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Tecentriq™ Plus Abraxane® Effective Combo in Difficult to Treat Breast Cancer (June 30, 2016)

The combination of the immune stimulating agent Tecentriq™ (atezolizumab), plus the chemotherapy agent Abraxane® (nab-paclitaxel) is effective in providing anti-cancer responses among patients with... Continue Reading

Shorter Radiation Course Confirmed as Option for Early-Stage Breast Cancer (June 29, 2016)

Results of a recently published clinical study suggest that early-stage breast cancer patients treated with a shorter course of whole breast radiation with higher radiation doses per fraction experience... Continue Reading

Directly Involving Patients Drives Participation in Metastatic Breast Cancer Study (June 22, 2016)

A clinical study to accelerate research in metastatic breast cancer has rapidly enrolled participants through direct collaboration with patients. These results were recently presented at the 2016 annual... Continue Reading

Treatment with Aromatase Inhibitors for 10 Years Improves Cancer-Free Survival in Breast Cancer (June 7, 2016)

Among postmenopausal women with hormone-positive, early breast cancer, treatment with aromatase inhibitors (AIs) for 10 years significantly improves cancer-free survival, compared to the 5-year standard... Continue Reading

Abemaciclib Promising in Advanced Breast Cancer (June 7, 2016)

The investigative agent abemaciclib, which is still in clinical trials, appears promising in providing anti-cancer activity among patients with metastatic breast cancer that has progressed following several... Continue Reading

Meditation versus Pain, Anxiety, and Fatigue during Breast Cancer Biopsy (May 31, 2016)

By Helen Young Elsewhere in breast cancer news, meditation has been found to reduce symptoms of anxiety, tiredness, and pain for women having a breast cancer biopsy. Image-guided needle biopsies are highly... Continue Reading

New Breakthrough May Advance Triple Negative Breast Cancer Treatment (May 30, 2016)

By Helen Young Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new drug candidate that lowers the growth rate of tumor cells in animal models1 in one of the most difficult cancers to battle:... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing... Continue Reading

Cancer Survivorship: Managing Hot Flashes (May 23, 2016)

By Barrie Cassileth, MS, PhD Hot flashes are a common side effect of treatment in people with hormone-dependent cancers, such as breast and prostate cancer. Hormone replacement therapy, which may be used... Continue Reading

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

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