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Breast Cancer Oncology

Breastfeeding and Ovarian Cancer Risk

Aug 17, 2020

Several studies have been conducted to investigate the association between breastfeeding and ovarian cancer; some show a positive association, and some show no association at all. This study aims to d...

Breast Cancer Risk in Transgender People Receiving Hormone Treatment

Aug 11, 2020

Transgender people undergo prolonged hormone treatment, which may be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. This study aims to evaluate the incidence of breast cancer in trans men and wom...

ASCO: Virtual Meeting Kicks Off May 29

May 20, 2020

Three days packed with presentations The American Society of Clinical Oncology is the leading oncology research meeting worldwide, but just like other medical conferences, ASCO 2020 was forced to mak...

AACR 2020: Tumor Immune Biology Differs Between Metastatic & Early TNBC

May 01, 2020

Although research has linked pre-existing intratumoral immune response—characterized by presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes or cytotoxic effector T cells—with improve prognosis in early tri...

AACR 2020: Pre-existing ESR1 Mutations Predict Endocrine Therapy Failure & Poor Survival

May 01, 2020

Despite research suggesting that mutation in ESR1 is an acquired mechanism of resistance to endocrine therapy (ET), the impact of this mutation on therapy response in primary breast cancer remains unc...

FDA Approves Sacituzumab Govitecan for Metastatic, Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Apr 24, 2020

New Tx available to patients who have tried two prior treatments WASHINGTON — Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy (Trodelvy) is now FDA-approved to treat adults with metastatic triple-negative breast ca...

CLEOPATRA Closes Landmark Survival Analysis in HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

Apr 23, 2020

More than 33% of women treated with dual HER2 blockade plus docetaxel were still alive 8 years after Dx Previously reported improvements in overall survival (OS) with dual HER2 receptor blockade plus...

At-Home Tool Helps Older Women Understand Breast Ca Screening Options

Apr 21, 2020

Benefits and harms clarified with decision aid in women ages 75-plus Older women who received a decision aid on screening mammography before seeing their primary care physician (PCP) were less lik...

Article Addresses Management of Cancer Care During COVID-19

Mar 29, 2020

MONDAY, March 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Management of cancer care during the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is addressed in a special feature article published online March 20 in the Journal ...

Fertility Preservation in Breast Cancer with Case-Based Examples

Feb 04, 2020

With more young breast cancer survivors, a trend toward having children later in life, and improvements in assisted reproductive technology (ART), fertility preserving techniques are of growing import...

HIV Infection & Cancer Outcomes Among the Elderly

Jan 21, 2020

Despite treatment, elderly patients with cancer who are HIV-positive had worse outcomes than those without the infection in a recent study.   Previous research has shown that mortality ...

AstraZeneca, Daiichi's breast cancer drug gets accelerated approval from FDA

Dec 23, 2019

(This Dec.20 story corrects first paragraph to say the approval came four months ahead of schedule, not three months, after FDA clarification) (Reuters) - The U.S. Food a...