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New! Novel Breast Cancer Targeting Tools Presented at AACR

The potential utility of nanoparticles, MRI fluid dynamics assessment, and other cutting-edge techniques in treating breast cancer were among the papers presented by researchers attending the American Association for Cancer Research Virtual Meeting II June 22.

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New Therapies Added to NCCN Guidelines on Managing Metastatic Breast Cancer

New emerging data from clinical trials has led to changes in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines on how to treat metastatic breast cancer (MBC).

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Updates on Locoregional Management of Early-Stage Breast Cancer 

Locoregional management of early-stage breast cancer needs to include how to manage breast cancer and thinking through how to handle patients who are node-negative but have lymph node-positive disease at the time of screening ultrasound of axilla, according to two top experts who presented at the recent National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 2020 Annual Conference.

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Quiz

What percentage of breast cancers are familial or hereditary?

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Textbook Chapter

An excerpt from Cancer Screening Decisions, a hands-on tool for clinicians to use with patients as they weigh the personal advantages and disadvantages of cancer screenings. Taking a uniquely visual approach, every page offers clear, colorful graphics to walk you and your patients through every step of the decision-making process for breast cancer.

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New! Breast Cancer Survivors 60 Percent More Likely to Die After a Heart Attack

Patients diagnosed with breast cancer are 60 percent more likely to die of a cancer recurrence after suffering a heart attack, according to a recent study led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

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Revised Guidelines for Node-Positive Disease and Large Extensive Tumors

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines have been updated for breast cancer patients with clinically node-positive disease with suspicion of three or more nodes or larger, more extensive tumors, based on the results of clinical trials.

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Case

You are asked to see a 43- year-old premenopausal woman for counseling regarding her risk of developing breast cancer in the future. Her past medical history is remarkable for Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 22, treated with mantle-field radiation.

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Anatomical Chart

Understanding Breast Cancer Anatomical Chart is an easy-to-understand user friendly chart which provides essential information about the most common form of cancer in women.

  • Includes definition of breast cancer
  • Illustrates and describes the most common types of the disease - DCIS and IDC
  • Also illustrates normal breast anatomy with major structures labeled
  • illustrates and describes the stages of breast cancer
  • lists signs and symptoms and causes of breast cancer
  • Provides an easy to follow diagram and instruction for breast self-examination 

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