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  • Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study that found two-thirds of women who have lumpectomies for breast cancer are getting radiation treatment that lasts nearly twice as long as necessary.

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  • Dr. Ian Krop presented results of a study on women with estrogen-receptor-positive cancer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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  • Since 2002, Dana-Farber has sent its Mammography Van around Boston to provide breast cancer screenings to women who otherwise wouldn’t get checked. Dana-Farber uses data from patient surveys to determine exactly where the mobile unit’s services are needed.

     

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  • Dr. Eric Winer talks about a new breast cancer vaccine that is showing promising signs of success in the early stages of a clinical trial.

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  • Dr. Anne Partridge commented on a study that found double mastectomies do not improve the chances of survival for women at average risk of breast cancer recurrence.

     

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  • Dr. Eric Winer commented on a blood test that could reduce the number of women who need chemotherapy after tumor removal surgery.

     

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  • Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, led a survey that found women who have double mastectomies generally overestimate their likelihood of getting cancer in the healthy breast.

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  • Dr. Judy Garber comments on Dana-Farber researchers using healthy breast tissue from high-risk patients to prevent breast cancer. 

     

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  • Dr. Rachel Freedman commented on targeted treatments – those that attack a specific characteristic of a cancer strain – becoming the norm in breast cancer care.

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  • Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study of Perjeta, a drug used to treat advanced breast cancer that had unprecedented success in prolonging lives.

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