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Patient Engagement

Clinical Trials 101

Clinical Trials 101 – Guest Post by Carmen Gonzalez The world of clinical research can present a hornet’s nest of almost incomprehensible clinical jargon to the average Jane or Joe. Added to that reading burden is finding what study is right for you.  Assuming you have waded through all the public information, there remains the […]

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Integrative Oncology with Lorenzo Cohen

How can men and women affected by breast cancer use complimentary therapies to better manage their cancer experience? That’s what the inquiring minds of #BCSM wanted to know. We invited Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D., director of MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Integrative Oncology Department, to talk with us about his research and experience. Some additional information about […]

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What’s In A Name? Cancer – or Indolent Lesions of Epithelial Origin

What’s in a name? In the case of cancer, there are myths, fears and misinformation – more than perhaps any other illness.  Cancer encompasses hundreds of different diseases and each one is complex.  Even women diagnosed with exactly the same ‘type’ of breast cancer and who undergo the same treatment can have very different outcomes.  […]

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Endocrine Therapy Side Effects – Follow Up from ASBrS

In May 2013, I was invited to give a talk with my colleague Dr. Carol Connor at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.  Our topic was “Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer”, and we discussed the literature supporting the use of tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors for breast cancer, as well as adverse effects and treatment of […]

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Endocrine Therapy Side Effects – Your Input Requested!

A bit of crowdsourcing help, please! I’m giving a talk at the upcoming The American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting – the tittle is: “Endocrine Therapy Side Effects and Treatment of Side Effects- What the Literature Says, What Your Patients are Saying” Long title, I know! But I’m going to cover the reported side effects of […]

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