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Breast Cancer

Using a biomarker-driven approach in TNBC

December 21, 2021

In using the biomarker approach to the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer, the challenge for the clinician is prioritizing the available treatment options based on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for breast cancer, which focus on active agents, preferred single-agent chemotherapy approaches, and doublet options for certain patients at high risk.

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.