Womens' Health

Abemaciclib Delays Start of Subsequent Chemotherapy

CDK 4/6 benefit extends into subsequent therapy.

Key Protein in HER2+ Breast Cancer Found to Lead to Metastasis

A new study has found that this protein may be responsible for lower survival rates in patients with HER2+ breast cancer.

Despite Recommendations, Chemo Use in Early Stage Breast Cancer Drops

The evidence for chemo hasn't changed. Practice has.

Algorithm Predicts Which High-Risk Lesions Will Upgrade to Cancer, Reducing Unnecessary Surgeries

A new algorithm could significantly eliminate unnecessary operations for breast cancer lesions by predicting which ones will become cancerous.  

Women With Schizophrenia are at Higher Risk for Breast Cancer

Schizophrenia and the incidence of breast cancer may be linked together.

Breast Implants Linked to Increased Risk of Developing Breast ALCL

A new study found that breast implants are linked to an increased risk of this rare type of cancer.

Night Shifts Found to Increase Risk for Multiple Cancers in Female Nurses

A new international study found that night shift work significantly increases the risk of developing common cancers in women.

FDA Approves GammaPod for Breast Cancer Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new breast cancer treatment machine that uses gamma rays to target tumors without harming healthy tissue.

Targeted Therapy Halves Mortality Risk in Advanced Breast Cancer

An old treatment paradigm may be killing women.

Eribulin Enormously Benefits Major Subset of Breast Cancer Patients

One group of breast cancer patients improves significantly following treatment with Eribulin.

FDA Warns Patients That Thermogram is No Alternative to Mammogram

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a warning reminding patients that thermography should not replace mammography for breast cancer screening.

New Combo Therapy Doubles Progression-Free Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

A new study found that a combination of everolimus and fulvestrant doubled progression-free survival in these patients compared to fulvestrant alone.

Fertility Therapy Failure Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Problems

Fertility treatment failure is associated with a significant increased risk of cardiovascular disease over the long term.

Prolonged Use of Aromatase Inhibitors Reduces Breast Ca Recurrence

  • Would extending aromatase inhibitor (AI) treatment to 10 years would further reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence?
  • Prolonged AI therapy avoid adverse effects of treatment with tamoxifen.
  • Trial enrolled 1,918 women with early stage breast cancer.
  • Extending AI treatment to 10 years significantly improved disease-free survival.
  • Results were presented at 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; not yet published in peer-reviewed journal.

Systematic Review: 3D Mammography Shows Promise Over Conventional Mammography


  • Systematic review included 5 studies comparing digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus full-field digital mammography (FFDM) versus FFDM alone for the detection of breast cancer lesion in asymptomatic women.
  • DBT plus full field digital mammography detected cancer at a higher rate than conventional mammography alone.
  • DBT plus conventional digital mammography “increases the effectiveness of breast cancer screening.”
  • DBT was also found to increase patient convenience by reducing false positives.

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