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EHR Screening Reveals Financial Toxicity in Most Patients With Breast Cancer

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By: Jessica Nye, PhD From: oncologynurseadvisor.com Preliminary data from a program that systematically screened patients for financial status indicated that financial hardship was prevalent among many patients with cancer. These findings were presented during the 2021 ASCO Quality Care Symposium. Financial toxicity has been associated with poorer quality of life and earlier mortality. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center in …

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SERDs Represent the Next Generation of ER-Targeting Therapy in Breast Cancer

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By: Jason Harris From: onclive.com Selective estrogen receptor degraders are becoming increasingly important in the treatment of ER-positive metastatic breast cancer. Selective estrogen receptor degraders (SERDs) are becoming increasingly important in the treatment of ER-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC), Erika P. Hamilton, MD, said during a presentation at the 20th Annual International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer® East …

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Talazoparib Is Active in gBRCA1/2 Mutation-Positive, HER2-Negative Early Breast Cancer

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By: Walter Alexander From: cancertherapyadvisor.com Neoadjuvant talazoparib demonstrated activity and pathologic complete response (pCR) rates comparable to those observed with combination anthracycline and taxane-based chemotherapy regimens in a phase 2 trial of patients with germline BRCA1/2 (gBRCA1/2) mutation-positive, HER2-negative early breast cancer. The results were presented by Jennifer Keating Litton, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center …

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Updated recommendations for managing hereditary breast cancer

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Source: Health Day From: medicalxpress.com One year of adjuvant olaparib should be offered to patients with high-risk early-stage human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer and germline BRCA mutations after completion of (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy and local treatment, according to a rapid recommendation update published by the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Following presentation of the results from …

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Refining Personalized Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

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By: Greg Laub From: medpagetoday.com Holly Pederson explains how ancestry recalibrates polygenic risk score for better accuracy Polygenic risk scores (PRS), which can help determine breast cancer risk in patients, have primarily been developed and validated for populations of European descent. To make a PRS more accurate, researchers developed and validated a novel global PRS that utilizes individual ancestral genetic …

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Most Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer Have Troubling Treatment Side Effects, Willing To Discuss Dosing Options With Doctor

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By: Jamie DePolo From: breastcancer.org About 86% of women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer had at least one bad treatment-related side effect, and 92% were willing to discuss options for different dosing levels of medicines based on their unique situations, according to a study. The research was presented at the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. About …

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Investigators: Same-Day Pegfilgrastim Is Safe and Effective in Patients Receiving CTX for Breast, Lung Cancer

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By: Tony Hagen From: centerforbiosimilars.com Same-day pegfilgrastim to combat febrile neutropenia in conjunction with myelosuppressive chemotherapy (CTX) is safe, investigators conclude. Same-day vs next-day administration of pegfilgrastim as prophylaxis against febrile neutropenia (FN) in patients undergoing myelosuppressive chemotherapy (CTX) shows promise despite preexisting concerns this may increase the incidence of FN, investigators reported in studies of patients with lung and …

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De-escalated neoadjuvant paclitaxel, dual HER2 blockade effective in breast cancer subtype

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By: Ryan Lawrence From: healio.com A de-escalated, 12-week neoadjuvant treatment regimen of dual HER2 blockade with pertuzumab and trastuzumab plus weekly paclitaxel demonstrated high efficacy among patients with HER2-positive, hormone receptor-negative early breast cancer. Researchers presented the first survival data from the randomized, phase 2 WSG-ADAPT-HR-/HER2+ trial — part of the ADAPT umbrella protocol — during the virtual ASCO Annual …

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Agendia test spots ultralow breast cancer recurrence risks, flagging women who could skip chemo

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By: Conor Hale From: fiercebiotech.com Breast cancer test maker Agendia has delivered new data showing its MammaPrint genomic diagnostic can help identify patients at an ultralow risk of recurrence, including some who are likely to keep cancer at bay for at least 20 years. This information, culled from an analysis of 70 different genes, could help oncologists tailor treatment plans …

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Sacituzumab Govitecan for Metastatic TNBC Retains Survival Advantage Over Chemotherapy

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By: Kristi Rosa From: cancernetwork.com Patients with metastatic TNBC treated with sacituzumab govitecan maintained an efficacy benefit compared with physician’s choice chemotherapy. Patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) treated with sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy), an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC), maintained a benefit in progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), and objective response rate (ORR) compared with physician’s choice of therapy, regardless …