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Bioimpedance Spectroscopy May Identify Lymphedema Earlier

Use of an electrical current to measure extracellular fluid volume — bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) — may identify postoperative breast cancer patients at risk for lymphedema at an earlier stage, when intervention may more effectively prevent progression.
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Kadcyla Approved as Adjuvant Treatment for HER2-Positive Early Breast Cancer

The FDA has approved Kadcyla (ado-trastuzumab emtansine; Genentech) for the adjuvant treatment of patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer who have residual invasive disease after neoadjuvant taxane and trastuzumab-based treatment.The ‘KATHERINE’ trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of Kadcyla vs trastuzumab.