• Free Beer, Wine After Alcohol Warning at Cancer Meeting

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    On opening night, an epidemiologist told meeting attendees that any alcohol intake was associated with an increased breast cancer risk. The next night, the organizers provided free beer and wine to attendees.
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  • With Same Breast Cancer Care, Black Women Do Worse

    9 days ago - By Web MD

    In a recent study, leveling the playing field by bringing women to the same doctors and getting the same treatment" didn't equalize breast cancer outcomes between black and white women.
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  • Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Odds of Breast Cancer's Return

    9 days ago - By Web MD

    Healthier lifestyles might improve the prognosis of people with breast cancer if they will stick with the positive changes, researchers say.
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  • Drug May Cut Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer

    9 days ago - By Web MD

    A familiar drug for urinary incontinence has been found to reduce hot flashes in women after breast cancer.
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  • Accelerated partial breast irradiation noninferior to whole breast irradiation for invasive breast cancer

    9 days ago - By Healio

    SAN ANTONIO - Accelerated partial breast irradiation appeared noninferior to whole breast irradiation for preventing local recurrence among women with invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ, according to results of the RAPID trial presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    Accelerated partial breast irradiation was associated with less acute toxicity but an increase in late normal tissue toxicity and adverse cosmesis.
    “The ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence rate was very low and absolute differences were very small during an 8-year period. Once-a-day treatment
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  • Surgery choice affects quality of life among younger patients with breast cancer

    9 days ago - By Healio

    SAN ANTONIO - Local therapy decisions appeared to significantly affect quality of life among young breast cancer survivors, according to study results presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    Patients who underwent mastectomy reported poorer psychosocial and sexual well-being and lower breast satisfaction that patients who underwent breast-conserving surgery, results showed.
    “Knowledge of the potential long-term impact of surgery on quality of life is of critical importance for counseling young women about surgical decisions,” Laura S. Dominici, MD, FACS, surgeon at
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  • Major Trial: Partial Breast Radiation Good for Early Breast Cancer

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    Partial breast irradiation was almost equivalant to whole-breast irradiation for disease control and can be considered a valid treatment option for women with early-stage breast cancer.
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  • SABCS: Axillary RT as Good as Surgery in Breast Cancer

    9 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Radiation non-inferior to surgery after positive sentinel node
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  • Circulating tumor cell count could help choose treatment for metastatic breast cancer patients

    9 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Circulating tumor-cell count could be used to choose hormone therapy or chemotherapy as frontline treatment for patients with estrogen receptor-positive , HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer, according to data from the phase III STIC CTC clinical trial. In the case of discrepancy between CTC count-based treatment choice and physician's choice of treatment, frontline chemotherapy was associated with a significant gain in overall survival.
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  • A ccelerated partial breast irradiation noninferior to whole breast irradiation for invasive breast cancer

    9 days ago - By Healio

    SAN ANTONIO - Accelerated partial breast irradiation appeared noninferior to whole breast irradiation for preventing local recurrence among women with invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ, according to results of the RAPID trial presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    A ccelerated partial breast irradiation was associated with less acute toxicity but an increase in late normal tissue toxicity and adverse cosmesis.
    “The ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence rate was very low and absolute differences were very small during an 8-year period. Once-a-day treatment
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