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NAMS: Breast Cancer Diagnosis May Indicate Lower Vitamin D Levels, Obesity in Postmenopausal Women

NAMS: Breast Cancer Diagnosis May Indicate Lower Vitamin D Levels, Obesity in Postmenopausal Women

The North American Menopause Society has found that postmenopausal women with a breast cancer diagnosis may have vitamin D deficiency as well as higher rates of obesity.

Beyond BRCA: New Predisposition Genes Linked to Breast, Ovarian Cancers

Whole-exome sequencing revealed that PALB2, ATM, CHEK2, and MSH6 genes were significantly associated with an increased risk of breast cancer; MSH6, RAD51C, TP53, and ATM were found to be linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

Olaparib Treatment May Improve Health-Related Quality of Life in Germline BRCA1/2-Mutated Ovarian Cancer

Olaparib, may help to improve duration of good quality of life and quality-adjusted progression-free survival in germline BRCA1/2-mutated ovarian cancer.

Opinion

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.

Transurethral resection of bladder tumor

A transurethral resection of bladder tumor allows examination and determination of histology, depth of invasion, and involvement beyond the bladder.

Are prostate biopsies linked to the spread of cancerous cells?

Cases of prostate biopsies resulting in the spread of cancerous cells are rare.

Clinical Features

Adjuvant Chemo With Endocrine Therapy for HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

Adjuvant Chemo With Endocrine Therapy for HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

Although endocrine therapy following surgery is recommended for HR-positive/HER2-negative, axillary node-negative breast cancers, the value of adjuvant chemotherapy in the setting of moderate risk is unclear.

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.

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