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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Study Aims to Resolve How to Manage Pre-Cancers of the Breast

Feb. 2, 2016 — The first large U.S. study aimed at resolving an ongoing debate about the best way to treat an early sign of breast cancer will launch in 2016. The research will focus on ductal carcinoma in situ, or ... read more

In Lung Cancer, Not All HER2 Alterations Are Created Equal

Jan. 28, 2016 — Study shows two distinct causes of HER2 activation in lung cancer: mutation of the gene and amplification of the gene. In patient samples of lung adenocarcinoma, 3 percent were found to have HER2 ... read more

Recommendation to Omit Radiation Therapy After Lumpectomy Is Not Frequently Implemented

Jan. 27, 2016 — Nearly two-thirds of US women age 70 or older with stage I breast cancer who undergo lumpectomy and are eligible to safely omit subsequent radiation therapy according to national cancer guidelines ... read more

Cancer in China

Jan. 26, 2016 — There were 4.3 million new cancer cases and more than 2.8 million cancer deaths in China in 2015, with lung cancer the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in China, a new report ... read more

Targeted Axillary Dissection of Lymph Nodes After Chemotherapy Improves Staging Accuracy of Node-Positive Breast Cancer

Jan. 25, 2016 — A new procedure improves the accuracy of axillary staging and pathologic evaluation in clinically node-positive breast cancer, and reduces the need for a more invasive procedure with debilitating ... read more

One in Sevel Colorectal Cancer Patients Diagnosed Before Recommended Screening Age

Jan. 25, 2016 — Nearly 15 percent of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer were younger than 50, the age at which screening recommendations ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — Bowel cancer is more likely to be diagnosed at the earliest stage if it is picked up by screening, according to new ... read more

Nonrecommended Screenings for Prostate, Breast Cancer in Older Individuals

Jan. 21, 2016 — An estimated 15.7 percent of individuals 65 or older may have received nonrecommended screenings for prostate and breast cancers because they had limited life expectancies of less than 10 years, ... read more

Up to 50 Percent of Women With Advanced-Stage Ovarian Cancer Could Be Cured With One Treatment Model, Expert Argues

Jan. 20, 2016 — Up to half of women with advanced-stage ovarian cancer might be cured, compared to the current 20 percent survival rate, argues a scientist, who calls for a new standard of treatment for women with ... read more

New Findings May Enhance PARP Inhibitors Therapy in Breast Cancer

Jan. 18, 2016 — PARP inhibitors, an emerging class of drugs being studied in cancer clinical trials, may be enhanced by combining them with inhibitors targeting an oncogene known as c-MET which is overexpressed in ... read more

Breast Cancer Study Suggests New Potential Drug Targets and Combinations

Jan. 14, 2016 — The largest analysis of breast cancer cell function to date suggests dozens of new uses for existing drugs, new targets for drug discovery, and new drug ... read more

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Could Endanger Women

Jan. 12, 2016 — If followed, new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) breast cancer screening recommendations will result in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year and thousands more women enduring ... read more

More Research Needed on Evaluation of Dense Breasts

Jan. 12, 2016 — Determinations of breast density can be unreliable, a systematic review of the scientific literature on dense breasts shows, and as many as 19 percent of women are re-categorized as dense rather than ... read more

Breast Cancer Screening: Making a Safe Procedure Even Safer

Jan. 12, 2016 — Breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women, a comprehensive modeling study has found. However, the research showed ... read more

New Analyses Confirms Biennial Mammography Starting at Age 50 Is Optimal for Average Women

Jan. 12, 2016 — New and comprehensive analyses from six independent research teams examining breast cancer screening intervals have produced a unanimous finding -- that mammography screening every two years for ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A doctor treating a patient with a potentially fatal metastatic breast tumor would be very pleased to find, after administering a round of treatment, that the primary tumor had undergone a change in ... read more

Study Reveals Potential Therapy Targets for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Jan. 11, 2016 — In cancer, cell signaling pathways are the critical chain of events that can either quash or quicken disease progression. A new study has revealed new information about how molecules called long ... read more

BRCA1 Deficiency Increases Sensitivity of Ovarian Cancer Cells to Auranofin

Jan. 8, 2016 — An anti-rheumatic drug could improve the prognosis for ovarian cancer patients exhibiting a deficiency of the DNA repair protein BRCA1, a study has found. Auranofin is currently undergoing trials for ... read more

Study Finds Gaps in Patient Knowledge of Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Complications

Jan. 7, 2016 — Breast cancer patients surveyed about their knowledge of breast reconstruction were only moderately informed about the procedure, and their knowledge of complications was low, a new study has ... read more

Epigenetic Regulation of Metastatic Breast Cancer Progression May Guide Prognosis, Future Therapy

Jan. 7, 2016 — A gene that plays a role in the development of breast cancer to metastatic disease has been identified which may help to predict disease progression and serve as a target for the development of ... read more

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