Tag Archives: Breast Cancer

Vaccine shows promising results for early-stage breast cancer patients

Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Centre report that a dendritic cell vaccine that targets the HER2 protein on breast cancer cells is safe and effectively stimulates the immune system leading to regression of early-stage breast cancer.

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New tissue expander for women undergoing breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday allowed marketing of a new tissue expander system for soft tissue expansion in two-stage breast reconstruction following mastectomy and in the treatment of underdeveloped breasts and soft tissue deformities. A patient uses a dose controller to independently inflate the expander.

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Ribociclib improves progression-free survival in Asian women with advanced breast cancer

Singapore: Ribociclib significantly improves progression-free survival in Asian women with advanced breast cancer, according to a sub-analysis of the MONALEESA-2 trial presented at the ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.

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More complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients who get radiation, implants

Washington: Many breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy will consider breast reconstruction. But for a portion of these women, radiation therapy is also recommended — and that can alter the tissue around the breast, impacting reconstruction efforts.

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Precision medicine test helps guide breast cancer patients’ chemotherapy decision

Washington: One of the earliest widespread applications of precision medicine in cancer care is helping patients and physicians decide whether chemotherapy is needed, a new study finds.

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Dr Ashok Seth, Dr D S Rana selected for Dr B C Roy Award | Apollo Hospitals to develop smart healthcare system

Dr Ashok Seth, chairman of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi and Dr D S Rana, chairman of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi have been selected for Dr B C Roy National Award 2014-15 for excellence in the field of medicine.

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Chennai hospital installs new MRI system that can reduce scan time by upto 67%

Chennai: Global Hospitals on Saturday inaugurated the country’s first wide-bore 3T Silent Scan MRI with MAGiC, which can reportedly reduce scan time by as much as 67%, at its hospital in Perumbakkam, Chennai. The hospital also inaugurated GE Healthcare’s Discovery IQ PET/CT system that can assist in diagnosis, staging and post treatment monitoring of cancer.

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New drug combination may improve outcomes for women with advanced breast cancer when administered before surgery

New Orleans (US): Results from the I-SPY 2 trial show that giving patients with HER2-positive invasive breast cancer a combination of the drugs trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) and pertuzumab before surgery was more beneficial than the combination of paclitaxel plus trastuzumab.

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Simple method to improve breast cancer treatment

London: A simple and non-invasive imaging method can effectively replace the current practice in determining appropriateness of breast cancer treatment, thereby reducing the need for invasive tissue sampling, new research has found.

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Study suggests breast density alone not a risk factor for cancer

Washington: Breast density may not be a strong independent factor for breast cancer risk, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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