breast cancer

Breast cancer care gets personal

Learning objectives 1. State how breast cancer is diagnosed and evaluated. 2. Identify the implications of genetics for patients with breast cancer. 3. Discuss targeted therapy for breast…

Breast cancer treatment game changer?

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today A friend of mine has a daughter who’s expecting her second child and was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She’s…

Drug approval for breast cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tykerb (lapatinib) in combination with Femara (letrozole) to treat hormone positive and HER2-positive advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women for…

FDA approves first PI3K inhibitor for breast cancer

On May 24, the FDA approved Piqray (alpelisib) tablets, to be used in combination with fulvestrant, to treat postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal…

FDA expands Zytiga’s use for late-stage breast cancer

On Dec. 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration expanded the approved use of Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) to treat men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer before receiving chemotherapy.…

FDA proposes new mammography amendments

On March 27, the FDA announced proposed amendments designed to provide more information for patients, including information about breast density. (more…)

Make your health a priority.

May 11-17 marks National Women’s Health Week. ANA supports this effort to motivate women to make their own health a priority.

My cancer journey

I’m a nurse. I’m not supposed to be a patient. I’m not supposed to get cancer. I have too much to do to add cancer and its treatment…

NP with breast cancer: “Listen to your patients”

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today Bridgett Spillers, FNP-C. Photo credit: Jaime Rogl Photography In 2015, Bridgett Spillers, FNP-C, was diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer. Bridgett…

Radiation for older women with breast cancer

More than half of older women with early stage breast cancer receive more radiation therapy than what might be medically necessary and following evidence-based guidelines for radiation would…
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Take Note – February 2007

Low-carb diets don’t affect cardiac risk Although diets low in carbohydrates and high in fats and proteins have been popular for the last few years, some experts have…

Take Note – June 2007

A monthly round up of clinical, practice, and career news, updates, and alerts.
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Take Note – October 2006

CDC recommends annual flu shots for children ages 2 to 4 For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is endorsing yearly flu shots…
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Take Note – September 2008

Johnson & Johnson’s Campaign for Nursing’s Future     In 2002, Johnson & Johnson launched the Campaign for Nursing’s Future to enhance the image of nursing, help recruit new nurses…

The elusive cure

Supporting breast cancer research and screening can help us get another step closer to curing this disease.

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