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Many Early Onset Colon Cancers are Caused by Genetic Mutations Passed Through Families

January 12th, 2017

Many Early Onset Colon Cancers are Caused by Genetic Mutations Passed Through Families

One in every six colorectal cancer patients (16 percent) diagnosed under age 50 has at least one inherited genetic mutation that increases his or her […]


Do Social Connections Lower Death Rates from Breast Cancer?

January 10th, 2017

Do Social Connections Lower Death Rates from Breast Cancer?

Women diagnosed with breast cancer have greater rates of survival and lower rates of disease recurrences if they have more social ties, compared to women […]


Keytruda®/Halaven® Combo May Be Effective in Advanced Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

January 9th, 2017

Keytruda®/Halaven® Combo May Be Effective in Advanced Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

The investigative treatment combination including Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) plus Halaven® (eribulin) could provide a potential therapeutic option for patients with advanced triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) whose […]


ASTRO Expands Guidelines for Treatment of Breast Cancer with Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

January 2nd, 2017

ASTRO Expands Guidelines for Treatment of Breast Cancer with Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

According to the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) younger patients with early stage breast cancer and individuals with low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) […]


Depression Drug Reduces Joint Pain for Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer

December 28th, 2016

Depression Drug Reduces Joint Pain for Women with Early Stage Breast Cancer

A drug typically used to treat depression and anxiety can significantly reduce joint pain in postmenopausal women being treated for early stage breast cancer, according […]


UCLA Identifies Potential Cancer Treatment with Fewer Side Effects Than Chemotherapy

December 12th, 2016

UCLA Identifies Potential Cancer Treatment with Fewer Side Effects Than Chemotherapy

By Stuart Wolpert, UCLA Asynthetic version of a rare toxin produced by a sea creature appears to hold promise for treating many different types of […]


Aromatase Inhibitor--Associated Joint Pain Tends to Resolve Upon Treatment Completion

November 15th, 2016

Aromatase Inhibitor–Associated Joint Pain Tends to Resolve Upon Treatment Completion

A class of drugs known as aromatase inhibitors (AI) commonly used in the management of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer are associated with troublesome joint […]


It’s in the Genes: Genetic Testing Tutorial

November 9th, 2016

It’s in the Genes: Genetic Testing Tutorial

Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision making related […]


Ribociclib Offers 'Paradigm Shift' in Advanced Breast Cancer

October 26th, 2016

Ribociclib Offers ‘Paradigm Shift’ in Advanced Breast Cancer

The investigational drug ribociclib (formerly LEE011) when combined with Femera (letrozole) for the initial treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor positive (HR+) metastatic breast cancer […]


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Ask Questions, Get Connected

October 1st, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Ask Questions, Get Connected

What does breast cancer awareness month mean to you? We’d like to hear from you—join us on facebook, twitter, or CancerConnect and join the discussion. On October 10th  at […]


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