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Acupuncture can curb treatment-related joint pain in breast cancer patients

Large, randomized trial shows integrative approach relieves common side effect of estrogen-suppressing drug

Dec. 7, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Results from a large multicenter trial released Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium offer good news to early stage breast cancer patients dealing with painful side effects from powerful estrogen-squelching drugs known as aromatase inhibitors.

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Video: Beneficial breast cancer drug has its risks

Li study confirms his earlier finding that associates long-term tamoxifen use with more than four-fold increased risk of aggressive, difficult to treat type of contralateral breast cancer

Aug. 26, 2009 | By Kristen Woodward

Findings by Dr. Christopher Li, and colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center indicate that while long-term tamoxifen use among breast cancer survivors decreases their risk of developing the most common, less aggressive type of second breast cancer, such use is associated with a more than four-fold increased risk of a more aggressive, difficult-to-treat type of cancer in the breast opposite, or contralateral, to the initial tumor.

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Potentially 'powerful tool' for noninvasive cancer treatment assessment

Linden and colleagues find PET scans can provide accurate, early assessment of response to breast-cancer therapy

June 1, 2009 | By Dean Forbes

Dr. Hannah Linden of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and colleagues discovered the response of patient's with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer to standard aromatase-inhibitor therapy can be measured by noninvasive imaging with similar results to invasive needle sampling.

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