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September 3, 2015

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September 3, 2015

21-Gene Recurrence Score and Receipt of Chemotherapy in Patients With Breast Cancer

Aug. 27, 2015 — Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among a ... read more

Young Black Women Have a Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Than Previously Reported

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers recently conducted the largest U.S. based study of BRCA mutation frequency in young black women diagnosed with breast cancer at or below age 50 and discovered they have a much higher BRCA ... read more

Imaging Software Could Speed Up Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Aug. 19, 2015 — New software could speed up breast cancer diagnosis with 90 percent accuracy without the need for a specialist, according to research. This could improve breast cancer management, particularly in ... read more

Multigene Panel Testing for Hereditary Breast/ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment

Aug. 13, 2015 — Multigene testing of women negative for BRCA1 and BRCA2 found some of them harbored other harmful genetic mutations, most commonly moderate-risk breast and ovarian cancer genes and Lynch syndrome ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer in women and currently accounts for 29% of all new cancer cases in the U.S. Wide-ranging mammography screening programs have been set up for early ... read more

Researchers Identify the Cells at the Origin of Breast Cancers

Aug. 13, 2015 — One of the key questions in cancer biology is to understand the mechanisms that control tumor heterogeneity and to determine to which extend tumor heterogeneity influences clinical outcome. Now ... read more

Can Stem Cells Cause and Cure Cancer?

Aug. 12, 2015 — Simply put, cancer is caused by mutations to genes within a cell that lead to abnormal cell growth. Finding out what causes that genetic mutation has been the holy grail of medical science for ... read more

Older Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely to Benefit from Chemo

Aug. 12, 2015 — Chemotherapy prolongs life for older adults with most types of cancer, but for women over the age of 80 with breast cancer, the chances of survival due to chemotherapy are significantly lower, ... read more

Tell-Tale Biomarker Detects Early Breast Cancer

Aug. 12, 2015 — MRI can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors, research shows. The approach of a new study detects micromestastases, breakaway tumor cells with the potential ... read more

Blood Vessel 'Doorway' Lets Breast Cancer Cells Spread Through Blood Stream

Aug. 12, 2015 — Using real-time, high-resolution imaging, scientists have identified how a 'doorway' in the blood vessel wall allows cancer cells to spread from breast tumors to other parts of the body. ... read more

Radiation Costs Vary Among Medicare Patients With Cancer

Aug. 11, 2015 — Cost of radiation therapy among Medicare patients varied most widely because of factors unrelated to a patient or that person's cancer, report researchers. Up to two-thirds of patients with ... read more

Finding a Fingerprint for an Invasive Cancer Still in Hiding

Aug. 11, 2015 — A new study of a biomarker that can identify DCIS patients who are not at risk for subsequent invasion could save many lives and keep women from having to go through medical and surgical therapy, ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — A drug candidate that overstimulates proteins crucial for tumor growth shows promise as a new strategy to treat a wide range of cancers. The demands of rapid cell division put a strain on cancer ... read more

Hypofractionation Vs. Conventional Fractionation in Breast Cancer Radiotherapy

Aug. 6, 2015 — New research has examined outcomes in women with breast cancer who had breast-conserving surgery and were treated with hypofractionated radiation therapy (shorter courses of radiation treatment ... read more

England Still Struggling to Close the Gap in Cancer Survival

Aug. 4, 2015 — Cancer survival in England remains lower than countries with similar healthcare systems, according to a new study. The research compared survival for colon, breast, lung, ovarian, rectal and stomach ... read more

Irradiation of Regional Nodes in Stage I III Breast Cancer Patients Affects Overall Survival

Aug. 3, 2015 — At a median follow-up of 10.9 years, a study has shown that irradiation of regional nodes in patients with stage I, II, or III breast cancer has a marginal effect on overall survival, the primary ... read more

New Cancer Marker Identified; Possible Therapeutic Target for Breast Cancer

July 31, 2015 — Basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) is an aggressive form of breast cancer and is often referred to as "triple negative," which means it is not responsive to the common medical therapeutics. ... read more

Blocking PHD2 Oxygen Sensor Inhibits Breast Cancer Dissemination

July 30, 2015 — Reducing the expression of the PHD2 oxygen sensor impairs the ability of breast cancers to metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body, scientists have discovered. Breast cancer is the second ... read more

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

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