Breast Cancer

Experimental Drug Helps Women With Deadly Type Of Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- An experimental drug has shown promise in extending the lives of women suffering from a particularly aggressive and deadly type of breast cancer, according to the results of a phase 2 trial. Right now, the standard...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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'it's Not Every Day' This Response Rate Seen In Tnbc

A novel targeted therapy provided an incremental improvement in response rate among breast cancer patients with poor prognoses -- those with heavily pretreated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Asbrs Calls For Genetic Testing For All Breast Cancer Patients

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends genetic testing for all patients with breast cancer, not just those at highest risk for mutations. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Genetics, American Cancer Society, Cancer, Oncology

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Oncotype Dx Not Cost-effective For Low-risk Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- The multigene expression test Oncotype DX (ODX) is not cost-effective for women with breast cancer who are at low risk for recurrence, according to research published online Jan. 22 in the Journal of the National...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Should You Get Tested For The 'breast Cancer Genes'?

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Women who have specific mutations in genes known as BRCA are at increased risk for breast and ovarian cancers. Now, an influential expert panel reaffirms that certain women should be screened for the genes. The draft...
Related topics: Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Medical News Today: New Cell-tracking Technique Sheds Light On Breast Cancer Spread

Cellular barcoding shows promise as a way to identify the few metastasis-driving cell variants from the thousands that are present in breast cancer tumors.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Metastasis

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Olivia Newton-john’s Breast Cancer Battle Update As Lifetime Biopic Debuts

Over the course of the last week or two, you may have noticed Grease being played a lot more often lately even though its one year removed from its 40th anniversary. The reason for that is due to Lifetime’s biopic Olivia Newton-John:...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Anniversaries

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'cellular Barcoding' Reveals How Breast Cancer Spreads

A cutting-edge technique called cellular barcoding has been used to tag, track and pinpoint cells responsible for the spread of breast cancer from the main tumour into the blood and other organs.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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We Built This: Ericka Hart Is On A Journey To Dismantle Medical Racism

"You get to see me as this model, and I’m also a breast cancer survivor, I’m also black, I’m also queer. I’m not just one identity that you want to pull out, right?"
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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P, P'-ddt Exposure Linked To Breast Cancer Through Age 54

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 -- p, p'-dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is associated with breast cancer through age 54 years, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Barbara A. Cohn, Ph.D.,...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Breast Surgeons Say All Breast Cancer Patients Should Be Offered Genetic Testing

Current guidelines are too restrictive and may be missing people with mutations that could affect prevention and treatment, the surgeons group says.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Shannen Doherty Fears Having Kids After Breast Cancer: 'am I Going To Last Five Years?'

"I certainly wouldn’t want my 10-year-old burying a mother," Shannen Doherty, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, said.        
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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'remarkable' New Benefit In Her2+ Breast Cancer

Roughly half of patients with HER2-positive, early stage breast cancer have residual disease after initial drug therapy and then surgery; T-DM1 may improve their outcomes. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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We Built This: Ericka Hart Is On A Journey To Dismantle Medical Racism

"You get to see me as this model, and I’m also a breast cancer survivor, I’m also black, I’m also queer. I’m not just one identity that you want to pull out, right?"
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Adjuvant Ai Tx Extended To 10 Years For Hr+ Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- ASCO guideline notes substantial portion of bene?t derived from prevention of second breast cancers
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, American Society Of Clinical Oncology

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Large Study Fails To Link Phthalates And Increased Breast Cancer Risk

In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to the plasticizing and solvent chemicals used in such common products as...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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How Breast Tissue Stiffening Promotes Breast Cancer Development

By examining how mammary cells respond in a stiffness-changing hydrogel, researchers discovered that several pathways work together to signal breast cells to turn cancerous. The work could inspire new approaches to treating patients and inhibiting...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Risk Of Thrombosis Over 2-fold Higher In Male Breast Cancer With Tamoxifen (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Increased rate for men consistent with that found in women -- maybe higher
Related topics: Thrombosis, Cancer, Oncology

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Pet Imaging Agent May Allow Early Measurement Of Efficacy Of Breast Cancer Therapy

Physicians may soon have a new way to measure the efficacy of hormone therapy for breast cancer patients.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Hormones

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More Than A Half Million Deaths From Breast Cancer Averted

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 -- From 1989 to 2018, between 384,046 and 614,484 cumulative breast cancer deaths are estimated to have been averted, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in Cancer. R. Edward Hendrick, Ph.D., from the University of...
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