Progress continues to be made through world-leading research to identify which treatments will work best for different sub-types of breast cancer.
In brilliant news, it has been discovered that adding ribociclib to first-line endocrine therapy significantly improves both progression free and overall survival (PFS and OS) for premenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.
The Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust (WBCRT) is seeking participants with moderately severe treatment-resistant lymphoedema for this research. Is lymphoedema of your arm an ongoing problem for you? Have you undergone at least three months of lymphoedema therapy?
Key findings announced at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago include breakthroughs in the treatment of breast cancer and research. In a series of articles including this one, we outline some of the exciting developments reported.
In an exciting breakthrough, a very important protein has been discovered that predicts whether a breast cancer patient is going to respond successfully to endocrine therapy or chemotherapy.
We note that PHARMAC reported in June 2017 that the special $3.2 million fund they set up in 2007 to fund the SOLD Herceptin trial to see
BCAC is thrilled a clinical trial involving American engineer Judy Perkins has led to her being declared free of breast cancer with what specialists are calling an extended remission. This wonderful news has come two years after she was told she had only three months to live.
The trial of the experimental therapy was carried out by the US National Cancer Institute. BCAC are aware there is still much to learn before scientists can turn this experimental therapy into a treatment.
More women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer may not need chemotherapy and may instead rely on hormone therapies, according to a landmark study.
The findings in the study were based on a 21-tumor gene expression test which would also inform treatment decisions in real life.
American researchers have hopes a new blood test they have developed may in the future be able to detect 10 types of cancer potentially years before someone becomes unwell.
Recent research has found that changing to a low-fat diet may have a positive influence on breast cancer outcomes.
A study led by Dr Rowan T Chlebowski, PhD of the City of Hope National Medical Center in California found that, in a randomized clinical trial, a low-fat eating pattern was associated with lower risk of death after breast cancer.