EBRT reduces risk of subsequent mastectomy in patients with invasive breast cancer
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Standard external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) provided a higher breast preservation rate than brachytherapy in women age 66 and older with invasive breast cancer, according to a study published in the Feb. 1, 2014, print edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, the official scientific journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology.
DR MAGGIE DINOME (Santa Monica, CA): As we have moved into the era of more personalized medicine, we are now able to tailor recommendations for treatment based on patient-specific and cancer-specific data. We have risk assessment models to determine breast cancer risk, molecular profiling tests to predict treatment benefit, and now we have an extended breast reconstruction risk assessment (BRA) score based on patient characteristics that estimates surgical risk after breast reconstruction to 1 year post-operation.
A team led by Tuskegee University researchers have developed a new way to detect the most aggressive and fatal form of breast cancer. The university and researchers hope the new method may hold the potential for earlier detection and more informed treatment decisions. The breakthrough was detailed in an article in PLOS ONE, a publication tied to the Public Library of Science. The article, “AR Negative Triple Negative or ‘ Quadruple Negative’ Breast Cancers in African-American Women Have…
A recently published study investigates whether individuals with a higher BMI before menopause have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.
Women age 18 to 54 years were less likely to develop premenopausal breast cancer if they were overweight rather than underweight.Medscape Medical News
This report presents information on the care received by women diagnosed between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2016 in England and Wales.
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A new studyhas found that false positive breast cancer biopsies are costing healthcare facilities over $2.1 billion annually. This high false positive rate and the consequential expenses highlight the need for improved breast cancer diagnostic protocols and technology.Researchers from IBM Watson Health and Seno Medical looked at health care claims filed between 2011 and 2015 from 875,000 women to understand the rate of follow-up procedures after mammography and breast exams. They found that between 2012 and 2015, 8,732,909 patients received diagnostic mammograms, 6,987,399 underwent breast ultrasounds, and 1,585,856 ...