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SABCS: 22 Percent of Young BRCA Carriers Conceive After Breast Cancer

No significant difference seen in disease-free survival for those with, without pregnancy; overall survival up for those with pregnancy

Biden Menthol Cigarette Ban Delayed Amid Political Pushback

The delay, which was posted Wednesday, now says officials plan to finalize rules to put the ban in place in March

White House Looks to Curb Big Pharma’s Sky-High Drug Prices

If a drug is too expensive, the Biden administration will use federal law to grant patent licenses to rival pharma companies

SABCS: Positive Outcomes Seen When Pausing Endocrine Therapy to Become Pregnant

Incidence of breast cancer-free interval events similar for those undergoing ovarian stimulation for cryopreservation or not

SABCS: Neoadjuvant Chemo Can Let Breast Cancer Patients Skip Nodal RT

Skipping adjuvant regional nodal irradiation does not increase risk for recurrence or death after neoadjuvant chemo before breast-conserving surgery

Mirvetuximab Soravtansine-Gynx Beneficial for FRα-Positive Ovarian Cancer

Longer progression-free survival seen, and significantly more patients had objective response than those receiving chemo

Smoking Outcomes Worse for Minority Adults Versus White Adults

Despite lower overall smoking rates, minority adults have higher smoking-related health care spending and chronic diseases

SABCS: Younger Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patients Can Avoid Adjuvant RT

Very low risk for recurrence seen for postmenopausal women aged 50 to 69 years who did not receive radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery

Colorectal Screening Rates Do Not Differ by 10-Year Life Expectancy in Seniors

Authors say that screening based on individual life expectancy, rather than age, may improve screening selection and value

Adverse Events Up With Immune Checkpoint Blockade Added to Periop Cancer Therapy

Increase seen in incidence of grade 3 to 4 treatment-related adverse events, adverse events leading to treatment discontinuation