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Early BreastCancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines 1 Early breastcancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up † F. Cardoso 1 , S. Kyriakides 2 , S. Ohno 3 , F. Penault-Llorca 4,5 , P. Poortmans 6, 7 , I. T. Rubio 8 , S. Zackrisson 9 and E. Senkus 10 , on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Committee* 1 Breast Unit, Champalimaud Clinical Center/Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal; 2 Europa Donna Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus; 3 Breast Oncology Center, Cancer (...) , Poland. *Correspondence to: ESMO Guidelines Committee, ESMO Head Office, Via Ginevra 4, 6900 Lugano Switzerland. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org † Approved by the ESMO Guidelines Committee: August 2003, last update April 2019. This publication supersedes the previously published version—Ann Oncol 2015; 26 (Suppl. 5): v8- v30. For the purpose of the ESMO guidelines, inoperable locally advanced breastcancer is considered part of advanced breastcancer (ABC) and is discussed in the ABC guidelines
Use of Biomarkers to Guide Decisions on Adjuvant Systemic Therapy for Women With Early-Stage Invasive BreastCancer Use of Biomarkers to Guide Decisions on Adjuvant Systemic Therapy for Women With Early-Stage Invasive BreastCancer: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Update—Integration of Results From TAILORx | Journal of Clinical Oncology Search in: Menu Article Tools ASCO SPECIAL ARTICLES Article Tools OPTIONS & TOOLS COMPANION ARTICLES No companion articles ARTICLE CITATION DOI: 10.1200/JCO (...) .19.00945 Journal of Clinical Oncology - published online before print May 31, 2019 PMID: Use of Biomarkers to Guide Decisions on Adjuvant Systemic Therapy for Women With Early-Stage Invasive BreastCancer: ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Update—Integration of Results From TAILORx , MD, PhD 1 x Fabrice Andre ; , MD 2 x Nofisat Ismaila ; , MD, PhD 3 x N. Lynn Henry ; , PhD 2 x Mark R. Somerfield ; , MD 4 x Robert C. Bast ; , PhD 5 x William Barlow ; 6 x Deborah E. Collyar ; , MD 7 x M. Elizabeth Hammond
Perspectives on Conversations About Costs of Cancer Care of BreastCancer Survivors and Cancer Center Staff: A Qualitative Study. Despite recommendations to discuss the cost of care (CoC) with patients with cancer, little formal guidance is available on how to conduct these sensitive conversations in ways that are acceptable to both patients and providers.To explore the perspectives of patients and medical and nonmedical cancer center staff on CoC conversations.In individual interviews (...) , participants were asked to discuss the content of, timing of, and ideal person to hold CoC conversations. Interviews were transcribed verbatim. Content was analyzed to identify emerging essential elements.Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham.42 women aged 60 to 79 years with a history of breastcancer and 20 cancer center staff (6 physicians, 4 nurses, 5 patient navigators, 3 social workers, and 2 billing specialists).Both patients and providers identified reassurance
Abemaciclib (Verzenios) For the treatment of women with hormone receptor (HR) positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative locally advanced or metastatic breastcancer in combination with fulvestrant as initial endocrine-based therap 1 1 SMC2179 abemaciclib 50mg, 100mg and 150mg tablets (Verzenios®) Eli Lilly and Company 5 April 2019 The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has completed its assessment of the above product and advises NHS Boards and Area Drug (...) and Therapeutic Committees (ADTCs) on its use in NHSScotland. The advice is summarised as follows: ADVICE: following a full submission assessed under the end of life process abemaciclib (Verzenios®) is accepted for restricted use within NHSScotland. Indication under review: For the treatment of women with hormone receptor (HR) positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative locally advanced or metastatic breastcancer in combination with fulvestrant* as initial endocrine-based therapy
Abemaciclib (Verzenios) Women with hormone receptor (HR) positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative locally advanced or metastatic breastcancer in combination with an aromatase inhibitor or fulvestrant as initial endocrine-based t 1 Published 13 May 2019 1 SMC2135 abemaciclib 50mg, 100mg and 150mg tablets (Verzenios®) Eli Lilly and Company 5 April 2019 The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has completed its assessment of the above product and advises NHS Boards (...) and Area Drug and Therapeutic Committees (ADTCs) on its use in NHSScotland. The advice is summarised as follows: ADVICE: following a full submission abemaciclib (Verzenios®) is accepted for use within NHSScotland. Indication under review: for the treatment of women with hormone receptor (HR) positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative locally advanced or metastatic breastcancer in combination with an aromatase inhibitor* as initial endocrine-based therapy, or in women who have
Risk-reducing medications for primary breastcancer: a network meta-analysis. Breastcancer is the most frequently occurring malignancy and the second cause of death for cancer in women. Cancer prevention agents (CPAs) are a promising approach to reduce the burden of breastcancer. Currently, two main types of CPAs are available: selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs, such as tamoxifen and raloxifene) and aromatase inhibitors (AIs, such as exemestane and anastrozole).To assess (...) the efficacy and acceptability of single CPAs for the prevention of primary breastcancer, in unaffected women, at an above-average risk of developing breast cancer.Using a network meta-analysis, to rank single CPAs, based on their efficacy and acceptability (an endpoint that is defined as the inverse of CPA-related toxicity).We searched the Cochrane BreastCancer Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, World Health Organization's International
Screening for BreastCancer in Average-Risk Women: A Guidance Statement From the American College of Physicians. The purpose of this guidance statement is to provide advice to clinicians on breastcancer screening in average-risk women based on a review of existing guidelines and the evidence they include.This guidance statement is derived from an appraisal of selected guidelines from around the world that address breastcancer screening, as well as their included evidence. All national (...) is all clinicians, and the target patient population is all asymptomatic women with average risk for breast cancer.In average-risk women aged 40 to 49 years, clinicians should discuss whether to screen for breastcancer with mammography before age 50 years. Discussion should include the potential benefits and harms and a woman's preferences. The potential harms outweigh the benefits in most women aged 40 to 49 years.In average-risk women aged 50 to 74 years, clinicians should offer screening
Stage I BreastCancer: Initial Workup and Surveillance for Local Recurrence and Distant Metastases in Asymptomatic Women American College of Radiology End User License Agreement ACR Appropriateness Criteria is a registered trademark of the American College of Radiology. By accessing the ACR Appropriateness Criteria®, you expressly agree and consent to the terms and conditions as described at: http://www.acr.org/~/media/ACR/Documents/AppCriteria/TermsandConditions.pdf Personal use of material (...) Cancer American College of Radiology ACR Appropriateness Criteria ® Clinical Condition: Stage I BreastCancer: Initial Workup and Surveillance for Local Recurrence and Distant Metastases in Asymptomatic Women Variant 1: Newly diagnosed. Initial workup. Rule out bone metastases. Radiologic Procedure Rating Comments RRL* FDG-PET/CT whole body 2 ???? Tc-99m bone scan whole body 1 ??? X-ray skeletal survey 1 ??? Rating Scale: 1,2,3 Usually not appropriate; 4,5,6 May be appropriate; 7,8,9 Usually
Accuracy of Self-Report for Cervical and BreastCancer Screening Management Briefs eBrief-no152 -- Accuracy of Self-Report for Cervical and BreastCancer Screening Enter search terms Button to search HSRD ® Inside VA Budget and Performance Inside the News Room National Observances Special Events » » » » » Management Briefs eBrief-no152 -- Accuracy of Self-Report for Cervical and BreastCancer Screening Health Services Research & Development Management eBrief no. 152 » Issue 152 April 2019 (...) The report is a product of the VA/HSR&D Evidence Synthesis Program. Evidence Brief: Accuracy of Self-Report for Cervical and BreastCancer Screening Guideline-based breast and cervical cancer screening are considered essential health benefits and are fundamental components of high-quality primary care services in the United States. The aim of cancer screening is to identify cancers in an early stage when treatment is more likely to be effective. Accurate measurement of cancer screening rates is vital
Mindfulness-based stress reduction for women diagnosed with breastcancer. Breastcancer is the most common cancer in women. Diagnosis and treatment may drastically affect quality of life, causing symptoms such as sleep disorders, depression and anxiety. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a programme that aims to reduce stress by developing mindfulness, meaning a non-judgmental, accepting moment-by-moment awareness. MBSR seems to benefit patients with mood disorders and chronic pain (...) , and it may also benefit women with breast cancer.To assess the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) in women diagnosed with breast cancer.In April 2018, we conducted a comprehensive electronic search for studies of MBSR in women with breastcancer, in the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, Embase, and two trial registries (World Health Organization's International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (WHO ICTRP) and ClinicalTrials.gov). We also handsearched
Sacituzumab Govitecan-hziy in Refractory Metastatic Triple-Negative BreastCancer. Standard chemotherapy is associated with low response rates and short progression-free survival among patients with pretreated metastatic triple-negative breastcancer. Sacituzumab govitecan-hziy is an antibody-drug conjugate that combines a humanized monoclonal antibody, which targets the human trophoblast cell-surface antigen 2 (Trop-2), with SN-38, which is conjugated to the antibody by a cleavable linker (...) for metastatic triple-negative breastcancer. The end points included safety; the objective response rate (according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors, version 1.1), which was assessed locally; the duration of response; the clinical benefit rate (defined as a complete or partial response or stable disease for at least 6 months); progression-free survival; and overall survival. Post hoc analyses determined the response rate and duration, which were assessed by blinded independent central
Surgical interventions for the prevention or treatment of lymphoedema after breastcancer treatment. Breastcancer is the most common type of cancer amongst women worldwide, and one distressing complication of breastcancer treatment is breast and upper-limb lymphoedema. There is uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of surgical interventions in both the prevention and management of lymphoedema affecting the arm after breastcancer treatment.1. To assess and compare the efficacy of surgical (...) interventions for the prevention of the development of lymphoedema (LE) in the arm after breastcancer treatment.2. To assess and compare the efficacy of surgical interventions for the treatment of established LE in the arm after breastcancer treatment.We searched the Cochrane BreastCancer Group's Specialised Register, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Embase, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry
Sequencing of anthracyclines and taxanes in neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy for early breastcancer. Anthracyclines and taxanes are chemotherapeutic agents widely used in a sequential regimen in the adjuvant and neoadjuvant treatment of early breastcancer to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence. Standard practice is to administer anthracycline-based chemotherapy followed by a taxane. Anthracyclines tend to be administered first as they were established before taxanes for treatment of early (...) breast cancer.To assess whether the sequence in which anthracyclines and taxanes are administered affects outcomes for people with early breastcancer receiving adjuvant or neoadjuvant therapy.We searched Cochrane BreastCancer's Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, the World Health Organization's International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (WHO ICTRP) and ClinicalTrials.gov on 1 February 2018.Randomised controlled trials comparing administering a taxane prior to an anthracycline
Increasing the dose intensity of chemotherapy by more frequent administration or sequential scheduling: a patient-level meta-analysis of 37 298 women with early breastcancer in 26 randomised trials. Increasing the dose intensity of cytotoxic therapy by shortening the intervals between cycles, or by giving individual drugs sequentially at full dose rather than in lower-dose concurrent treatment schedules, might enhance efficacy.To clarify the relative benefits and risks of dose-intense (...) and standard-schedule chemotherapy in early breastcancer, we did an individual patient-level meta-analysis of trials comparing 2-weekly versus standard 3-weekly schedules, and of trials comparing sequential versus concurrent administration of anthracycline and taxane chemotherapy. The primary outcomes were recurrence and breastcancer mortality. Standard intention-to-treat log-rank analyses, stratified by age, nodal status, and trial, yielded dose-intense versus standard-schedule first-event rate ratios
Use of letrozole after aromatase inhibitor-based therapy in postmenopausal breastcancer (NRG Oncology/NSABP B-42): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial The optimal duration of extended therapy with aromatase inhibitors in patients with postmenopausal breastcancer is unknown. In the NSABP B-42 study, we aimed to determine whether extended letrozole treatment improves disease-free survival after 5 years of aromatase inhibitor-based therapy in women with postmenopausal (...) breast cancer.This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial was done in 158 centres in the USA, Canada, and Ireland. Postmenopausal women with stage I-IIIA hormone receptor-positive breastcancer, who were disease-free after about 5 years of treatment with an aromatase inhibitor or tamoxifen followed by an aromatase inhibitor, were randomly assigned (1:1) to receive 5 years of letrozole (2·5 mg orally per day) or placebo. Randomisation was stratified by pathological node status