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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

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

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

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

Uncovering a New Principle in Chemotherapy Resistance in Breast Cancer

July 20, 2016 — A laboratory study has revealed an entirely unexpected process for acquiring drug resistance that bypasses the need to re-establish DNA damage repair in breast cancers that have mutant BRCA1 or BRCA2 ... read more

IVF Treatment Not Associated With Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

July 19, 2016 — Among women undergoing fertility treatment in the Netherlands between 1980 and 1995, the use of in vitro fertilization compared with non-IVF treatment was not associated with increased risk of breast ... read more

Mathematics to Help Diagnose Cancer

July 18, 2016 — Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers, accounting for 26% of all malignancies in women. Mathematical modeling can play an important role in predicting the course of disease and supporting ... read more

Anticancer Drug Discovery: Structures of KDM5 Histone Demethylase Inhibitors

July 14, 2016 — When doctors hurl toxic death at cancer cells, often a few will survive and come back. A family of enzymes called KDM5 histone demethylases is emerging as important for this resilience, and drugs ... read more

Fat Cells May Play Key Role in Battle Against Breast Cancer

July 13, 2016 — New research highlights how fat cells could help determine the most effective way to fight breast cancer, including using exercise to combat the disease. For nearly a half century, researchers have ... read more

The Complex Crosstalk Between Obesity, Breast Cancer

July 13, 2016 — A new study describes how inflammation that characterizes fatty tissue is one of the main microenvironment actors responsible for promoting cancer. The authors also describe the involvement of ... read more

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