Extended outcomes of adjuvant accelerated partial breast irradiation patients show excellent tumor control, breast cosmesis and minimal late toxicity

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From: astro.org Long-term (five-year) outcomes of breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) after breast-conserving surgery show excellent tumor control and breast cosmesis (cosmetic outcomes) with minimal late toxicity, according to a study published in the February 1, 2014 print edition of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology ● Biology ● Physics (Red Journal), the official scientific …

Safe To Omit Radiation in Older Breast Cancer Patients

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From: Clinical Oncology A randomized study of 1,300 patients has shown that omitting radiation is a reasonable option for women older than age 65 with early-stage, hormone receptor–positive breast cancer who undergo breast-conserving surgery and endocrine therapy. Omission of radiation in this patient group had no effect on survival and only a 2.8% increase in the risk for ipsilateral breast …

NEW STUDIES OF ELECTRON BEAM RADIATION TREATMENT SHOW WOMEN CAN GET A ONE DAY TREATMENT FOR THEIR BREAST CANCER AND NEARLY ALL BREAST CANCER PATIENTS CAN BENEFIT

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From better survival rates to fewer treatments and improved cosmetic outcomes, electron radiation therapy treatment and “boost” prove benefits The recent release of comprehensive, multi-year studies of thousands of cancer patients out of Europe demonstrate clearly the substantial advantages for the use of intraoperative electron-beam radiation therapy techniques in providing significantly improved clinical outcomes and psychological benefits to breast cancer …

Largest ever study of male breast cancer treatment shows more mastectomy, less radiation than in female disease

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From: YottaFire University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers used data from 4,276 cases of male breast cancer and 718,587 cases of female breast cancer to show that the disease is treated differently in men than in women. Specifically, male breast cancer is treated with mastectomy more often than female breast cancer, and in cases in which locally advanced female breast …

‘One-Stop’ Radiation Treatment Might Offer Breast Cancer Care Alternative

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From: Drugs.com Some women with early breast cancer might benefit from a “one-and-done” treatment, in which they receive a single dose of targeted radiation therapy during the surgery that removes their tumor. A pair of new studies found that this procedure works about as well as current protocols that require six weeks of daily radiation therapy following surgery. The new …

Why is cancer care failing?

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by: Shirie Leng, MD as seen on KevinMD.com The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently released a report on the state of cancer care in the United States.  The IOM generally knows what it’s talking about.  It’s a non-profit, non-governmental advisory group essentially.  To get on one of their advisory boards you have to be a national, if not international, expert …

Breast Cancer Awareness: You Take Control

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Every year in October, I become very excited when I see all of the support and dedication that is given to breast cancer awareness.  I have a great appreciation for all that is being done to raise funds for research and for providing monies for testing for those who can’t afford it.  This year, I got to see a 10K …