SABCS 2019 Meeting Coverage

A Comparison of Clinical Breast Exam Techniques

Western countries utilize mammographic screening to detect breast cancer, but developing countries rely on clinical breast examination (CBE). Previous...
female doctor speaking with elderly patient

Do Aromatase Inhibitor-Related AEs Affect Disease Prognosis?

Patients with postmenopausal estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer commonly receive five-year adjuvant treatment with aromatase inhibitors, although these are sometimes...
breast cancer, mastectomy, recurrent

Patient-Reported Symptom Burden in Inflammatory Breast Cancer

A poster session that took place at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium highlighted the patient experience of inflammatory...
Cardiology Round-Up: Weekly Alcohol Consumption Linked to CVD, a Link Between Heart Disease and Later Cognitive Decline, and More.

Paper Over PC? Patients Still Prefer Hand-Written Educational Materials

Regardless of education levels and internet access, patients with breast cancer prefer informative materials pertaining to their disease in...
Hormone Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator Program Improves Patient Satisfaction

A study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium evaluated the effects of implementing a breast cancer nurse...

IMRT/SBRT Outcomes with Simple Fiducial System

Research has shown that patients with early-stage breast cancer who receive accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) via high dose...
Do Pay-for-Performance Incentives Lead to Higher Patient Readmission Rates?

Toxicity and Cosmetic Outcomes after Proton-Based Radiotherapy Following Breast-Conserving Surgery

Proton-based radiotherapy is being used more frequently as proton centers are expanding across the country. Various studies are currently...

Patient-Reported Outcomes: Talazoparib versus Physician’s Chemotherapy Choice

Post-hoc analyses of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) from the randomized, open-label, phase III EMBRACA study were presented at the San...
OPatiromer plus Spironolactone for Blood Pressure Management

Reducing Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia

Chemotherapy-induced alopecia (CIA) is a common side effect of chemotherapy and reversible in most cases, but for some it...

An Education Program Helps Nurses Talk to Patients about Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score®

Specialist breast cancer nurses frequently engage in difficult conversations with their patients, including discussions about recurrence risk and treatment....

Educational Gaps Regarding Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4/6 Inhibitors

A recent survey that will be presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium sought to identify knowledge gaps...
Hospitalists Schedules that Promote Inpatient Continuity are Associated with Better Outcomes

What Do Patients, Doctors, and Nurses Consider Most Important in Breast Cancer Education?

A recent study observed common themes regarding what patents, doctors, and nurses believe is crucial for patient education interventions...
Is It Time to Update Guidelines For Family HCM Screening?

An Educational Program on Survivorship Topics for Young Patients with Breast Cancer

A study that will be presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium analyzed the efficacy of an education...

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