About 40% of women experienced a change in at least one biomarker from primary to residual breast cancer after undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy, according to the results of a study presented at the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium.
Two studies presented at the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium 2013 focused on studying cognitive function in women with early-stage breast cancer, focusing on the relationship between perceived and measurable cognitive decline, and factors that may help to predict cognitive decline.
The exposure of the heart to radiation during radiotherapy for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) did not increase cardiovascular mortality or morbidity, according to a study by researchers in the Netherlands.
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.
Expert radiologists were able to screen magnetic resonance images and rule out breast cancer diagnosis with a negative predictive value of about 99% using an abridged breast MRI protocol in a single-center study presented Saturday at the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium 2013.
As part of our coverage for the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium 2013, we spoke with Dr. Susan K. Boolbol, chief of the division of breast surgery at the Appel-Venet Comprehensive Breast Service at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, who is chairing a general session panel discussion on the overdiagnosis of breast cancer.