Home-based physical activity interventions for breast cancer patients receiving primary therapy: a systematic review

ConclusionResults from studies published to date indicate that among women receiving primary breast cancer therapy, home-based physical activity programs have positive effects on physical functioning and symptoms such as fatigue. Among women receiving adjuvant chemotherapy or radiation therapy, home-based physical activity programs are effective in reducing symptoms and improving physical functioning. Additional studies are needed to clarify the impact of home-based physical therapy interventions on other outcomes including quality-of-life, bone mineral density, cognitive functioning, and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Women with CIPN after adjuvant taxane therapy for breast cancer experienced significant improvements in neuropathic symptoms from an 8-week acupuncture treatment regimen. Additional larger studies are needed to confirm these findings. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a toxicity that often persists for months to years after the completion of adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer. In a randomized pilot trial of 40 breast cancer survivors with CIPN, an 8-week acupuncture intervention (vs. usual care) led to a statistically and clinically significant impro...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is associated with worse prognosis, with limited treatment regiments available and higher mortality rate. Immune checkpoint inhibitors targeting programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) or programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) showed great potentials in treating malignancies and may serve as potential therapies for TNBC. This systematic review aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety profiles of PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitors in the treatment of TNBC. Literature search was performed via PubMed, EBSCOhost, Scopus, and CENTRAL databases, selecting studies which evaluated the use of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 for TNBC...
Source: Oncology Reviews - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
by Drew Rosielle (@drosielle)A Series of Observations on Opioids By a Palliative Doc Who Prescribes A Lot of Opioids But Also Has Questions.This is the 5th post in a series about opioids, with a focus on how my thinking about opioids has changed over the years. See also:Part 1 – Introduction, General Disclaimers, Hand-Wringing, and a Hand-Crafted Graph.Part 2 – We Were Wrong 20 years Ago, Our Current Response to the Opioid Crisis is Wrong, But We Should Still Be Helping Most of our Long-Term Patients Reduce Their Opioid DosesPart 3 – Opioids Have Ceiling Effects, High-Doses are Rarely Therapeutic, and Ano...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: cancer opioids pain rosielle The profession Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsBased on confirmed PR (n  = 16/33, 48.5%), DHP107 demonstrated adequate efficacy with manageable toxicity in the first line HER2 negative recurrent/metastatic breast cancer patients. Phase III trial in breast cancer is ongoing in Korea and China.Legal entity responsible for the studyDaehwa Pharmaceuticals. Co. Ltd.FundingDaehwa Pharmaceuticals. Co. Ltd.DisclosureK.S. Lee: Advisory / Consultancy: Roche; Advisory / Consultancy: Pfizer; Advisory / Consultancy: Norvatis; Advisory / Consultancy: Lilly; Research grant / Funding (institution): Dong-A pharm. K. Lee: Advisory / Consultancy, Speaker Bureau /...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Taxane-induced peripheral neuropathy (TIPN) is caused by the neurotoxicity of paclitaxel and docetaxel, but the differences between paclitaxel- and docetaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy are understudied. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to compare TIPN between docetaxel and paclitaxel in patients with breast cancer and to examine the consistency of measuring TIPN between researchers and patients. METHODS: Secondary data were analyzed from a cross-sectional study that included 64 patients with breast cancer from two teaching hospitals in Taiwan. Objective and subjective TIPN...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Interventions:   Other: Patient Questionnaires;   Other: Blood Collection Sponsor:   Cancer Institute and Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: This multicentric retrospective study confirmed that sequential adjuvant therapy with anthracycline-based chemotherapy and paclitaxel for HER2 negative breast cancer is an effective and reliable regimen. PMID: 31424664 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of B.U.ON. - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J BUON Source Type: research
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