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Breast Cancer News

In this section, access cutting-edge news about newly diagnosed breast cancer including treatment updates, emerging therapies, study results and other medical and quality-of-life issues important to you.

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval of Pre-Surgery Pertuzumab Regimen

October 2, 2013

Genentech, a developer of medicine, announced September 30 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted accelerated approval of the company’s medicine pertuzumab (Perjeta)—in combination with trastuzumab (Herceptin) and docetaxel—as pre-surgery treatment for those with high-risk, HER2-positive, inflammatory, early-stage or locally advanced breast cancer. 

Labels May Affect Decision-making for Breast Lesions

August 27, 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - How doctors describe a non-invasive type of breast lesion may affect how women choose to have the abnormal cells treated, a new survey suggests.

Delayed Time to Surgery Reduces Survival Rates in Young Women

July 24, 2013

Young women whose surgery-only breast cancer treatment is delayed longer than 6 weeks have decreased survival rates compared with women who are treated sooner.

Young Women More Often Choose Mastectomy Over Lumpectomy

July 16, 2013

Young women who have a choice of surgical treatment choose mastectomy more often than lumpectomy, or breast-conserving treatment, according to a study presented at a major breast cancer conference.

Study Supports Use of Zoledronic Acid for Early Breast Cancer

July 10, 2013

Researchers found that postmenopausal women who started taking zoledronic acid when they began treatment with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole saw improved bone strength in the spine and hip compared with women who started zoledronic acid after their bone density dropped too low.

Trastuzumab Recommended for HER2 Positive, Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer

June 19, 2013

Women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer that begins in the lobules of the breast gain just as much benefit from treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin) as women with early-stage cancer that starts in the ducts of the breast, researchers found. 

Doctors Less Likely to Offer Fertility Information to Some Women Before Cancer Therapy

May 2, 2013

Some premenopausal women are less likely than others to be told about, or pursue, fertility preservation before breast cancer treatment, a recent study showed.

Asian, Black and Young Women Have Most Post-traumatic Stress Disorder After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

April 30, 2013

About one-fourth of women show post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms soon after being diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, a new study shows. Young women and those who are black or Asian have higher PTSD risk.

Study Looks at Fetal and Maternal Effects of Chemotherapy During Pregnancy

April 23, 2013

Chemotherapy given after the first trimester to pregnant women diagnosed with breast cancer caused no significant treatment-related complications for infants or mothers, a European research study showed.

Radiation Therapy After Surgery Less Likely for Young Women

March 29, 2013

Young women may not be receiving radiation therapy after lumpectomy as often as would be optimal.

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