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High breast density, BMI greatest risk factors for breast cancer

February 18, 2017

Most breast cancers among premenopausal and postmenopausal women could be attributed to high breast density and BMI, according to results of a case–control study.

These data suggest that interventions to address these factors could reduce breast cancer risk, researchers wrote.

Five articles that raise awareness about persistent clinical trial disparities

February 17, 2017
Clinical trials contribute to the overall understanding of cancer biology and help to advance treatment options and improve patient outcomes. However, gaps among…
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Researchers improve model to predict cardiac events after radiotherapy for breast cancer

February 16, 2017
A dose–effect relationship between radiotherapy dose and acute coronary events persisted for 9 years following adjuvant radiotherapy in women with breast cancer…

Most Hispanic women willing to participate in biospecimen sharing

February 15, 2017
A majority of Hispanic women were willing to participate in biospecimen sharing when asked by their physician, according to study results. These results — which…
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Hot Topics in Metastatic Breast Cancer Management: Clinical Advances with CDK4/6 Inhibitors

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While the mortality rates for advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC) have steadily decreased, in part due to…
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VIDEO: Combination active in subset of women with triple-negative breast cancer

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The Patient with Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

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Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is a heterogeneous condition that encompasses a continuum of disease…
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High breast density, BMI greatest risk factors for breast cancer

February 18, 2017
Most breast cancers among premenopausal and postmenopausal women could be attributed to high breast density and BMI, according to results of a…

Five articles that raise awareness about persistent clinical trial disparities

February 17, 2017
Clinical trials contribute to the overall understanding of cancer biology and help to advance treatment options and improve patient outcomes…

In the Journals Plus

Researchers improve model to predict cardiac events after radiotherapy for breast cancer

February 16, 2017
A dose–effect relationship between radiotherapy dose and acute coronary events persisted for 9 years following adjuvant radiotherapy in women…

Most Hispanic women willing to participate in biospecimen sharing

February 15, 2017
A majority of Hispanic women were willing to participate in biospecimen sharing when asked by their physician, according to study results. These…

In the Journals Plus

Scalp-cooling caps may reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer

February 14, 2017
More than half of women with stage I or stage II breast cancer who underwent scalp cooling while receiving chemotherapy retained their hair during…

FDA: More adolescents with cancer should be included in adult trials

February 13, 2017
Enrollment of adolescents in oncology trials remains significantly lower than that of children. Consequently, the FDA has urged the research…

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Use of metaphors may improve participation in clinical trials

February 11, 2017
The use of metaphors for explaining randomization could ease the difficulty in recruiting patients to participate in randomized clinical trials…

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Less frequent zoledronic acid treatments effective for women with bone metastases from breast cancer

February 10, 2017
The incidence of skeletal-related events was comparable among women with bone metastases from breast cancer who received zoledronic acid every 12…

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False-positive mammograms may lead to future screening delays

February 10, 2017
Women who received a false-positive mammogram result were more likely to put off getting future screening, according to research recently released in…

‘Explosive growth’ of interventional oncology prompts formation of new society

February 10, 2017
The board of directors for World Conference on Interventional Oncology, a nonprofit association that supports and promotes the field, has established…

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