Cate Douglass

Articles

Higher Breast Density Found in Women Who Received Hormonal Fertility Treatment

June 03, 2016

Women with a history of infertility, and have undergone hormonal fertility treatment have denser breast tissue, which may increase their risk of developing breast cancer, according to a study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research.

Disparities Found in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Treatment in Older Women

June 02, 2016

Despite the proven effectiveness of a targeted drug for HER2-positive breast cancer, older women, especially black women, are still receiving it at low rates, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Three Prognostic Factors Found Predictive of Radiation Benefit for DCIS

April 07, 2016

A team of researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has discovered a set of 3 measurable risk factors that can help predict the magnitude of survival benefit offered by radiation therapy following breast-conserving surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ.

Symptom Burden Higher in Newly Diagnosed Patients Reporting Financial Strain

March 25, 2016

A study published by researchers at the Dana Farber-Cancer Institute recently discovered that financial status plays a large role in the level of symptom burden and quality of life for patients newly diagnosed with lung or colorectal cancer.

Neurofeedback Relieves Pain of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

March 19, 2016

A majority of patients with cancer who undergo chemotherapy experience neuropathy as result of the treatment, and a new study conducted by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center suggests that neurofeedback can reduce the pain associated with the condition and improve quality of life.