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May 3, 2016

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May 3, 2016

Is Breast Conserving Therapy or Mastectomy Better for Early Breast Cancer?

Apr. 30, 2016 — Young women with early breast cancer face a difficult choice about whether to opt for a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy (BCT). New research has shown young women, who had early stage breast ... read more

Good Long-Term Quality of Life After 'DIEP Flap' Breast Reconstruction

Apr. 29, 2016 — For women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction using the abdominal 'DIEP flap' provides good long-term quality of life (QOL) -- similar to that of women ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Researchers describe how breast cancer cells challenged with a small-molecule inhibitor targeting specific invasive properties switch to an alternative mode-of-action, rendering them even more ... read more

New Study Confirms Importance of Body Image During Chemotherapy

Apr. 25, 2016 — A new study tracks the development process and efficacy of the Italian translation of the Derriford Appearance Scale 24 (DAS24), an important clinical tool in identifying quality-of-life issues for ... read more

No Increased Risk of Fatal Cardiovascular Events for Breast Cancer Patients on Newer Hormone Therapy

Apr. 21, 2016 — The use of aromatase inhibitors, hormone-therapy drugs used to treat patients with breast cancer, was not associated with an increased risk of fatal cardiovascular events, including heart attacks or ... read more

Study Finds Explanation for Some Treatment-Resistant Breast Cancers

Apr. 21, 2016 — Investigators have identified gene alterations that may explain why triple-negative breast cancer is resistant to most existing treatments, and suggests that a targeted therapy currently in clinical ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Using a novel cell culture approach, researchers have discovered critical vulnerabilities in adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), a rare and lethal glandular cancer with a high recurrence rate and few ... read more

New Class of Small Molecule Drug, SI-2, Has Potential for Improving Cancer Treatment

Apr. 20, 2016 — Cancer cells communicate with their environment through cell molecules that pass on signals to the inside of the cell. SI-2 is a potent small-molecule inhibitor to drug the undruggable steroid ... read more

Multivitamin Use Protects Against Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Breast Cancer Patients

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers have found that use of multivitamins prior to diagnosis may reduce the risk of neuropathy in breast cancer patients treated with the class of drugs known as ... read more

BRCA1 Gene Mutation Is Linked to Women Having Fewer Eggs in Their Ovaries

Apr. 19, 2016 — A link between the BRCA1 gene mutation and lower levels of a hormone that is an indicator of the number of eggs left in a woman's ovaries, has been identified by ... read more

Breast Cancer Patients Receiving Herceptin Treatment Should Be Monitored for Heart Damage at Any Age

Apr. 19, 2016 — Breast cancer patients undergoing treatment with trastuzumab-containing regimens should be monitored for heart damage regardless of ... read more

Surgeons Develop Innovative Technique for Reconstructing Breast After Mastectomy

Apr. 19, 2016 — Plastic surgeons have developed a new breast reconstruction technique that combines advantages of two different types of microsurgical procedures using abdominal and other tissue to reconstruct the ... read more

Media Coverage of Celebrities With Breast Cancer Influencing Rise in Double Mastectomy

Apr. 19, 2016 — An increase in women with breast cancer choosing double mastectomy may be influenced by media coverage of celebrities, a new study ... read more

Delaying Radiation Therapy for Women With Very Early Breast Cancer Ups Recurrence

Apr. 19, 2016 — Delaying radiation therapy too long after surgery significantly increases the risk of recurrent tumors in women treated for very early, or what is referred to as 'stage 0,' breast cancer, ... read more

Newly Discovered Vulnerability in Breast Tumor Cells Points to New Cancer Treatment Path

Apr. 18, 2016 — Cancer cells often devise ways to survive even in the presence of toxic chemotherapy. Now, a research team has found a way to attack a process that tumor cells use to escape the effects of standard ... read more

Evidence Showing New Drug Combination May Improve Outcomes for Women With Advanced Breast Cancer When Administered Before Surgery

Apr. 18, 2016 — Results from the I-SPY 2 trial show that giving patients with HER2-positive invasive breast cancer a combination of the drugs trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) and pertuzumab before surgery was more ... read more

Breast Cancer Stem Cells Radicalize Normal Neighbors for Purpose of Metastasis

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new study shows that stem-like breast cancer cells secrete molecules that allow neighboring, otherwise anchored cells to ... read more

Apr. 16, 2016 — Women who stayed on a low fat diet for approximately eight years reduced their risk of death from invasive breast cancers and improved their survival ... read more

Protective Mastectomies That Preserve Nipple Safe for Women at High Breast Cancer Risk

Apr. 14, 2016 — Protective mastectomies that preserve the nipple and surrounding skin prevent breast cancer as effectively as more invasive surgeries for women with a genetic mutation called BRCA that raises their ... read more

Stop the Growth: Researchers Take Aim at Cancer Metastasis

Apr. 14, 2016 — Most cancer drugs today work by attacking tumor growth. Some researchers, however, are taking aim at a different piece of the cancer puzzle -- preventing its ability to spread to new parts of the ... read more

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