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Study finds patients with breast cancer benefit from an innovative 4R care plan with detailed list of care and visual timeline

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SOURCE Center for Business Models in Healthcare The Innovative 4R Oncology® Model provides patients with a one-page care sequence plan of specific care events and timeframe for the next few weeks and a summary of future care. Newly-published data from 10 cancer centers demonstrated patients who received a 4R Oncology® care sequence plan reported better ability to manage and understand …

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Using Systemic Therapy to Treat HER2+ Breast Cancer

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By: Lisa Carey, MD, FASCO, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Vijayakrishna Gadi, MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Reshma Mahtani, DO, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center , Lee S. Schwartzberg, MD, FACP, West Cancer Center & Research Institute From: onclive.com Closing thoughts from a discussion regarding the treatment landscape for HER2-positive breast cancer, with insight supporting the role of novel …

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High cholesterol fuels cancer by fostering resistance to a form of cell death

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Source: Duke University Medical Center From: sciencedaily.com Chronically high cholesterol levels are known to be associated with increased risks of breast cancer and worse outcomes in most cancers, but the link has not been fully understood. In a study appearing online Aug. 24 in the journal Nature Communications, a research team led by the Duke Cancer Institute has identified the …

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Survey Finds Disparities In Care Of Patients with Metastatic Brain Tumors

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From: PR Newswire Findings Reinforce the Need to Increase Clinical Trial Accessibility, Standardize Treatment Recommendations and Improve Physician-Patient Communication A first-of-its-kind, cross-sectional survey of patients, caregivers and physicians on the diagnosis and treatment of brain metastases, conducted by the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA), as part of its Metastatic Brain Tumor Initiative, revealed disparities in practice patterns and communication around …

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SITC Releases Immunotherapy Clinical Practice Guideline for Breast Cancer

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By: Dylann Cohn-Emery From: targetedonc.com In the wake of immunotherapy combinations becoming available in breast cancer, including triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) has published clinical practice guidelines for physicians treating in this setting.1 “Immunotherapy is now offering some patients with breast cancer clinically meaningful benefit in early stage and advanced disease,” Jennifer Litton, MD, …

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Behind the Scenes: Radioactive seeds will help surgeons pinpoint breast cancer tumours at CCH

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By: Jeanette Despatie From: standard-freeholder.com For over 30 years, radiologists and breast surgeons have used a procedure known as wire localization (WLP) in order to locate and remove cancerous breast tissue and nonpalpable tumours. Nonpalpable tumours can’t be found or felt during an exam, but they can be identified through ultrasounds or mammography. WLP has long been the main method …

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MSK Researchers Use Simulation-Based Analysis to Estimate Increase in Breast Cancer Survival Worldwide Through Scale-up of Treatment and Early Detection

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From: mskcc.org Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, with wide variations in reported survival by country. Women in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) in particular face several barriers to breast cancer services, including diagnostics and treatment.  Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, and Larry Norton, MD, joined with researchers from the …

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Study finds link between physical activity and better cognition among breast cancer patients

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Source: Washington University School of Medicine From: news-medical.net A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a strong association between high levels of physical activity and the ability to maintain cognitive function among breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. The research lays the groundwork for future clinical trials aimed at investigating whether moderate to …

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Vitamin D More Effective Cancer-Fighter in Old Age

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By: Ty & Charlene Bollinger From: thetruthaboutcancer.com Vitamin D is one of the most powerful and abundant resources on the planet. Vitamin D can help strengthen your bones and teeth. It can help regulate insulin levels, combat diabetes, and prevent unhealthy weight gain. Vitamin D also supports your immune system, helping your body’s natural defenses protect you from disease (which …

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Lung changes can be early warning of breast cancer spread

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By: Abigail Klein Leichman From: israel21c.org Changes in healthy lung tissue can be an early signal that the lung is preparing to receive breast cancer cells that are metastasizing — spreading to other organs. This is the breakthrough finding of a study from researchers at Israel’s Tel Aviv University, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Weizmann Institute …