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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Medicaid Expansion Improves Breast Cancer Screening for Low-Income Women

Nov. 30, 2015 — Low-income women in Medicaid expansion states in the US are more likely to have a breast screening performed than those in non-expansion states, according to new ... read more

Predicting Breast Cancer Risk in Hispanic Women

Nov. 13, 2015 — The first breast cancer risk-prediction model based entirely on data from Hispanic women, including whether a woman was born in or outside of the United States, provided a more accurate assessment of ... read more

Medicines for Breast Cancer: The Affordability Controversy

Nov. 6, 2015 — New and better drugs to treat diseases such as advanced breast cancer will have little effect on improving patient outcomes if a country does not have good health-care structures in ... read more

Higher Insulin Is an Independent Prognostic Factor in Advanced Breast Cancer

Nov. 5, 2015 — Patients with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastasized) and who have higher insulin levels than normal, but are not diabetic, have a significantly worse prognosis ... read more

CK5 Marks Cisplatin-Resistant Ovarian Cancer

Nov. 4, 2015 — Protein cytokeratin 5 (CK5), known to be a marker of poor prognosis in breast cancer, also marks ovarian cancers likely to be resistant to the common chemotherapy cisplatin, new research ... read more

DNA in Blood Can Track Cancer Development, Response in Real Time

Nov. 4, 2015 — Tumor DNA shed into the bloodstream can be used to track cancers in real time as they evolve and respond to treatment, scientists have shown for the first ... read more

Breast Cancer: Research Identified Obstacles to Care in Appalachia

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have taken a new approach to understanding why so many breast cancer patients in Appalachia aren't getting the care they need, and their findings are set to change how people view ... read more

Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy Benefit Can Wax and Wane Over Time, Study Finds

Nov. 2, 2015 — More research of the long-term effects of adjuvant therapies for breast cancer is needed, after a study found that effects of these therapies often vary over ... read more

Exercise Could Provide a Margin of Safety for Women Who Want to Delay Preventive Mastectomy, Penn Study Shows

Oct. 29, 2015 — Regular physical activity could play a role in helping women at high-risk of breast cancer delay the need for drastic preventive measures such as prophylactic mastectomy, according to new research. ... read more

No Need to Stop Antidepressants Before Plastic Surgery, Evidence Suggests

Oct. 29, 2015 — For patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures, there's no consistent evidence that taking antidepressants increases the risk of bleeding, breast cancer, or other adverse outcomes, concludes ... read more

New Thyroid Cancer Gene Discovered

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new gene associated with Cowden syndrome, an inherited condition that carries high risks of thyroid, breast, and other cancers, and a subset of non-inherited thyroid cancers, has been discovered by ... read more

Breast Cancer Becoming as Common Among African-American Women as Among White Women

Oct. 29, 2015 — New data finds that rates among African-American women in the United States have continued to increase, converging with rates among white women and closing a gap that had existed for ... read more

Targeted Therapy for Gastric Cancer Possible

Oct. 29, 2015 — Gastric cancer, otherwise known as stomach cancer, does not respond well to existing treatments and it is currently the third leading cause of cancer death in the world (after lung and liver cancer). ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — Breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor negative, a large international study shows. Hormone-receptor-negative (HRN) ... read more

Potential New Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Shows Promise in Lab Studies

Oct. 27, 2015 — Recent laboratory findings provide novel insight into potential new therapeutic approaches for triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly difficult to treat and aggressive form of the ... read more

High-Grade DCIS Detection Rates Increase in Older Women

Oct. 27, 2015 — The mammography detection rate of an early-stage but potentially invasive type of breast cancer rises with age, according to a large new study. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a type of breast ... read more

Scientists Devise New Method to Solve Significant Variables Conundrum

Oct. 26, 2015 — Scientists have presented an alternative method to address the challenge of using significant variables to make useful predictions in areas such as complex ... read more

Optical Scanner Shows Potential for Real-Time 3-D Breast Cancer Screening

Oct. 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed a hand-held optical scanner with the potential to offer breast cancer imaging in real time. The device uses a near-infrared laser diode source to produce an image of the ... read more

Study Combats 'Anxiety' as Barrier to Breast Cancer Screening

Oct. 22, 2015 — A new article describes a successful intervention to decrease anxiety accompanying breast cancer screening, lessening this barrier to ... read more

Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk May Have Association With Sense of Smell

Oct. 21, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have noted that the estrous cycle (the equivalent of human menstrual cycle) in mice carrying a mutation known to cause familial predisposition to breast and ovarian ... read more

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