Women with breast cancer who took statins regularly had significantly better breast cancer-specific survival than those who did not take any statins, a Swedish study has shown. [SABCS 2017, poster P2-13-03]
A recent study presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) showed that acupuncture is effective in reducing aromatase inhibitor–induced joint symptoms among breast cancer patients.
Adding trastuzumab to standard adjuvant chemotherapy does not improve survival or reduce recurrence in patients with early-stage breast cancer expressing low levels of HER2, according to results of a National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project study reported at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
The phase IB/II PANACEA study recently showed that the addition of pembrolizumab to trastuzumab in patients with trastuzumab-resistant advanced HER2-positive breast cancer resulted in disease control with a tolerable safety profile.
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Chronic pancreatitis patients taking antioxidants (AO) supplementation show a sustained increase in blood levels of AO, but no additional benefit is seen on endocrine and exocrine functions, markers of fibrosis, oxidative stress (OS) and inflammation, nutritional status, pain, and quality of life (QOL) when compared with those on placebo, according to a study.
Pneumonia is a common infection– affecting around 3,200 people inSingapore in 2016 – making it the thirdmost common cause of hospitalisation inthe country. Its common complications,especially with delayed or inappropriatetreatment, include bacteraemia andseptic shock, lung abscesses, pleuraleffusions, empyema, pleurisy, respiratoryfailure and renal failure.