Annual screening may reduce breast cancer deaths by half among childhood cancer survivors

August 21, 2019
CHICAGO — Initiating annual breast cancer screening at a younger age may prevent more than half of all breast cancer-related deaths among…

In the JournalsPerspective

USPSTF: Screen women with increased risk for BRCA1, BRCA2 mutations

August 20, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that primary care physicians assess women with a familial risk assessment tool if they have family…

In the Journals

Home-based exercise, weight loss interventions do not improve breast cancer-related lymphedema

August 19, 2019
A home-based exercise and/or weight loss intervention failed to improve breast cancer-related lymphedema outcomes among breast cancer survivors with…


New targets, treatment strategies create ‘exciting time’ in triple-negative breast cancer

August 17, 2019
Although breast cancer mortality has declined by 40% over the past several decades, more than 40,000 women will die of the disease this year…

FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves Rozlytrek for cancers with NTRK gene fusion, ROS1-positive non-small cell lung cancer

August 15, 2019
The FDA today granted accelerated approval to entrectinib for the treatment of adults and children with cancers that harbor neurotrophic tyrosine…

In the Journals

Switching red meat for poultry may lower breast cancer risk

August 13, 2019
Replacing red meat with poultry may lower the risk for breast cancer, according to study results published in the International Journal of

Cell-free DNA may aid in early detection, monitoring of various cancer types

August 8, 2019
Cell-free DNA fragmentation profiles could be used for screening, early detection and monitoring of certain cancer types, study findings suggest. …

In the Journals

Cancer screening rates ‘unexpectedly high’ among adults aged 85 years and older

August 7, 2019
Individuals aged 85 years and older underwent cancer screening at “unexpectedly high” rates even though it is generally not recommended…

In the Journals

Certain medications linked to increased breast cancer risk

August 2, 2019
Women with high cumulative exposure to dibutyl phthalate through medications appeared to be at increased risk for ER-positive breast cancer…

In the Journals

HIV infection worsens cancer outcomes among elderly

August 1, 2019
Elderly patients with HIV and cancer appeared to have worse clinical outcomes than patients without HIV, according to results of a retrospective…

In the Journals

‘Important opportunity’ identified for tamoxifen in triple-negative breast cancer

July 29, 2019
TP53 status may explain the opposite functions of ER-beta in breast cancer cells, with the ER-beta and mutant TP53 combination predicting survival…

In the Journals

Biomarker may inform de-escalation of chemotherapy for HER2-positive breast cancer

July 26, 2019
Combining HER2-enriched and ERBB2 mRNA subtypes into one assay identified breast tumors with a high response to HER2-targeted therapy, according to a…

In the Journals

$94 billion in earnings, 8.7 million years of life lost to cancer in 2015

July 25, 2019
Lost earnings from cancer deaths in the United States totaled more than $94 billion in 2015, with wide variations in economic burden across states…

Pharmacology Consult

DTCandWe: Oncology providers must understand direct-to-consumer testing’s limitations, implications

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2019
Jill S. Bates, PharmD
Donna was a young mother of two whose mom and maternal aunt died of breast cancer at early ages. Concerned for her daughter, Donna wondered whether…

FDA NewsPerspective

At FDA’s request, Allergan recalls breast implants linked to rare lymphoma

July 24, 2019
In response to a request from FDA, Allergan recalled specific models of its textured breast implants due to a potential risk for breast…

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Cancer may be associated with broken heart syndrome

July 18, 2019
Patients with cancer had an increased risk for takotsubo syndrome, also known as broken heart syndrome, according to a study published in the…

In the Journals

Sugary drinks may ‘represent a modifiable risk factor for cancer prevention’

July 16, 2019
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages appeared associated with a significantly increased risk for cancer, according to results of a large…


BRCA testing underutilized despite access, coverage

July 16, 2019
Many women with newly diagnosed breast cancer did not receive BRCA testing, despite having insurance coverage and access to specialty genetic…


TAPUR study fulfilling need to better understand targeted therapies, ASCO’s Schilsky says

July 15, 2019
The Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry , or TAPUR, study is fulfilling a need in clinical research across the United States for…

Meeting News

Breast cancer researcher to receive memorial lecture award

July 14, 2019
Joseph A. Sparano, MD, associate director for clinical research at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care at Albert Einstein Cancer Center, will…