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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

A multi-gene panel test provides better diagnostic yield compared with a limited BRCA1/2 genetic test for patients at risk for hereditary breast cancer.

MM-302 showed encouraging efficacy results and a manageable safety profile in heavily pretreated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer patients.

Digital breast tomosynthesis is effective in detecting breast cancer overall, but particularly so in dense breast tissue.

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.

A presentation at ARRS looked at whether surgeons are really following the USPSTF guidelines.

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.

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