Radiation treatment in early stage triple ‐negative breast cancer in New Zealand: A national database study

ConclusionRadiation treatment is significantly associated with improved outcomes in early stage TNBC. This argues against the hypothesis that TNBC has inherent radiation resistance.
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiation Oncology —Original Article Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 11 October 2019Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Tang Li, Wenfa Zhang, Sheng-Xiang LinAbstractIn spite of the significant progress of estrogen-dependent breast cancer (BC) treatment, aromatase inhibitor resistance is a major problem limiting the clinical benefit of this frontier endocrine-therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the differential expression of steroid-converting enzymes between tumor and adjacent normal tissues, as well as their correlation in modulating intratumoral steroid-hormone levels in post-menopausal estrogen-depende...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeVulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is a commonly reported issue among breast cancer patients, and its aetiology is multifactorial. Treatment is difficult in these women, particularly because the use of oestrogens has traditionally been discouraged. Vaginal laser treatment has been reported to improve symptoms. We aimed to assess the impact on symptoms and sexual function of vaginal laser in women with early breast cancer (EBC).MethodsWe performed a single-arm investigator initiated pilot study of female EBC patients with symptomatic VVA. A total of 3 vaginal laser treatments were administered 4  weeks apart. Qu...
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Waseem Abbas, Ranga Raju RaoIndian Journal of Cancer 2019 56(4):293-296Adjuvant ovarian suppression, on addition to chemotherapy, reduces the risk of breast cancer in pre-menopausal women after surgery and adjuvant hormonal therapy. Suppression of Ovarian Function Trial (SOFT) and Tamoxifen and Exemestane Trial (TEXT) showed greater benefit with exemestane in high risk females in comparison to Tamoxifen. Ovarian Function Suppression (OFS) and exemestane became the standard of care, with 30% patients experiencing grade 3 and more side effects. Much higher benefit was seen in high risk group. But there are concerns about inc...
Source: Indian Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION(S): QoL deterioration persisted at 2 years after diagnosis with different trajectories by treatment received. ET, but not CT, had a major detrimental impact on C30-SumSc, especially in postmenopausal women. These findings highlight the need to properly select patients for adjuvant ET escalation. PMID: 31591636 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ann Oncol - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Ann Oncol Source Type: research
Conditions:   Sleep Disorder;   Breast Cancer Intervention:   Drug: Tamoxifen Oral Tablet Sponsor:   Samsung Medical Center Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 -- The addition of abemaciclib to fulvestrant provides a statistically significant and clinically meaningful gain in median overall survival, regardless of menopausal status, for women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, erb-b2...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Conclusion: Other than the established risk factors, other factors such as lack of education, SES, and higher BMI were present in our study. A higher percentage of women were diagnosed with BC at later stages. There is a need for educating women about BC, self-examination of breast, and screening programs for early detection of BC.
Source: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
You’re staring at a letter from your mammography facility. Your breast exam was normal, great. But then you see a note on the bottom: you have high breast density, which could put you at higher risk for breast cancer in the future. Now what? “The finding of dense breasts on a mammogram can be stressful and confusing for patients,” says Dr. Toni Golen, acting editor in chief of Harvard Women’s Health Watch. It’s information that may concern them, but they don’t know what to do about it. What is breast density? Breasts are composed of: lobules, which produce milk ducts, tubes that carry m...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Health Tests and procedures Women's Health Source Type: blogs
How can you have a moonshot trying to cure cancer and not mention people dying of cancer?I believed the narrative that is pushed on women, that if you check your breasts and if you catch it early, you’re fine.ide class="right-rail__container right-rail__container--ad"> Lianne Kraemer had been living with metastatic breast cancer for more than a year when I met her in December 2017 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio. Throughout the week, more than 7,000 doctors, scientists and pharmaceutical-company representatives would descend on the city for the country’s most impor...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer health Source Type: news
ConclusionsReduction in BC risk from lower doses and volumes of RT may be offset by reduced CT gonadotoxicity from newer regimens and, therefore, the impact of treatment changes over 4 decades on BC incidence requires further investigation. Current guidelines on screening HD survivors need to be adapted to reflect the changes in treatment regimens.Legal entity responsible for the studyThe authors.FundingHas not received any funding.DisclosureAll authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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