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  • In an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Javid Moslehi wrote cardiac risk factors should be considered when a breast cancer patient starts radiation.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

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

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dana-Farber researchers were part of The Cancer Genome Atlas study that identified four genetically distinct types of breast cancer, each with its own biology and survival outlooks. Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD, one of the study's co-authors, said the findings could help direct the development of better treatments, adding that it likely will result in new combination therapies rather than one "silver bullet" drug.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics

  • Although breast cancer is rare in young women, research shows that the risk of developing breast cancer increases in the five years or so after giving birth. Dr. Eric Winer from Dana-Farber says pregnancy hormones may spur the growth of pre-existing cancer cells, causing a woman to be diagnosed with breast cancer sooner than she might have been had she not been pregnant.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • More than 250 female business and community leaders attended the fourth annual Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Executive Council, Beyond Boston Luncheon to benefit breast and ovarian cancer research. Speakers included Dr. Ann Partridge, Dr. Eric Winer, and WCVB reporter and cancer survivor, Kelley Tuthill.

Tags: BreastCancer, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found breast cancer patients who had radiation are at increased risk for heart disease. In an editorial Dr. Javid Moslehi stressed the importance of assessing cardiac risk factors.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

  • A New England Journal of Medicine study found breast cancer patients treated with radiation face an increased risk of heart disease. Dr. Eric Winer said radiation therapy is safe, and patients should not avoid the potentially lifesaving treatment.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

  • 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.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Although some breast cancer activists are losing patience that a cure has not been found, Dr. Ann Partridge says there have been many advances in breast cancer research and care, including the identification of several breast cancer subtypes, which require treatments to be tailor to each patient.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Ann Partridge talks about her research that shows a growing number of young breast cancer patients choose to have major preventive surgery on the off chance it will ward off future cancers and extend their lives.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

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