Mixed Results for Brachytherapy in Breast Cancer (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Older breast cancer patients had an increased rate of subsequent mastectomy if they received brachytherapy instead of external-beam radiation therapy after lumpectomy but fared better than patients who received no radiation, investigators reported.
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BREAST cancer symptoms are important to know for it ’s the most common type of cancer in the UK. While you should be able to recognise the initial signs, you should also be aware other symptoms can develop when the disease has advanced.
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Last week, my mom stunned me with bad news: A young woman named Tiffany Costa died. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002 and died two weeks ago from stage II breast cancer at just 29 years old. She was metastatic for many years. Tiffany’s extended family members are dear friends of my mom. I came to “meet” Tiffany because of an email my mom forwarded to me. She was being treated with Doxil. There was (and it would appear there still IS) a shortage of Doxil and she was trying to raise money to have the drugs brought into this country from Europe. The cost was exorbitant. I remember reading the emai...
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Oncologists are on board in the fight against obesity. And they’ve made it official by issuing their first-ever Position Statement on Obesity and Cancer through the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). That’s especially great news for women—who are twice as likely as men to be affected by the nearly half a million new cases of obesity-related cancers worldwide each year. Not surprisingly, the greatest proportion of them are in North America. (http://ow.ly/FacZg http://ow.ly/Fadcm) Despite the fact that more American men than women are overweight or obese, U.S. women are disproportionately affecte...
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Our panel this morning discussed the issues surrounding how the WHI results were interpreted and communicated to women and their health care providers. We recognize that hormones are not appropriate for all women, and look forward to hosting a future panel that highlights alternatives. The speakers have a variety of backgrounds and experiences (and genders), and we aim to promote diversity of voices. This was not normal breakfast conversation. Today was a jolting – and disruptive – talk about what happens to women’s bodies when they age. (Who knew that if you’re menopausal and you don’t take y...
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Authors: Abstract As reproductive health experts and advocates for women's health who work in conjunction with other obstetric and pediatric health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are uniquely positioned to enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals. Maternity care policies and practices that support breastfeeding are improving nationally; however, more work is needed to ensure all women receive optimal breastfeeding support during prenatal care, during their maternity stay, and after the birth occurs. Enabling women to breastfeed is a public health priority because, on a population level, inte...
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Authors: Abstract As reproductive health experts and advocates for women's health who work in conjunction with other obstetric and pediatric health care providers, obstetrician-gynecologists are uniquely positioned to enable women to achieve their infant feeding goals. Maternity care policies and practices that support breastfeeding are improving nationally; however, more work is needed to ensure all women receive optimal breastfeeding support during prenatal care, during their maternity stay, and after the birth occurs. Enabling women to breastfeed is a public health priority because, on a population level, inte...
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Authors: Reshadmanesh A, Rahbarizadeh F, Ahmadvand D, Jafari Iri Sofla F Abstract According to the cancer stem cell (CSC) theory, a small subset of cells with stem cell-like characteristics is responsible for tumor initiation, progression, and recurrence. CD44+/CD24- phenotype is assumed to be one of the main characteristics of the breast CSCs. We developed an MDA-MB-231 cell line overexpressing cell surface HER2 antigen for the evaluation of targeting efficiency of anti-HER2 nanobody (Nb)-conjugated polyamidoamine (PAMAM) polyplexes. Apoptosis-inducing tBid gene under control of CXCR1 promoter was delivered by thi...
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Effective first-line chemotherapy and targeted therapy in patients with metastatic breast cancer may offer the possibility of cure.Chinese Clinical Oncology
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More than 11,800 men a year are now killed by the disease in Britain, compared with about 11,400 women dying of breast cancer. The European Association of Urology led the new poll.
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Black women are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages of breast cancer not only because of barriers to screening, but perceptions on overcoming those obstacles.
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