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Belinda Kingston, MB ChB, on the Genomic Landscape of Breast Cancer Based on ctDNA Analysis

Belinda Kingston, MB ChB, on the Genomic Landscape of Breast Cancer Based on ctDNA Analysis

Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Improves Pathologic Complete Response Rate in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Improves Pathologic Complete Response Rate in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

The addition of pembrolizumab to neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy achieves higher rates of pathologic complete response compared with placebo...

Anthracycline-Based Chemotherapy vs Docetaxel/Capecitabine: What’s the Better Adjuvant Therapy for Early Breast Cancer?

As reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Delaloge et al, a second randomized component of the phase III EORTC 10041/BIG 3-04 MINDACT trial, though underpowered, suggested no benefit of docetaxel/capecitabine vs standard anthracycline-based adjuvant therapy for patients with early breast cancer at high clinical risk and/or high genomic risk.

AI Algorithms Plus Radiologist Assessment May Help Improve Accuracy in Reading Mammography Results

An ensemble of machine-learning algorithms could help improve the accuracy of breast cancer screenings when used in combination with assessments from radiologists, according to a study published by Schaffter et al in JAMA Network Open.

Weight Gain After Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Australia: Survey Results

New study findings suggest that weight gain after breast cancer is a greater problem than previously thought. The first national survey on weight after breast cancer in Australia, published by Ee et al in BMC Cancer, found close to two-thirds (63.7%) of women reported weight gain at an average of approximately 19 lb after a breast cancer diagnosis, and overall, nearly one in five women (17%) added more than 44 lb.

Abbreviated Breast MRI vs Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening in Women With Dense Breasts

As reported in JAMA by Christiane K. Kuhl, MD, PhD, and colleagues, the ECOG-ACRIN EA1141 trial has shown that abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was associated with a significantly higher invasive breast cancer detection rate vs digital breast tomosynthesis among women with dense breasts.

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