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Breast cancer research Archives – #BCSM

Active Surveillance for DCIS – the COMET Trial

9 April 2017 On Monday April 10th we will discuss the COMET trial, which is sponsored by the Alliance cooperative group. The principal investigator is Dr. Shelley Hwang, a surgical oncologist at Duke University. This study will evaluate active surveillance for low risk DCIS. The primary objective is to evaluate the rate of ipsilateral (same […]

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#SurvOnc17
On: Jan 30, 2017
By: bcsmadmin

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians hosted a Cancer Survivorship Symposium January 27-28th in San Diego, California. Recognizing that over time, cancer survivors are more likely to receive care from their primary care providers (PCP), the conference aimed to provide information about survivorship […]

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Nutritional Needs of Cancer Survivors – A PCORI Project
On: Nov 7, 2016
By: Alicia

Tonight, we’ll be covering a new research project on the Nutritional Needs of Cancer Survivors.  I’ll be working with a team of researchers at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy over the next 6 months.  This is an official PCORI Project titled:  “Engaging Cancer Survivors in the Community to Understand their Nutritional […]

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Update from ASTRO
On: Oct 1, 2016
By: bcsmadmin

The American Society for Radiation Oncology recently held their annual meeting. Dr. Matthew Katz, a radiation oncologist in Lowell, MA, provides us with his interpretation of several of the studies that were presented. For more information from Dr. Katz, follow him on Twitter: @subatomicdoc. Technique Radiation treatment for breast cancer is usually with 3-dimensional (3D) […]

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What Do Patients Prefer?
On: Jun 21, 2016
By: bcsmadmin

In October, we asked you to participate in a research survey designed to identify how patients prefer to be notified of a new cancer diagnosis and cancer-related test results. The results were presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons in April. The full manuscript – What Do Patients Prefer? Understanding […]

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