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Breast cancer patients can safely avoid extensive removal of lymph nodes if they respond well to systemic treatment

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By: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer From: medicalxpress.com Patients with breast cancer that has started to spread to the lymph nodes in the armpit can safely avoid extensive removal of the lymph nodes if their treatment is tailored to their response to cancer-killing therapies such as chemotherapy before surgery. In a presentation to the 14th European Breast …

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New treatment approach improves recurrence-free survival in early breast cancer patients

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Source: University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences From: news-medical.net A new treatment approach that combines a targeted therapy drug with hormone therapy significantly increased the amount of time a person with stage 2 or 3 HR-positive, HER2-negative early breast cancer lives without the cancer returning, according to a new study co-led by UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center …

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Pembrolizumab May Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes Regardless of Age or Menopausal Status

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From: ascopost.com The addition of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab to chemotherapy prior to and following surgery may lead to improved outcomes in patients with breast cancer regardless of their age or menopausal status, according to new findings presented by Cardoso et al at the 2024 European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC) (Abstract 4). The research adds to data on the effect …

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The biggest myths about breast cancer after age 60

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From: optum.com You may have heard that older women don’t need mammograms or can’t do anything about their risk factors. Here’s the truth behind five breast cancer myths. You’ve probably been getting regular mammograms for decades. Mammograms are low-dose X-rays of your breast. It’s a great habit, since you’re doing something good for your health. This screening test is one …

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Low-dose boost of radiotherapy keeps young breast cancer patients recurrence-free

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Source: European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer From: news-medical.net The vast majority of young patients given a low-dose boost of radiotherapy to the site where their breast cancer was removed in addition to whole breast radiotherapy, remained free of local recurrence after ten years, according to results of the ‘Young boost trial’ presented at the 14th European Breast …

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New ‘GPS Nanoparticle’ Offers Hope for Targeted Breast Cancer Treatment

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From: breastadvocateapp.com Researchers from Penn State University have developed a groundbreaking nanoparticle that could revolutionize breast cancer treatment. Dubbed the “GPS nanoparticle,” this innovative technology has shown promising results in targeting and combating hard-to-treat basal-like breast cancers. Targeting Aggressive Breast Cancers Basal-like breast cancers, akin to triple-negative breast cancers, pose significant challenges due to their aggressive nature and propensity for …

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AI model predicts 5-year breast cancer risk from mammogram data

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By: Amerigo Allegretto From: auntminnie.com An AI model developed by Duke University researchers can predict five-year breast cancer risk from mammograms, a study published March 19 in Radiology found. A team led by Mark Donnelly from the Durham, N.C.-based university found that their deep learning-based algorithm, a simplified offshoot of Mirai, performed well in predicting cancer risk by evaluating breast …

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UK scientists working on breast cancer monitor fitted in bra

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By: Alexandra Topping From: theguardian.com Scientists are developing a device that fits inside a bra and could monitor whether a breast cancer tumour is growing. Researchers hope the device will provide a new non-invasive method of detecting tumour growth that patients can use “in the comfort of their own homes”. The device, under development by Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) medical …