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CTC Counts Hold Value in Therapy Selection for Metastatic Breast Cancer

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By: Tony Hagen From: targetedonc.com At the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, data demonstrated that use of circulating tumor-cell (CTC) counts had strong value for selecting endocrine therapy compared to chemotherapy in patients with estrogen receptor–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer. A CTC cutoff value was used to determine first-line treatment in this double-arm, randomized trial. There was high concordance between clinician’s choice …

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Oncology Venture receives positive feed-back from the FDA on approval pathway for LiPlaCis and DRP in the US

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

From: ptcommunity.com Oncology Venture A/S (“OV” or the Company) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration, FDA has responded positively on questions posed by the company in a Pre-IND/IDE package for the approval pathway for LiPlaCis® and its companion diagnostic DRP® – Drug Response Predictor – in metastatic breast cancer. Hørsholm, Denmark and Cambridge, MA, US, December 18, …

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Herceptin Biosimilar Herzuma Approved for Certain Breast Cancer Indications

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By: Da Hee Han, PharmD From: empr.com Celltrion and Teva announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Herzuma (trastuzumab-pkrb) injection, a new biosimilar to Herceptin (trastuzumab; Genentech) for certain HER2-overexpressing breast cancer indications. Patients should be selected for treatment based on an FDA-approved companion diagnostic for a trastuzumab product. Specifically, Herzuma is approved to treat: Adjuvant breast …

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New clinical trials at Roswell Park build on virus research for innovative immunotherapy approach

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

By: Katie Alexander From: www.wivb.com The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is once again on the cutting-edge of research to find new cures, and Western New Yorkers could play a big role as clinical trials open for an innovative new approach to immunotherapy. Over the decades, there has been a lot of progress for certain types of cancers with immunotherapies, …

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End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

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By: Jennifer Berry From: medicalnewstoday.com Metastatic breast cancer occurs when the cancer spreads from the breast to another part of the body. Symptoms and treatment for this stage of breast cancer are different to those of the earlier stages. Doctors may also refer to metastatic breast cancer as advanced breast cancer or stage 4 breast cancer. Many people live for …

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New Studies Using CELLSEARCH Circulating Tumor Cell Test to be Featured at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

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Research Adds to Growing Evidence of Clinical Utility of CTCs for the management of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Menarini Silicon Biosystems announced today that new data utilizing the company’s CELLSEARCH® Circulating Tumor Cell Test will be presented at the upcoming 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). A total of 21 studies will be presented: 20 posters and an oral …

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UC researcher fighting breast cancer with light therapy

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Source: University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center From:  eurekalert.org When treatment is working for a patient who is fighting cancer, the light at the end of the tunnel is easier to see. However, with metastatic breast cancer, the prognosis can be a bit disheartening with poor outcomes for patients. This is why Nalinikanth Kotagiri, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the …

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Friends and Family of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Needed! Share Your Experience!

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Is someone you care for living with metastatic breast cancer? Earn $20 for participating in a 20-minute, online survey regarding breast cancer between now and Saturday, September 1 REQUIREMENTS Care for someone with metastatic breast cancer Are familiar with their treatments DETAILS Survey Online 20 Minutes Anywhere Receive: $20 IF YOU ARE  QUALIFIED AND INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THIS PAID GIG, GO …

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Savvy Cooperative Opportunity for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

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Go to https://www.savvy.coop to learn about this paid opportunity and more … Share Experiences with Metastatic Breast Cancer Your feedback can be valuable to thousands living with metastatic breast cancer. M3 Global Research is looking for metastatic breast cancer patients to participate in a market research panel.  If you are interested in relaying your opinions and positions towards current treatment options, we would …