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What are the benefits vs. risks of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy?

July 29, 2015

Women diagnosed with cancer in one breast often decide to undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy — or the removal of the other cancer-free breast — as a preventive measure.

The benefits of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy vary considerably depending on personal history and risk factors.

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Communication, education can break taboo of sexual dysfunction in patients with cancer

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2015
Increased attention to the importance of informed decision making fosters physician and patient communication throughout cancer treatment.Yet, there is one conversation…
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Perspectives from ASCO 2015: A HemOnc Today Special Report

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2015
This year’s ASCO Annual Meeting featured the theme “Illumination and Innovation: Transforming Data into Learning.”As such, meeting organizers selected…
Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD In the JournalsPerspective

Nodal irradiation fails to improve OS following breast-conserving surgery

July 22, 2015
The addition of nodal irradiation to whole-breast irradiation did not improve OS but reduced recurrence rates among women with node-positive or high-risk node-negative…
Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Tailored Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Celgene Corporation.

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) represent a group of myeloid clonal hemopathies with heterogeneous clinical…
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VIDEO: Uptake of chemoprevention for breast cancer remains poor

VIDEO: Uptake of chemoprevention for breast cancer remains poor

June 9, 2015
CHICAGO Patricia Ganz, MD, medical oncologist at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, discusses an…
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Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

Immunotherapy Updates 2015: FOCUS on NSCLC

This activity is supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.

Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for…
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What are the benefits vs. risks of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy?

July 29, 2015
Women diagnosed with cancer in one breast often decide to undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy — or the removal of the other…
Patricia Ganz, MD Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

Communication, education can break taboo of sexual dysfunction in patients with cancer

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2015
Increased attention to the importance of informed decision making fosters physician and patient communication throughout cancer treatment.Yet, there…
SupplementPublication Exclusive

Perspectives from ASCO 2015: A HemOnc Today Special Report

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2015
This year’s ASCO Annual Meeting featured the theme “Illumination and Innovation: Transforming Data into Learning.”As such, meeting…
Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD In the JournalsPerspective

Nodal irradiation fails to improve OS following breast-conserving surgery

July 22, 2015
The addition of nodal irradiation to whole-breast irradiation did not improve OS but reduced recurrence rates among women with node-positive or…

Should all women undergo BRCA1 or BRCA2 testing?

July 22, 2015
Only women with a family history of breast, ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer should undergo testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations…
In the Journals

Many women with early-stage breast cancer receive imaging, despite practice guidelines

July 17, 2015
A large number of women with early-stage breast cancer underwent imaging for distant metastases, despite multiple international practice guideline…
Society of breast surgeons installs new president Association News

Society of breast surgeons installs new president

July 12, 2015
Deanna J. Attai, MD, assistant clinical professor of surgery at David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, has been…
Benjamin D. Smith, MD Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

As DCIS incidence increases, ‘no easy answers’ available to guide patient care

HemOnc Today, July 10, 2015
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among U.S. women, accounting for more than 220,000 diagnoses and nearly 41,000 deaths per year, according…
In the Journals

Age at menarche influences breast cancer risk in black women

July 9, 2015
Early age at menarche may correspond with an increased risk for ER-negative breast cancer among black women, according to study results.The…
In the Journals

Radioactive iodine for thyroid cancer may not increase breast cancer risk

July 8, 2015
The risk for or recurrence of breast cancer may not be increased for patients with thyroid cancer undergoing radioactive iodine treatment, according…
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