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CLEOPATRA Reveals New Treatment Option for HER2+ Breast Cancer Patients

CLEOPATRA Reveals New Treatment Option for HER2+ Breast Cancer Patients

Addition of pertuzumab to traztuzumab + docetaxel added almost 16 months to overall survival compared to those who didn't receive pertuzumab.

Genomic Research Indicates the Need for Cancer Reclassification

Genomic Research Indicates the Need for Cancer Reclassification

1 in 10 patients with cancer would be more accurately diagnosed if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria.

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Oral Contraceptives and the Risk of Breast Cancer

Oral Contraceptives and the Risk of Breast Cancer

Certain oral contraceptives may increase breast cancer risk, but researchers caution that the risk is small, if it exists at all.

Breast Cancer Resources

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How to Communicate Metastatic Breast Cancer Pain

This fact sheet educates patients on how to properly describe the details of their metastatic breast cancer pain to their oncologist.

Molecular Profiling: Personalizing Breast Cancer Treatment

This patient information fact sheet reviews how doctors use molecular profiling to offer patients more targeted therapy options.

BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing

This fact sheet provides information about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and related genetic testing.

Can Antiperspirants/Deodorants Cause Breast Cancer?

This fact sheet discusses evidence behind if antiperspirants and deodorants may be linked to breast cancer.

Hormone Therapy in Breast Cancer

This fact sheet teaches patients how hormone therapy can help stop the growth of hormone-sensitive breast cancer tumors.

XELODA®

XELODA®

This slideshow reviews drug information for XELODA® (capecitabine) for treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

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Slide 3: Indication, Dosage, and ...

A 55-year-old Woman with Breast Cancer and Shortness of Breath

A 55-year-old Woman with Breast Cancer and Shortness of Breath

Chief Complaint

J.W. is a 55-year-old woman recently admitted to the hospital for worsening shortness of breath (Slide 1).

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Breast Cancer 101: From Incidence to Treatment

Breast Cancer 101: From Incidence to Treatment

Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed types of cancer in the United States. In 2013, an estimated ...

Heart Failure During Breast Cancer Management: A Case Study

Heart Failure During Breast Cancer Management: A Case Study

Byline: Sandra Cuellar Puri, PharmD, BCOP

Chief Complaint

During a routine follow-up visit, WM, a 48-year-old female, complains of ongoing fatigue since ...

Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S. besides skin cancer. About 1 in 8 ...

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