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Older women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) gain no long-term benefit from undergoing a sentinel lymph node biopsy to see if the cancer has spread, according to a study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum. The study, believed to be the first to examine the long-term impact of sentinel lymph...
Men with breast cancer are more likely to die than their female counterparts, across all stages of disease, with the disparity persisting even when clinical characteristics, such as cancer types, treatment and access to care are considered, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. The...
An artificial intelligence (AI) tool -- trained on roughly a million screening mammography images -- can identify breast cancer with approximately 90% accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists, according to a study published in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. “Our study found that...
A recent analysis reveals that treatment of male breast cancer has evolved over the years. In addition, certain patient-, tumour-, and treatment-related factors are linked with better survival. The findings are published early online in the journal CANCER. Male breast cancer comprises 1% of all...
There is no significant difference in additional cancer detection rate found with screening ultrasound after digital mammography versus after digital breast tomosynthesis, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. For the study, Elizabeth H. Dibble, Brown University...

Conference Reports

By Brian Hoyle

SAN FRANCISCO -- October 30, 2019 -- A single intravenous (IV) dose of netupitant and palonosetron (NEPA) is effective and safe in alleviating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in patients with breast cancer receiving anthracycline-based chemotherapy,...

By Brian Hoyle

SAN FRANCISCO -- October 28, 2019 -- Eflapegrastim in non-inferior to pegfilgrastim for reducing chemotherapy-induced neutropenia in patients with breast cancer, according to a study presented here at the 2019 ASCO Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.

Two phase 3...

By Jenny Powers

BARCELONA, Spain -- October 2, 2019 -- First-line treatment with ribociclib in combination with fulvestrant improves overall survival (OS) and median progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (...

By Jenny Powers

BARCELONA, Spain -- October 2, 2019 -- A combination of abemaciclib, fulvestrant, and trastuzumab improved progression-free survival (PFS) in heavily pretreated patients with advanced hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive...

By Alex Morrisson

KISSIMMEE, Fla -- September 25, 2019 -- Radiofrequency identification (RFID) tags appear to give surgeons similar positioning knowledge for breast cancer excision as standard wire-guided surgery, researchers reported here at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the College of...

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