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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

Study Links Two Genes to Breast Cancer Survival

Aug. 17, 2016 — Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, suggests a new study of almost 2,000 ... read more

Novel Tracer Safely and Effectively Maps Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer Patients

Aug. 17, 2016 — A recent study demonstrates the effectiveness and safety of Tc-99m-rituximab, a new SLN radiotracer, that targets the antigen CD20, which is expressed extensively in lymph ... read more

Duration of Adulthood Overweight, Obesity Linked to Cancer Risk in US Women

Aug. 16, 2016 — The duration of overweight and obesity in women's adult lives is associated with cancer risk, according to a longitudinal ... read more

Drug Sensitivity Restored in Breast Cancer Tumors

Aug. 11, 2016 — A team of cancer researchers has uncovered one way certain tumors resist vital ... read more

Prevalence of Estrogen Receptor Mutations in Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Aug. 11, 2016 — A new study examines the prevalence and significance of estrogen receptor mutations in patients with metastatic breast ... read more

Research Reveals Patient Can Have More Than One Breast Cancer, Points at Treatments

Aug. 9, 2016 — Breast cancer tumors are complex and dynamic. They comprise a population of continuously dividing cells that carry different genetic mutations. New research reveals that treating human ... read more

Obesity on the Rise in Adults With a History of Cancer

Aug. 9, 2016 — Obesity was found to be more prevalent in patients with a history of cancer than in the general population, and survivors of colorectal and breast cancers were particularly affected. This study is ... read more

Better Breast Cancer Drugs?

Aug. 9, 2016 — Biomedical scientists have revealed the inner workings of a group of proteins that help to switch critical genes on and off during blood-cell production, in a finding that could lead to the ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — A new analysis of breast tumors, before and after hormone-reduction therapy, reveals the extreme genetic complexity of these tumors and the variety of responses that are possible to ... read more

Needle Biopsies for Noninvasive Breast Cancer: Routine Analysis Wastes Millions

Aug. 8, 2016 — For patients with the most common type of noninvasive breast cancer, routine testing for estrogen and progesterone receptors in tissue taken at the first 'needle' biopsy is both unnecessary ... read more

Complex Genetic Secrets of Cancer Risk Uncovered

Aug. 4, 2016 — In a landmark multi-country study, researchers have transformed our understanding of the genes that affect our risk of cancer. The researchers uncovered numerous new genetic risk factors for the bone ... read more

One of the Most Common Viruses in Humans May Promote Breast Cancer Development

Aug. 1, 2016 — New research reveals that infection with the Epstein-Barr virus may put some women at increased risk for developing breast cancer. The findings may have important implications for breast cancer ... read more

Social Media Linked to More Satisfaction With Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

July 28, 2016 — Women who engaged on social media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation about their treatment decision and more satisfaction with the path they chose, a new study ... read more

Sampling Method Used for New Breast Cancer Tests May Lead to Underestimation of Risk

July 28, 2016 — Not only is breast cancer more than one disease, but a single breast cancer tumor can vary within itself, giving the potential for very different patient treatment plans depending on the tumor sample ... read more

Updated Testing Guidelines Make More Women Eligible for Herceptin, Yet Benefit Uncertain

July 27, 2016 — Changes to HER2 testing guidelines for breast cancer in 2013 significantly increased the number of patients who test HER2-positive, according to a new study. Cancers that have an excess of HER2 ... read more

BRCA1 Mutations in Breast, Ovarian Cancer Can Predict Treatment Resistance

July 25, 2016 — Two new studied have investigated the mechanisms underlying the treatment resistance associated with some BRCA1 mutations, and the findings provide information that may help predict which treatments ... read more

Rat Fathers' Diets May Affect Offspring's Breast Cancer Risk

July 25, 2016 — The dietary habits of rat fathers may affect their daughters' breast cancer risk, a study in 60 male rats and their offspring has found. The female offspring of male rats that had been fed a ... read more

Parenchymal Enhancement in Breast Tissue Is Not an Indicator for Increased Cancer Risk

July 25, 2016 — Women with a certain gene mutation are among the high-risk patients for breast cancer. With a magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) it is possible to detect tissue with measurable active blood supply ... read more

New Review Concludes That Evidence for Alcohol Causing Cancer Is Strong

July 21, 2016 — A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and ... read more

Are Provider-Related Factors Affecting the Likelihood of Breast Preservation?

July 21, 2016 — Do regional practice patterns for radiotherapy for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) breast cancer increase the likelihood of mastectomy when there is a second breast cancer in women who did not ... read more

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