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October 7, 2015

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October 7, 2015

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

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

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

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

Hormonal Therapy May Prevent Ovarian Failure and Preserve Fertility in Breast Cancer

Sep. 27, 2015 — Young women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may be more likely to remain fertile if they also receive hormonal ... read more

Treatment of Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Varies Between Different European Countries

Sep. 27, 2015 — The largest international comparison of the treatment of elderly patients with breast cancer has shown there are substantial differences in the use of surgery, hormone therapy and chemotherapy ... read more

Significant Genetic Differences Between Breast Cancers That Relapse and Those That Do Not: Better Treatment

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have taken an important step towards understanding why some primary breast cancers return while others do not. The European Cancer Congress will hear that genetic factors driving the ... read more

Helping Breast Cancer Patients With a Challenging Decision

Sep. 24, 2015 — The decision making process women with non-hereditary breast cancer undergo when considering the removal of a healthy breast is a difficult one, and one that has been the focus of recent study. The ... read more

Molecular 'Feedback Loop' May Explain Tamoxifen Resistance in Patients With Breast Cancer

Sep. 23, 2015 — For reasons unknown, many patients with breast cancer treated with the estrogen receptor-blocking drug tamoxifen eventually become resistant to the treatment despite the fact that their cancer cells ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Used to Improve Breast Cancer Patient Outcomes

Sep. 18, 2015 — Researchers are working on a way to use artificial intelligence to predict a patient's response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer -- paclitaxel and gemcitabine. ... read more

Genomic Differences Between Breast Cancers of African American, White Women Identified

Sep. 17, 2015 — For the first time, a study has identified genomic differences between the breast tumors of African American and white women, differences that could contribute to the recognized differences in ... read more

Research Discovery Leads to Potential Diagnostic for Assessing Breast Cancer Recurrence

Sep. 17, 2015 — Every woman successfully treated for breast cancer lives with the knowledge that it could come back. New research may lead to a simple blood test to determine the risk of such recurrence, or the ... read more

New Approach Found to Tackle Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy Resistance

Sep. 17, 2015 — A new explanation has been found as to why women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the ... read more

High Proportion of Advanced Breast Cancers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sep. 17, 2015 — In one of the first studies of its kind, a new report finds a large majority of breast cancers in Cote d'Ivoire and Republic of Congo are detected only after they've become advanced. ... read more

Biomarker May Predict Which HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Patients Will Benefit from Targeted Therapy

Sep. 17, 2015 — Brief exposure to a targeted therapy can tell doctors which HER2-negative patients will respond -- and which should switch to another kind of treatment -- new research ... read more

Cancer Remains Leading Cause of Death in U.S. Hispanics, Report Shows

Sep. 16, 2015 — While cancer is the second leading cause of death overall in the United States, it remains the leading cause of death among US Hispanics, according to a new ... read more

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