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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

Study Shows Patients Require Less Painkilling Medication After Breast-Cancer Surgery If They Have Opiate-Free Anesthesia

May 30, 2016 — New research shows that patients undergoing breast cancer surgery need less painkilling medication post-surgery if they have anesthesia that is free of opioid ... read more

Breast Cancer Drug Discovery Offers Hope of New Treatments

May 23, 2016 — A new drug discovery approach has yielded a potential therapy for breast cancer that may be more effective than existing medicines. Scientists have identified a chemical compound that is highly ... read more

Investigational CDK4/6 Inhibitor Abemaciclib Is Active Against a Range of Cancer Types

May 23, 2016 — The investigational anticancer therapeutic abemaciclib, which targets CDK4 and CDK6, showed durable clinical activity when given as continuous single-agent therapy to patients with a variety of ... read more

Triple-Therapy Cocktail Shrinks Triple-Negative Breast Tumors

May 19, 2016 — In a new study using mice and lab-grown human cells, a scientific team of researchers shows how a triple-drug cocktail can shrink triple-negative breast cancers by killing off cancer cells and ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Many breast cancers are marked by a lack of HOXA5 protein, a gene product known to control cell differentiation and death, and lower levels of the protein correspond to poorer outcomes for patients. ... read more

Cancer Can Be Combated With Reprogrammed Macrophage Cells

May 19, 2016 — Researchers have generated antibodies that reprogram a type of macrophage cell in the tumor, making the immune system better able to recognize and kill tumor cells. The study, say the scientists, ... read more

Identification of a Chemotherapy Resistance Factor in Breast Cancer Patients

May 19, 2016 — Scientists have identified low expression of methylation-controlled J protein (MCJ) as a marker of poor response to ... read more

Intake of Dietary Fat in Adolescence Associated With Breast Density

May 19, 2016 — Consuming high amounts of saturated fat or low amounts of mono- and polyunsaturated fats as an adolescent was associated with higher breast density in young adulthood, investigators have found. ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Cancer cells have an abnormal cell division and survival machinery - they grow faster than they die. For their permanent development, they produce an excess of growth factors and nutrients and block ... read more

Cancer Risk Perception Could Lead to Adverse Health Outcomes Among Women

May 16, 2016 — According to recent studies, the US has a disadvantage in women's life expectancy compared to peer countries despite high rates of health screenings. Researchers have examined the perceptions of ... read more

American Cancer Society Report Assesses Progress Against Goals Set for Nation

May 13, 2016 — A new report assesses how the nation fared against the ambitious challenge goal set by the American Cancer Society to reduce the cancer death rates by 50 percent over 25 years ending in ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Women with early-stage breast cancer for whom chemotherapy was indicated and who used dietary supplements and multiple types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) were less likely to start ... read more

New Approaches to Eradicate Aggressive Breast Cancers

May 12, 2016 — Medical researchers have identified fatty acid oxidation intermediates as being significantly upregulated in a MYC-driven model of TNBC. In the MYC-driven transgenic TNBC model and also MYC ... read more

Prolonged Breath Holds of Over Five Minutes Could Help in Targeted Radiotherapy

May 11, 2016 — Breast cancer patients can be trained to achieve single prolonged breath holds of over five minutes, opening the door for targeted radiotherapy to be administered with just one dose in each daily ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Mitoxantrone May Be Linked to Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

May 11, 2016 — The multiple sclerosis (MS) drug mitoxantrone may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study. Mitoxantrone suppresses the immune system. It was first developed as ... read more

May 10, 2016 — The enzyme MUS81 cuts DNA in the nucleus of cancer cells, causing the cut DNA to move to the cytoplasm instead of becoming degraded. The out-of-place DNA triggers an immune response against cancer ... read more

Breast Cancer Detection Rates of Mammogram Readers Don't Decline Over Time

May 10, 2016 — There is no decline over time in the accuracy of medical staff who analyze mammogram scans for indications of breast cancer, new research shows. The study investigated whether detection rates dropped ... read more

New Research Gives Deeper Understanding of Why Some Breast Cancers Are Hard to Treat

May 10, 2016 — Scientists have unearthed crucial new genetic information about how breast cancer develops and the genetic changes which can be linked to ... read more

Scientists Pioneer a Breakthrough Approach to Breast Cancer Treatment

May 9, 2016 — In a development that could lead to a new generation of drugs to precisely treat a range of diseases, scientists have for the first time designed a drug candidate that decreases the growth of tumor ... read more

Cancer May Drive Health Problems as People Age

May 9, 2016 — A new study indicates that cancer may have negative impacts on both the physical and mental health of individuals as they age. The study suggests that cancer increases the risk for certain health ... read more

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