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News tagged ‘BreastCancer’ clear

  • Dr. Rachel Freedman commented on a study that finds black women with breast cancer are more likely than Hispanic or white women to experience delays in the initiation of chemotherapy or radiation after surgery.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

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


Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Huma Rana joins other Boston medical experts to say the latest science backs up Angelina Jolie's choice to undergo a preventive double mastectomy.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics, Prevention

  • Dr. Judy Garber and Dr. Eric Winer commented on an experimental medicine that has slowed the pace of advanced breast cancer, doubling the amount of time that patients could live without their tumors advancing.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Breast cancer surgeons have been having an ongoing discussion on how much tissue to breast tissue to remove when removing a tumor. Dr. Mehra Golshan said that with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a very treatable, early stage cancer, smaller margins are acceptable and appropriate.

Tags: BreastCancer, Surgery

  • Research reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows there is a small, but significant increase in young women being diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer. Dr. Ann Partridge says more needs to be done to figure out why this is happening.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Mehra Golshan commented on new research about breast cancer radiation treatment and the risk for heart disease.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

  • Dr. Eric Winer is senior author for an editorial accompanying a study showing women who get surgery and chemotherapy faster have better survival times.

Tags: BreastCancer

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


Tags: BreastCancer

  • In an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Javid Moslehi commented on the need for assessing cardiac risk factors for breast cancer patients starting radiation. (Full article requires a subscription)

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

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