Cancer Network and the journal ONCOLOGY present exclusive breast cancer coverage from the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Check out the stories below for write-ups of the most important information to come out of this year's event.
A single-center study analyzed the frequency of breast cancer susceptibility mutations among black women diagnosed with breast cancer. The findings suggest that broader genetic screening may be beneficial for these women. The study also suggests that family history is not the only criteria by which patients at risk for breast cancer can be identified.
In a study presented at ASCO, a team of researchers used microarrays to characterize 130 triple-negative breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy to see whether certain subtypes are more likely to respond to the treatment.
Women diagnosed with estrogen-receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer who took tamoxifen for 10 years as adjuvant therapy had lower risk of late recurrence and lower risk of death compared to those who took the drug for 5 years. These results corroborate the findings of the international ATLAS trial.