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ASCO Meeting Features First Independent Comparison of Breast Cancer Genomic Tests

ASCO 2014 study reports: MammaPrint and BluePrint genomic tests provide more info about breast cancer than does the older, 21-gene test, according to the first independent assessment comparing the assays. Continue reading

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Novel 3-D Marker Is ‘Game Changer’ for Post-Surgical Radiation Therapy

Focal Therapeutics’s gamechanging BioZorb™ is a three-dimensional surgical marker to help identify the surgical excision site following soft tissue removal such as breast lumpectomy cavities. The marker makes it possible for physicians to visualize the surgical region post-surgery. This helps to improve clinical precision for post-operative treatments and follow-up. Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Media Teleconference

Shortcomings of the New Study on Breast Cancer Brachytherapy (APBI): What Women Need to Know Now On December 13, 2011, four of the world’s leading clinical researchers in breast brachytherapy gathered to provide statements and discuss a controversial new study … Continue reading

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MD’s Criticize Breast Brachytherapy Study

Accelerated partial breast irradiation is a safe and effective form of treating the breast after appropriately performed lumpectomy in patients over age 45-50 with early-stage invasive (typically <3cm primaries and lymph node negative) and non-invasive breast cancer. Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Alert: Teleconference on 12/13

Shortcomings & Patient Concerns re: New Study of Breast Brachytherapy (APBI) – What Women Need to Know Now
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011
Noon EST

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Problems with New Breast Cancer Radiation Study

There’s plenty of controversy about – and disagreement with – a new breast-cancer study from MD Anderson. One expert MD even said the study’s flaws were not trivial, but “huge.” Continue reading

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Dr. Attai on New Breast Cancer Report

A new report in the journal Breast Cancer Research underscores the value of exercising, avoiding obesity and moderating alcohol intake. Breast surgeon Deanna Attai, M.D. notes that the research points toward these factors and lowering breast cancer risk – even … Continue reading

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