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Living One Day Longer Than My Father

January 18th 2021

As a cancer survivor, I’ve found many reasons to celebrate. Here’s one more.

Communication is Key When Navigating Cancer and a Marriage

January 15th 2021

Janice and Rex Cowden sat down for an interview to discuss how to navigate a cancer diagnosis as a couple, and that communication is not only the key to a better cancer journey but a better marriage.

To Tell or Not to Tell About My Mastectomy

January 13th 2021

A cancer survivor discusses how she decides to discuss her mastectomy and the acceptance of her body after treatment for cancer.

Newly Diagnosed with Cancer? Remember You’re 'Not a Statistic'

January 11th 2021

It's easy to get lost in the statistics of survivorship, but it's important for newly diagnosed patients with cancer to remember that they are not a statistic.

Keytruda and Chemotherapy Combination Broadens Number of Treatable Patients with TNBC

January 8th 2021

In an interview with CURE®, lead study investigator of the Keynote 355 trial, Dr. Hope S Rugo, discusses the results of the study that led to the FDA approval of the combination therapy and what further data means for certain patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

FDA Fast Track of Novel Agent May Open Doors in Subset of Breast Cancer

January 8th 2021

The FDA’s fast track designation for ARX788 to treat patients with advanced or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have received at least one previous anti-HER2-based treatment in the metastatic setting, may open the doors to an accelerated approval.

ELLE Magazine’s Nina Garcia Offers Hope to Women Who Are at Genetic Risk for, Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

January 7th 2021

After being diagnosed with the BARD1 gene and undergoing a preventative double mastectomy, Nina Garcia shares her story to raise awareness and offer hope for other women.

Phase 3 RxPONDER Trial May Empower Patients with Breast Cancer on Their Treatment Decisions

January 7th 2021

In a recent trial, the addition of chemotherapy to endocrine therapy showed clinical benefit in premenopausal women with lymph node-positive, HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.

Flatties Unite: The Choice to Forego Breast Reconstruction

January 6th 2021

Choosing to forego breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery can cause one to feel like the lone ranger, but that feeling doesn’t last long, especially upon the discovery of an entire flattie tribe.

How Three Clinical Trials Have Shaped the HER2+ Breast Cancer Treatment Landscape

January 5th 2021

Here's how 3 clinical trials have shaped the overall landscape for patients with HER2 positive breast cancer.

The Top 5 News and Updates in Breast Cancer That Patients May Have Missed in 2020

January 1st 2021

A roundup of some of the most read news and updates in breast cancer in 2020 from CURE®.

Women of All Ages with Breast Cancer Experience the Same Levels of Symptom Severity

December 29th 2020

Both younger and older women being treated for early breast cancer with chemotherapy are experiencing the same levels of symptom severity and find it a great concern as it interferes with their daily activities.

Older Women Without Breast Cancer May Inappropriately View Certain Treatment Options as Negatively Impacting Prognosis

December 28th 2020

Highlighting a positive prognosis and improving education in treatment risk could result in lowering the overtreatment of older women who develop early-stage, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.

How Alexa Can Help With Cancer Questions

December 25th 2020

How an app supported by Alexa has helped me answer cancer questions.

Helping Others With Cancer By The Book

December 19th 2020

Catherine Stier, a breast cancer survivor, discusses her new book "When A Kid Like Me Has Cancer" a story of how to talk about cancer with children.

Education-Only, Exercise Intervention-Based Programs Helped Reduce Lymphedema Incidence and Increase Range of Motion in Affected Limbs of Patients Treated for Breast Cancer

December 17th 2020

More than half of the patients with breast cancer who took part in an education-only or exercise-based intervention program remained lymphedema free 18 months following surgery to remove one or more of their lymph nodes.

Chemotherapy With Endocrine Therapy Shows Clinical Benefit With Improved Survival in Breast Cancer

December 12th 2020

Premenopausal women with HR-positive, HER2-negative, lymph node-positive breast cancer and a risk for recurrence experienced benefits with chemotherapy plus endocrine therapy, with improvements in five-year invasive disease-free and overall survival.

Verzenio Continues to Show Reduced Risk in Invasive Disease-Free Survival in High-Risk Early HR+ Breast Cancer

December 11th 2020

In this phase 3 trial, Verzenio with endocrine therapy reduced the risk for invasive disease recurrence and death versus endocrine therapy alone for patients with high-risk, early hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Difficulty Becoming Pregnant, But Have Healthy Babies and Experience No Impact on Long-Term Survival

December 11th 2020

While breast cancer survivors had a 45% higher risk of going into preterm labor, there were no significant increased risks of congenital defects or other pregnancy or delivery complications.

Meditation, Survivorship Classes Significantly Reduced Depressive Symptoms in Young Breast Cancer Survivors

December 10th 2020

Prior to receiving behavioral interventions, more than half of participating young survivors of breast cancer were considered clinically depressed. That number dropped to 30% after participants received mindfulness meditation and survivorship education classes.

Physicians ‘Systematically’ Miss Substantial Symptoms in Certain Patients With Breast Cancer

December 10th 2020

Of note, the results indicated that patients with breast cancer who were younger than 60 and of Black or other race were more likely to experience under-recognized symptoms by their physician.

Oral Paclitaxel-Encequidar Combo Appears Safe, Effective in Patients With Rare Subset of Breast Cancer

December 9th 2020

Recently presented data demonstrated that a combination of oral paclitaxel and Encequidar elicited promising results in patients with radiation-associated breast angiosarcoma.

Women With Breast Cancer Who Receive Mastectomy and Reconstructive Surgery at Greater Risk for Continued Opioid, Controlled Substance Use

December 9th 2020

Younger age, breast cancer diagnosis, Medicaid insurance and treatment type were associated with an increased risk for women becoming new chronic users of opioids or sedatives/hypnotics following mastectomy with reconstructive surgery.

The Breasties: Igniting Strength and Positivity Through Community

December 3rd 2020

This week on the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we discuss the power of community with The Breasties co-founders Brianna Majsiak and Allie Brudner Brumel and how their own experiences with breast cancer brought them together.

Black Women with Breast Cancer Experience More Treatment Delays, Prolonged Treatment Duration Compared With White Women

November 30th 2020

Several factors may lead to prolonged treatment duration for breast cancer including socioeconomic status, race, and barriers to care.

Oncology Nurses Provide A Compassionate and Encouraging Presence for Patients with Cancer

November 30th 2020

A patient with cancer discusses how the compassionate and encouraging presence of oncology nurses makes a difference in their cancer journey.

How Yoga Helped Me in My Post Breast Cancer Treatment Journey

November 28th 2020

A former oncologist discusses how yoga became a vital part of her recovery after a surprise breast cancer diagnosis.

By My Side As an Oncology Nurse — And a Friend

November 28th 2020

A cancer survivor describes how her oncology nurse was by her side through her cancer journey as both a nurse, and her friend.

Fertility Preservation Boosts Birth Rate After Breast Cancer Treatment

November 27th 2020

Women with breast cancer who undergo fertility preservation with breast cancer are more likely to give birth than those who do not, researchers report.

Keytruda With an Androgen Receptor Modulator May Produce a Modest Benefit in Women with Androgen Receptor-Positive, Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

November 25th 2020

Despite a modest benefit in these patients, principal investigator Dr. Yuan Yuan said she is looking “forward to the future” with regards to therapies that integrate nonsteroidal selective androgen receptor modulators for this patient population.