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News tagged ‘BreastCancer’ clear

  • According to Dr. Ann Partridge, new findings suggest that as breast cancer continues to be better characterized molecularly, and therapies such as trastuzumab are developed, the importance of age with regard to prognosis will diminish.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • More than 250 women business and community leaders will gather for the fifth Susan. F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Executive Council, Beyond Boston Luncheon. The luncheon will include a panel discussion led by Eric P. Winer.

Tags: BreastCancer, CervicalCancer, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • 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. 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

  • 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

  • A new study shows the number of mastectomies is on the rise. Dr. Mehra Golshan explains one reason why is that women are worried about the cancer coming back in the breast or occurring in the opposite one.

Tags: BreastCancer

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