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Breast Cancer

Management of Young Breast Cancer Patients With de Novo Genetic Mutations

A 24-year-old woman presents to her primary care provider with a mass in her left breast. Examination confirms a 2.2-cm mass in the upper outer quadrant, with a single mobile axillary node that is firm to palpation.

Breast Cancer

As part of our MBCC coverage we discuss MRI screening for breast cancer in patients who carry a BRCA mutation or have a first-degree relative who is a BRCA carrier.

As part of our MBCC coverage, we discuss how physicians can improve the patient experience through pain control both during and after breast cancer treatment.

Economic factors, including household income, and racial disparities both play a role in the adherence to hormonal therapy in breast cancer patients.

The addition of bevacizumab to endocrine therapy did not prolong survival in postmenopausal women with advanced HER2-negative, HR–positive breast cancer.

An inhibitor of osteoclast formation can stop the proliferation of dormant tumor cells that in some breast cancer survivors turn into bone metastases.

The FDA has approved the CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib (Ibrance) for the treatment of postmenopausal women with metastatic breast cancer.

The benefit of hypofractionated radiotherapy for women receiving breast-conserving therapy for early-stage breast cancer is becoming more apparent.

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