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A Cancer Poem: Rock-Solid Strength

November 22nd 2020

A poem from a mother to her daughter after her breast cancer diagnosis.

FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Keytruda-Chemotherapy Combination for TNBC

November 13th 2020

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the combination of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) with chemotherapy for patients with locally recurrent unresectable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer who have a PD-L1 expression.

Love and Marriage: Tackling Two Bouts of Cancer Together

November 12th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a couple that has been married for 41 years about their journey as patient and caregiver during two bouts of triple-negative breast cancer. The couple, Janice and Rex Cowden, also give others facing similar situations advice on how to persevere together.

What Women Need to Know About a Breast Cancer Diagnosis During COVID-19

October 30th 2020

A breast surgical oncologist at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center notes that while breast cancer screening can be delayed a few months, it should not be skipped altogether.

Imagine the Possibilities of A New Year, Even With Cancer

October 30th 2020

2020 has been a challenging year, especially for survivors and those with cancer, but you can look forward to the new year. You just have to imagine the possibilities.

Friday Frontline: Two Sisters Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Participate in Proton Therapy Trial, Artificial Intelligence Being Investigated to Assist with Radiotherapy Treatments and More

October 30th 2020

Two sisters diagnosed with the same stage of breast cancer in the same spot three weeks apart take part in proton therapy trial, Mayo Clinic and Google Health partner to investigate the use of artificial intelligence in assisting with radiotherapy treatments and more from the weekly roundup of news and research happening in the cancer landscape.

Katie Couric and Paula Schneider: Sharing Cancer Journeys One Letter At a Time

October 29th 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with television journalist Katie Couric and Susan G. Komen CEO Paula Schneider about their experiences with cancer, and the advice they offered their pre-cancer selves.

The Latest News and Updates in Breast Cancer

October 28th 2020

A roundup of the latest news and updates for patients with breast cancer from CURE®.

A Look Back at the Movement That Changed the Breast Cancer Journey

October 23rd 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and is deeply associated with the color pink, but it wasn't always like that. Here's how the breast cancer awareness movement began.

Kinase Inhibitors Hold Promise in Treating Breast Cancer That Has Spread to the Brain

October 22nd 2020

Treatments like kinase inhibitors are changing the options patient may have for when their breast cancer spreads to the brain.

From Secrecy to Support: How the Breast Cancer Patient Advocacy Movement Pulled the Disease Out of the Shadows

October 21st 2020

The breast cancer patient advocacy movement that started in the 1950s pulled the disease out of the shadows, bringing patients’ options to light.

Breast Friends: How One Organization is Connecting Those Affected By Reproductive or Breast Cancers

October 20th 2020

A group extends a hand to those affected by breast or reproductive cancers, especially younger previvors, patients and caregivers.

A Letter to Myself: You Were Made for This Breast Cancer Journey

October 20th 2020

Paula Schneider, president and CEO of Susan G. Komen®, writes to her younger self on the lessons and challenges she faced as a patient with breast cancer.

When Patients with the Earliest Form of Breast Cancer May Be Able to Skip Surgery

October 20th 2020

Can mastectomy or lumpectomy be avoided in women with ductal carcinoma in situ?

Helping Underserved Women at the Community Level Can Be a Crucial Step Toward Reducing Deaths From Late-Stage Breast Cancer

October 19th 2020

Helping underserved women at the community level can be a crucial step toward reducing deaths from late-stage breast cancer. A grassroots initiative in Florida aims to contribute to that change and inspire the formation of similar groups.

Participants of the DONNA Foundations 2021 National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer Will Lace Up Their Running Shoes Virtually

October 19th 2020

Organized as a virtual event, the DONNA Foundation’s 2021 National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer will allow participants to run in their neighborhoods — or on their treadmills.

A Week of Radiation Therapy Following Early-Stage Breast Cancer Surgery Appears as Safe and Effective as Longer Courses

October 17th 2020

Just one week of radiation therapy after surgery for early-stage breast cancer is as safe and effective as longer courses, researchers report.

Living As A 'Triple Threat' Breast Cancer Survivor

October 17th 2020

Understanding cancer as a professional is one thing, but once you go through the journey it takes on a whole different understanding.

How I Discovered I Had Male Breast Cancer

October 14th 2020

You may be surprised by what you can find in a hot shower, whether it be cancer or the discovery on how to live after treatment.

Dose-Dense Chemotherapy Improves Disease-Free Survival in HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

October 13th 2020

Researchers found that neoadjuvant chemotherapy with intense dose-dense Ellence (epirubicin), Taxol (paclitaxel), and Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) (iddEPC) demonstrated significant disease-free survival benefits in the treatment of patients with HR+/HER2- breast cancer.

What Are Your Thoughts on the Month of ‘Pinktober’?

October 12th 2020

On social media, CURE® recently asked its readers to share their thoughts on the month of “Pinktober”.

October is About More Than Pink Ribbons

October 9th 2020

Every October, pink ribbons pop up as a symbol of breast cancer awareness. This year, marketing strategies have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One survivor offers some insight on those changes.

Practical Tips for People Newly Diagnosed with Cancer

September 25th 2020

Remember, knowledge is power. The more information you have about your cancer, the less power it has over you.

Tecentriq Combo Improves Response Rates in Early TNBC, Regardless of PD-L1 Status

September 22nd 2020

Findings from a randomized phase 3 study showed that adding neoadjuvant Tecentriq to a chemotherapy regimen of Abraxane, Adriamycin and Cytoxan in patients with stage 2 or 3 triple-negative breast cancer significantly improved pathologic complete responses, compared with placebo plus chemotherapy.

The Bad Boys of Breast Cancer

September 21st 2020

The greatest obstacle facing men with breast cancer may be … ourselves.

Paclitaxel, Carboplatin Regimen Shows Promise in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

September 17th 2020

“This randomized clinical trial found that compared with the conventional anthracycline and docetaxel regimen, the paclitaxel-plus-carboplatin regimen may be an alternative adjuvant chemotherapy strategy for patients with operable TNBC,” the authors wrote.

An Expert Explains the Three Major Treatment Modalities in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

September 15th 2020

“In the field of triple-negative breast cancer, we're beginning to see some remarkable advances, mostly centering around the three paradigms that have become so attractive for the treatment of cancer: immunotherapy, targeted biologics and antibody-drug conjugates,” Dr. Howard A. “Skip” Burris, III said in an interview.

FDA Warns Tecentriq-Paclitaxel Combination Failed to Treat Locally Advanced or Metastatic TNBC

September 8th 2020

The Food and Drug Administration’s warning comes weeks after Genentech, the manufacturer of Tecentriq, issued a press release noting that the IMpassion131 trial failed to meet its primary endpoint of improving progression-free survival in patients with triple-negative breast cancer.

It’s OK to Grieve the Loss of My Breasts to Cancer

September 3rd 2020

It seems acceptable in our world to grieve the loss of a loved one, but unheard of to grieve the loss of body parts.

Breast Cancer Taught Me to Love Myself

August 30th 2020

Breast cancer makes you wiser and more mature, but it also opens your heart to see that love is around you. It has showed me something that I initially did not want to accept, which was to love myself.