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Breast Cancer News
February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Under and Misuse of Hormone Therapy Decreasing, but Still High

Feb. 2, 2017 — A nationwide cancer registry of almost one million patients treated for hormone-sensitive breast cancer shows that one out of six women who should have received post-surgical treatment known as ... read more

Understanding When Eating Soy Might Help or Harm in Breast Cancer Treatment

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact -- positive and negative -- that soy consumption could have on a common breast cancer ... read more

Big Data Brings Breast Cancer Research Forwards by 'Decades'

Feb. 1, 2017 — Scientists have created a ‘map’ linking the shape of breast cancer cells to genes turned on and off, and matched it to real disease outcomes, which could one day help doctors select treatments, ... read more

Changes in Gene Contribute Independently to Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Jan. 31, 2017 — Defects in the EMSY gene -- long thought to drive cancer by turning off the protection afforded by the BRCA genes -- spur cancer growth on their own, report ... read more

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Benefit More from Breast Conservation Than from Mastectomy

Jan. 29, 2017 — Breast conserving therapy (BCT) is better than mastectomy for patients with some types of early breast cancer, according to results from the largest study to date. Researchers report that ... read more

Women Treated for Precursor of Breast Cancer Can Expect to Live as Long as Other Women

Jan. 27, 2017 — Women over 50 who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a precursor of breast cancer, are more likely to be alive ten years later than women in the general population, according to ... read more

Scientists Identify Bone Degradation Process Within Metastatic Breast Cancer

Jan. 25, 2017 — Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient's healthy bones, causing numerous problems. Scientists have identified a new way that bones get destroyed through cancer. ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that the metabolic enzyme phosphoglycerate mutase 1 (PGAM1) helps cancer cells repair their DNA and found that inhibiting PGAM1 sensitizes tumors to the cancer drug ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with BRCA1 mutations do not have an elevated risk for leukemia. ... read more

Breast Density Research Edges Closer to Cancer Prevention

Jan. 24, 2017 — Australian researchers are one step closer to breast cancer prevention after finding a new driver for breast density, an identified risk factor for breast ... read more

Natural Compound Could Improve Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Jan. 24, 2017 — More than 100 women die from breast cancer every day in the United States. Triple-negative breast cancers, which comprise 15 to 20 percent of all breast tumors, are a particularly deadly type of ... read more

Half of Breast Cancer Patients Experience Severe Side Effects

Jan. 24, 2017 — Nearly half of women treated for early stage breast cancer reported at least one side effect from their treatment that was severe or very severe, a new study ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — The protein PHLDB3, thought to be a potential tumor suppressor, actually allows cancer cells to thrive in pancreatic, prostate, colon, breast, lung, and other common cancers, researchers have found. ... read more

Breast Cancer Drugs Stop Working When Tumors 'Make Their Own Fuel'

Jan. 23, 2017 — Scientists have discovered why a type of breast cancer drug stops working in some patients. The early-stage findings reveal that some breast tumors evolve to make their own 'fuel supply', ... read more

New Genetic Mechanism Driving Breast Cancer Revealed in Study

Jan. 23, 2017 — Researchers have discovered ‘hotspots’ of mutations in breast cancer genomes, where mutations thought to be inactive ‘passengers’ in the genome have now been shown to possibly drive further ... read more

Researchers Unlock Mechanism of Drug Resistance in Aggressive Breast Cancer

Jan. 20, 2017 — Scientists report findings of how triple negative breast cancer cells are able to bypass treatment with trametinib, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug that belongs to a class of ... read more

Breast Cancer Prognosis of African-American Patients May Improve With Administration of Chemotherapy Before Surgery, Study Finds

Jan. 19, 2017 — Administering chemotherapy to African-American breast cancer patients prior to surgery could improve their prognosis and survival rates from the disease, according to a new ... read more

Affordable Care Act Made Cancer Screening More Accessible for Millions, Study Finds

Jan. 19, 2017 — The Affordable Care Act helped make recommended cancer screening more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, according to new ... read more

Researcher Examines Effect of Exercise on Breast Cancer Survivors

Jan. 18, 2017 — A new study has focused on the effects of exercise and physical activity on postmenopausal breast cancer survivors taking AIs -- hormone-therapy drugs that stop the production of estrogen. The work ... read more

Potential Pancreatic Cancer Target Challenged

Jan. 17, 2017 — A protein thought to fuel pancreatic cancer development plays a much more complicated role, a new study finds. PDX1 is critical for cancer growth, but blocking it may lead to more aggressive ... read more

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