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Smokers Who Receive Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer May Face Higher Risk of Lung Cancer or Heart Attack Than Non-Smokers, Study Suggests

Monday, March 27, 2017

DOT Med News (3/24, Dubinsky) reported that “smokers who receive radiotherapy for breast cancer put themselves at a higher risk of lung cancer or heart attack than non-smokers.” The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. 

Second Opinion Review of Breast Images From Other Institutions Leads to Change in Interpretation in Nearly 30% of Patients, Research Indicates

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Aunt Minnie (3/23, Yee) reports research suggests “a second opinion review of breast images from other institutions leads to a change in interpretation – and potentially disease management decisions – in almost 30% of patients.” The findings were published online in the American Journal of Roentgenology. 

Ultrasound Findings at Mid-Neoadjuvant Treatment of Breast Cancer May Be Associated with RCB Among Patients with TNBC and HR-Negative, HER2-Positive Disease

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cancer Therapy Advisor (3/21, Primeau) reports that research indicated “ultrasound findings at mid-neoadjuvant (NAC) treatment of breast cancer were associated with residual cancer burden (RCB) among patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and hormone receptor (HR)-negative, HER2-positive disease.” The findings were published in The Oncologist. 

High Breast Density Increases Breast Cancer Risk, Impedes Mammograms

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

U.S. News & World Report (3/21, Howley) details how high breast density is both a risk factor for breast cancer and an impediment in mammograms. The “American College of Radiology classifies density into four categories: mostly fatty, scattered density, consistent density and extremely dense.” Dense breasts “can obscure or hide worrisome spots because the mammogram simply can’t see them through the denser tissue.” In addition, density “is an independent risk factor for breast cancer.” 

Radiotherapy Benefits Outweigh Risks for Most Patients with Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cancer Therapy Advisor (3/21, Primeau) reports that research suggests “for most patients with breast cancer, the benefits of modern radiotherapy outweigh the risks of future secondary malignancy and heart disease.” The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. 

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