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Pathogenic Variant Frequency in Late-Onset Breast Cancer May Inform Future Screening Practices

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By: Audrey Sternberg From: cancernetwork.com Data collected from several large studies of women with breast cancer over the age of 65 years at diagnosis show how frequently certain known pathogenic variants occur in different patient subsets. An analysis of data from population-based studies including over 25,000 women with breast cancer who were diagnosed over the age of 65 years suggests …

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The Netherlands Cancer Institute opens doors of new unique hybrid OR in the Netherlands

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From: prnewswire.com Minimally invasive procedure with mobile CT scanner increases precision in cancer treatment Last week, a new hybrid operating room (CT Angio Combination) opened its doors at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). This operating room comes equipped with a mobile CT scanner in addition to an x-ray machine, allowing for simultaneous diagnostics and minimally invasive treatment (without incision) of …

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THE BREAST CANCER BOOK

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From: Johns Hopkins University Press A comprehensive, down-to-earth guide for anyone diagnosed with breast cancer. A Trusted Guide for You and Your Loved Ones By: Kenneth D. Miller, MD, and Melissa Camp, MD, MPH, with Kathy Steligo While life-saving breast cancer treatments and medical advances have increased the likelihood for survival and a long, happy life for many, diagnoses in …

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Debunking 4 myths about cancer clinical trials: The unsung hero of breast cancer research

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By: Anil Sethi From: medcitynews.com Clinical trials are the safest and most trusted route for identifying new breast cancer treatments, and the more research that can be done, the closer we will be to eradicating breast cancer for good. Clinical trials are the most effective tool to finding groundbreaking medical treatments. The first large-scale breast cancer prevention study in 1998, …

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The Cancer Side Effects That Never Disappear

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By: Jane Biehl Ph.D. From: curetoday.com I think most of us cancer survivors will agree we are grateful for every day and rejoice if we are in remission. When we are told we have NED (no evidence of disease), we want to party! What we seldom realize on this tricky cancer journey is that some of the side effects are …

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How Can I Know if I’m a Candidate for Radiation Therapy?

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By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment that employs high doses of ionizing beams to shrink or destroy cancer cells and tumors. It’s proven to be effective in treating various types of cancers, and based on radiation therapy studies, about 60 percent of cancer cases necessitate the use of radiotherapy. Why only 60 percent? …

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Outcomes4Me Incorporates NCCN Guidelines® Update into Mobile App for Breast Cancer Patients

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Source: Outcomes4Me From: prnewswire.com Update includes new treatments, pembrolizumab and olaparib, for early-stage breast cancer Outcomes4Me Inc. today announced it has updated its mobile app to include the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Breast Cancer V.6.2021 released last week. The app serves as a digital health partner that proactively delivers timely information of value to empower patients …

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Managing Breast Cancer: Who’s Involved in Multidisciplinary Care?

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By: Mark Pegram, MD, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, Charles A. Powell, MD, MBA, Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute, Joyce O’Shaughnessy, MD, Baylor-Sammons Cancer Center From: onclive.com Experts reflect on the importance of multidisciplinary care and outline the many disciplines involved in diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Charles A. Powell, MD, MBA: A true foundation of care for patients in …

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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 …