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July 1, 2015

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July 1, 2015

'Smarter' Ordering of Breast Biomarker Tests Could Save Millions in Health Care Dollars

June 23, 2015 — A review of medical records for almost 200 patients with breast cancer suggests that more selective use of biomarker testing for such patients has the potential to save millions of dollars in health ... read more

Parkinson's Disease Appears Associated With Many Cancers in Taiwan

June 18, 2015 — Parkinson's disease appeared associated with 16 types of cancer in a study in Taiwan, an effort to explain the association in an East Asian population because most prior research has been ... read more

Breast Cancer Cells Form Metastases

June 15, 2015 — A particular human gene variant makes breast cancer cells more aggressive. Not only are these more resistant to chemotherapy but also leave the primary tumour and establish themselves in other parts ... read more

June 12, 2015 — About 70,000 Women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Germany alone. Despite significant progress in the treatment of common types of breast cancer, some aggressive subtypes are poorly ... read more

National Screening Program Has Markedly Reduced Breast Cancer Mortality

June 12, 2015 — Under the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program, all women aged 50 to 69 are invited for mammography screening every two years. The program was launched as a pilot project in four counties in ... read more

June 11, 2015 — A new lab study found that a daily dose of aspirin was effective at blocking breast tumor growth. Previous studies have already shown a similar effect on colon, gastrointestinal, prostate, and other ... read more

Obesity Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

June 11, 2015 — An analysis of extended follow-up data from the Women's Health Initiative clinical trials suggests that postmenopausal women who were overweight and obese had an increased risk of invasive ... read more

Sleep Duration, Quality May Impact Cancer Survival Rate

June 10, 2015 — Pre-diagnostic short sleep duration and frequent snoring were associated with significantly poorer cancer-specific survival, particularly among women with breast cancer, new research ... read more

Yin and Yang: Immune Signaling Protein Has Opposing Roles in Breast Cancer Development

June 8, 2015 — Inhibiting the immune receptor protein TLR4 may not be a wise treatment strategy in all cancers, researchers have discovered, countering previously held ... read more

Breast Cancer Study Raises Hope of Therapy to Stop Tumor Spread

June 8, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a trigger that allows breast cancer cells to spread to the lungs. The findings could lead to new therapies that stop the progression of breast cancer, the researchers ... read more

Women Four Times Less Likely to Have Surgery If Breast Cancer Diagnosed as an Emergency

June 7, 2015 — Breast cancer patients are four times less likely to have potentially lifesaving surgery if diagnosed as an emergency rather than through an urgent GP referral, according to a new ... read more

Cancer Screening Increase May Reflect Affordable Care Act Provision

June 4, 2015 — Screening for colorectal cancer increased in lower socioeconomic status individuals after 2008, perhaps reflecting the Affordable Care Act's removal of financial barriers to screening, according ... read more

Attending Breast Cancer Screening Reduces Risk of Death by 40 Percent

June 3, 2015 — Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent compared to women who are not screened -- according to a major international review ... read more

Benefit of Surgery for Ductal Carcinoma in-Situ Investigated

June 3, 2015 — Breast surgery performed at or shortly after a diagnosis of low-grade ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) did not significantly change patients' survival rate, investigators report. The team finds ... read more

Misperceptions About Impact of Double Mastectomy

June 2, 2015 — A survey of women with breast cancer found that nearly half considered having a double mastectomy. But of those who considered it, only 37 percent knew that the more aggressive procedure does not ... read more

Pre-Existing Inflammation May Promote the Spread of Cancer

June 2, 2015 — There is mounting evidence that chronic inflammation is linked to increased risk of tumor development. A new study is helping to shed light on the important link between inflammation and cancer, and ... read more

Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Childhood Leukemia, Study Suggests

June 1, 2015 — Breastfeeding for six months or longer was associated with a lower risk of childhood leukemia compared with children who were never breastfed or who were breastfed for a shorter time, according to an ... read more

Anastrozole Prevents Recurrence More Than Tamoxifen in Some With Noninvasive Breast Cancer

June 1, 2015 — Anastrozole provides a significant benefit compared with tamoxifen in preventing recurrence after a lumpectomy and radiation therapy in postmenopausal women ages 60 years or younger who had DCIS ... read more

Practice-Changing Study Offers New Option for Tough Breast Cancer Cases

May 30, 2015 — A new phase 3 study in some of the most difficult-to-treat patients, women with endocrine-resistant disease, showed that the newly approved drug, palbociclib, more than doubled the time to cancer ... read more

Removing More Tissue During Breast Cancer Surgery Reduces by Half the Need for Second Procedure

May 30, 2015 — Removing more tissue during a partial mastectomy could spare thousands of breast cancer patients a second surgery, according to a Yale Cancer Center ... read more

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