Tag Archives: breast cancer treatment

Kim Motta is pictured smiling with her two daughtersThe Real Ones Tried to Kill Me – The Fake Ones Did Too

By Kim Motta Kim Motta lives in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. She has been married to her husband Peter for almost 20 years, and they have two daughters in high school, Lauren and Emily. Kim works to "pay it forward" as she contiunes healing from Breast Implant... Read more
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Marie Garlock pictured embracing her mom, Barbara Garlock.Calling on the FDA to Put Patients First: A Check-Up from Stage IV Cancer Communities

By Marie Garlock Marie Garlock, PhD, is an anti-discrimination educator and consultant for community-building initiatives (itisinyou.org). Marie’s based in Durham, NC and works across the U.S. south and Global South on healthcare, environmental, and racial justice... Read more
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SABCS 2019

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Every year we go to the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), the largest breast cancer conference in the world, so we can bring you  updates and analysis of the latest breast cancer research and treatment. It's impossible to... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Tiny treatment updates via Tweet

Over a thousand papers are presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium each year, and I attend more than 12 hours of presentations and discussions each day. It’s a lot to cover and I try to focus on the results that are most relevant and interesting to our... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Mixed Results for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director A large, federally-funded study evaluating the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to reduce the risk of heart disease, bone loss, and other effects of menopause was stopped early in 2002 when researchers found more breast cancers... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Less Surgery, But Still Some, For Breast Cancer

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director When first diagnosed with cancer, it can feel like the surest, fastest way to get rid of it is to cut it out. So many newly diagnosed breast cancer patients are surprised to learn that surgery isn’t the first step in treatment for many... Read more
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SABCS 2019: No Winners in Debate Over Treatment Options

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Friday morning, SABCS opened with a debate that was hyped like a sporting event in an effort to spice up a pretty dry conference. The topic was about surgical options, which is a defining decision for a majority of people diagnosed with... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Evaluating—and understanding—breast cancer studies at SABCS

By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director                                           For 42 years, breast cancer researchers and doctors have been gathering in San Antonio... Read more
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SABCS 2019: T-DM1 tradeoffs: not worth the costs and side effects in early stage breast cancer

Just because there is an FDA approved treatment, should it be offered to everyone? Dr Tolaney from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute presented data (GS1-05) exploring whether it’s appropriate to use the monoclonal antibody T-DM1 to treat early stage HER2+ breast cancer. Even... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Good News and Unicorns on Day 1 of SABCS

by Karuna Jaggar,  Executive  Director I feel like I saw unicorn today. I began Day 1 of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium with this tweet: “Back for my 8th tour of breast cancer research at #SABCS19. Here’s what I’m 'still' looking for: ... Read more
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