Data from multiple sources - Curated by Marshall Pearce - Last updated 06 June 2017

Cancer of breast

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide, behind only lung cancers; this is even more remarkable when its relative rarity in males is noted (males

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Cancer Seek a possible universal cancer test.- Johns Hopkins University.

A team of researchers led by Nickolas Papadopoulos, Bert Vogelstein, and others at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, has...

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European Commission approves MVASI the first biosimilar bevacizumab approved by the EC and is approved for the treatment of certain types of cancers.- Amgen + Allergan.

Amgen and Allergan plc . announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorization for MVASI (biosimilar bevacizumab). MVASI...

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Guidelines

Breast screening: clinical guidelines for screening assessment

The aim of assessment is to obtain a definitive and timely diagnosis of all potential abnormalities detected during screening.

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Primary breast cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

The updated ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines provide information on the current management of primary breast cancer, including screening, diagnosis and...

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Preventing excess weight gain

This guideline makes recommendations on behaviours that may help people maintain a healthy weight or prevent excess weight gain. The...

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Journal articles

Mastectomy for risk reduction or symmetry in women without high risk gene mutation: A review.

Background: Prophylactic or 'risk-reducing' mastectomy refers to the procedure of completely removing a healthy breast in order to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. This may be bilateral or may be performed to...

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Association Between Hospital Financial Distress and Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Mastectomy Among Women With Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.

Objective: To examine the association between HFD and receipt of immediate breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy among women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

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Imaging and pathology features to predict axillary tumor load in breast cancer.

Aim: We investigated if imaging and pathology features could help to identify a high axillary tumor burden (ATB) in breast cancer patients, in order to individualize decisions on axillary lymph node (ALN) dissection (ALND).

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Clinical trials

Adjuvant Ribociclib With Endocrine Therapy in Hormone Receptor+/HER2- Intermediate Risk Early Breast Cancer (EarLEE-2)

This is an international, multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study evaluating the efficacy and safety of ribociclib with endocrine therapy as an adjuvant treatment in patients with hormone receptor-positive...

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Adjuvant Ribociclib With Endocrine Therapy in Hormone Receptor+/HER2- High Risk Early Breast Cancer (EarLEE-1)

This is an international, multi-center, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study evaluating the efficacy and safety of ribociclib with endocrine therapy as an adjuvant treatment in patients with hormone receptor-positive...

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Assessment of the Efficacy and Safety of Olaparib Monotherapy Versus Physicians Choice Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients With Germline BRCA1/2 Mutations. (OlympiAD)

This open label, randomised, controlled, multi-centre phase III study will assess the efficacy and safety of single agent olaparib vs standard of care based on physician's choice of capecitabine, vinorelbine or eribulin in...

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Blog Posts

Fiona Holland

What to say and do when someone has cancer

Posted 11 months ago

Ahead of World Cancer Day on Saturday (February 4), Fiona Holland, Psychology Lecturer, discusses what to say and what not to say to someone with cancer.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 2 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

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Carcinoma of unknown primary origin: diagnosis and management: putting NICE guidelines into practice

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