Updated International Consensus Guidelines for Advanced Breast Cancer Published

The guidelines have been published in 2 journals: Breast and Annals of Oncology.

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The latest international consensus guidelines for the management of advanced were published online September 18 in the Annals of Oncology and September 20 in the Breast.

The advanced breast cancer 2 (ABC2) guidelines urge more research and clinical trials into treatment for advanced disease, and describe advanced breast cancer patients as a "historically neglected population."

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In particular, the guidelines note, more research is needed to find the best treatments for patients with breast cancer that has spread to the liver, pleural cavity, or the skin; patients with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer who relapse during or shortly after adjuvant treatment with ; patients with stage IV disease; and men with advanced breast cancer who require treatment with aromatase inhibitors, such as , , and letrozole.

Link to the report on Medscape: http://bit.ly/1riuURB