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American Society of Breast Surgeons Issues First Screening Mammography Guidelines Based on Patient Risk Profile

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Calls for Early Risk Assessment to Drive More Personalized Care With an explicit focus on saving lives, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) today released the first screening mammography guidelines based on a patient’s individual breast cancer risk profile, with clear, specific strategies for screening management. “Our members are on the front lines with breast cancer patients every day …

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Susan G. Komen to hold Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Komen Louisiana will hold its inaugural Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Conference on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Pennington Biomedical Research Center Conference Center in Baton Rouge. The event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to those living with metastatic breast cancer and their family and friend caregivers. The daylong event provides discussions on emerging research, …

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GammaPod Stereotactic Radiotherapy System for Breast Cancer Receives CE Mark

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: biospace.com Xcision Medical Systems, LLC announced that the GammaPod stereotactic radiotherapy system has received CE marking, paving the way for new sales in Europe and offering patients the latest option in noninvasive breast cancer treatment. “We are excited to bring GammaPod to the European market, where the need for more efficient, precise breast cancer radiotherapy treatments is increasing,” said Cedric …

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Study uncovers unknown pathway for breast cancer recurrence

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: business-standard.com The researchers have tracked treatment-resistant cancer cells that grow and spread after the breast cancer treatment. For many women who thought they had beaten breast cancer, the news that it has roared back years later comes as an especially cruel diagnosis with no clear answers for why or how it recurs. Now a team of researchers has filled …

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‘Lock-‘n’-block’ drug may prevent cancer from metastasizing

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By: Steve Tally From: purdue.edu “They got all of it” are the reassuring words people hope to hear following cancer surgery, but a growing understanding of the science of how cancer spreads, and metastasizes, is suggesting that not only is this almost never true but — and here is the surprising part — it might be better to try to …

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Earn Up to $75 By Sharing Your Experience With Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Go to https://www.savvy.coop to learn about this paid opportunity and more … DESCRIPTION We are interested in hearing about your lived experience with breast cancer – including your experience with radiation therapy. We will provide up to a $75 gift card for your time after the completion of the interview. REQUIREMENTS Current breast cancer patient or breast cancer survivor Received radiation …

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Transfers of breast cancer care lead to treatment delays that may impact outcomes

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By: RJ Bleicher From: healio.com Women with newly diagnosed breast cancer who transferred care between institutions risked delays in surgery or other forms of treatment, which could negatively affect compliance with time-based quality standards, according to study results published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Researchers, however, said they do not want to diminish the potential value of second opinions. …

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Medneon Launches Landmark Patient Registry on Use of Predictive Genetics to Prevent Breast Cancer

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Millions of U.S. women have a high risk of developing breast cancer but most have not been identified Medneon, a digital health company, today announced the launch of a groundbreaking clinicogenetic patient registry to investigate whether identifying high-risk individuals and managing their genetic mutations over time can prevent hereditary breast cancer. The iGAP (Informed Genetic Annotated Patient) Registry is unique …

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network Working with Health Officials in Bolivia to Improve Cancer Care

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Nonprofit alliance to adapt NCCN Guidelines® for Breast, Cervical, and Rectal Cancer to better meet cancer burden and resource levels in Bolivia. Representatives from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—an alliance of 28 top academic cancer centers in the United States—meet today with health leaders in The Plurinational State of Bolivia to begin generating cancer treatment recommendations to fit the …

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The Problem With Miracle Cancer Cures

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By: Robert M. Wachter From: nytimes.com I FREQUENTLY care for patients with advanced cancer. A majority have already tried some combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Many have landed back in the hospital because the cancer has returned or spread widely and left them in intractable pain or struggling to breathe. The hospital stay is often a time when patients …