Cancer patients want more info on treatment downside

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Authors: Bjelic-Radisic V, Esfandbod M, Alipour S Abstract Safety of pregnancy occurring after breast cancer treatment has been studied largely, but it is still debatable. These studies have generally showed that overall and disease-free survival in breast cancer survivors with subsequent pregnancy is not less than those without future pregnancy . Also, breast cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy , radiation therapy, or both had no increased risk of congenital anomalies, single gene disorders, or chromosomal syndromes in their offspring. However, it appears that the incidence of preterm labor, low birth weigh...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Linhares S, Alrammah T, Alghamdi HA, Möller MG Abstract Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) represents only 1% to 5% of all breast malignancies and is an extremely aggressive subtype. At time of diagnosis, up to 85% of patients will present with regional nodal metastases and up to 30 % will have metastasis to distant organs. There is limited medical literature describing treatment guidelines for IBC during gestation. The best diagnostic tools are core needle and full-thickness skin punch biopsies to assess presence of dermal lymphatic invasion. Breast Ultrasound is preferred to mammogram, but mammography...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Omranipour R Abstract Surgery in the form of both mastectomy and breast conservation is the main step in the treatment of breast cancer. Numerous studies have shown an equivalent long-term survival for breast conserving surgery (BCS) and mastectomy . Patients desire and tumor characteristics, especially size and multicentricity, are the key factors that affect the decision between these two types of surgery . Patients with any contraindication for radiotherapy or previous history of radiation to the breast field are not suitable for BCS . There are few absolute contraindications for BCS , and early pr...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
RARITAN, NJ, May 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today results from the final analysis of the pivotal Phase 3 SPARTAN study demonstrating ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly improved overall survival (OS), compared to ADT alone, in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who were at high risk of developing metastases.[i] Results will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract #5516) beginning May 29th. ERLEADA® i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet ...
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We examined 411 patients with PABC and 83,381 patients with non-PABC. Over time, the proportions of patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy increased, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy administration rates also increased. In the past, the overall survival of patients with PABC was poorer than that of patients with non-PABC, but there was no difference in overall survival rates in more recent years. There was no difference in overall survival rates between patients who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy (hazard ratio [HR], 1.28; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.66-2.49; p=...
Source: Journal of Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Breast Cancer Source Type: research
Authors: Kharod SM, Greenwalt J, Dessaigne C, Yeung A Abstract Radiation therapy (RT) can be lethal to a developing fetus; therefore, determining pregnancy status before RT is essential. We here sought to determine how many women treated with RT at our institution for over one year were at risk for pregnancy when starting RT. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all female patients 12-55 years old treated with radiation, i.e. 1 October 2012 to 31 September 2013. Patients were categorised as 'at risk' if they had a uterus and 'no risk' if they had a hysterectomy. Documented birth control, pregnancy tes...
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ecancermedicalscience Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This review will highlight and summarize the current evidence and the research perspectives of pregnancy after breast cancer, to provide healthcare professionals the information they need to properly counsel young women with breast cancer who desire to conceive. PMID: 28696086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research
AbstractTreatment of pregnant women with cancer with radiation presents medical, technical, and ethical challenges. Cancer during pregnancy occurs in 1 out of 1000 cases. The most common cancers are those that are common in females of childbearing age, including breast cancer, cervical cancer, melanoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and leukemia. The in utero radiation exposure of a developing fetus through diagnostic radiology/nuclear medicine and radiation therapy is always a concern for healthcare providers and parents. Radiation exposure to the fetus seems to be associated with increased incidences of childhood cancer at any fetal...
Source: Journal of Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: there is no increased risk of doing the lymph node dissection early on.   Dr. Eggener-CON   Basics Lymph node dissections rarely done, even for large tumors, because there is no proven therapeutic or staging benefit for low risk patients.  A Mayo study revealed no data showing therapeutic benefit in high risk patients.  For clinically node negative high risk patients, there is staging value but no proven therapeutic benefit. Rate of positive nodes is associated with stage and grade; the higher the stage and grade, the more likely there will be positive nod...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news
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