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

Carboplatin Helpful in Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Before Surgery

September 18, 2014

Researchers with the phase II GeparSixto trial found that women with triple-negative breast cancer were significantly more likely to achieve pathological complete response, or pCR, when carboplatin was added to their course of other anti-cancer medicines. For this study, pCR was defined as the absence of cancer after treatment given before surgery.

ASCO Reports on Early-Stage Breast Cancers

June 5, 2014

LBBC highlights two studies reported on the last day of the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology: GeparSixto, which looked at the impact of adding a platinum chemotherapy to standard medicines given before surgery to people with triple-negative breast cancer and a family history of breast or ovarian cancer; and an analysis of the PAM50 genomic assay as a tool to help people with early-stage breast cancer make decisions about mastectomy versus lumpectomy and radiation. 

ASCO Releases Updated Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Guidelines

April 25, 2014

The American Society of Clinical Oncology published updates to their 2005 guidelines for use of sentinel lymph node biopsy in early-stage breast cancer. The guidelines, based on the review of 9 randomized clinical trials and 13 cohort studies, reflect what ASCO believes are best practices in using the biopsy.

After Some Breast Cancer Treatments, Risk for Other Health Conditions May Rise

April 3, 2014

A recent study suggests that while women are living longer after treatment for breast cancer, they may be at greater risk of developing certain health conditions as they age.

Yoga May Lower Fatigue, Inflammation After Breast Cancer Treatment

March 10, 2014

According to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, practicing Hatha yoga for as few as 3 months may lessen fatigue and inflammation in people treated for breast cancer.

News From the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

December 23, 2013

Each December, medical experts and researchers from around the world meet at the 5-day San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to share the latest findings from breast cancer clinical trials. Read on for updates from the 2013 symposium, held December 10–14.

AbbVie Drug Shows Promise Against Difficult Type of Breast Cancer

December 13, 2013

(Reuters) - Women with an especially deadly type of breast cancer who received a treatment regimen containing an experimental AbbVie Inc drug prior to surgery are likely to have a significantly better response than those who get a standard chemotherapy regimen, according to data from a clinical trial.

Researchers Find Age-specific Breast Cancer Incidences Vary by Race

June 13, 2013

A study suggests age-specific incidences of breast cancer subtypes vary by race, showing that the differences by race occur only when tumor subtypes are grouped together. 

Chemotherapy Before Surgery May Be Most Beneficial in Very Young Women

January 28, 2013

Research shows younger women given pre-surgical, or neoadjuvant, chemotherapy are more likely to have a complete response to that treatment than older women. 

Bevacizumab Studies Show Benefit in Early Breast Cancer

March 12, 2012

Learn about results from two studies that show adding bevacizumab (Avastin) to chemotherapy before surgery improves the rate of pathologic complete response in HER2 negative breast cancer that has not traveled to other parts of the body.

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