Breast Cancer

The Pharmacy Times® Breast Cancer resource center provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Radiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have published an approach in the American Journal of Roentgenology to manage what they expect to be a fairly common occurrence as COVID-19 vaccination programs ramp up.
 
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This activity is supported by educational grants from Seagen Inc., Daiichi Sankyo, and AstraZeneca. 
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Study findings illustrate the need for better communication between health care providers and patients experiencing concerns during the pandemic.
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As immunotherapies continue to show promise in more effectively combating several tumor types, many current strategies focus on ensuring the efficient delivery of active cytotoxic cells directly to tumors.
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A deep learning model was found to support the identification of imaging biomarkers on screening mammograms, according to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Current cancer research focuses heavily on adjunct immunotherapy in combination with traditional chemotherapy.
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A 5% weight loss over 2 years in patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer was associated with worse outcomes, according to new research that investigated the BMI data of these patients.
 
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Fractional CO2 laser therapy may offer a nonhormonal treatment to improve sexual function in survivors of breast cancer with genitourinary syndrome of menopause.
 
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Data show that 1 in 5 men and women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and 1 in 8 men and 1 in 11 women die from the disease, according to the study.
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Women whose tumors responded to estrogen treatment were found to benefit from hormone therapy, whereas those whose tumors did not respond experienced worsening disease.
 
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The guidelines recommend discontinuing routine mammograms for survivors with a life expectancy under 5 years, considering stopping screening for those with a 5- to 10-year life expectancy, and continuing mammography for those whose life expectancy is greater than 10 years.
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Research highlights the need for cardiologists and cardio-oncologists to be involved in the treatment of men with breast cancer due to common risk factors and potential cardiotoxic effects of treatment.