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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

June 4, 2015 — A research team shows how signaling by an immune system component called interleukin-6 (IL-6) appears to play an important role in driving aggressive, therapy-resistant prostate ... read more

Panel Recommends Improvements in Estrogen Testing Accuracy

June 4, 2015 — Unreliable estrogen measurements have had a negative impact on the treatment of and research into many hormone-related cancers and chronic conditions. To improve patient care, a panel of medical ... read more

Practice-Changing Study Offers New Option for Tough Breast Cancer Cases

May 30, 2015 — A new phase 3 study in some of the most difficult-to-treat patients, women with endocrine-resistant disease, showed that the newly approved drug, palbociclib, more than doubled the time to cancer ... read more

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism Associated With an Increased Risk of Hip and Other Fractures

May 26, 2015 — In an analysis that included more than 70,000 participants from 13 studies, subclinical hyperthyroidism was associated with an increased risk for hip and other fractures including spine. Subclinical ... read more

International Study of Advanced Prostate Cancer Genome Finds Potential Targets for Drug Therapy

May 21, 2015 — First study of the genomic composition of prostate cancer shows many patients have gene mutations that can be targeted with existing or potential drugs. The finding is based on an analysis of tumor ... read more

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Cancer

May 12, 2015 — Cancer is more likely to develop in people who are very overweight (obese), because surplus body fat interferes with various hormone cycles and with glucose and fat metabolism. A metabolic expert ... read more

Men With High Estrogen Levels Could Be at Greater Risk of Breast Cancer

May 11, 2015 — Men with naturally high levels of the female hormone estrogen may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to research by an international collaboration. This is the first time a ... read more

Statin Drugs Can Delay Prostate Cancer Progression in Patients Receiving Androgen Deprivation Therapy, Study Shows

May 7, 2015 — Men who went on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs when they began androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer had a longer time in which their disease was under control than did men who ... read more

Type 2 Diabetes: Understanding Regulation of Sugar Levels for Better Treatment

Apr. 21, 2015 — A new mechanism that controls glucagon secretion in humans has been described by researchers, making it possible to elucidate this phenomenon and suggesting a modification of this new type of ... 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

Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Heightened Risk of Heart Disease

Apr. 8, 2015 — Pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in premenopausal women, according to a new ... read more

No Association Between Lung Cancer Risk in Women, Reproductive History or Hormone Use

Apr. 8, 2015 — A large prospective study of lung cancer found no strong associations between lung cancer risk and a wide range of reproductive history variables and only revealed weak support for a role of hormone ... read more

BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Mothers' Future Diabetes Risk

Apr. 1, 2015 — Exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A during pregnancy may raise a mother's susceptibility to weight gain and diabetes later in life, according to a new animal ... read more

Marketing, Prescribing Testosterone and Growth Hormone for Aging Is Disease Mongering, Experts Say

Mar. 24, 2015 — The marketing, prescribing and selling of testosterone and growth hormone as panaceas for aging-associated problems is disease mongering, asserts an international team of ... read more

Hormones With Statins May Help Women's Hearts After Menopause

Mar. 17, 2015 — Hormones may not protect women from heart disease or stroke after menopause, but when combined with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, they may help protect women from these killers, shows a ... read more

Hormone Replacement Therapy for Postmenopausal Women: Does It Help or Harm Your Heart?

Mar. 10, 2015 — New evidence shows that hormone replacement therapy does not protect post-menopausal women against cardiovascular disease, and may even cause an increased risk of ... read more

Advanced Thyroid Cancer Responds to Targeted Therapy With Sunitinib

Mar. 8, 2015 — In patients with advanced thyroid cancer, sunitinib, a drug approved for treatment of several other cancers, showed significant cancer-fighting activity t, a new phase 2 clinical trial has ... read more

Men's Heart Disease Risk Linked to High Testosterone and Low Estrogen

Mar. 8, 2015 — Why men have more heart disease than premenopausal women has been unclear, but a new study shows that the sex hormones testosterone and estrogen alter cardiovascular risk factors in a way that raises ... read more

After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Risk of Thyroid Cancer Goes Up

Mar. 7, 2015 — Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within five years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new analysis of a large national ... read more

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Does Not Affect the Risk of Dying Early

Mar. 6, 2015 — Menopausal hormone therapy (HT) does not have a significant effect on death, according to a new review of the medical literature published over the past three decades. The results included studies ... read more

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