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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Scientists Identify Chain Reaction That Shields Breast Cancer Stem Cells from Chemotherapy

Feb. 22, 2017 — Working with human breast cancer cells and mice, researchers say they have identified a biochemical pathway that triggers the regrowth of breast cancer stem cells after ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new digital breast tomosynthesis technique has the potential to reduce the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 20, 2017 — More than three decades after surviving breast cancer, Susanne Calabrette faced a second scare. In June 2016, an MRI for an unrelated condition revealed she had pancreatic cysts, giving her a chance ... read more

Researchers Study Patients' Genetic and Susceptibility Risk Factors for Lymphedema

Feb. 8, 2017 — Genetic variations may be one of the important factors that influence breast cancer survivors' responses to the inflammatory processes and vulnerability to ... read more

Immune System Plays Dual Role in Breast Cancer

Feb. 7, 2017 — The immune system plays a paradoxical role in the spread of breast cancer. Some immune cells contribute to metastasis, while other cells can be activated to strengthen the effect of chemotherapy, ... read more

Researchers Identify 'Synthetic Essentiality' as Novel Approach for Locating Cancer Therapy Targets

Feb. 6, 2017 — A new method has been found for identifying therapeutic targets in cancers lacking specific key tumor suppressor genes. The process, which located a genetic site for the most common form of prostate ... read more

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

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