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Hypofractionated versus conventional fractionated postmastectomy radiotherapy for patients with high-risk breast cancer

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From: thelancet.com A randomised, non-inferiority, open-label, phase 3 trial Background To our knowledge, no randomised study has compared postmastectomy hypofractionated radiotherapy with conventional fractionated radiotherapy in patients with breast cancer. This study aimed to determine whether a 3-week schedule of postmastectomy hypofractionated radiotherapy is as efficacious and safe as a 5-week schedule of conventional fractionated radiotherapy. Methods This randomised, non-inferiority, …

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What to know about multifocal breast cancer

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From: Jamie Eske From: medicalnewstoday.com Multifocal breast cancer is a form of breast cancer in which multiple tumors arise in the same area of the breast. There are many types of breast cancer. The type and characteristics, including the number of tumors and where they are, can affect a person’s treatment and long-term outlook. This article covers information about multifocal …

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New breast imagine modality may reduce unnecessary biopsies by up to 45 percent

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By: Lisa Chamoff From: dotmed.com Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis predict a new breast imaging modality that combines ultrasound and near-infrared imaging, or diffuse light tomography, can reduce unnecessary biopsies by up to 45 percent. The team — Quing Zhu, professor of biomedical engineering at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science and …

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Innovative Ice-Free Scalp Cooling During Chemotherapy Prevents, Reduces Hair Loss for Breast Cancer Patients

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Source: Henry Ford Health System From: newswise.com Breast cancer patient Laura Carey returned to work one week after beginning chemotherapy, but without a demoralizing side-effect indicative of this type of cancer treatment – hair loss. Carey is among the first breast cancer patients at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute to successfully prevent and reduce hair loss during chemotherapy by using …

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Fred Hutch researchers root out sleeping breast cancer cells to stop metastasis

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By: James Thorne From: geekwire.com Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center led by Dr. Cyrus Ghajar recently uncovered promising new science in the battle against metastatic breast cancer. Their findings, published today in Nature Cell Biology, show that it’s possible to destroy cancer cells that can hide for years in people’s bone marrow. Chemotherapy is often effective at …

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Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer: Overcoming The Side Effects

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By: Dr. Omiete Charles-Davies Chemotherapy is the use of drugs or chemicals to treat an illness or disease, which in this case is, breast cancer. It involves giving patients anti-cancer drugs called cytotoxic drugs – which literally means cell (cyto) killing (toxic). Chemotherapy is used to also control the spread of breast cancer, reduce symptoms or prevent a recurrence. Chemotherapy …

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Israeli treatment freezes cancerous tumors, eliminating need for surgery

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By: WKRC From: local12.com CAESAREA, Israel (CBS Newspath/Reuters) – When Nelida Ivaldi was diagnosed with a tumor in her breast, she was terrified of what she thought was going to be a long, painful treatment. But after undergoing cryoablation therapy to freeze her tumor, she was surprised by how quick and painless the whole thing was. Ivaldi, a retired teacher, …

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Mayo Clinic sees 80% increase in breast cancer clinical trial enrollment with IBM Watson’s clinical trial matching system

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By: Julie Spitzer  From: beckershospitalreview.com Rochester, Minn-based Mayo Clinic enrolled more patients in its breast cancer clinical trials after implementing IBM Watson Health’s Watson for Clinical Trials Matching, a cognitive computing system, according to early results of use in Mayo’s oncology practice. Although clinical trials increase patients’ access to new, promising or emerging treatments, matching and enrolling them in trials …