)

A complete pathologic response (no cancer cells detected through microscopic evaluation) appears to be the most accurate indicator of long-term prognosis for women with triple-negative breast cancer. These... Continue Reading

Ibrance® Approved for Use in Combination with Faslodex® in Hormone-Positive Breast Cancer (March 17, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ibrance (palbociclib) to be used with Faslodex (fulvestrant) for women with hormone-positive (HR-positive), human epidermal growth factor... Continue Reading

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