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Treatment with a combination of alpelisib and fulvestrant prolongs progression-free survival among patients with PIK3CA-mutated

Drug Combo Slows Progression in Advanced Breast Cancer

Results seen for alpelisib plus fulvestrant in PIK3CA-mutated, HR+, HER2− advanced breast cancer
Women have poor awareness of alcohol's role in breast cancer risk

Most Women Unaware Alcohol Poses Breast Cancer Risk

Screening and outpatient clinic appointments may offer opportunity for prevention intervention
Higher soy consumption is linked to fewer osteoporotic fractures in younger breast cancer survivors

High Soy Intake May Cut Fracture Risk in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors

Findings seen among pre-/perimenopausal survivors of stage 0 to III breast cancer
Among black women in the United States

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Varies by Birthplace for Black Women

Prevalence of triple-negative breast cancer lower for Eastern African- versus U.S.-born black women
For premenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive

ASCO: Survival Up With Ribociclib in Advanced Breast Cancer

OS longer for premenopausal patients receiving ribociclib in addition to endocrine therapy
Piqray (alpelisib) tablets were approved for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive

First PI3K Inhibitor Approved for Metastatic, Advanced Breast Cancer

Piqray approved for HR-positive, HER2-negative, PIK3CA-mutated, metastatic or advanced breast cancer
The FRAX fracture risk tool can stratify fracture risk equally well among women receiving aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast cancer and nonusers of the therapy

Fracture Risk Tool Useful for Women on Aromatase Inhibitors

Findings question considering aromatase inhibitors a 'secondary cause of osteoporosis'
Transgender women receiving hormone treatments are at greater risk for developing breast cancer than cisgender men

Hormone Therapy in Transgender Women Ups Breast Cancer Risk

Transgender people on hormones, cisgender people should follow same breast cancer screening guidelines
A low-fat dietary intervention is associated with reductions in deaths after breast cancer and deaths from breast cancer among postmenopausal women after long-term follow-up

ASCO: Low-Fat Dietary Pattern Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths

Significant reduction in deaths from breast cancer after cumulative follow-up of 19.6 years
Use of an electrical current to measure extracellular fluid volume -- bioimpedance spectroscopy -- may identify postoperative breast cancer patients at risk for lymphedema at an earlier stage

Bioimpedance Spectroscopy May Identify Lymphedema Earlier

Surveillance with the technology may allow earlier detection, more effective treatment for lymphedema