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SWOG shares trio of studies at San Antonio breast cancer symposium

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From: eurekalert.org SWOG Cancer Research Network members will share the results of three studies at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, an international gathering of breast cancer physicians and researchers that starts today, with an estimated 7,500 attendees expected from more than 90 countries. SWOG is an international cancer clinical trials network funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part …

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Hope, progress at annual breast cancer symposium

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By: Virginia Kaklamani and Ruben Mesa, For the Express-News From: mysanantonio.com This is the 40th anniversary of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, which starts today at the Convention Center. As the 2017 symposium begins, we reflect on this important meeting’s value to patients and families everywhere. When the symposium began in 1978, women with breast cancer faced a far …

Anastrozole may be a new option for breast cancer prevention

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By: Kathy Boltz, PhD From: OncologyNurseAdvisor Breast cancer incidence among postmenopausal women at high risk for developing the disease was significantly reduced by the antihormone therapy anastrozole, indicating that the drug may be an effective new option for breast cancer prevention for this group of women. The initial results of the double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial were presented at the 2013 …

Certain Advanced Breast Cancer Patients May Benefit From Surgery Before Other Treatment

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From: gantdaily.com Patients newly diagnosed with advanced breast cancer and a solitary bone metastasis could benefit from surgery prior to other treatment, according to early results from a first-of-its kind clinical trial presented recently at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. “In the United States, approximately 5 percent of breast cancer patients are diagnosed with advanced disease when they …