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Trodelvy Improves Outcomes for Previously Treated Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Compared to standard chemotherapy, Trodelvy offered better outcomes for people diagnosed with previously treated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

 
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Poor Quality of Life Linked to Stopping Hormonal Therapy Treatment Early

Women who report worse quality of life factors, such as poor physical well-being, poor social well-being, and a history of depression, are more likely to stop hormonal therapy early.

Jul 1, 2021 | Diagnosis and Hormonal Therapy
 
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Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Doesn't Seem To Increase Risk of COVID-19 Infection or Death

Women treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer were no more likely to be infected with COVID-19 or die from COVID-19 than women treated with other medicines that don’t weaken the immune system.

Jul 7, 2021 | Chemotherapy
 
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Preventively Removing Fallopian Tubes First, Ovaries Later Offers Better Quality of Life for Women With BRCA Mutations

Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation had better menopause-related quality of life after having surgery to remove the fallopian tubes between ages 40 and 50, and then surgery to remove the ovaries much later, than women who had both the fallopian tubes and ovaries removed when they were in their 40s.

Jun 23, 2021 | Genetic Testing and Surgery
 
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Ultralow MammaPrint Score Means Excellent Breast Cancer Outcomes

People diagnosed with breast cancer who got an ultralow risk of recurrence score on the MammaPrint genomic test had excellent long-term outcomes, whether or not they received hormonal therapy and/or chemotherapy after surgery.

Jun 29, 2021 | Diagnosis
 
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Most Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer Have Troubling Treatment Side Effects, Willing To Discuss Dosing Options With Doctor

About 86% of women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer had at least one bad treatment-related side effect, and 92% were willing to discuss options for different dosing levels of medicines based on their unique situations.

 
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Adding Tukysa to Standard of Care Continues To Improve Survival in Advanced-Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Adding Tukysa to the standard of care of Herceptin and Xeloda continued to improve both progression-free and overall survival in people diagnosed with either metastatic or unresectable locally advanced HER2-positive breast cancer that had been previously treated with Herceptin, Perjeta, and Kadcyla.

 
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Kisqali-Faslodex Combo Continues To Improve Overall Survival in Advanced-Stage, Hormone-Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women

The latest results from the MONALEESA-3 study show that combining Kisqali plus Faslodex continues to offer better overall survival than Faslodex alone.

 
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Why Are Women in Mexico Who Are Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Avoiding COVID-19 Vaccines?

In Mexico, a group of women diagnosed with breast cancer were reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine because they were afraid of side effects and didn’t trust their healthcare system.

Jun 29, 2021
 
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More Abdominal Fat Linked to Worse Outcomes for Black Women Who Are Breast Cancer Survivors

Black women diagnosed with breast cancer who also have central obesity — excess body fat in the abdominal area — were more likely to die from breast cancer or any other cause than similar women who didn’t have central obesity.

Jun 29, 2021 | Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Ethnicity
 
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Ibrance-Faslodex Combo Continues To Improve Overall Survival in Advanced-Stage, Hormone-Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer

The latest results from the PALOMA-3 trial show that combining Ibrance and Faslodex continues to offer better overall survival than Faslodex alone.

 
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Breast Cancer Death Rate Decreases in Florida, but Still Highest for Black Women

Breast cancer death rates decreased among all racial and ethnic groups from 1990 to 2015 in Florida, but Black women were still twice as likely to die from breast cancer as white women.

Jul 8, 2021 | Ethnicity
 
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Do Black Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Have Higher Rates of Genetic Mutations Than White Women?

Black women and white women diagnosed with breast cancer have about the same rates of genetic mutations linked to a higher risk of breast cancer.

 
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More Than 2 Years of Bisphosphonates for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Doesn't Offer More Benefits

Receiving 3 to 5 years of bisphosphonate treatment after surgery and chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer doesn’t improve survival any more than receiving 2 years of bisphosphonate treatment.

Jul 2, 2021 | Diagnosis and Bone Health
 
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Women With BRCA1 Gene Mutation Have Fewer Eggs in Ovaries

Women with a mutation in the BRCA1 gene likely have fewer eggs in their ovaries than the average woman, which may shorten their window of opportunity to have children.

 
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People Receiving Cancer Treatment Develop ‘Adequate’ Immune Response to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Nearly all the people in a clinical trial who were receiving systemic intravenous cancer treatment had an adequate immune response to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

 
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Study Finds No Link Between Fertility Treatments and Breast Cancer Risk

Medicines commonly used to stimulate the ovaries to release eggs during fertility treatment don’t seem to increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

 
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Women of Color, Rural Women More Likely to Miss Breast Cancer Screening During Pandemic

Women of color and women living in rural areas were more likely to miss regular screening mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic than white and urban women.

 
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Multiple Sclerosis Doesn't Seem To Affect Breast Cancer Survival

Women diagnosed with MS and breast cancer have about the same risk of dying from breast cancer as women diagnosed with only breast cancer, but women with MS and breast cancer are more likely to die from any cause than women diagnosed with only breast cancer.

May 24, 2021 | Risk Factors
 
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Lumpectomy Plus Radiation Offers Better Survival Rates Than Mastectomy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Lumpectomy plus radiation therapy offers better survival rates than mastectomy — with or without radiation — for women who are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.

May 18, 2021 | Diagnosis, Radiation Therapy and Surgery
 
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Untangling Link Between Hair Relaxers and Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women

There seems to be no link between hair relaxers and breast cancer risk in Black women. But researchers found some evidence suggesting that heavy use of hair relaxers containing lye may be linked to a higher risk of estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer.

Jun 8, 2021 | Risk Factors and Ethnicity
 
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People With Active Cancer Hospitalized for COVID-19 More Likely To Die

When hospitalized for COVID-19, people receiving cancer treatment had a higher risk of dying than people with a history of cancer or people who had never been diagnosed with cancer.

Jun 15, 2021
 
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Loneliness, Anxiety Felt by Many People With Cancer During COVID-19 Pandemic

More than half of people who have been diagnosed with cancer feel lonely, most likely as a result of social distancing and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Deadlier for Black Women, Partially Due to Lower Surgery, Chemotherapy Rates

Black women who are diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer are 28% more likely to die from the disease than white women with the same diagnosis.

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