Navigation Links
Progress Made in Predicting Breast Cancer Risk
Date:12/12/2008

Breast density, tumor characteristics help fine-tune treatment, study says

FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are making progress in predicting breast cancer risk, recurrence risk and response to cancer treatment by looking at such factors as breast density and tumor size, a panel of experts report.

The scientists presented their data during a teleconference Friday at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in Texas.

Patients with breast cancer tumors known as HER2-positive, even those a centimeter or less in diameter, have a substantially increased risk for relapse, and additional treatment after surgery should be considered, said Dr. Ana Gonzalez-Angulo, a researcher at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Currently, guidelines call for no further treatment after surgery for these small cancers, but Gonzalez-Angulo said her findings suggest that thinking be reconsidered.

She evaluated 965 patients from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and validated the results with 350 European patients. All had small tumors, one centimeter in diameter or smaller, and 10 percent had HER2-positive tumors. HER2-positive breast cancer tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, and these cancers tend to be more aggressive.

"The patients who had HER2-positive disease were the ones with the worst prognosis," she said. The five-year recurrence was 23 percent for those with HER-2 positive disease, compared to about 6 percent for those with HER-2 negative disease.

"We should start thinking about adjuvant therapy, as well as clinical trials," she said. "Twenty-three percent [recurrence] is very high."

The data show that even women with small cancers, under 1 centimeter, are at risk of recurrence, especially if the tumor is HER2-positive, said Dr. Claudine Isaacs, director of the clinical breast cancer program at Georgetown University
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Combination of TYKERB(R) (lapatinib) Plus Letrozole Demonstrated Significant Improvement in Delaying Disease Progression for HER2+/ErbB2+ Post-Menopausal Metastatic Breast Cancer
2. New Survey Shows Continued Progress in Reducing Youth Smoking; Congress, States Can Accelerate Declines by Implementing Proven Solutions
3. Aggressive Therapy May Stem CF Progression in Infants
4. Intervention in infants with cystic fibrosis key to slowing progression
5. Go Healthy Updates Progress With University Sports Programs
6. Report Shows Progress in Fight Against Cancer, but Congress, States Must Step Up Efforts to Reduce Smoking, Lung Cancer
7. Bradmer to present poster on progression free survival and overall survival data from Neuradiab(TM) Phase II trials at Society for Neuro-Oncology Meeting
8. Advanced lung cancer patients see improved, progression-free survival
9. EntreMed Reports Clinical Program Progress and Company Update
10. Alsius Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Business Progress
11. Researchers find predictive tests and early treatment delay progression of blood cell cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Progress Made in Predicting Breast Cancer Risk
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Four years since the release ... which coincided with the marriage of Avasa & Matthew Love – ... which is scheduled for release through White Swan Records on February ... there is a sacred path available to all of us to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Mass. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 EBSCO ... (AMA) are expanding their relationship in an effort to ... around the world. While EBSCO has long made AMA journals ... a sales agent for The JAMA Network. , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... JJsHouse.com is a famous dress online store for ... its latest collection of wedding dresses , and launches ... is the wedding dress on your big day; the wedding ... Every bride wants to find the most suitable wedding dress. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Lower-Auto-Insurance.com has released a new blog post explaining the ... reducing the costs of an auto insurance policy . ... get lower prices for their vehicle insurance policies. The safety a ... policy costs. Because of this, drivers should always carry a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 State Forestry Institute of ... system with support from GEOSYSTEMS, a dedicated Hexagon Geospatial ... will leverage Hexagon Geospatial’s ERDAS APOLLO for ... well as point clouds and documents. This effort will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 3
... grant support, investigators at Nationwide Children,s Hospital plan to ... leads to the development of a devastating brain tumor, ... Center for Childhood Cancer at The Research Institute at ... the Matthew Larson Foundation for this research. ...
... 1 (HealthDay News) -- Screening college athletes for heart conditions ... sudden cardiac death, according to a new study. ... heart abnormality or symptoms that required further screening, prompting researchers ... in sports. Every year in the United States, 60 ...
... Gardner HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, June 1 ... researchers were able to find previously undetected changes in ... had been diagnosed with mild brain injuries sustained from ... "absolutely not there yet," Christine Mac Donald, lead author ...
... a newer, more precise form of radiation therapy, ... hormone therapy than using three-dimensional radiation therapy, according ... of the International Journal of Radiation OncologyBiologyPhysics ... Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Three-dimensional radiation ...
... -- Newly diagnosed cancer patients frequently face hurdles in ... to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine ... Saturday, June 4 at the 2011 annual meeting of ... with private health insurance had difficulty scheduling an appointment, ...
... MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Baseline concussion tests given to hundreds ... some cases, according to a Loyola University Health System ... rate, meaning a test shows an athlete has recovered, ... cognitive impairments from the concussion. This could increase risks ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New grant to study how pediatric brain tumor, ependymoma, develops 2Health News: Experts Recommend Cardiac Screening for College Athletes 2Health News:Hi-Tech Scan Detects Soldiers' Head Injuries 2Health News:Hi-Tech Scan Detects Soldiers' Head Injuries 3Health News:Two-thirds of newly diagnosed cancer patients unable to obtain oncology appointments 2Health News:Does baseline concussion testing really reduce risks to athletes? 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... LOS ANGELES , Jan. 23, 2015 A lot ... the best methods for treating  certain illnesses, injuries, or conditions. ... to replace previous treatment methods with ones that they consider ... treating hernias, there is not one textbook method of treatment ...
(Date:1/23/2015)...  MedScope ( www.medscope.org ), the leading provider of medical ... Connected World magazine Connected World Award for its ... be used anywhere, anytime. The nomination was made by ... nominating MedScope, Landon Garner , Director of Marketing ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Fla. , Jan. 23, 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a ... agreement and partnership with RCA Medical, a subsidiary of ... . Each year, hundreds of millions ... care-associated infections as organisms are transmitted from patient to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:No One-Size-Fits-All Remedy for Hernia Correction 2MedScope Nominated by RacoWireless for Prestigious 2015 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award 2HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2
... Ill., April 19, 2011 Sysmex, a global ... systems technology, announced today an amended distributorship agreement ... automatically renews for up to four successive one-year ... including the Sysmex pocH-100 i™ , Sysmex KX-21N™, ...
... Premier Research Group Limited announces the re-branding of ... Research Company. With the continued growth in clinical development ... the medical device industry, Premier Research recognises this sector ... D-TARGET was founded in 1997 and acquired ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sysmex America Signs Distributorship Agreement With LABSCO 2Premier Research Re-brands its Medical Device Business Unit to D-TARGET 2
4 mm wide tip....
Double-ended. Blunt and semi sharp 5 mm tips. Designated most popular model or size....
Double-ended. Designated most popular model or size....
Designated most popular model or size. Double-ended. 2 mm wide....
Medicine Products: