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Researchers have published a study suggesting that genomic profiles measured through circulating free DNA (cfDNA) in the blood of patients with breast cancer may provide a more effective way to treat cancer and track its progression. The study, published in International Journal of Molecular...
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that all women with a breast cancer diagnosis who are aged younger than 66 years be offered germline genetic testing to determine if they have a gene mutation known to increase the risk of developing other cancers and cancers among...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved neratinib (Nerlynx) in combination with capecitabine for adult patients with advanced or metastatic human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer who have received ≥2 prior anti-HER2 based regimens in the metastatic setting...
By Denise Baez The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has published, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, an update to its oestrogen (ER) and progesterone receptor (PgR) testing in breast cancer guideline. The guideline expert panel reconvened to consider evidence for changes in...
Women who experience premature menopause are almost 3 times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s compared with women who went through menopause at age 50 or 51, according to a study published in Human Reproduction. “Our findings indicate that multimorbidity is...

Conference Reports

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.

The...

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...

By Nancy Shaw

SAN ANTONIO, Tex -- December 17, 2019 -- The addition of capecitabine to systemic treatment shows a survival benefit in the treatment of patients with early triple-negative breast cancer, according to a study presented here at the 2019 Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer...

By Nancy Shaw

SAN ANTONIO, Tex -- December 16, 2019 -- Treatment of high-risk, luminal B early-stage breast cancer with a combination of the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib (Kisqali) and the aromatase inhibitor letrozole (Femara) as neoadjuvant therapy shows efficacy similar to the standard...

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