Multicenter Observational Study of Fulvestrant 500 mg in Postmenopausal Japanese Women with Estrogen Receptor-Positive Advanced or Recurrent Breast Cancer after Prior Endocrine Treatment (SBCCSG29 Study).

CONCLUSION: Fulvestrant 500 mg is an effective and safe treatment for patients with advanced or recurrent breast cancer after prior endocrine treatment. PMID: 31292328 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: J Nippon Med Sch Source Type: research

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AbstractObjectiveAdjuvant endocrine therapy (AET) reduces the risk of recurrence and mortality in women with hormone receptor –positive breast cancer. However, adherence to AET remains suboptimal. Women’s beliefs about medication have been associated with medication adherence. The purpose of this study was to identify multilevel factors associated with women’s beliefs about AET.MethodsBeliefs about AET, measured using the Belief about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ), sociodemographic (e.g., age), psychosocial (e.g., religiosity), and healthcare factors (e.g., patient-provider communication), were collected ...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Authors: Ding Y, Ding K, Yu K, Zou D, Yang H, He X, Mo W, Yu X, Ding X Abstract The 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines have reduced the immunohistochemistry cut-off value for determining estrogen receptor b positivity from 10 to 1% of stained cells in breast cancer. In clinical practice, low-hormone receptor positive (low HR+) tumors are classified in the luminal subtype, although they exhibit aggressive features and poor prognosis. Information regarding the prognosis of patients with breast cancer following treatment with optimal endocrine therapy and neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is currently ...
Source: Oncology Letters - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Lett Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Assessing survival risk is important for discussing treatment options with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) advanced breast cancer (ABC) patients. However, there are few reports from large-scale databases on the survival risk factors in ER+ ABC. The Safari study (UMIN000015168) was a retrospective, multicenter cohort study involving 1072 Japanese patients receiving fulvestrant 500 mg mostly as a second- or later-line endocrine therapy for ER+ ABC. The follow-up data after the Safari study were examined, focusing on any relationship between clinicopathological factors and overall survival ...
Source: Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The results of the Trial Assigning IndividuaLized Options for Treatment (TAILORx) suggested that approximately 70% of T1-2N0M0, hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer patients can avoid chemotherapy and receive only adjuvant endocrine therapy. We conducted a retrospective analysis of the clinicopathologic features and prognostic factors of patients with breast cancer who met the inclusion criteria of the TAILORx trial. METHODS: According to the enrollment criteria of the TAILORx trial, a retrospective analysis was performed on pat...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Rationale: Cancer and chemotherapy individually confer hypercoagulability and increased risks of thrombosis. Most thromboembolic complication after breast cancer chemotherapy was venous thrombosis after multiagent chemotherapy. Arterial thrombosis is extremely rare in early breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. Presenting concerns: A 55-year-old woman with right breast cancer presented to the emergency department with sudden pain, numbness, and swelling in her left hand. She underwent breast conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy 2 months before the visit. She received the second cycle of ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Di Meglio Survivors of early-stage breast cancer may report treatment-related side effects that persist for several years after the end of primary treatment. Among these, fatigue and cognitive disorders are frequent complaints and can negatively impact quality of life. Cancer-related fatigue is a very prevalent and distressing long-term side effect among breast cancer survivors that typically improves after completion of treatment, although many patients report severe fatigue several years post-treatment. Cognitive disorders are also common among survivors of breast cancer, especially if treated with chemotherapy. The...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Despite evidence that first-line HER2-targeted therapy, chemotherapy, and sequential endocrine therapy improves survival in patients with HR-positive, HER2-positive disease, only 34.9% of patients in this real-world setting received such treatment. Patients with low tumor HR positivity (1%-9%) had lower endocrine therapy use and worse survival than those with high tumor HR positivity (10%-100%). PMID: 31772121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
Effects of chemotherapy found to be more transient in comparison
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
A new study confirms that a CDK4/6 blocker plus endocrine therapy is better than chemotherapy in young women with HR+, HER2- metastatic disease.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
AbstractBackgroundWe aimed to develop dose –response relationships for heart failure (HF) following radiation and anthracyclines in breast cancer treatment, and to assess HF associations with trastuzumab and endocrine therapies.Methods and resultsA case –control study was performed within a cohort of breast cancer survivors treated during 1980–2009. Cases (n = 102) had HF as first cardiovascular diagnosis and were matched 1:3 on age and date of diagnosis. Individual cardiac radiation doses were estimated, and anthracycline doses and use of trastuzumab and endocrine therapy were abstracted from...
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
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