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Kisqali® Receives FDA Approval as First Line Treatment for HR+/HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer (March 16, 2017)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the investigational drug Kisqali® (ribociclib, LEE011) for first line treatment of hormone receptor + HER 2- metastatic breast cancer because when... Continue Reading

Chemo-brain Among Women with Breast Cancer is Very Common (February 28, 2017)

The largest study to date of a condition known as “chemo-brain” shows that women with breast cancer report it’s a substantial problem after chemotherapy for as long as six months after treatment,... Continue Reading

Vaccine Shows Promising Results for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients (February 15, 2017)

Immunotherapy is a fast growing area of cancer research. It involves developing therapies that use a patient’s own immune system to fight and kill cancer. Doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Florida... Continue Reading

Do Social Connections Lower Death Rates from Breast Cancer? (January 10, 2017)

Women diagnosed with breast cancer have greater rates of survival and lower rates of disease recurrences if they have more social ties, compared to women who are more socially isolated. These results were... Continue Reading

Keytruda®/Halaven® Combo May Be Effective in Advanced Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (January 9, 2017)

The investigative treatment combination including Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) plus Halaven® (eribulin) could provide a potential therapeutic option for patients with advanced triple-negative breast cancer... Continue Reading

ASTRO Expands Guidelines for Treatment of Breast Cancer with Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (January 5, 2017)

According to the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) younger patients with early stage breast cancer and individuals with low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) can appropriately be treated... Continue Reading

Depression Drug Reduces Joint Pain for Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer (December 27, 2016)

A drug typically used to treat depression and anxiety can significantly reduce joint pain in postmenopausal women being treated for early stage breast cancer, according to new SWOG research to be presented... Continue Reading

Lynne Cohen Foundation: What an Incredible Year! (December 22, 2016)

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE YEAR! PREVENTIVE CARE CLINICS Our four Lynne Cohen Preventive Care Clinics feature multidisciplinary and personalized preventive care for over 9,500 women facing increased breast or... Continue Reading

UCLA Identifies Potential Cancer Treatment with Fewer Side Effects Than Chemotherapy (December 12, 2016)

By Stuart Wolpert, UCLA Asynthetic version of a rare toxin produced by a sea creature appears to hold promise for treating many different types of cancer while minimizing the harmful side effects of widely... Continue Reading

Aromatase Inhibitor–Associated Joint Pain Tends to Resolve Upon Treatment Completion (November 15, 2016)

A class of drugs known as aromatase inhibitors (AI) commonly used in the management of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer are associated with troublesome joint pain. In fact, as many as half... Continue Reading

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