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At-home genetic-testing kits for breast and ovarian cancer risk are just as effective, and in some cases even more so, than the typical protocol for genetic testing, which requires repeated office visits and counselling, according to a study published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (...
An analysis of more than half a million women in Sweden revealed that mammography screening reduces the rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers. For the analysis, published in the journal Cancer, László Tabár, MD, Falun Central Hospital, Falun, Sweden, and colleagues examined data on nearly one...
Women with mammographically detected breast lesions that are probably benign should have follow-up surveillance imaging at 6 months due to the small but not insignificant risk that the lesions are malignant, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. Breast Imaging and Reporting...
Women with breast cancer treated with tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors did not have an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with women with breast cancer who did not take either therapy, according to a study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Using nationwide...
A study published in JAMA Network Open showed that almost 1% of middle-aged adults in the United Kingdom harboured a pathogenic variant associated with familial hypercholesterolemia, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, and Lynch syndrome. Aniruddh Patel, MD, Massachusetts General...

Conference Reports

By Ed Susman

NEW YORK -- June 3, 2020 -- In adults with tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK) fusion cancers, larotrectinib demonstrated robust and durable tumour-agnostic efficacy and a favourable safety profile, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (...

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- April 27, 2020 -- Talazoparib did not significantly improve overall survival (OS) in patients with germline BRCA1/2-mutated human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced breast cancer, according to final OS results from the EMBRACA trial.


By Eric Ramos

ORLANDO, Fla -- February 6, 2020 -- Serum levels of aspartyl (asparaginyl) beta-hydroxylase (AABH) are elevated in women with breast cancer, according to a study presented here at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium.


By Nancy Shaw

SAN ANTONIO, Tex -- December 14, 2019 -- New long-term follow-up findings from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) show that postmenopausal women treated with oestrogen for menopausal hormone therapy have a decreased incidence of breast cancer, while progestin increases the...

By Nancy Shaw

SAN ANTONIO, Tex -- December 17, 2019 -- Margetuximab, combined with chemotherapy, shows benefit over trastuzumab plus chemotherapy in improving progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with relapsed or refractory human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive...

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