• Regular Exercise Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors Post-Surgery

    2 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Improves cardiac function, helps in weight reduction
    Read more ...

     

  • Patients Say Quality of Life Suffered With Mastectomy for Early Breast Cancer

    2 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Breast-conservation options were associated with better sexual, psychosocial outcomes
    Read more ...

     

  • Oxybutynin shows promise for managing hot flashes among breast cancer survivors

    2 days ago - By Healio

    SAN ANTONIO - Oxybutynin significantly reduced the frequency and severity of hot flashes among breast cancer survivors, according to results of the randomized controlled ACCRU SC-1603 study presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    “Hot flashes are a significant problem across the general population, but even more so among breast cancer survivors,” Roberto A. Leon-Ferre, MD, assistant professor of oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said during a press conference. “Hot flashes may affect up to 75% of midlife women and can persist for more than
    Read more ...

     

  • Addition of pembrolizumab to chemotherapy demonstrates promise in triple-negative breast cancer

    2 days ago - By Healio

    SAN ANTONIO - The addition of pembrolizumab to neoadjuvant chemotherapy demonstrated promising antitumor activity and exhibited a manageable toxicity profile in a cohort of patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer, according to results of the KEYNOTE-173 trial presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    The findings support the ongoing phase 3 KEYNOTE-522 trial, which is comparing the combination with placebo in this patient population.
    “One of the key messages is it is safe to combine immune therapy with chemotherapy in this setting. Some of the toxicities of
    Read more ...

     

  • Exercise during adjuvant breast cancer treatment may improve cardiovascular function

    3 days ago - By Healio

    SAN ANTONIO - A supervised 12-month exercise program improved cardiovascular function among women undergoing adjuvant breast cancer treatment, according to results of the randomized EBBA-II trial presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    All patient subgroups benefitted from physical activity, results showed.
    “Our study supports incorporation of supervised and safe clinical exercise programs into breast cancer treatment guidelines,” Inger Thune, MD, PhD, professor and senior consultant in oncology at Oslo University Hospital in Norway, said during a press conference. “Breast
    Read more ...

     

  • Lifestyle intervention improves outcomes for some breast cancer survivors

    3 days ago - By Healio

    SAN ANTONIO - Completion of a lifestyle intervention program that focused on healthy habits appeared associated with weight loss and increased DFS among a cohort of early-stage breast cancer survivors, according to results of an interim analysis of the SUCCESS C study presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
    “Increasing data suggest that obesity and low levels of physical activity are associated with a higher risk for developing cancer, and also for recurrence and reduced survival outcomes,” Wolfgang Janni, MD, chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at
    Read more ...