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Triple-negative breast cancer: Is a new treatment within reach?

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com Researchers are currently investigating a potential new avenue for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer, which is a particularly aggressive breast cancer subtype.  Triple-negative breast cancer is a type of breast cancer wherein the tumors do not express estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, or the genes that promote the production of a protein called HER2, which …

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation, in Collaboration With World’s Leading Researchers, Publish Standard Setting Comprehensive Patient Guide

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Source: Prostate Cancer Foundation From: PR Newswire Guide Offers Recommendations on Newest Life-Extending Treatments for Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer and their Families The Prostate Cancer Foundation, in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September, today released the Prostate Cancer Patient Guide, a new, comprehensive health guide for prostate cancer patients, of whom there are estimated to be three …

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Surgeons play big role in women’s choices for breast cancer care

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From: HealthDay Published: chicagotribune.com A breast cancer patient’s choice of surgeon can have a major effect on her treatment, according to a new study. That’s because surgeons have a strong influence on whether early stage cancer patients have both breasts removed even when cancer is found in only one breast — a procedure called contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM). Researchers surveyed …

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New Publication Confirms Patient Ease of Use for AirXpanders’ AeroForm Tissue Expander System

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AirXpanders, Inc. (ASX: AXP) (AirXpanders or Company), a medical device company focused on the design, manufacture, sale and distribution of the AeroForm® Tissue Expander System, today announced that a new publication in the July/September issue of Plastic Surgical Nursing (PSN) reinforced that patients undergoing breast reconstruction found the AeroForm dosage controller easy to use for breast tissue expansion. AeroForm offers …

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Underreported Complication From Breast Cancer Treatment Gets New Attention And Hope For Improved Care

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Source: Montefiore Health System From: PR Newswire International Panel Delivers Lymphedema Diagnosis and Treatment Standards for the First Time Breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL), a common and painful, yet underreported side effect of surgery and radiation, is getting fresh attention, courtesy of new guidelines from internationally recognized breast surgeons. Their recommendations, published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, tackle BCRL, …

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Astra’s Immune Drug First to Check Mid-Stage Lung Cancer Growth

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By: John Lauerman and Naomi Kresge From: bloomberg.com AstraZeneca Plc’s Imfinzi stalled the progress of mid-stage lung cancers in a trial, offering patients a potential new therapy for the deadly condition and boosting the U.K. company’s prospects in the race to develop breakthrough treatments. Patients who received Imfinzi after radiation and chemotherapy saw growth of their tumors pause about three times as …

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Taselisib Added to Letrozole Boosts Response in Breast Cancer

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By: Alexander M. Castellino, PhD From: medscape.com A new investigational PI3KCA targeted agent, taselisib (Genentech/Roche), has shown benefit in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor–positive (HR+)/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2–negative (HER2–) early-stage breast cancer. Adding the new agent to letrozole significantly improved response rates compared with letrozole alone in all patients, but the improvement was more robust for patients with …

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How 3D Printing Is Helping Cancer Patients Today

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Contributor: Quora From: forbes.com Performing any kind of surgery requires a great deal of precision. Now, surgeons can use an exact 3D model of the patient’s organs to practice a procedure and hone their skills before performing it on the patient. Although 3D printing was first invented in the mid-1980s, we are only starting to explore its potential numerous medical …