Breast Cancer

Ribociclib Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in Premenopausal Breast Cancer

Ribociclib Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in Premenopausal Breast Cancer

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Investigators report results from the MONALEESA-7 trial, which assessed ribociclib plus endocrine therapy in premenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Do Not Undergo Annual Surveillance

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Do Not Undergo Annual Surveillance

In year 1, 13% did not undergo MRI or mammography; up to 19% by year 5.

Computer analysis is not better than human clinical evaluation when it comes to measuring breast density

Similar associations were observed with clinical BI-RADS and automated BI-RADS with respect to interval and screen-detected cancer.

Multi-analyte blood test detects 8 common cancers

Multi-analyte blood test detects 8 common cancers

A multi-analyte blood test, CancerSEEK, can detect 8 common cancer types, with high sensitivity and specificity.

<i>BRCA</i> might not affect young-onset breast cancer survival rates

BRCA might not affect young-onset breast cancer survival rates

Both patients with and without BRCA mutations have comparable survival rates.

Cancer risk in women who work night shifts long-term

Cancer risk in women who work night shifts long-term

For women who work night shifts, breast cancer risks increase by 3.3% for every 5 years of work.

Hormonal contraception use linked to an increased risk of breast cancer

Hormonal contraception use linked to an increased risk of breast cancer

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Breast cancer diagnosis is higher among women who currently use or recently used contemporary hormonal contraceptives than among women who have never used hormonal contraceptives.

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Breast cancer screening: a review of current mammography guidelines

Consensus regarding mammography screening varies, and conflicting guidelines from medical organizations can cause confusion for patients and providers.

Non-hormone options available for estrogen depletion after breast cancer

Non-hormone options available for estrogen depletion after breast cancer

A variety of non-hormone options and therapies are available for treatment of estrogen-depletion symptoms and clinical problems after a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Annual mammography from age 40 decreases breast cancer mortality

Annual mammography from age 40 decreases breast cancer mortality

Thousands of US lives would be saved each year if women received annual mammograms starting at age 40.

Breast, ovarian cancer risks estimated for <i>BRCA1/BRCA2</i> mutation carriers

Breast, ovarian cancer risks estimated for BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers

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Breast cancer risk is increased with a larger number of first- and second-degree relatives diagnosed as having breast cancer for both BRCA1/BRCA2 carriers.

Mammogram referral, screening rates boosted with point-of-care screening program

Mammogram referral, screening rates boosted with point-of-care screening program

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A breast cancer screening program helped improve mammography referral and screening rates in a federally qualified health center.

One alcoholic drink per day may increase breast cancer risk

One alcoholic drink per day may increase breast cancer risk

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Drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5% and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9%.

Low-dose aspirin reduces breast cancer risk

Low-dose aspirin reduces breast cancer risk

Developing breast cancer was associated inversely with taking 3 or more tablets of low-dose aspirin per week.

Integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment: a clinical practice guideline

Integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment: a clinical practice guideline

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Evidence supports the routine use of mind-body practices, such as yoga, meditation, relaxation techniques, and passive music therapy, to address common mental health concerns in patients with breast cancer.

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

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Nearly 70% of participants who self-administered acupressure therapy experienced improved levels of fatigue.

Long-term breast cancer care transitioning to primary care clinicians

Long-term breast cancer care transitioning to primary care clinicians

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As breast cancer survivorship increases, NPs have taken on long-term patient care.

Additional adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improves breast cancer outcomes

Additional adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improves breast cancer outcomes

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Extending adjuvant aromatase inhibitor treatment can decrease disease recurrence and increase survival in breast cancer patients.

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

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Fruit intake in adolescence may be associated with decreased breast cancer rates in adulthood.

Digital mammography plus tomosynthesis linked to increased rate of breast cancer diagnosis

Digital mammography plus tomosynthesis linked to increased rate of breast cancer diagnosis

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The combination of tomosynthesis and digital mammography screening may benefit women with heterogeneously dense breasts.

Women advised to undergo breast cancer risk assessment at 40

Women advised to undergo breast cancer risk assessment at 40

50% of women studied met the American Cancer Society requirements for early mammography screening.

MRI after breast cancer diagnosis

MRI after breast cancer diagnosis

Despite the guideline, clinicians may choose to order MRI's for patients with dense breasts.

Primary care clinician risk assessment for hereditary breast cancer

Primary care clinician risk assessment for hereditary breast cancer

Primary care clinicians should be proficient at assessing the potential for hereditary breast cancer risk in their patients.

USPSTF issues final updated mammography screening guidelines

USPSTF issues final updated mammography screening guidelines

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In an update to its 2009 recommendations, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has presented its final guidelines on mammography screening for breast cancer.

Denosumab may reduce the risk of fracture in women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitor therapy

Denosumab may reduce the risk of fracture in women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitor therapy

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Denosumab has been shown to reduce fracture risk in women with breast cancer with bone metastases.

False-positive mammograms and breast cancer risk

False-positive mammograms and breast cancer risk

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False-positive results on a screening mammogram are associated with a greater risk of developing breast cancer in the 10 years following the result.

Ultrasound, mammograms have similar breast cancer detection rates

Ultrasound, mammograms have similar breast cancer detection rates

A new study of women with at least 2 risk factors for breast cancer found that ultrasound and mammography have similar breast cancer detection rates.

Periodontal disease associated with elevated breast cancer risk

Periodontal disease associated with elevated breast cancer risk

Postmenopausal women especially former smokers who quit within the last 20 years have an increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer associated with periodontal disease.

African American women least likely to benefit from neoadjuvant breast cancer treatment

African American women least likely to benefit from neoadjuvant breast cancer treatment

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In a study of over 278,000 patients with stage 1 through stage 3 breast cancer, African American women had the lowest rate of pathologic complete response.

Mammography without CAD

Mammography without CAD

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Digital screening mammography is as accurate without computer-aided detection (CAD) as it is with the technology.

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