Breast Cancer

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geneticrisk-breastcancer-feature

CME – Genetic Risk in Breast Cancer: Addressing Concerns

Many women with breast cancer, especially minorities, appear to express a strong desire for genetic testing and may benefit from discussions with clinicians to clarify risks. Conversations on genetic risk should occur even when patients are perceived to be at low risk in order to reduce concerns.

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geneticrisk-breastcancer-feature

Genetic Risk in Breast Cancer: Addressing Concerns | Feature

Many women with breast cancer, especially minorities, appear to express a strong desire for genetic testing and may benefit from discussions with clinicians to clarify risks. Conversations on genetic risk should occur even when patients are perceived to be at low risk in order to reduce concerns.

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Repeat--Operations-After-Breast--Conservation--Surgery-FEATURE-IMAGE

Common Human Virus Can Promote Breast Cancer Development | Feature

New research reveals that infection with the Epstein-Barr virus may put some women at increased risk for developing breast cancer –  find out how. Infection with the

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Conf-High-ASCO2016_Feature

Conference Highlights: ASCO 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ASCO 2016, the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, from June 3 to 7 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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AACR-2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: AACR 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AACR 2016, the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, from April 16 to 20 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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Wanted-Older-Adults-Cancer-Trials-Feature

CME – Wanted: Older Adults in Cancer Trials | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued recommendations that call for federal agencies and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults. These efforts may help ensure that all patients will receive high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.

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Wanted-Older-Adults-Cancer-Trials-Feature

Wanted: Older Adults in Cancer Trials | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued recommendations that call for federal agencies and the cancer research community to broaden clinical trials to include older adults. These efforts may help ensure that all patients will receive high-quality, evidence-based cancer care.

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Repeat--Operations-After-Breast--Conservation--Surgery-FEATURE-IMAGE

CME: Repeat Operations After Breast Conservation Surgery | Feature

A study has found that nearly 25% of all women who undergo initial breast conservation surgery for breast cancer will have a subsequent operation. Data from the analysis can be used to further support the adoption of guidelines regarding the definition of margins and when subsequent operations are appropriate.

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ConfHigh-SABCS2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: SABCS 2015 | Feature

New research was presented at SABCS 2015, the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, from December 8 to 12 in San Antonio. The features below highlight some of

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Repeat--Operations-After-Breast--Conservation--Surgery-FEATURE-IMAGE

Repeat Operations After Breast Conservation Surgery | Feature

A study has found that nearly 25% of all women who undergo initial breast conservation surgery for breast cancer will have a subsequent operation. Data from the analysis can be used to further support the adoption of guidelines regarding the definition of margins and when subsequent operations are appropriate.

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men-get-breast-cancer-feature-image

Men Get Breast Cancer Too | Medical Blog

Breast cancer is not just a “women’s disease.” It affects men as well, and we should step up and treat those afflicted with more understanding and less judgment.

Trends in Breast Cancer | News Brief

A study of 16 million women aged 40 and older who were followed for 10 years suggests that more breast cancer screenings led to a greater incidence

ASCO-2015-Feature
ASCO-2015-Feature

ASCO 2015 | News Brief

New research was presented at ASCO 2015, the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, from May 29 to June 2 in Chicago. The features below highlight

AACR-2015-Feature
AACR-2015-Feature

AACR 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at AACR 2015, the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, from April 18 to 22 in Philadelphia. The features below highlight some

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Lymph-Node-Breast-Cancer-Feature

CME: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer | Conference Coverage

Updated recommendations have been issued for the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with early-stage breast cancer. The update will enable some women with early-stage disease to avoid more invasive procedures and their associated higher risk of complications.

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Surgical-Care-Breast-Cancer-Feature

Assessing the Surgical Care of Breast Cancer | Feature

Use of bilateral mastectomy has increased significantly over the past decade despite not being associated with lower mortality when compared with other surgical options. Recent study findings may help inform decision making about surgical treatment for breast cancer.

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Bruce Davis

Cancer Care as a Business Decision | Medical Blog

Once again, this was a business decision dressed up to look like innovative care and backed up by BigHealth’s dominant market share.

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Lymph-Node-Breast-Cancer-Feature

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer | Feature

Updated recommendations have been issued for the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with early-stage breast cancer. The update will enable some women with early-stage disease to avoid more invasive procedures and their associated higher risk of complications.

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Lymph-Node-Removal-Feature

A Conservative Approach to Lymph Node Removal | Opinion Article

Until recently, guidelines recommended complete axillary node dissection in women with breast cancer for whom their sentinel node biopsy was positive. However, patients who undergo this procedure

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Follow-Up-Care-Breast-Cancer-Feature

Guiding Follow-Up Care in Breast Cancer | Feature

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has reissued its recommendations for managing and following up patients with breast cancer who have completed primary therapy. Open dialogue and coordinated care planning are paramount to optimizing outcomes.

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