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Too Many DCIS Patients Get Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

No benefit of axillary lymph node evaluation has been shown for women with DCIS, yet this lymph node analysis is still often performed in these patients. Image © Blamb / Shutterstock.com.

Breast Cancer

The addition of palbociclib to fulvestrant delayed disease progression in women with HR-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.

Treatment of postmenopausal DCIS patients with the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole resulted in higher breast cancer–free survival rates compared with treatment with tamoxifen.

Performing a cavity shave margin in breast cancer patients undergoing partial mastectomy can reduce re-excision and positive margin rates after surgery.

A new study suggests that a family history of breast cancer does not result in a worse prognosis breast cancer prognosis.

A Swedish study found that 3D tomosynthesis screening detected 40% more cases of breast cancer compared with traditional digital mammography.

The appearance of bone metastases on FDG PET/CT was influenced by breast cancer histology, with non-FDG-avid lesions more common in invasive lobular carcinoma patients.

The immune system is active in breast cancer, playing a dual role in tumor progression and in immune surveillance. Infiltrating immune cells are both prognostic and predictive of response to standard breast cancer therapies.

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