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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

MRI Technique Could Reduce Need for Breast Biopsies

Sep. 29, 2015 — A magnetic resonance breast imaging technique that uses no ionizing radiation or contrast agent could reduce unnecessary biopsies by providing additional information about suspicious findings on ... read more

Maintaining Healthy DNA Delays Menopause

Sep. 28, 2015 — An international study of nearly 70,000 women has identified more than 40 regions of the human genome involved in governing at what age a woman goes through menopause. The study found that two-thirds ... read more

Initial Data from TAILORx Breast Cancer Trial Published

Sep. 28, 2015 — Initial results announced today from the Trial Assigning IndividuaLized Options for Treatment (Rx), or TAILORx, a prospectively conducted global trial in 10,000+ women with early stage breast cancer, ... read more

Multi-Gene Test Enables Some Breast Cancer Patients to Safely Avoid Chemotherapy

Sep. 28, 2015 — The best evidence to date has been provided that suggests that a 21-gene test done on the tumor can identify breast cancer patients who can safely avoid ... read more

Number of Cancer Gene Tests Increases Five-Fold Thanks to Improved Availability: Making Prevention Easier

Sep. 28, 2015 — Mutations in the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes are very likely to lead to a form of cancer in people who have them. These mutations can be detected using a genetic test. The introduction of a new drug has ... read more

Coverage of Celebrity's Mastectomy Has Improved Awareness of Reconstructive Breast Surgery Options

Sep. 28, 2015 — A new study found improved public awareness about reconstructive breast surgery options following Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy and subsequent ... read more

Hormonal Therapy May Prevent Ovarian Failure and Preserve Fertility in Breast Cancer

Sep. 27, 2015 — Young women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may be more likely to remain fertile if they also receive hormonal ... read more

Weight Loss, Exercise Improve Fertility in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Sep. 24, 2015 — Weight loss and exercise improve ovulation in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome, a common hormone disorder that often causes infertility, according to a new ... read more

Helping Breast Cancer Patients With a Challenging Decision

Sep. 24, 2015 — The decision making process women with non-hereditary breast cancer undergo when considering the removal of a healthy breast is a difficult one, and one that has been the focus of recent study. The ... read more

Standard Treatment Better Than Proposed Alternative for Unexplained Infertility

Sep. 23, 2015 — Treatment with clomiphene, a standard therapy for couples with unexplained infertility, results in more live births than treatment with a potential alternative, letrozole, according to a study of ... read more

Molecular 'Feedback Loop' May Explain Tamoxifen Resistance in Patients With Breast Cancer

Sep. 23, 2015 — For reasons unknown, many patients with breast cancer treated with the estrogen receptor-blocking drug tamoxifen eventually become resistant to the treatment despite the fact that their cancer cells ... read more

Taming Hot Flashes Without Hormones: What Works, What Doesn't

Sep. 23, 2015 — Some three-quarters of American women have menopausal hot flashes, but many cannot use hormones for medical reasons or choose not to. Numerous products and techniques are promoted for hot flashes, ... read more

Researchers Find Biomarker for Autism That May Aid Diagnostics

Sep. 22, 2015 — By identifying a key signaling defect within a specific membrane structure in all cells, researchers believe they have found both a possible reliable biomarker for diagnosing certain forms of autism ... read more

Genomic Differences Between Breast Cancers of African American, White Women Identified

Sep. 17, 2015 — For the first time, a study has identified genomic differences between the breast tumors of African American and white women, differences that could contribute to the recognized differences in ... read more

Research Discovery Leads to Potential Diagnostic for Assessing Breast Cancer Recurrence

Sep. 17, 2015 — Every woman successfully treated for breast cancer lives with the knowledge that it could come back. New research may lead to a simple blood test to determine the risk of such recurrence, or the ... read more

Scientists Identify Protein at Death's Door of Cells

Sep. 17, 2015 — A protein embedded in the surface of mitochondria -- the energy-producing batteries of living cells -- opens the door to cell death, causing cells to experience severe power failures, according to ... read more

New Approach Found to Tackle Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy Resistance

Sep. 17, 2015 — A new explanation has been found as to why women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the ... read more

High Proportion of Advanced Breast Cancers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sep. 17, 2015 — In one of the first studies of its kind, a new report finds a large majority of breast cancers in Cote d'Ivoire and Republic of Congo are detected only after they've become advanced. ... read more

Do Estrogen Levels Affect the Willingness to Share?

Sep. 17, 2015 — Fluctuating hormone levels change a woman's social behaviour over the course of the menstrual cycle. Mood swings and irritability before the period as well as a greater interest in sex during ... read more

Cancer Remains Leading Cause of Death in U.S. Hispanics, Report Shows

Sep. 16, 2015 — While cancer is the second leading cause of death overall in the United States, it remains the leading cause of death among US Hispanics, according to a new ... read more

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