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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Turncoat Protein Regulates Sensitivity of Breast Cancer Cells to Drug

Oct. 12, 2015 — A surprising, paradoxical relationship between a tumor suppressor molecule and an oncogene may be the key to explaining and working around how breast cancer tumor cells become desensitized to a ... read more

Two-Hit Therapy for Breast Tumors Using Approved Drugs Looks Promising in Animal Study

Oct. 7, 2015 — Disabling a cancer-causing pathway and administering an immune-molecule-based mop-up therapy eradicated a specific type of breast tumor in mice, report investigators. This therapy, when translated ... read more

Oct. 7, 2015 — British scientists have been funded to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue, to advance cancer research and reduce animal ... read more

Single Mastectomy Is a More Cost-Effective Treatment for Nonhereditary Cancer in One Breast Than Removing Both Breasts

Oct. 6, 2015 — For younger women with early-stage, noninherited breast cancer on one side, a unilateral, or single, mastectomy leads to a slightly higher quality of life and lower costs over the next 20 years ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Biomedical engineers have demonstrated a proof-of-principle technique that could give women and their oncologists more personalized information to help them choose options for treating breast ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Researchers have identified cellular changes traceable to an RNA splicing factor that's also an oncoprotein that may play a role in converting normal breast cells into tumors. Targeting these ... read more

New Method to Predict Increased Risk of Non-Familial Breast Cancer

Oct. 1, 2015 — By detecting cancer at an early stage, or even predicting who has an increased risk of being affected, the possibilities to treat the disease can be radically improved. Now researchers have ... read more

Weight Training Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Regain Functional Strength

Sep. 30, 2015 — A six-month weight training program can improve a breast cancer survivor's basic physical functionality, a new study ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — A biostatistician played a key role in the development of an online tool that combines both breast density and biopsy results to allow physicians to calculate a woman’s breast cancer risk. It’s ... read more

Annual Mammography Starting at Age 40 Still Best Way to Saves Lives from Breast Cancer

Sep. 29, 2015 — Experts experienced in breast cancer care continue to recommend that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of deaths among women in the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Intratumor morphological heterogeneity (diversity) of breast cancer is not related to chromosome aberrations. This conclusion was made based on the study of one case with aggressive variant of breast ... read more

MRI Technique Could Reduce Need for Breast Biopsies

Sep. 29, 2015 — A magnetic resonance breast imaging technique that uses no ionizing radiation or contrast agent could reduce unnecessary biopsies by providing additional information about suspicious findings on ... read more

Hormone Replacement Therapy Safe, Perhaps Beneficial in Women Treated for Ovarian Cancer, Major Trial Shows

Sep. 28, 2015 — Women with the most common type of ovarian cancer can safely take hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and it could have a beneficial effect on their survival, a long-term clinical trial reports. The ... read more

Researcher Advocates Ending Medicare Coverage of Controversial Mammography Tool

Sep. 28, 2015 — A costly tool used on nearly all mammograms does not increase cancer detection rates and should no longer be covered by Medicare, argues a family physician and comparative effectiveness ... read more

Computer-Aided Mammography Detection Not Associated With Improved Accuracy

Sep. 28, 2015 — Computer-aided detection in screening mammography was not associated with improved diagnostic accuracy in a study that analyzed results from a large Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium database of ... read more

Initial Data from TAILORx Breast Cancer Trial Published

Sep. 28, 2015 — Initial results announced today from the Trial Assigning IndividuaLized Options for Treatment (Rx), or TAILORx, a prospectively conducted global trial in 10,000+ women with early stage breast cancer, ... read more

Multi-Gene Test Enables Some Breast Cancer Patients to Safely Avoid Chemotherapy

Sep. 28, 2015 — The best evidence to date has been provided that suggests that a 21-gene test done on the tumor can identify breast cancer patients who can safely avoid ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Scientists present a new molecular toolkit to investigate protein assemblies natively formed in the context of human disease. BRCA1 gene regulatory complexes from cancer cells were visualized for the ... read more

Number of Cancer Gene Tests Increases Five-Fold Thanks to Improved Availability: Making Prevention Easier

Sep. 28, 2015 — Mutations in the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are very likely to lead to a form of cancer in people who have them. These mutations can be detected using a genetic test. The introduction of a new drug has ... read more

Coverage of Celebrity's Mastectomy Has Improved Awareness of Reconstructive Breast Surgery Options

Sep. 28, 2015 — A new study found improved public awareness about reconstructive breast surgery options following Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy and subsequent ... read more

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