Items Tagged ‘Breast Cancer’

October 12th, 2017

Immunotherapy Active Against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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October is breast cancer awareness month and patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) should be aware that data from two clinical trials provide additional evidence that they may derive benefit from checkpoint inhibitor therapy.1-4 About Triple Negative Breast Cancer Approximately 12% of breast cancers are triple-negative breast cancers, meaning that they are estrogen-receptor negative (ER-), […]

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Tags: atezolizumab, Breast Cancer, checkpoint inhibitor, immunotherapy, keytruda, News, PD-1, pembrolizumab, Precision Cancer Medicine, Tecentriq, Triple Negative Breast Cancer


October 10th, 2017

LynparzaTM Slows Spread of Inherited Breast Cancer Caused By BRCA Mutations

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LynparzaTM (olaparib), a new drug treatment for women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes also appears to slowe the progression of breast cancer caused in part by mutations in the BRCA gene.  BRCA is an inherited condition that causes up to 3% of all breast cancers. BRCA + breast cancer is particularly […]

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Tags: BRCA breast cancer, Breast Cancer, lynparza, News, olaparib, PARP inhibitor, Precision Cancer Medicine


October 5th, 2017

FDA approves new treatment for certain advanced or metastatic breast cancers

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Verzenio (abemaciclib) to treat adult patients who have hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer that has progressed after taking therapy that alters a patient’s hormones (endocrine therapy). Verzenio is approved to be given in combination with an endocrine […]

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Tags: abemaciclib, Breast Cancer, fulvestrant, hormone-receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Precision Cancer Medicine, Verzenio


September 13th, 2017

Annual Mammography Starting at Age 40 Prevents the Most Cancer Deaths

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When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often to screen, and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates. A new study compares the number of deaths that might be prevented as a result of three of the most widely discussed recommendations for screening mammography. Published early online in Cancer, […]

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Tags: Annual Mammography, Breast Cancer, breast cancer screening, early detection, mammogram, News, Prevents Death from breast cancer


August 30th, 2017

FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation to DS-8201 for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to DS-8201, an investigational HER2-targeting antibody drug conjugate (ADC), for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive, locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer who have been treated with Herceptin and Perjeta and have disease progression after ado-trastuzumab (T-DM1). Breakthrough Therapy designation is designed to […]

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Tags: ado-trastuzumab, Breast Cancer, DS-8201, HER2-positive, herceptin, locally advanced, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, perjeta, Precision Cancer Medicine, T-DM1


August 1st, 2017

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Has Low Rate of Breast Cancer Recurrence

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Investigators say most women with breast cancer are eligible for this type of mastectomy, which leaves the natural nipple in place Women with breast cancer who undergo nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) have a low rate of the cancer returning within the first five years, when most recurrences in the breast are diagnosed, findings of a single-center […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, breast surgery, early-stage breast cancer, News, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy


July 26th, 2017

Balance and Gait is Negatively Impacted By Chemotherapy Treatment

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A single chemotherapy treatment can result in a significant negative impact on walking gait and balance, putting patients at an increasing risk for falls, according to a new study involving breast cancer patients conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research […]

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Tags: Balance, Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy, News, side effects


July 18th, 2017

FDA Approves Nerlynx for Treatment of Early Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Nerlynx (eratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of adult patients with early stage HER2-overexpressed/amplified breast cancer, to follow adjuvant trastuzumab-based therapy. Approval was based on the ExteNET trial (NCT00878709), a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of Nerlynx following adjuvant trastuzumab treatment. Women (n=2,840) with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, HER2, neratinib, Nerlynx, News


June 22nd, 2017

Immunotherapy with Checkpoint Inhibitor Durvalumab Show Promise in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Doctors from Yale Cancer Center presented new data at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting on the impact of combining the immune checkpoint inhibitor (durvalumab/MEDI4736) with chemotherapy as preoperative treatment for early stage triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).  Overall patients with TNBC achieved a 71% pathologic complete response to the combination treatment in the […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, checkpoint inhibitor, durvalumab, immunotherapy, News, precision medicine, Triple Negative Breast Cancer


June 9th, 2017

Shows Improved Outcomes with Addition of Keytruda® in Triple Negative High-Risk Breast Cancer

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The results from the I-SPY 2 TRIAL investigating Keyytruda (pembrolizumab), in combination with standard therapy as a pre-operative (neoadjuvant) treatment for patients with locally advanced breast cancer were released at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.  The estimated pathologic complete response (pCR) rate increased nearly threefold in patients with triple-negative […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, checkpoint inhibitor, keytruda, News, opdivo, PD-1, precision medicine, Triple negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), Yervoy


May 31st, 2017

FDA Approves First-of-its-kind Kisqali® Femara® Co-Pack For Initial Treatment Of HR+/HER2- Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Kisqali ®Femara ® Co-Pack (ribociclib tablets; letrozole tablets) for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women 1. The Kisqali-Femara Co-Pack is the first, and only currently available, combination pack with two prescription products in advanced breast […]

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Tags: Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, HER2 neu negative, HR+, Kisqali® Femara®, News


May 16th, 2017

Half of Breast Cancer Patients Pursue Reconstructive Surgery Without Understanding of Risks

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More than half of breast cancer patients (57 percent) undergoing mastectomy lack the necessary medical knowledge to make a high-quality decision about reconstructive surgery that aligns with their personal goals, suggesting a trend toward overtreatment, according to a new study conducted by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, mastectomy, News, Reconstructive Surgery


April 17th, 2017

Breast cancer rates increasing among Asian Americans

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Researchers examined breast cancer incidence rates among seven Asian American ethnic groups in this new study.  In contrast to other US racial/ethnic groups, Asian Americans have experienced steadily increasing breast cancer rates over the past 15 years. To better understand potential contributors to this increase, researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) examined […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, News


April 12th, 2017

Tecentriq Plus Abraxane Results Suggest Novel Immunotherapy PD-1 “Checkpoint” Inhibitors Have Role in Management of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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The investigative agent, Tecentriq (atezolizumb), in addition to the chemotherapy agent, Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel), provides high anti-cancer responses among patients with triple-negative breast cancer. Approximately 10-20% of breast cancers are referred to as triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). These types of cancers are both hormone-negative and HER2-negative. Hormone-negative breast cancer refers to a type of breast cancer […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, News, precision medicine, Tecentriq, tnbc


March 16th, 2017

Kisqali® Receives FDA Approval as First Line Treatment for HR+/HER2- Metastatic Breast Cancer

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the investigational drug Kisqali® (ribociclib, LEE011) for first line treatment of hormone receptor + HER 2- metastatic breast cancer because when combined with Femera (letrozole) the combination benefits all such women and leads to improved survival without cancer recurrence. The interim results from a large clinical […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, kisqali, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, riboiclib, Stages II-III Breast Cancer