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Breast Cancer

Patients with metastatic breast cancer and a chronic health condition have poorer outcomes

The death rate for women with metastatic breast cancer is linked to the number of chronic health conditions they have, according to a study by the University of Michigan in partnership with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation.

Nanomedicine targeting lymph nodes may be key to triple negative breast cancer treatment

In mice, nanomedicine can remodel the immune microenvironment in lymph node and tumor tissue for long-term remission and lung tumor elimination in this form of metastasized breast cancer.

Research shows side effects of radiation therapy are reduced when computer optimizes treatment

When a computer optimized the treatment plan for radiation therapy that was broken into multiple segments, known as inverse-planned, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, or IMRT, breast cancer patients were in less pain and experienced less skin irritation than when CT scans were used to deliver three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy, also know as 3DCRT.

Mammogram screenings beginning at age 40 would reduce cancer deaths for Black Women

The research, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests that a reduction in breast cancer deaths can be achieved for Black women while maintaining the same ratio of benefits to harms that occurs when white women undergo screening every other year starting at age 50.