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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.

‘Lost in Transition’ After Breast Cancer

March 9th 2021

With more than 4 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., survivorship care and understanding what happens to patients after surviving is of the utmost importance. An expert explains some side effects survivors may experience and treatments to help.

7 Recent Updates in the Field of Women's Cancers

March 8th 2021

In honor of International Women’s Day, CURE® compiled some recent news and updates in women’s cancers that patients, survivors and caregivers may have missed.

Why My ‘Normal’ Breast Now Feels Like a Liability

March 8th 2021

A breast cancer survivor who opted for a unilateral mastectomy advises people to look at all treatment and risk reduction options when first diagnosed with breast cancer so they can avoid any regrets years later.

Educated Patient® Breast Cancer Summit: March 7, 2021

March 7th 2021

View the full CURE Educated Patient Breast Cancer Summit on demand.

Recent Breast Cancer News and Updates Patients May Have Missed

March 6th 2021

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

FDA Rejects Approval of Oral Paclitaxel Plus Encequidar for Metastatic Breast Cancer: Here’s Why

March 5th 2021

Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was scheduled to make a decision on whether or not they would approve oral paclitaxel plus encequidar for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. The agency decided not to approve the regimen, and issued a complete response letter outlining why.

Managing Side Effects from Triple-Negative breast Cancer Treatment

March 3rd 2021

Addressing Diet and Nutrition

March 3rd 2021

Evaluating Clinical Trials in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

March 3rd 2021

Psychosocial Effects From a Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Diagnosis

March 3rd 2021

A New Way to Fight Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Arrives

March 3rd 2021

Even as chemotherapy, surgery and radiation remain treatment mainstays, immunotherapy is ready to take the stage.

Herb and Supplement Use During Cancer Treatment May Cause Drug Interactions That Could Be Harmful for Patients

March 2nd 2021

Patients with prostate and breast cancer may be unknowingly putting themselves at risk while taking herbs and supplements during chemotherapy and should consult their medical team before using them, according to an expert.

How Life Lessons from My Parents, a Former Employer and a Holocaust Survivor Have Helped Me During My Cancer Journey

February 27th 2021

A patient with metastatic breast cancer recalls how she’s been told countless times that she’s so brave, so strong and so resilient. Here, she thanks those who have influenced her and helped her be so courageous.

Many Women Are Satisfied After 'Going Flat' Post-Mastectomy, Study Finds

February 25th 2021

Although most patients reported satisfaction after undergoing a mastectomy without breast reconstruction surgery, 20.7% of women felt that their surgeon was not supportive of their decision to do so.

How One Organization is Helping People Navigate the ‘Pain, Confusion and Chaos’ of a Cancer Diagnosis

February 23rd 2021

A cancer diagnosis often comes with concerns of what’s next for patients. One concern is how they’re going to afford their treatments. Here, a panel of experts discuss what options are available.

Shattering Myths: How Patients With Cancer Can Become Better Health Advocates

February 23rd 2021

There are two myths that patients with cancer believe when it comes to being health advocates. Here, a panel of experts look to dispel those myths to help patients become better advocates.

CEO, Breast Cancer Survivor Discusses New Gel to Improve Sexual Quality of Life in Patients with Cancer

February 21st 2021

Breast cancer survivor and Evofem Biosciences founder and CEO Saundra Pelletier shares her thoughts on a new hormone-free contraceptive gel that could improve sexual quality of life in patients with cancer.

‘Knowledge is Power’: Advocating for More Representation in Cancer-Related Clinical Trials

February 19th 2021

There are several health equity barriers in patients with cancer, one of which involves adequate access to clinical trials. Here, a panel of experts and a cancer survivor discuss ways to improve access.

National Organization Recommends Women Delay Mammogram Screening Following COVID-19 Vaccine

February 18th 2021

The Society of Breast Imaging has recommended women wait four to six weeks after receiving their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to get a screening mammogram. However, experts differ on whether women should wait to get a screening mammogram following their vaccine.

Juggling a Career and Navigating Cancer Treatment

February 18th 2021

This week on the “CURE® Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Evofem Biosciences founder and CEO Saundra Pelletier about what it was like to go through the shock of receiving a cancer diagnosis while also navigating a career, and explaining how her product, which is now FDA-approved, can help patients with cancer and survivors improve their sexual quality of life.

Off Our Chests: Dr. John Marshall, Wife Liza Get ‘Candid’ About Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

February 17th 2021

Ahead of the release of their book, “Off Our Chests”, Dr. John Marshall and his wife, Liza, look back on the trials and tribulations of Liza’s triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis – from the perspective of a patient and her husband, the caregiver and oncologist.

Invasive Disease-Free Survival Improves With Perjeta Plus Standard Therapy in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

February 16th 2021

Patents with HER2-positive breast cancer had a similar rate of overall survival with Perjeta plus chemotherapy and trastuzumab compared with placebo plus chemotherapy and trastuzumab, although longer follow-up is needed to determine whether a benefit exists in that area.

‘Cheers to Pete’: An Ode To A Cancer Port

February 10th 2021

A cancer survivor pens an ode to her port that has made her journey much less stressful.

Compassionate Care Goes A Long Way When Receiving Treatment for Cancer

February 10th 2021

A patient with cancer recalls how the love her care team showed her during her treatment made such a difference in her journey to recovery. Her hope: That more patients with cancer around the world can find doctors who treat them as a person, and not just a case.

Looking At Yourself Differently After Cancer

February 8th 2021

Moment by moment, we move toward life. We feel what needs to be felt. We can even feel through the numb parts—the broken pieces. Instead of looking somewhere else, we look straight on— at ourselves and others. We see what’s really there. Who is there for us? Who is not? We choose to be with those we love, and those who love us back—like the person in the mirror, the new friend.

Endoxifen Shows Promise in Treating Breast Cancer in Australian Trial, Development in the US to Accelerate

February 8th 2021

Results of a trial assessing endoxifen in patients with breast cancer in Australia were positive enough for the manufacturer to stop the trial before it was scheduled to be completed. The drug’s manufacturer will now accelerate its development in the U.S.

Adding Ibrance in the Adjuvant Setting Does Not Improve Survival in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Subtype

February 3rd 2021

An interim analysis of the PALLAS study showed that adding Ibrance to endocrine therapy, compared to endocrine therapy alone, after initial treatment ended for patients with HR-positive, HER2-negative, early-stage breast cancer did not extend the length of time before a patient’s disease recurred.

DONNA Marathon Week Goes Virtual Feb. 6-14, 2021

February 2nd 2021

Runners will lace up “Everywhere, Together” to Finish Breast Cancer

How One Patient With Cancer is Paying it Forward From ‘Chemo to Kindness’

January 28th 2021

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a patient who is receiving treatment for grade 3 triple-negative breast cancer. We talk about how a nurse’s question during a routine physical “saved her life”, and a kindness challenge she started to help lift her up during the dark days of treatment.

Aspirin Use May Improve Survival in Bladder, Breast Cancer

January 26th 2021

Regular aspirin use may increase survival in patients with bladder and breast cancer.