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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Final analysis of the POEMS (Prevention of Early Menopause) study finds that breast cancer (BC) patients treated with the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) goserelin, in addition to chemotherapy, are more likely to avoid premature menopause and to become pregnant without negatively impacting disease-related outcomes.
In breast cancer, especially hormone-negative tumours, an ultrasound-guided core biopsy (CNB) is useful for predicting pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy and may thus help to avoid surgery for some patients, a study has found.
Circulating miR-155 may be potentially used as a diagnostic and therapeutic monitoring marker in breast cancer, suggests an Indonesian study presented at the 2019 Asia Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO Asia 2019).