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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Although postoperative radiation therapy affected the risk of local recurrence of breast cancer, it did not significantly impact certain other clinical outcomes, including distant metastasis and recurrence in the opposite breast.
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The higher risk of delivery and fetal complications suggests that physicians should more closely monitor pregnant breast cancer survivors.
 
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Session at at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium featured several abstract presentations on disparities in health care access in breast cancer, including research on the necessity of avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach to medicine.
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Younger and Black patients are more likely to experience breast cancer symptom under-recognition. 
 
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Overdiagnosis of breast cancer can lead to unnecessarily aggressive treatments and mastectomies. 
 
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There were significant modifications in breast cancer treatment due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, such as high rates of NET chemotherapy, genomic assay testing on core biopsies, and delays in planned surgeries.
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Tesetaxel is a novel, oral taxane with several unique properties being investigated for use in patients with HER2-negative, HR-positive metastatic breast cancer.
 
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ET and CT are used as standard maintenance therapy for HR-positive and HER-negative MBC in clinical practice, and there was no prospective study data on which is better, according to the study authors.
 
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Study indicates pure CBD was able to reduce cell viability in 3 of the 6 cell lines and that this effect was cell line specific rather than specific to certain cancers.
 
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Medicaid expansion was associated with a 2% drop in cancer mortality, a recent study found. 
 
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The new optical sensing method is based on multi-pass spectroscopy and can detect the presence of 1 molecule of formaldehyde in a million air particles, or 1 part per million, even in the presence of gasses that often interfere with optical measurements.
 
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Pharmacists can play an integral role in educating patients with breast cancer to improve health outcomes.