Breast Cancer

Are There Benefits to Awake Breast Cancer Surgery During COVID-19?

August 11, 2020


In Italy, a study looked at reallocating resources meant for patients with breast cancer to those stricken with coronavirus disease 2019, finding that the former could benefit from fast-track awake surgery to reduce risk of cross-infection.

Survival Consistent for Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Despite Surgery Delays

August 07, 2020


Delays in surgery to treat early-stage breast cancer and receiving neoadjuvant endocrine therapy did not decrease survival odds among female patients, authors report in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Global Incidence of Premenopausal, Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Rising

August 03, 2020


Higher-income countries are seeing their rates of premenopausal breast cancer increase faster, whereas cases of postmenopausal breast cancer are increasing in number faster in lower-income studies.

Mortality Among Men With Breast Cancer Decreases With Adjuvant Chemotherapy

July 30, 2020


Less than 1% of all breast cancers occur in men, making this a rare disease among that patient population, and most treatment guidelines are based on outcomes and survival rates seen in women with the disease.

Women With Extremely Dense Breast Tissue May Not Benefit From 3-D Mammography

July 28, 2020


Compared with digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, also called 3-dimensional (3-D) mammography, has been proven superior at effectively detecting breast cancer and leading to fewer recall visits, but more information is needed for how subgroups of women with different breast densities benefit from the screening method, especially those classified as having extremely dense breast tissue.

Germline BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer Does Not Increase Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

July 23, 2020


Women with early-onset germline BRCA-mutated breast cancer can have subsequent pregnancies without increasing their risk for disease recurrence, according to the authors of a recent study in Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Diagnostic Delays From COVID-19 May Increase Cancer-Related Deaths, UK Studies Say

July 21, 2020


The next several years could bear witness to thousands of additional deaths from cancer that could have been prevented through routine diagnostic care that was delayed because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a pair of studies in The Lancet Oncology.

Male Breast Cancer Survival Similar to That in Women Despite Treatment Variation

July 17, 2020


Because male breast cancer is such a rare disease, few strides have been made that convey advantages in its detection, incidence, and mortality. Most treatment guidelines have been extracted from studies performed among female patients.

Interval Breast Cancer Found Within 1 Year Linked to Worse Mortality

July 14, 2020


Breast cancer diagnosed in the year following a negative result after a mammogram has now been associated with an increase in mortality compared with breast cancer detected at a screening, report JAMA Network Open study results.