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April 28, 2015

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April 28, 2015

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

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

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

Applied Physics Helps Decipher Causes of Sudden Death

Apr. 17, 2015 — Sudden cardiac death accounts for approximately 10% of natural deaths, most of which are due to ventricular fibrillation. Each year it causes 300,000 deaths in the United States. Researchers have ... 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

Osteoporosis Diagnosis Contributes to Hearing Loss Risk

Apr. 16, 2015 — People who have osteoporosis face a 1.76-fold higher risk of developing sudden deafness than those who do not have the bone disease, according to a new study. Osteoporosis is a progressive condition ... 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

Stronger Muscles Make for Healthier Bone Development

Apr. 14, 2015 — Higher muscle mass is strongly linked with healthier bone development in children, researchers report. Researchers also found no relationship between fat mass and bone development, indicating it is ... 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

Bone Mineral Density Improved in Frail Elderly Women Treated With Zoledronic Acid

Apr. 13, 2015 — A single intravenous dose of the osteoporosis drug zoledronic acid improved bone mineral density in a group of frail elderly women living in nursing homes and long-term-care ... read more

HPV Vaccination of Adolescent Boys May Be Cost-Effective for Preventing Oropharyngeal Cancer

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a cancer that starts at ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — A mother who has tested positive for the BRCA2 cancer gene is one of 12 people in her family over three generations linked to the gene or diagnosed with cancer. Now she is using her family’s ... read more

Likely Genetic Source of Muscle Weakness Found in Six Previously Undiagnosed Children

Apr. 9, 2015 — Using state-of-the-art genetic technology, researchers have discovered the likely cause of a child's rare type of severe muscle weakness. The child was one of six cases in which investigators ... read more

Axillary Lymph Node Evaluation Performed Frequently in Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

Apr. 9, 2015 — Axillary lymph node evaluation is performed frequently in women with ductal carcinoma in situ breast cancer, despite recommendations generally against such an assessment procedure in women with ... read more

We May Be Looking at Wrong Mutation for Breast Cancer Treatment

Apr. 9, 2015 — A leading gene candidate that has been the target of breast cancer drug development may not be as promising as initially thought, according to new research. Mutation in the gene PIK3CA is the second ... 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

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