Breast-cancer
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Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients
Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute | Aug 23, 2019
The genomically-adjusted radiation dose (GARD) can predict risk of local tumor recurrence and optimize radiation dose
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BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Recommendations Still Leave Issues Unresolved
BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Recommendations Still Leave Issues Unresolved
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | Aug 20, 2019
Leaders in BRCA research say screening recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force are a positive step forward, but testing of individuals with the highest risk must improve
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Cancer Tissue-Freezing Approach May Help More Breast Cancer Patients in Lower Income Countries
Cancer Tissue-Freezing Approach May Help More Breast Cancer Patients in Lower Income Countries
Johns Hopkins University | Jul 16, 2019
New reusable device uses carbon dioxide to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-standard argon
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Blood Test May Predict Risk of Recurrence for Breast Cancer Patients
Blood Test May Predict Risk of Recurrence for Breast Cancer Patients
City of Hope | Jul 10, 2019
City of Hope scientists are trying to change how doctors treat patients with solid tumors
Regulatory
Coverage of NGS Cancer Testing Revisited
Coverage of NGS Cancer Testing Revisited
Kimberly Scott | Jun 1, 2019
CMS has reopened it's decision on next-generation sequencing in patients with advanced cancers
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Precise Decoding of Breast Cancer Cells Creates New Option for Treatment
Precise Decoding of Breast Cancer Cells Creates New Option for Treatment
University of Zurich | Apr 16, 2019
Researchers found that the previous assumption that a greater diversity of tumor cells was present in more aggressive tumors was false
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Genomic Testing Associated with Lower Health Care Costs in High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
Genomic Testing Associated with Lower Health Care Costs in High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
National Comprehensive Cancer Network | Mar 19, 2019
Study finds 21-gene assay was associated with savings of approximately $3,600 per patient in chemotherapy costs alone for people with high-risk breast cancer
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PET Scans Show Biomarkers Could Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients from Chemotherapy
PET Scans Show Biomarkers Could Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients from Chemotherapy
Johns Hopkins Medicine | Feb 22, 2019
De-escalation of treatment strategies aims to minimize toxicity while maintaining efficacy
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New Study Supports Mammography Screening at 30 for Some Women
New Study Supports Mammography Screening at 30 for Some Women
Radiological Society of North America | Nov 28, 2018
Compared to women ages 40 to 44 at average risk, incidence screening of women in their 30s with at least one of the three evaluated risk factors showed similar cancer detection rates
Management
Adaptive Design: A Panacea for Costly and Lengthy Clinical Trials?
Adaptive Design: A Panacea for Costly and Lengthy Clinical Trials?
Masha G. Savelieff, PhD | Nov 28, 2018
Adaptive design offers benefits over randomized controlled trials