early stage breast cancer

early stage breast cancer

Breast CA confined to the breast–ie, not spread locally or metastasized
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pCR is a common measure of neoadjuvant treatment effect in breast cancer and can be assessed more quickly than traditional endpoints in early stage breast cancer.
He wrote: "Its routine use in the management of patients with early stage breast cancer may be unwarranted.
Dr John Kennedy, consultant medical oncologist and chairman of the Irish Cancer Society Medical Committee, said: "These positive clinical trial results show women with early stage breast cancer now have access to treatments that can produce a significant reduction in the risk of their breast cancer recurrence.
Yesterday, the European Commission granted a licence for the drug to be used across Europe for early stage breast cancer after it was recommended by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA).
The 63-year-old is not technically a participant in clinical trial B-35 - launched in May to evaluate the drug's effectiveness in treating early stage breast cancer, compared with tamoxifen, the industry standard - but her quality of life after 14 months on anastrozole is cause for optimism.
Women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer usually have surgery to remove the tumour followed by radiotherapy of the whole breasts to prevent cancer returning.
Health Dialog's early stage breast cancer decision aid helps guide patients through all stages of the decision making process, from explaining how to read a pathology report to illustrating what a patient can expect from different types of surgeries.
In early stage breast cancer (stages I and II), cancer cells are confined to the breast or immediate lymph node area; the focus for the patient is to become a "survivor.
This study is the first large-scale trial to demonstrate the significant antitumor benefit of ZometaA and the findings may allow oncologists to further improve the standard of care for premenopausal women with hormone-sensitive early stage breast cancer.
This was the impetus for researchers to measure vitamin D levels, parathyroid hormone and calcium in 204 women with early stage breast cancer, 279 with invasive breast cancer and 75 women with advanced breast cancer.
Dr Carlo Palmieri, from Imperial College London and lead author on the paper, said this was the first study comparing vitamin D levels in women with early stage breast cancer with those in the advanced stages.

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