• surgery
  • Denosumab (Xgeva) is usually given to women undergoing breast cancer treatment because hormone therapy for their disease can make their bones brittle, explained lead researcher Dr. Michael Gnant, a professor of surgery at the Medical University of Vienna in Austria. (health.com)
  • For the capecitabine study, Japanese researchers enrolled 910 patients who had HER2-negative breast cancer that did not fully respond to chemotherapy prior to surgery. (health.com)
  • Some have suspected that these patients have breast cancer that is somehow resistant to chemotherapy, and that chemo following surgery might not do them any good, said study author Dr. Masakazu Toi, a professor at Kyoto University Hospital in Japan and founder and senior director of the Japan Breast Cancer Research Group. (health.com)
  • Non-profit breast cancer support group providing support, care and surgery for the underinsured and underprivileged in south-central Texas. (dmoztools.net)
  • California
  • Responsible for administering funding to eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities. (dmoztools.net)
  • Risk
  • If your BMI is greater than 25, there is an increase risk factor for breast cancer," said Rochford, who has been a nutritionist at Mercy for 19 years. (heraldnews.com)
  • In addition, an osteoporosis medication called denosumab appears to reduce recurrence risk by 18 percent in women who have HR-positive breast cancer, a second study reports. (health.com)
  • Two years later, the researchers found the patients assigned capecitabine had a 31 percent reduced risk of disease recurrence compared with those assigned the placebo. (health.com)
  • After an average follow-up of four years, patients assigned denosumab had an 18 percent reduced risk of disease recurring compared with those assigned placebo, researchers found. (health.com)
  • Gnant said denosumab likely helps reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence by keeping dormant tumor cells from becoming active. (health.com)
  • Offers overview information, as well as access to a tool to find your personal risk for breast cancer. (dmoztools.net)
  • Center
  • To improve your health, a good place to start is to know your body mass index, said Pamela Rochford, a registered dietitian and board certified specialist in oncology nutrition at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio. (heraldnews.com)
  • Community hospital breast center located in Pennsylvania. (dmoztools.net)
  • estrogen
  • Nearly all postmenopausal women with early stage, HR-positive breast cancer are treated with drugs that stop the production of estrogen, Gnant said. (health.com)
  • Study shows that iodine affects estrogen metabolism and inhibits estrogen induced transcription in cancer cells, suggesting that iodine/iodide may be useful as an adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. (dmoztools.net)