Surgical choices may have long-term impact on quality of life for breast cancer patients
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  December 10, 2018  
  Breast Cancer  
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 Surgical choices may have long-term impact on quality of life for breast cancer patientsSurgical choices may have long-term impact on quality of life for breast cancer patients
 
Even as more young women with breast cancer opt to have mastectomies, many experience a persistent decline in their sexual and psychosocial well-being following the procedure, as detailed in new research by Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center.
 
   Updated breast cancer screening guideline highlights importance of shared decision-makingUpdated breast cancer screening guideline highlights importance of shared decision-making
 
An updated guideline on screening for breast cancer emphasizes shared decision-making between women and their doctors, supporting women to make an informed decision based on personal preferences when the balance between benefits and harms is uncertain.
 
   New diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who could benefit from targeted therapiesNew diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who could benefit from targeted therapies
 
A set of emerging diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from therapies that target important enzymes fueling a range of subtypes, including BCRA-mutated and triple negative cancers.
 
 Cryoablation shows potential as a treatment for low-risk breast cancer
 
Cryoablation shows potential as a treatment for low-risk breast cancerResearchers at CentraState Medical Center have shown that cryoablation, also known as cryotherapy, could be an effective treatment for low-risk breast cancer. The early indications of the technique’s effectiveness will be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
 
 
 Exercise program during adjuvant breast cancer treatment may provide cardiovascular benefits
 
Exercise program during adjuvant breast cancer treatment may provide cardiovascular benefitsWomen who underwent a supervised program of cardiovascular exercise during adjuvant breast cancer treatment experienced better cardiovascular function than those who were not part of the exercise program, according to results of the EBBA-II trial presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 4-8.
 
 
 UMGCCC uses Gammapod radiotherapy to treat breast cancer patients
 
UMGCCC uses Gammapod radiotherapy to treat breast cancer patientsRadiation oncologists at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center are now treating patients with the GammaPod™, a new FDA-cleared radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer.
 
 
 Two genomic tests help identify most effective treatment for breast cancer patients
 
Two genomic tests help identify most effective treatment for breast cancer patientsNew results from a long-running trial to identify which new drugs or combinations of drugs are most effective in which types of breast cancer, show that two genomic tests are bringing the era of truly personalized medicine ever nearer.
 
 
 Researchers have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and classify tumors
 
Researchers have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and classify tumorsUsing technology similar to the type that powers facial and speech recognition on a smartphone, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and then classify the tumors with high accuracy.
 
 
 Breast cancer treatment more effective when determined by tumor cell count
 
Breast cancer treatment more effective when determined by tumor cell countResearch published today shows that circulating tumor cell count may provide an effective indicator of appropriate treatment choice for metastatic breast cancer. The risk of death was 35% lower among patients whose treatment was escalated according to the level of circulating tumor cells.
 
 
 Women consider potential harms and benefits of using preventive therapy for breast cancer
 
Women consider potential harms and benefits of using preventive therapy for breast cancerOnly around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK and published today (Monday) in Clinical Breast Cancer.
 
 
 Bone marrow-derived fibroblasts shown to promote breast cancer growth
 
Bone marrow-derived fibroblasts shown to promote breast cancer growthA new study has revealed that breast cancer cells recruit bone marrow-derived fibroblasts to enhance their growth. It is hoped that the discovery will lead to the development of new treatments that target the cells in and around the tumor.
 
 
 Study shows novel strategy to reduce breast cancer bone metastasis
 
Study shows novel strategy to reduce breast cancer bone metastasisUncovering a novel mechanism that promotes growth of breast cancer bone metastasis has revealed a potential Achilles' heel for these cancer cells. Reported in the journal Cancer Cell, the study shows that interfering with this mechanism can reduce the risk of relapses in animal models.