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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015

Apr. 24, 2015 — Investigators have developed an imageable mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain and prolong ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — More than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at best. A new implantable device may change ... read more

Technology Could Let Women Skip Annual Mammograms

Apr. 21, 2015 — Developing technology is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. "We're creating a breast cancer risk analysis system," said an electrical engineer on the study. ... read more

Coffee Protects Against Breast Cancer Recurrence, Detailed Findings Confirm

Apr. 21, 2015 — Coffee helps to protect against breast cancer, a number of research studies have shown. A new study is added to that research, confirming that coffee inhibits the growth of tumors and reduces the ... read more

New Drug Combination Shows Promise for Breaking Breast Cancer Resistance

Apr. 20, 2015 — A new combination of drugs has been developed that may overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer. While most women initially respond well to hormonal treatment with drugs such as ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A molecular mechanism that connects breast tissue stiffness to tumor metastasis and poor prognosis has been discovered by researchers. The study may inspire new approaches to predicting patient ... read more

Immune Therapy Tested in Study of Women With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Apr. 20, 2015 — Early data in a preliminary human study show that an experimental immune system drug is generally safe and well tolerated in women with metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer, a persistently ... read more

Overnight Fasting May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Women

Apr. 20, 2015 — A decrease in the amount of time spent eating and an increase in overnight fasting reduces glucose levels and may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, report researchers. Women who fasted ... read more

Animal Study Shows Why Long-Time Consumption of Soyfoods Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence

Apr. 19, 2015 — Women diagnosed with breast cancer are often told not to eat soyfoods or soy-based supplements because they can interfere with anti-estrogen treatment. But new research could eventually impact that ... read more

Gene Signatures Predict Doxorubicin Response in Canine Osteosarcoma

Apr. 19, 2015 — A gene expression model that predicts canine osteosarcoma response to doxorubicin has been identified by researchers, potentially allowing veterinary oncologists to better choose which drug to use ... read more

Study Reveals Cause of Poorer Outcomes for African-American Patients With Breast Cancer

Apr. 18, 2015 — Poorer outcomes for African-American women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, compared with European-American patients, appears to be due, in part, to a strong survival mechanism within ... read more

Cancer and Chemobrain: Cancer Diagnosis Affects Cognitive Function

Apr. 17, 2015 — Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemotherapy. A new study now attributes the syndrome to post-traumatic stress induced by diagnosis of the ... read more

Women's Health Initiative on Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer

Apr. 16, 2015 — Analysis of the longer-term influence of menopausal hormone therapy on breast cancer incidence in two Women's Health Initiative clinical trials suggests a pattern of changing influences over ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — An exhaustive analysis has been conducted of more than 12,000 distinct proteins present in an often aggressive and difficult to treat form of breast cancer, called triple-negative breast cancer. The ... read more

Study Points to Possible New Treatment for HER2+ Breast Cancer

Apr. 15, 2015 — Elevated PARP1 polymerase in HER2+ breast cancer may confer susceptibility to PARP inhibitor drugs, scientists say. This proof of concept study using breast cancer tissue from 307 cancer patients ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — By analyzing a simple blood sample, scientists have succeeded in predicting if a woman will get breast cancer within two to five years. The method -- a metabolic blood profile -- is still in the ... read more

Ovarian Cancer: Genetic Testing Should Be Accessible to All Women With the Disease

Apr. 15, 2015 — Recent media attention has focused on American actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes surgically removed after genetic testing for such cancers. A study ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Scientists have identified a way to potentially predict which patients with an early form of breast cancer will experience disease progression. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a precursor of ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Compared to other types of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancers are often more aggressive and have fewer treatment options. Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism that triple ... read more

Appropriate Clinical Frame Is Required to Enhance the Value of Pre-Clinical Work

Apr. 13, 2015 — Once more, the multifactorial and heterogeneous nature of breast cancer fascinates researchers and is newly confirmed and re-interpreted in light of the results of a new study. "Metformin has ... read more

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