Breast Cancer

Top Story

Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy incidence increases among men with breast cancer

September 3, 2015

The use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy has increased among men diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer, according to study results published in JAMA Surgery.

Further, contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) occurred more frequently among younger patients, white men and patients with private insurance, the researchers reported.

Mikkael A. Sekeres In the Journals

ED interventions reduce time to treatment of febrile neutropenia

August 31, 2015
The implementation of an intervention pathway reduced the time to administration of necessary antibiotics in the emergency department among adult patients with cancer…
Allison W. Kurian, MD, MSc In the Journals

Impact of recurrence score assay on chemotherapy receipt varies based on breast cancer risk

August 28, 2015
The use of a 21-gene recurrence score assay appeared associated with greater use of chemotherapy in patients with low-risk breast cancer and a reduced use of…
Erica L. Mayer, MD, MPH In the Journals

Aromatase inhibitors improve recurrence rates, survival in early breast cancer

August 28, 2015
The use of an aromatase inhibitor reduced breast cancer recurrence rates approximately 30% compared with tamoxifen, according to the results of a meta-analysis.Further…
CME
Hematology Oncology Case Consults

The Patient with Invasive Breast Cancer

No commercial support for this activity.

This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with invasive breast cancer.
More »
Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: PALOMA-3 trial represents 'enormous gain' for patients with hormone-positive breast cancer

VIDEO: PALOMA-3 trial represents 'enormous gain' for patients with hormone-positive breast cancer

August 20, 2015
CHICAGO — The PALOMA-3 trial, which evaluated the addition of palbociclib to fulvestrant, demonstrated…
More »
Ahmedin Jemal, DVM, PhD In the Journals

Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy incidence increases among men with breast cancer

September 3, 2015
The use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy has increased among men diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer, according to study results…
Mikkael A. Sekeres In the Journals

ED interventions reduce time to treatment of febrile neutropenia

August 31, 2015
The implementation of an intervention pathway reduced the time to administration of necessary antibiotics in the emergency department among adult…
Allison W. Kurian, MD, MSc In the Journals

Impact of recurrence score assay on chemotherapy receipt varies based on breast cancer risk

August 28, 2015
The use of a 21-gene recurrence score assay appeared associated with greater use of chemotherapy in patients with low-risk breast cancer and a…
Erica L. Mayer, MD, MPH In the Journals

Aromatase inhibitors improve recurrence rates, survival in early breast cancer

August 28, 2015
The use of an aromatase inhibitor reduced breast cancer recurrence rates approximately 30% compared with tamoxifen, according to the results of a…
Anetta Bolejko, PhD In the Journals

False-positive mammograms may cause long-term psychosocial effects

August 26, 2015
False-positive screening results from a mammogram caused women to experience long-term psychosocial consequences, especially among women scheduled…
In the JournalsPerspective

Regional nodal irradiation yields marginal benefit for early-stage breast cancer

August 26, 2015
regional nodal irradiation as internal mammary and medial supraclavicular lymph node irradiation.OS served as the primary endpoint. Secondary…

AirXpanders trial meets primary endpoint for breast reconstruction

August 25, 2015
AirXpanders Inc. announced its XPAND trial has met its primary endpoint in patients undergoing a mastectomy, with its AeroForm tissue expander…
Anne H. Partridge, MD, MPH In the Journals

Fertility concerns may cause women to forgo, cease endocrine therapy

August 25, 2015
Premenopausal women with breast cancer may decline or discontinue the use of tamoxifen due to fertility concerns, according to results of a…
Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

Stress and cancer: Mindfulness is pivotal component to improve outcomes

August 24, 2015
Stress hormones are released when the body responds to physical, mental or emotional pressures.These stress hormones — such as epinephrine and…
Steven A. Narod, MD, FRCPC In the Journals

Younger women, black women face greater risk for mortality after DCIS

August 24, 2015
Black women and women aged younger than 35 years who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ have a higher 20-year breast cancer-specific death…
More Headlines »
morganatic-roan