Tag: breast cancer

The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached

Clinical trials underway across the US are exploring the use of robotic surgical devices for nipple-sparing mastectomy, but are either not collecting cancer outcomes or...

Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays?

Albuquerque oncologist Barbara McAneny, MD, has a patient in his 30s who experienced rectal bleeding for 6 months last year but didn’t see a physician...

Kathy O’Brien, Critic of Cancer Bell Ringing, Dies at 56

Katherine O’Brien, who lived with metastatic breast cancer for 12 years and left her mark on American cancer care, died June 19 after a rapid...

When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians’ Calculus Varies

Clinicians more often use a strict age cutoff for stopping colon cancer screening than they do for stopping breast and prostate cancer screening, new data...

Hormone Pellet Safety Data ‘Not Very Reassuring at All’ for Women

Women who receive pellet hormonal therapy may be significantly more likely to have side effects such as mood swings, anxiety, breast tenderness, hair pattern change,...

Oncologists, Breast Cancer Patients Differ on Alternative Therapies

June 14, 2021 — Oncologists may be underestimating how many breast cancer patients are using some type of complementary medicine or alternative treatments, according...

Oncologists Underestimate Patients’ Use of Complementary Tx

A large percentage of cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, typically with the goal of relieving pain and controlling the adverse...

AI Could Sharply Reduce Mammography Workload

Using artificial intelligence (AI) in breast cancer screening could reduce the workload of radiologists by 70% without reducing cancer detection, according to a study published...

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who have adequate levels of vitamin D...

IL-6 Levels Predict Distant Breast Cancer Recurrence

The inflammatory cytokine interleukin 6 may be a biomarker for distant recurrence of breast cancer among patients treated for stage II-III HER2-negative disease, investigators have...

Drug Lynparza Helps Fight Some Early-Stage Breast Cancers

By Dennis Thompson               HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A twice-daily pill can dramatically reduce the...

Olaparib in BRCA+ Breast Cancer

New clinical data show that the PARP inhibitor olaparib (Lynparza, AstraZeneca/Merck) also has a place in the treatment of early stage breast cancer with BRCA...

Pandemic Leads Doctors to Rethink Unnecessary Treatment

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Covid-19 is opening the door for researchers to address a problem...

Chemoimmunotherapy in Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer

The PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab (Tecentriq) combined with carboplatin has shown signs of clinical activity in women with metastatic invasive lobular breast cancer (ILC) according to...

In a Possible First, Primary Care Practice Opens in Cancer Center

Dr Nicholas Petrelli Patients with cancer will now be offered primary care in the same place as they have their cancer treatment and management, in...

Plastic Surgeons Had Top Pay and Largest Bump in Pandemic

One third of plastic surgeons saw their income decline over the last year, but the specialty overall earned the most among the 29 specialties in...

Freezing Tumors May Treat Low-Risk Breast Cancers

Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A first-of-its-kind study suggests that slow-growing breast cancers can be treated with a highly...

Better Survival After Lumpectomy Plus RT vs Mastectomy

Overall survival and breast cancer–specific survival were consistently better for women with early breast cancer who were treated with breast conservation surgery (BCS) followed by...

Nearly 10 Million Cancer Screenings Missed During Pandemic

WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 10 million cancer screenings have been missed in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers...

How the Pandemic Changed Breast Cancer Care

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, breast cancer experts realized space in operating rooms...

‘Life turns on a dime’: She donated $950 from her first stimulus check to a food bank — then received a cancer diagnosis

Almost exactly a year ago, Toi Cudworth looked around and realized she was one of the lucky ones. The San Antonio, Texas resident had a...

FDA Panel Votes Against Two Cancer Indications but Backs 4 of 6

Federal advisers this week supported the efforts of pharmaceutical companies in 4 of 6 cases in which these firms are fighting to maintain cancer indications...

Veterinarian Helps Perform ‘Unproven’ Human Surgery

Millions Paid to Resolve Multiple Claims Involving “Unproven” Knee Surgery In what’s believed to be one of the largest public payouts in recent years, the...

Quicker Fertility Rebound in Young Women With Breast Cancer

For a young woman diagnosed with breast cancer, the prospect that the treatment needed for the cancer may irreversibly impair fertility piles on distress. A...

Cancer Screening Stopped by Pandemic: Repercussions to Come?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Last year, cancer screening programs around the world ground to a...