Breast Cancer | Specialty

The OncLive Breast Cancer condition center page is a comprehensive resource for clinical news and expert insights on various types of breast cancer, including those that are triple negative, hormone receptor positive, and/or HER2 positive. This page features news articles, interviews in written and video format, and podcasts that focus on treatment advances and ongoing research in breast cancer.


Oncology Community Facing Severe Drug Shortages

December 19th 2010

Hospitals, pharmacists, and physicians across the United States are reporting shortages of critical anticancer drugs, including carboplatin, cisplatin, dacarbazine, fludarabine, and cytarabine.

Flash Findings

August 17th 2010

Fast biotech facts and figures. In this issue: 1) Cancer Risk Factors and Mortality 2) Bladder Cancer 3) Testicular Cancer 4) Breast Cancer

GSK%u2019s Tykerb� Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer

August 12th 2010

With FDA approval for their advanced breast cancer drug Tykerb�, GlaxoSmithKline is poised to reposition itself as a major player in the oncology business.

HRT Linked with Breast and Ovarian Cancers

July 12th 2010

Two separate studies show the relationship between hormone replacement therapy and women's cancers.

News Reports from the 2007 Breast Cancer Symposium

June 30th 2010

The first annual 2007 Cancer Symposium, held September 7-8 in San Francisco, provided an opportunity for members of the oncology community to discuss major developments in breast cancer treatment and research.

Updates from the Breast Cancer Symposium

June 30th 2010

In 2007, more than 240,000 persons will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer and nearly 41,000 will die from the disease. Although survival rates have shown significant improvement over the past several decades, breast cancer continues to be the second most common cause of cancer death in women.

Updates from Oncology Meetings

June 30th 2010

Oncology & Biotech News provides updates from major oncology meetings because symposia remain an important means for disseminating new data. This issue, we highlight two important meetings: 2007 Breast Cancer Symposium (in San Francisco) and the World Conference on Lung Cancer (in Korea).

Examining MammaPrint®: An Interview with Richard Bender, MD

May 6th 2010

In the United States, more than 200,000 women receive a breast cancer diagnosis annually. Early detection offers patients the best chance for a cure, but may also lead to treatment dilemmas in some patients.

Judge Rules Myriad Cannot Patent BRCA1 and BRCA2-Genes

April 4th 2010

A US district court invalidated 7 of 23 of Myriad Genetics, Inc's patents on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which confer an increased risk of developing breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers.

Getting Cancer Patients to Eat for Life

June 5th 2009

Studies have also shown that diet and exercise help prevent breast cancer, yet obesity rates in women continue to rise. New information suggests women with early stage breast cancer can prolong their lives by following a prudent diet.

5 Benefits of Twittering

April 30th 2009

Twitter really only wants to know one thing: "What are you doing?"

Tumor Xenotransplantation: The Ultimate Testing Platform for Chemotherapy Drugs

January 27th 2009

Conventional cancer chemotherapy has enjoyed mixed success because it fails to differentiate patients by the unique molecular characteristics of their disease.

50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology

January 27th 2009

Highlights from the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology.

Are You Losing Your Voice?

January 26th 2009

Is the rising chorus of online opinion good for you and your patients?

The Year in Breast Cancer: The Top Five Under-appreciated Developments of 2008

December 29th 2008

Beyond Genetics: Emerging Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Battle

November 17th 2008

Key findings from the 2008 ASCO Breast Cancer conference; updates on goserelin, capecitabine, docetaxel & lapatinib.

Useless Medical Devices

October 14th 2008

Throughout history, the public's pursuit of good health has, in the absence of scientific method or even common sense, motivated the creation of some downright ridiculous medical devices.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Worldwide: Different Languages, Different Views, Different Goals

September 22nd 2008

Breast cancer in general is not openly discussed in Malaysia, but this may be changing.

Why We�re Not Reaching Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer and How We Can Change That

September 22nd 2008

Breast Cancer Network of Strength is always looking for different ways to meet the needs of women with breast cancer.

Bridging Gaps, Expanding Outreach: Identifying the Unmet Needs of Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

September 19th 2008

The purpose of this Priority Report is to raise awareness of metastatic breast cancer.