breast cancer

ACMG issues statement on breast cancer genetic testing

According to a statement on behalf of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, there is insufficient evidence to recommend universal genetic testing for BRCA1/2 alone or in combination with multi-gene panels for all breast cancer patients.

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics advises evaluating all breast cancer patients to determine the need for genetic testing

According to a statement on behalf of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, there is insufficient evidence to recommend universal genetic testing for BRCA1/2 alone or in combination with multi-gene panels for all breast cancer patients.

Study finds breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men

A study published last year offered good news for women with early-stage ER-positive breast cancer who scored at intermediate risk for recurrence. However, a new study finds this conclusion may not directly apply to male patients with the same type of breast cancer

Research by David Page, MD, helped dramatically alter the way breast cancer risk is assessed.

Breast cancer research pioneer Page remembered

David Page, MD, former professor of Pathology and Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, whose work revolutionized the assessment of breast cancer risk, died in Nashville on Thursday, Oct. 17. He was 78.

Pietenpol, Wilson land Komen cancer research support

Two Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have received financial support from Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research.

African American woman in pink crossing her hands over her breast

Another way to detect lymphedema

Early detection of lymphedema, which occurs in 20% of patients following breast cancer treatment, may improve therapeutic options for patients.

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