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Naoto Ueno, MD, PhD, on Best Practices for Palliative Care for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

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By: Jeff Minerd From: medpagetoday.com “Practical and specific” guide for general oncologists about providing supportive care when specialists are unavailable Palliative care specialists are not always available in everyday practice, and it often falls to general oncologists to assess palliative care needs. Oncologists must therefore be familiar with the requirements and priorities for primary supportive care — a topic recently …

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European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Calls for Official Guidelines on Breast Reconstruction

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SOURCE: European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery From: prnewswire.com The lifetime risk of breast cancer is 1/7, the most common female cancer. While curable in 70–80% of patients, treatment (including surgery, radio- and chemotherapy) often leave women physically and psychologically impaired. Breast reconstruction plays an invaluable role in recovery, increasing patients’ self-esteem and quality of life. The European …

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OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center study emphasizes rapid surgical response to breast cancer diagnosis

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By: Ryan Polk, news reporter From: oudaily.com The OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center found in a new study that breast cancer patients should undergo tumor removal surgery quickly after their diagnosis to avoid the spread of cancer and tumor growth. According to a press release from OU Health, the OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-Designated …

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Experts report new guidelines for clinical trial design in patients with brain metastases

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Source: ucdenver.edu From: news-medical.net Clinical trials of new anti-cancer therapies have often excluded patients whose disease has spread to the brain or central nervous system (CNS) or, if such patients were allowed on trial, trials have often failed to clearly capture information on the drug’s effect in the brain. Today new guidelines from an international, multidisciplinary group published in the …

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Updated ASTRO guideline expands pool of suitable candidates for accelerated partial breast irradiation

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Guideline update also examines intraoperative radiation treatment options for early-stage breast cancer The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today issued an updated clinical practice statement for accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) for early-stage breast cancer. The updated guideline reflects recent evidence that greater numbers of patients can benefit from accelerated treatment and also provides direction for the use of …

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Leading cancer organizations publish new guidelines on postmastectomy radiotherapy

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Source: American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) From: news-medical.net Three leading national cancer organizations today issued a joint clinical practice guideline update for physicians treating women with breast cancer who have undergone a mastectomy. The update provides additional considerations for physicians to determine which patients might benefit from postmastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT). “We still don’t have a single, validated formula that …

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Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say

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By: Karen Kaplan From: latimes.com Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop. New clinical guidelines from the medical group include a litany of statistics that illustrate our obsession with cancer screening. Among them: About 6 in 10 adults submitted to a colonoscopy more often than they …

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Cancer Group Clarifies Confusing Mammography Recommendations

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By LIZ NEPORENT From: abcnews.go.com Women between the ages of 40 to 49 should get a mammography to screen for breast cancer if they’ve weighed the risks and benefits, the United States Preventative Services Task Force said in a statement. “The group’s top level recommendations that women should begin mammogram testing at age 50 and only schedule them every two …