Survivor eNews August Update

Susan G. Komen News/Information:

Komen helps breast cancer patients access compassionate use treatment
Komen has joined with the Reagan-Udall Foundation and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help breast cancer patients and their doctors gain access to compassionate use treatment information. Compassionate use refers to treatments, not yet approved by the FDA, that might be made available to patients for whom all other treatments are no longer working. Read More

Certain Metastatic Patients May Benefit from drug “Neratinib”
In a phase II clinical trial, Komen Scholar Dr. Matthew Ellis and team found that patients with metastatic breast cancer that carried a HER2 mutation may benefit from the use of neratinibRead More 

Komen honors business leaders
Komen honored a variety of business leaders who have advanced Komen’s mission through innovative engagement and fundraising programs during Komen’s annual Partner Summit two weeks ago. Read More

Tammy Myers shares her breast cancer journey
Komen supporter and friend Tammy Myers was featured in Good Housekeeping with her husband and daughter documenting what it is like to battle breast cancer at the age of 33. Read More

Breast Cancer News/Information:

New research shows breastfeeding reduces cancer risk
New analysis by the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) found that breastfeeding reduced the risk of breast cancer. Read More

Unlocking the Secrets of “Exceptional Survivors”
UW-Madison study trying to unlock secrets of breast cancer’s ‘exceptional survivors’. Read More

Better prognosis for targeted radiotherapy
Breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumor site. experience fewer side effects five years after treatment than those who have whole breast radiotherapy, and their cancer is just as unlikely to return. Read More

New treatment options for aggressive breast cancers
New class of anti-cancer drugs could improve treatment, outcomes for aggressive breast cancers. Read More

Women with obesity have more aggressive breast cancer
A study done on mice shows why women with obesity have more aggressive breast cancer. Read More