Search Tag: breast cancer

Pharmacy Management

Palbociclib Effective for Hormone-Resistant Breast Cancer

2015 27 Feb

Results of a Phase II study led by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania show that Palbociclib, an oral medication that works by blocking molecules responsible for cancer cell growth, is well tolerated and extends progression-free survival (PFS) in newly diagnosed, advanced breast... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ultrasound Can ID Breast Cancer Patients Who Need Lymph Nodes Removed

2015 02 Feb

A Mayo Clinic-led study shows that not all women with lymph node-positive breast cancer treated with chemotherapy before surgery need to have all of their underarm nodes taken out. Researchers say that ultrasound is a useful tool for judging before breast cancer surgery whether chemotherapy eliminated cancer from the underarm lymph nodes. The findings... Read more

IMAGING Management

Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Avoid Radiotherapy

2015 01 Feb

Based on an international study, some older women with breast cancer could safely avoid radiotherapy, without harming their chances of survival. Researchers found that older women with early breast cancer who were given breast-conserving surgery and hormone therapy gained very modest benefit from radiotherapy. These findings suggest that a carefully... Read more

IMAGING Management

Breast Density Better Predicts Breast Cancer Risk

2014 19 Dec

According to a new study from UVA Cancer Center, breast density can help better predict women's risk for breast cancer. The study was presented during the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The findings suggest that including breast density as part of risk models for breast cancer could help support the development of personalised risk... Read more

IMAGING Management

Microwave Imaging: Better, Safer, Cheaper

2014 19 Dec

New research suggests that a cheaper, better and safer way to look for signs of breast cancer may be with microwaves. Neil Epstein, a NSERC CREATE I3T postdoctoral fellow at the University of Calgary in Canada and his colleagues -- engineering professor Paul Meaney of Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering and Keith Paulsen, director... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hypofractionated Whole Breast Irradiation Underused

2014 17 Dec

According to a study published in JAMA, most breast cancer patients do not receive radiation treatment that is shorter in duration and less costly, despite guidelines endorsing their use. The study was released at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (TX, USA).   Breast cancer accounts for the largest portion of national expenditures on cancer... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Drug Combination Delays Progression of Breast Cancer

2014 12 Dec

According to the results of a multi-centre phase II trial presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, a new combination of cancer drugs delayed disease progression for patients with hormone-receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer. The study is based on the work done by Doris Germain of Mt. Sinai Hospital and included 118 post-menopausal... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Bisphosphonates May Prevent Breast, Lung and Colon Cancers

2014 08 Dec

According to new studies led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, bisphosphonates may prevent certain kinds of lung, breast and colon cancers. The studies have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) .   The studies show that bisphosphonates can block the abnormal growth signals that... Read more

IMAGING Management

#RSNA14: Breast Ultrasound after Normal Mammo: Harm or Benefit?

2014 04 Dec

On a population basis, more harm than good is caused by the addition of breast ultrasound after a negative mammographic work-up, cautioned Betty Tuong, MD, University of British Columbia, presenting a study at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago. Abnormal screening mammograms are often further evaluated with... Read more