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CURE’s breast cancer page is an extensive resource of cancer information featuring the latest breast cancer news, expert oncologist insights on the latest cancer treatments, oncology research, advocacy efforts, and medical data on breast cancer.

FDA Approves Keytruda/Chemo for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

July 27th 2021

The approval of the immunotherapy agent “has the potential to change the treatment paradigm” in high-risk, early-stage TNBC.

Like a Vessel

July 25th 2021

A breast cancer survivor writes a poem about feeling adrift after treatment.

A Trail of Crumbs

July 23rd 2021

“My stories are my trail of crumbs leading back to my heart and my innermost thoughts,” writes a woman living with metastatic breast cancer.

The Metastatic Village

July 19th 2021

A patient reflects on the comfort and grief within the world of metastatic breast cancer.

Disruption in Breast Cancer Care During COVID-19 Pandemic May Slightly Increase Long-Term Mortality

July 16th 2021

A modeling study demonstrated that breast cancer mortality may increase by 0.52% by 2030, but effects of delays during the COVID-19 pandemic may be mitigated by making up screenings sooner than later.

It's Important to Know: You Are Enough

July 13th 2021

A hard-charging executive felt lost after surviving cancer because she didn’t fit into her old life. But, she says, “cancer changed my life, so I changed my world.”

Ibrance Is Well Tolerated in African American Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer and Benign Ethnic Neutropenia

July 7th 2021

African American women with benign ethnic neutropenia had clinical benefit with Ibrance (palbociclib) in combination with endocrine therapy to treat advanced breast cancer.

Use of Fertility Drugs Not Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk

July 5th 2021

There is no need for concern of breast cancer for women using fertility drugs to become pregnant, according to recent research.

Meeting Charise and The Grace Project

July 2nd 2021

A woman who underwent surgery for breast cancer shares a transformative experience in which she posed for a photographer who documented her mastectomy scars.

NPR’s Ina Jaffe Shared Her Breast Cancer Journey, Couple Moves Up Their Wedding After Cancer Diagnosis and More

July 2nd 2021

From Ina Jaffe’s breast cancer news to a couple moving up their wedding due to a cancer diagnosis, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Who Needs Nipples Anyway? The Impacts of Breast Cancer Surgery

June 28th 2021

Many women with breast cancer choose to undergo reconstruction after mastectomy. Of those women, some opt for nipple sparing surgeries while others do not. “Those who choose to save their nipples are often disappointed when the tissue dies or no longer functions as it did before surgery,” writes one survivor. “But why are nipples so important?”

Breast Implants: Is There an Ideal Smoothness to Prevent Immune Reactions?

June 28th 2021

Recent research found that breast implants with a specific texture tended to result in a lower level of inflammation and immune reactions than other implants.

Ibrance Plus Faslodex May Improve Long-Term Survival for Advanced Breast Cancer

June 23rd 2021

The survival benefit obtained with Ibrance plus Faslodex persisted over a median follow-up of 73.3 months in patients with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.

A Milkshake and Metastatic Cancer

June 20th 2021

A man with breast cancer recalls his introduction to cancer as a child.

Novel 4-Drug Combo Significantly Improves Treatment Responses in Group of Patients with Breast Cancer

June 15th 2021

Treatment with pyrotinib and the chemotherapies trastuzumab, docetaxel and carboplatin significantly improved response rates over the triplet chemotherapy regimen alone in the neoadjuvant treatment of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.

Initial Diagnosis of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

June 15th 2021

Latasha Jordan, a triple-negative breast cancer survivor, discusses challenges she faced with her symptoms and diagnosis, and Aditya Bardia, M.D., MPH, reviews the typical diagnostic work-up used to determine a treatment approach.

Breast Cancer Care for the Incarcerated

June 11th 2021

“All women with breast cancer deserve quality health care,” writes one survivor. “But for an incarcerated woman, that care may not come in a timely manner, if at all.”

Friday Frontline: Singer With Cancer Receives Golden Buzzer on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Breast Cancer Survivor Launches Medical Wig Company for Curly and Coily Hair and More

June 11th 2021

From an emotional "America’s Got Talent” audition from a singer with cancer to a wig company that creates wigs for women of color, here’s what’s happening in the cancer landscape this week.

Trodelvy Associated with Better Benefits Than Chemo in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Regardless of Agent

June 9th 2021

The data, according to the study’s lead author, confirm that Trodelvy should be considered a new standard of care in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

Patients with Early Triple-Negative Breast Cancer May Benefit from Imfinzi-Neoadjuvant Chemo Combo

June 8th 2021

Patients with early triple-negative breast cancer receiving Imfinzi in addition to neoadjuvant chemotherapy saw increased survival rates and complete responses to treatment.

Lynparza Following Standard of Care Treatments Effective in Some Patients with High-Risk Breast Cancer

June 5th 2021

Some patients with early HER2-negative breast cancer at high risk for disease recurrence achieved meaningful benefit with Lynparza after receiving standard of care therapies, such as surgery or chemotherapy.

Words Matter to Patients with Cancer. We’re Here. We’re Listening.

June 3rd 2021

A patient with metastatic breast cancer describes how the right words can offer hope to patients and the wrong ones can haunt them forever.

How a Survivor’s Therapeutic Blogging During Cancer Treatments Turned into Inspiration and Advocacy for Others

June 3rd 2021

In this episode of the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, breast cancer survivor Tomika Bryant discusses her cancer journey, advocacy work and how blogging helped her get through treatment.

Breast Cancer Made Me A Better Ally

May 27th 2021

“Understanding and taking action against racial differences in cancer care and clinical trial participation are made more powerful when we listen to patient voices,” writes one patient with breast cancer.

Pfizer-BioNTech Booster Vaccine Significantly Improves Immune Responses in Patients With Cancer

May 26th 2021

The effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine increased significantly among patients with cancer who received a vaccine booster 21 days after receiving the first dose.

Sugar-Filled Drinks Could Be Cause for Alarm After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

May 18th 2021

Consuming even one sugar-sweetened drink per day such as soda, fruit-flavored drinks, energy drinks, punches and sports drinks after a breast cancer diagnosis could increase the risk of mortality.

Developing Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or Heart Disease After Breast Cancer May Increase Risk for Death

May 17th 2021

A diagnosis of diabetes, high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease within two years of being diagnosed with breast cancer impacted a woman’s risk for death related to breast cancer or cardiovascular disease.

The Underwater Tug of Cancer

May 16th 2021

A retired public health specialist and survivor of both thyroid and breast cancer pens a poem about her experiences with treatment and what it’s like to be “pulled under the water” by cancer.

Traveling Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic As A Cancer Survivor

May 15th 2021

A skin and breast cancer survivor expresses her thoughts on travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has affected her family.

You May Have Second Thoughts When Receiving a Cancer Diagnosis

May 7th 2021

Luckily, obtaining a second opinion has become easier with advances in telehealth and other virtual technologies, which allow patients to share their medical records and test results with physicians and pathologists to potentially improve treatment plans.