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Forum: Articles of Interest 06-04-2018, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Hopeful
Immunotherapy for MBC

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/06/04/615673436/therapy-made-from-patients-immune-system-shows-promise-for-advanced-breast-cance

Hopeful
Forum: her2group 05-03-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,075
Posted By Hopeful
Re: Scared and Confused

So nice to hear that meant in a positive way. Thank you for sharing your experience combining these drugs. So much of the treatment of disease following progression is trial and error with drug...
Forum: her2group 05-02-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,724
Posted By Hopeful
Lapatanib can accelerate some tumor growth

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180502/Breast-cancer-drug-can-accelerate-growth-of-tumors-shows-research.aspx

Hopeful
Forum: Articles of Interest 02-28-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,634
Posted By Hopeful
A study of how bc metastasizes

https://www.jci.org/articles/view/96149

Hopeful
Forum: Articles of Interest 02-19-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,676
Posted By Hopeful
New Lymphadema tx

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/02/19/585249587/she-survived-breast-cancer-but-says-a-treatment-side-effect-almost-killed-her

Hopeful
Forum: Articles of Interest 02-13-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,865
Posted By Hopeful
Not all false positives from imaging are the same

https://breast-cancer-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13058-018-0937-7

Hopeful
Forum: Articles of Interest 01-31-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,071
Posted By Hopeful
Re: Her2 is not a cancer subtype, but a Pan Cancer Event

I thought so, too, Becky. Nice "hearing" from you. :)

Hopeful
Forum: Articles of Interest 01-31-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,071
Posted By Hopeful
Her2 is not a cancer subtype, but a Pan Cancer Event

https://breast-cancer-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13058-018-0933-y

Hopeful
Forum: her2group 11-28-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,047
Posted By Hopeful
Re: Good and Bad News

Steph,

If you go to the Members List portion of the site, you can look up any member and the date they last visited the site (which is not the same as posting, just means the person logged in)....
Forum: her2group 09-14-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,661
Posted By Hopeful
Re: future treatment of ER+her2+early bc? tdm1only x12wks vs

Lani, thanks for posting. It seems things are moving in a good direction.

Hopeful
Forum: her2group 08-03-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,410
Posted By Hopeful
Re: My herceptin is being suspended during 6 week radiation. Not comfortable with thi

My bc was on the left side, and I received Herceptin and radiation at the same time. At the time (2006), there was information that having both together promoted synergy between the two. Both my onc...
Forum: her2group 06-29-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,047
Posted By Hopeful
Re: Good and Bad News

Lani,

I checked in the Members section of the board, and it says her last visit to the site was June 26, 2017, so she has been here, just not posting.

Hopeful
Forum: her2group 05-10-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,403
Posted By Hopeful
Re: twelve years !

Great to "see" you here with your good news. Best of luck to you going forward.

Hopeful
Forum: her2group 02-23-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,946
Posted By Hopeful
Re: Herceptin alone with Arimidex for triple positive stage 1B?

I was dx triple positive stage 1a in 2006. I declined chemotherapy, had lumpectomy, rads, Herceptin and AI. Everything was tolerable for me except the AI's. I bounced back and forth between Femara...
Forum: her2group 01-24-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,036
Posted By Hopeful
Re: 1 in 3 arotase inhibitors stop working!

Also, the side effects of these drugs are not insignificant. Enduring the SE's for an ineffective tx is one of the worst aspects of this disease.

Hopeful
Forum: Articles of Interest 12-20-2016, 07:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 10,540
Posted By Hopeful
Glucose and the development of bc

http://breast-cancer-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13058-016-0795-0

Hopeful
Forum: Articles of Interest 12-01-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 10,741
Posted By Hopeful
Accurate Predictors of Response to Endocrine Therapy

http://breast-cancer-research.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13058-016-0779-0

Hopeful
Forum: her2group 10-18-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,497
Posted By Hopeful
Re: Aromatase Inhibitors: Personalized dosing?

Saw this in one of the news forums and thought I would add it to the thread: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/313566.php

Hopeful
Forum: her2group 09-27-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,497
Posted By Hopeful
Re: Aromatase Inhibitors: Personalized dosing?

Trying to recall the name of an older thread on this board that dealt with a similar question, only it had to do with how quickly the body metabolizes a drug. As I recall it, for all drugs, there are...
Forum: her2group 09-17-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,577
Posted By Hopeful
Re: Femara

Lynne,

No worries, I don't speak anagram, either. :). "AI" stands for aromatase inhibitor, which is the class of drug Femara is. It acts to prevent the body from converting the hormone androgen...
Forum: her2group 07-22-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,577
Posted By Hopeful
Re: Femara

Tricia, the NEJM article was about a Canadian trial, and your link is to an article about a Canadian trial as well. I believe you are correct, it is the same one.

Hopeful
Forum: her2group 07-21-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,577
Posted By Hopeful
Re: Femara

Here is a link to a timely abstract in the NEJM http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1604700?query=TOC Unfortunately, the full article is not available for free. The conclusion, though is...
Forum: Articles of Interest 07-15-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 14,306
Posted By Hopeful
Breast Microbiome May Play a Role in Breast Cancer

By Anna Azvolinsky

Researchers have uncovered a potential role of the bacteria found within breast tissue in the prevention and progression of breast cancer. Researchers at the Western...
Forum: Articles of Interest 07-14-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 12,662
Posted By Hopeful
Basis for some Herceptin related heart SE's

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160714/Penn-study-provides-more-insights-into-cardiovascular-side-effects-of-breast-cancer-drug.aspx

Hopeful
Forum: Articles of Interest 07-12-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 12,708
Posted By Hopeful
Study: Cancer center ads are costly, manipulative

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/cancer/20160712_Study__Cancer_center_ads_are_costly__manipulative.html

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