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New! Risk of Heart Disease in Breast Cancer Patients Predicted From Routine Scans

Automated analysis of breast cancer patients' routine scans can predict which women have a greater than one in four risk of going on to develop cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference. Women who have been treated for breast cancer may have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and in some groups the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease is higher than the risk of dying from breast cancer.

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Genomic Profiling Analysis in Breast Cancer Testing

Precision oncological medicine proved beneficial in research at the 2020 ASCO Annual Meeting, presented by first author Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD (Abstract 3570). Conclusions from the study highlighted the need for improved biomarkers to more precisely identify patients who could benefit from HER2-directed agents.

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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! Treating DCIS With Surgery & Radiotherapy Lowers Cancer

A major study of women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has shown that surgery to remove the tissue followed by radiotherapy offers better protection compared to surgery alone.

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HDAC6 Controls Tumor Growth, Metastasis in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Genetic modifier HDAC6 was found to control tumor growth and halt metastasis in triple-negative breast cancer in vivo, according investigators at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center (Cancer Research 2020; doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-19-3738).

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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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