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Sacituzumab govitecan appears safe, effective in heavily pretreated breast cancer subtype

July 18, 2018
Treatment with sacituzumab govitecan, a novel antibody-drug conjugate, resulted in objective responses among women with heavily pretreated hormone…

FDA News

FDA expands Kisqali approval for advanced, metastatic breast cancer

July 18, 2018
The FDA approved ribociclib for use in combination with an aromatase inhibitor as initial endocrine-based therapy for pre- or perimenopausal women…

In the Journals Plus

Early dinner associated with reduced risk for prostate, breast cancer

July 17, 2018
People who ate their evening meal before 9 p.m. or left a 2-hour window between eating dinner and going to bed had a 20% lower risk for breast or…

In the Journals Plus

‘Simple’ model predicts risk for cancer-related venous thromboembolism

July 17, 2018
A clinical prediction model that used tumor-site category and D-dimer as the only variables accurately predicted risk for venous thromboembolism…

OB/GYN society: Changes to Title X ‘would turn back the clock on women’s health’

July 17, 2018
With just 10 days remaining until the end of the comment period for the changes to Title X proposed by HHS, the American College of Obstetrics and…

In the Journals Plus

Treatment-related amenorrhea incidence consistent among anti-HER-2 regimens

July 17, 2018
Treatment-related amenorrhea incidence appeared consistent among premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive or HER-2-positive breast cancer…

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Risk for cancer-associated thrombosis high with implanted ports

July 16, 2018
Venous thromboembolism incidence appeared high among patients with solid tumors who had implanted ports, according to study results.

US Oncology Network names chief surgical officer

July 15, 2018
The US Oncology Network appointed breast surgeon Loren Rourke, MD, MHCM, as its chief surgical officer.

In the Journals PlusPerspective

Substantial variation exists in surgeon acceptance of more limited breast cancer surgery

July 12, 2018
Surgeon acceptance of findings recommending against axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer varied widely and appeared more common among…

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American Cancer Society creates blueprint to reduce cancer mortality by 2035

July 10, 2018
Researchers from the American Cancer Society identified trends in disparities and outcomes for cancer over the last few decades in an effort to…

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Ovarian suppression improves 8-year breast cancer survival

July 6, 2018
The addition of ovarian suppression to tamoxifen lengthened OS and DFS among premenopausal women with breast cancer, according to updated findings…

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Prevalence of clonal hematopoiesis may confound tumor-only genomic profiling results

July 6, 2018
Clonal hematopoiesis-related mutations appeared to be misinterpreted as solid tumors mutations when tumor-only sequencing was used for a variety of…

In the Journals

Higher levels of vitamin D may lower breast cancer risk

July 6, 2018
Vitamin D concentrations of 60 ng/mL or higher in blood plasma significantly reduced the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, according…

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Hormone therapy increases diabetes risk among breast cancer survivors

July 5, 2018
Hormone therapy appeared associated with an increased risk for diabetes among women who survived breast cancer, according to researchers in Israel…

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Risk-stratified breast cancer screening more cost-effective than age-based method

July 5, 2018
Not screening women at lower risk for breast cancer could make screening programs more cost-effective and reduce overdiagnosis, according to data…

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Surgeons may influence genetic testing for breast cancer

July 3, 2018
Women with early-stage breast cancer appeared more likely to undergo genetic testing if their attending surgeon made frequent genetic testing and…

In the Journals

Women who undergo screening mammograms take other preventive measures

July 2, 2018
Women on Medicare who had a screening mammogram were more likely to abide by other preventive guidelines, according to findings recently published in…

Atezolizumab plus chemotherapy improves PFS for triple-negative breast cancer

July 2, 2018
First-line atezolizumab plus nab-paclitaxel improved PFS compared with placebo among patients with metastatic or unresectable locally advanced…

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Breast cancer has worse financial impact on black women

June 29, 2018
Breast cancer took a greater financial toll on black women than white women, according to findings published in Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Cancer survivors at increased risk for endocrine diseases

June 29, 2018
Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors had a higher than expected rate of hospital contact for endocrine diseases, including thyroid disease…