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At-home Genetic Testing may be Convenient, but it isn’t Complete (March 20, 2018)

March 14, 2018   Home delivery for everything from fresh produce to custom-selected clothing has become a way of life for many Americans.... Continue Reading

FDA Approval for Verzenio™ as Initial Treatment for Advanced Breast Cancer (March 12, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VerzenioTM (abemaciclib) in combination with an aromatase inhibitor (AI) as initial endocrine-based therapy for the treatment... Continue Reading

Liquid Biopsy Can Help Predict Outcomes in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (February 21, 2018)

A clinically relevant “liquid biopsy” test can be used to profile cancer genomes from blood and predict survival outcomes for patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), according... Continue Reading

Kisqali Combination Promising for Pre-menopausal Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer (February 13, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The CDK4/6 inhibitor Kisqali (ribociclib) has been given breakthrough status by the US Food and Drug Administration as an initial endocrine-based treatment for of pre- or perimenopausal... Continue Reading

Five Common Sign & Symptoms of Breast Cancer (February 12, 2018)

CancerConnect News: Breast cancer is a cancer that originates in the area of the breast, where cells replicate too quickly, causing a tumor. Breast cancer is most common in women, but I can also occur... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Treatments May Increase Risk of Heart Disease (February 5, 2018)

American Heart Association Scientific Statement Statement Highlights: Some breast cancer therapies can damage the heart and healthcare providers should carefully monitor breast cancer treatment effects... Continue Reading

Lynparza Slows Spread of Inherited Breast Cancer Caused by BRCA Mutations: First Drug Approved for BRCA Breast Cancer (January 15, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the approval of Lynparza (olaparib) to include the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in patients who carry the specific inherited... Continue Reading

Updated Keytruda®/Halaven® Report Encouraging for Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer (January 10, 2018)

CancerConnect News: The investigative treatment combination including Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) plus Halaven® (eribulin) could provide a potential therapeutic option for patients with advanced triple-negative... Continue Reading

Start 2018 Right: Plan for Cancer Screening and Save Lives! (January 5, 2018)

Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team.  Charles H Weaver MD, Editor CancerConnect CancerConnect News: The goal of cancer screening is to find disease at early stages... Continue Reading

Oral Contraceptive Use Still Linked to Breast Cancer (December 27, 2017)

Women who rely on birth control pills or contraceptive devices that release hormones face a small but significant increase in the risk for breast cancer, according to a large study published in the New... Continue Reading

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