Women with primary breast cancer diagnosed at an advanced stage are at increased risk for the development of contralateral breast cancer (CBC), according to the results of a population-based study conducted in Sweden.
The FDA has approved a new ultrasound device to detect breast cancer in women with dense breasts. It will be used in conjunction with standard mammography in asymptomatic women with a negative mammogram.
In patients with heavily pretreated HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, combination treatment with lapatinib and trastuzumab was associated with a median survival benefit of 4.5 months, according to the final results of a phase III study.
Fatigue, which can plague patients’ years after cancer treatment has ended, may be the result of inflammation. Now, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that omega-3 may help reduce fatigue associated with inflammation in these patients.