Latest Research On Breast Cancer in Men

Executive Summary

Several research studies have been conducted to seek more information on breast cancer in men, their related prevention method, their diagnostic approach at the initial phase, and the best treatments strategies. Clinical trials test new surgical methods that save tissue or prevent scarring. Testing improved radiation therapy to lower the risk of side effects. The latest research involves the evaluation of new systemic therapies and combinations of therapies to treat breast cancer in men, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, and immunotherapy. Clinical trials are going on to find more acceptable ways of lessening symptoms and side effects of current cancer treatments to improve comfort and quality of life during treatment.

Advancement in Breast Cancer Research in Men

Doctors are learning more about breast cancer in men, ways to prevent it, the best way to treat it, and how to give the best care to people diagnosed with this disease. The following research areas may comprise new alternatives for patients with the help of clinical trials. Always talk with the doctor about the best diagnostic and treatment options for you.

  • Improving surgical options – New surgical methods that save tissue or prevent scarring are tested in clinical trials ​1​.
  • Radiation therapy advances – Testing improved radiation therapy to lower the risk of side effects ​2​.
  • New medications and drug combinations – Evaluating new systemic therapies and combinations of therapies to treat breast cancer in men, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, and immunotherapy ​3​.

Palliative care/supportive care – Clinical trials are going on to find more acceptable ways of lessening symptoms and side effects of current cancer treatments to improve comfort and quality of life during treatment.

References

  1. 1.
    Patten DK, Sharifi LK, Fazel M. New Approaches in the Management of Male Breast Cancer. Clinical Breast Cancer. Published online October 2013:309-314. doi:10.1016/j.clbc.2013.04.003
  2. 2.
    Forster T, Köhler C, El Shafie R, et al. Adjuvant Radiation Therapy for Male Breast Cancer—A Rare Indication? Cancers. Published online December 4, 2020:3645. doi:10.3390/cancers12123645
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    Fisusi FA, Akala EO. Drug Combinations in Breast Cancer Therapy. PNT. Published online May 10, 2019:3-23. doi:10.2174/2211738507666190122111224