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Cognitive problems may be present before chemotherapy in women with breast cancer

Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 11:30
Women undergoing chemotherapy who experience cognitive problems, commonly referred to as 'chemo brain,' displayed alterations in neurocognitive responses prior to undergoing treatment, according to data presented at the 2012 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 4-8, 2012.

Studies show that CYP2D6 genotype does not predict tamoxifen benefit

Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 15:00
Two studies published March 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute provide insights about the CYP2D6 genotype in postmenopausal breast cancer patients and represent a major step forward in understanding the usefulness of CYP2D6 testing for deciding whether or not a patient should receive adjuvant tamoxifen for treatment of early-stage breast cancer.

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