Breast Cancer

Study confirms adding palbociclib to endocrine therapy may not improve outcomes in early breast cancer

December 10, 2021

The addition of palbociclib to endocrine therapy was not associated with preventing disease recurrence in patients with hormone receptor (HR)–positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)–negative early breast cancer, according to final results of the phase 3 PALLAS trial.

Novel drug has potential to ‘become new standard of care’ in advanced, ER-positive breast cancer

December 10, 2021

The study results — which were presented during the 2021 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium — indicated that elacestrant, a selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD), led to a 30% reduction in the risk of disease progression or death compared with standard of care in the study population.

Lack of health insurance directly reduces cancer screening rates, most recent and long-term

November 08, 2021

Disparities across the globe continue to surface as we approach year 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in health care. As one considers its implications, a research team from the American Cancer Society investigated its potential impact on early cancer detection.

Breast cancer paradigm moves toward less morbid treatments with improved risk assessment and imaging strategies

November 03, 2021

Paul Lawrence Baron, MD, discussed best practices for determining a patient’s risk of developing breast cancer, the significance of targeting HER2 in patients with early-stage and metastatic disease, and remaining questions with radiation therapy in the field.

Dynamic treatment for early-stage triple-negative breast cancer

November 02, 2021

Standard chemotherapy has historically been the mainstay of treatment for patients with diagnoses of early-stage TNBC, but there remains an unmet need to identify novel therapies that improve outcomes and, equally important, to discern which patients may benefit from a given treatment.