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New Blood Test May Detect Multiple Types of Cancer at Earlier Stages

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: healthline.com Screening methods for certain types of cancer, particularly breast cancer and prostate cancer, can lead to early diagnosis. However, there’s no catchall test to screen for every one of the more than 100 types of cancer that exist. Researchers at GRAIL, a Silicon Valley healthcare company, are working on a DNA test based off a simple blood draw that can …

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Newman Discusses De-escalating Breast Cancer Surgery

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By: Caroline Seymour From: onclive.com In an effort to minimize the extent of surgery, targeted axillary dissection is being explored following surgery in patients with node-positive breast cancer—an exciting precision medicine approach for this population, said Lisa A. Newman, MD. “Full axillary lymph node dissection is an operation that has potential lifelong sequela,” explained Newman. “Every opportunity that we can identify alternatives …

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Is there a link between breast-feeding and breast cancer?

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By: Nicole Galan From: medicalnewstoday.com Women who are breast-feeding are often acutely aware of how their breasts feel so they will usually notice any physical changes. It is common to find breast lumps during lactation, which can lead women to worry about breast cancer. Women who know they have breast cancer are likely to have concerns about the safety of breast-feeding and …

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Most Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer Can Forgo Chemotherapy When Guided by a Diagnostic Test

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From: asco.org ASCO Perspective “This study, which never would have happened without federal funding for cancer research, will transform care immediately, and for the better. These data provide critical reassurance to doctors and patients that they can use genomic information to make better treatment decisions in women with early-stage breast cancer. Practically speaking, this means that thousands of women will be …

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Breast Cancer Survivors Aren’t Getting Recommended Number of Mammograms Post-Surgery, Study Finds

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A new study in JNCCN finds that, contrary to screening recommendations, mammography rates decline over time as women get further out from their breast cancer diagnosis; African-American women in particular were less likely to receive the recommended amount of screening. Breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended level of screening, post-surgery, according to a newly-published study in JNCCN – Journal …