Patricia A. Ganz, MD: Aromatase Inhibitors Data Review
2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, summarizes two studies on using duloxetine for aromatase inhibitor–associated musculoskeletal symptoms, and aromatase inhibitors’ effect on endothelial function and heart disease (Abstracts S5-06 and S5-07).
Dawn Hershman, MD, of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Medical Center, reviews findings on survivorship care plans, interventions to reduce chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, and the cardiac effects of aromatase inhibitors (Poster Discussion 4).
Peter Bach, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, summarizes his plenary lecture on drug costs and their effect on the affordability of cancer care worldwide (Plenary Lecture 3).
Sabine Linn, MD, PhD, and Sonja Vliek, MD, both of the Netherlands Cancer Institute, discuss study findings on adjuvant ibandronate in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer (Abstract S6-02).
Rowan T. Chlebowski, MD, PhD, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, discusses findings from the Women’s Health Initiative Dietary Modification study on low-fat diet and breast cancer overall survival (Abstract S5-04).
Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD, from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, gives an update on the duration of adjuvant endocrine therapy and offers his expert views on putting the research data into clinical practice.