A recent study found that women diagnosed with breast cancer are at increased risk for developing thyroid cancer, prompting the authors to encourage regular screening for the disease in breast cancer survivors.
Pfizer announced that the phase III trial of palbociclib was stopped early after meeting its primary endpoint of improved progression-free survival in women with HR–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.
In this interview with ONCOLOGY Editor-in-Chief Nancy Davidson, MD, we dive into the “gray area” of breast biopsies and how the oncology community can meet this challenge. Dr. Davidson, AACR’s president-elect, also discusses the changes she has seen during her career with regard to how cancer patients are treated and looks forward during this optimistic time in treatment and research.
Dr. Pagani, who presented data on the joint analysis of the IBCSG TEXT and SOFT trials at the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting, discusses how breast cancer patients in these trials responded to different methods of ovarian suppression.
More than 90% of women about to undergo a mammography were unable to accurately quantify their risk for breast cancer, either over- or underestimating their risk, according to the results of a large-scale survey presented at the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium 2013.