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August 5, 2015

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August 5, 2015

Plastic Surgeons Urged to 'Embrace the Change' to Single-Stage Implant Breast Reconstruction

July 30, 2015 — Some women with breast cancer can now undergo a 'one and done' approach combining nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate single-stage implant breast reconstruction in a single procedure, ... read more

Understanding Why Some Latina Women Discontinue Participation in Cancer Prevention Outreach

July 24, 2015 — It has long been known that rates of breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas are low compared to rates for U.S. women overall. A new study found that age and fear of cancer diagnosis are ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A new discovery has potential to help brain and breast cancer patients, scientists suggest. The researchers examined compounds that inhibit Stat3, a protein implicated in a variety of cancers that ... read more

Breast Cancer Survivors Gain Weight at a Higher Rate Than Their Cancer-Free Peers

July 15, 2015 — Breast cancer survivors with a family history of the disease, including those who carry BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, gained more weight over the course of four years than cancer-free women -- ... read more

Dietary Intervention Primes Triple-Negative Breast Cancer for Targeted Therapy

July 14, 2015 — A diet that starves triple-negative breast cancer cells of an essential nutrient primes the cancer cells to be more easily killed by a targeted antibody treatment, scientists ... read more

Anti-Stress Hormone May Provide Indication of Breast Cancer Risk

July 14, 2015 — A new study shows that women with low levels of an anti-stress hormone have an increased risk of getting breast cancer. The study is the first of its kind on humans and confirms previous similar ... read more

Leisure Time Sitting Linked to Higher Risk of Specific Cancers

July 13, 2015 — Spending more leisure time sitting was associated with a higher risk of total cancer risk in women, and specifically with multiple myeloma, breast, and ovarian cancers, according a new ... read more

New Drug Combo Could Make Cancer More Sensitive to Chemo

July 13, 2015 — Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells to withstand chemotherapy could drastically improve treatment, according to new ... read more

Important Step in Breast Cancer Research

July 13, 2015 — Scientists have been working for some time on a new technique to detect breast cancer. The technique based on the physical principle of photoacoustics, has been christened PAMmography. It uses short ... read more

MRI, Near Infrared Spectral Tomography Increases Specificity in Breast Cancer Imaging

July 9, 2015 — Breast MRI is the most sensitive imaging technique for cancer surveillance and is recommended for screening in women with elevated risk of breast cancer. Unfortunately, breast MRI generates many ... read more

Treating Breast Cancer With Progesterone Could Aid Survival

July 8, 2015 — A special technique where breast cancer cells are “rescued” for research has been developed by researchers. Coupled with advanced scientific technologies, this has provided a unique insight into ... read more

Mammography Benefits Overestimated, Researchers Say

July 7, 2015 — An in-depth review of randomized trials on screening for breast, colorectal, cervical, prostate and lung cancers shows that the benefits of mammographic screening are likely to have been ... read more

Breast Cancer Routinely Overdiagnosed in Norway

July 7, 2015 — For every life saved by Norway's Breast Cancer Screening Programme, five women are over-diagnosed, and have to go through an operation to remove a tumour that otherwise never would have caused ... read more

Detecting More Small Cancers in Screening Mammography Suggests Overdiagnosis

July 6, 2015 — Screening mammography was associated with increased diagnosis of small cancers in a study across U.S. counties but not with significant changes in breast cancer deaths or a decreased incidence of ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers unravel mechanisms by which a protein that promotes tumor growth is produced during stress. The specific protein concerned in the team's study is the protease cathepsin L, a certain ... read more

How Removing a Protein Slows Blood Vessel Growth in Tumors

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new protein which triggers the growth of blood vessels in breast cancer tumors which have spread to the brain, a common location which breast cancer can spread ... read more

Breast Cancer Treatment With Fewer Potential Side Effects Has Equally Good Patient Outcomes

June 25, 2015 — Women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor, or lumpectomy, saw no increase in cancer recurrence or ... read more

'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

Most Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Undergo Imaging for Metastatic Cancer Despite Guidelines

June 22, 2015 — Most women -- about 86 percent -- with early-stage breast cancer will undergo imaging to determine if the cancer has metastasized, despite international guidelines that recommend against testing, ... read more

Stress Hormones Could Undermine Breast Cancer Therapy

June 22, 2015 — Stress hormones often given to patients to treat the side effects of therapy may cause a subset of breast cancers to become treatment-resistant, scientists ... read more

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