Pivotal Treatment in Breast Cancer Education Center

Approximately 20% of patients diagnosed with breast cancer have a type of cancer that is positive for the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) protein. HER2 positive breast cancers are unique due to the significant efficacy of treatments that target the HER2 protein. Furthermore, treatments for HER2 positive breast cancer are effective for both patients with early stage and metastatic breast cancer. Recent advances in the treatment of HER positive breast cancer continue to dramatically improve outcomes for these patients.

This Education Center is intended to update clinicians on the latest developments in HER positive breast cancer in order to help them more effectively treat patients.

Incontinence Drug May Ease Hot Flashes in Women with Breast Cancer

Incontinence Drug May Ease Hot Flashes in Women with Breast Cancer

A low dose of oxybutynin, an anticholinergic used to treat incontinence associated with overactive bladder, reduces hot flashes and improves quality of life in breast-cancer survivors, according to a new study...
Exercise During Adjuvant Breast-Cancer Treatment Good for the Heart

Exercise During Adjuvant Breast-Cancer Treatment Good for the Heart

A supervised exercise program during adjuvant therapy for breast cancer improved cardiopulmonary function in women enrolled in the EBBA-II trial...
Guidelines May Be Holding Back Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer

Guidelines May Be Holding Back Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer

About one-half of patients with breast cancer with a clinically actionable genetic variant are missed by current testing guidelines, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology...
New Treatments in HER2+ Breast Cancer

New Treatments in HER2+ Breast Cancer

The pace of change in treating human epidermal growth factor-2 positive (HER2+) breast cancer over the past five years has upended established treatment paradigms and created challenges for physicians in determining the best therapy for individual patients...
Cryoablation a Promising Alternative to Surgery in Low-Risk Breast Cancer

Cryoablation a Promising Alternative to Surgery in Low-Risk Breast Cancer

Image-guided cryoablation can be an effective primary treatment for small, low-risk breast tumors without lumpectomy, according to new data from the ongoing Ice 3 trial...

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