Breast Cancer (Issue 2) | Special Reports

Survival Improved Over 10 Years With Breast-Conserving Therapy Versus Mastectomy

December 15, 2015

Clinical Articles

Breast-conserving therapy (BCT) and radiation in early-stage breast cancer has been shown to give patients about a 20% better chance of survival over the course of 10 years, moreso than their counterparts who opted had mastectomy.

Dr. Carey Anders on Treating Brain Metastases in Breast Cancer

December 15, 2015

Clinical Articles

Carey Anders, MD, assistant professor for the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, UNC Chapel Hill, on the challenge of treating brain metastases in breast cancer. Anders says brain metastases generally portend a poor prognosis and treatment for them are currently scarce.

Study Links pCR Post-Neoadjuvant Therapy to Increased Survival Rates in TNBC

December 15, 2015

Clinical Articles

Treatment with standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus carboplatin and/or bevacizumab resulting in a pathologic complete response has been associated with improvement in event-free and overall survival in patients with triple-negative breast cancer.