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How to Navigate Metastatic Breast Cancer Test Results

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: healthline.com Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also called stage 4 or advanced breast cancer, means that breast cancer has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other organs in the body, like the bones or brain. Not all breast cancers are the same. If you’ve already received an MBC diagnosis, your doctor will most likely perform additional tests …

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Escalation and De-escalation of Therapy Beneficial in HER2+ Breast Cancer

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By: Debu Tripathy, MD From: targetedonc.com Debu Tripathy, MD, discusses escalation and de-escalation of treatment in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer with HER2-targeted agents and chemotherapy. Debu Tripathy, MD, professor of medicine and chair of the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses escalation and de-escalation of treatment in patients with HER2-positive …

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HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Survival Rates and Other Statistics

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From: healthline.com Breast cancer isn’t a single disease. It’s actually a group of diseases. When diagnosing breast cancer, one of the first steps doctors take is identifying the type of breast cancer. The type provides key information about how the cancer may behave. About 13 percent of women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer. Anyone can develop …

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Breast Cancer Armamentarium Offers New Options for Patients

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By: Sagar Shah, PharmD candidate; and Saro Arakelians, PharmD From: pharmacytimes.com Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States.1 Each year, about 250,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in the United States.2 According to the American Cancer Society, about 276,480 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2020. About …

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Ask the Expert: 8 Things to Consider About Treatment for MBC

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From: healthline.com 1. What treatments are available for postmenopasal women with MBC The metastatic breast cancer (MBC) treatment plan your doctor will recommend depends on whether the tumors have receptors for estrogen or progesterone or elevated levels of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). These are known as a tumor’s biologic subtype. There are various targeted therapies for each …

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Optimal Sequencing Remains a Hurdle in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

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By: Brittany Lovely From: onclive.com The surge of treatment options for patients with ovarian cancer poses a daunting challenge as answers for optimal sequencing continue to elude clinicians. Bevacizumab (Avastin) continues to hold the most utility in this disease setting, but the addition of PARP inhibitors, and immunotherapy raises the question of how to best deliver efficient regimens to patients. …

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The Surprising Causes of Thyroid Cancer

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By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology From: prnewswire.com Thyroid cancer is the most prevalent endocrine cancer that affects the thyroid gland. In most cases, thyroid cancer is extremely treatable, and it accounts for only 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed. The main challenge with thyroid cancer is that its cause is unknown at the moment. It’s worth taking a look at possible causes, …

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Metastatic Breast Cancer: What You Should Know

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By: Rene Wisely From: uofmhealth.org What does it mean to have metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer? A Rogel Cancer Center oncologist explains the diagnosis and how it’s treated. After hearing a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer, a rush of questions emerges. But often, it’s not until long after leaving the doctor’s office. Metastatic means the cancer has spread beyond …