Breast Cancer

Gilead (gild) Breast Cancer Drug Gets Positive Chmp Opinion

Gilead Sciences, Inc. GILD recently announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (“CHMP”) of the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) has adopted a positive opinion on the Marketing Authorization Application...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Marketing

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African American Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely To Receive Genetic Counseling, Testing

Foluso O. Ademuyiwa, MD, an associate professor of medical oncology surveyed 277 cancer doctors around the United States and found that physicians believe that Black women experience more barriers than white women to genetic counseling and testing...
Related topics: African-American, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Starting Mammography At Age 40 Would Reduce Disparities In Deaths For Black Women

If Black women begin mammography screening every other year starting at age 40, breast cancer deaths could be reduced by 57 percent compared to starting screening 10 years later -- as is currently recommended by some organizations -- according to...
Related topics: Mammography, Cancer, Oncology

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Aging Breast Tissue Could Set The Stage For Invasive Breast Cancer

A new study examines how the extracellular matrix (ECM) -- an underlying network of molecules and proteins that provide the structure for tissue growth -- can trigger invasive cancer-related genes.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Proteins, Genetics

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Ludwig Lausanne Study Identifies Potential Combination Therapy For Brain Metastases Of Breast Cancer

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified and preclinically validated combination treatments for the brain metastases of breast cancer, a common and typically lethal manifestation of the malignancy.
Related topics: Medical Research, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology

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Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes In Black Women: Time For A Change - Live Expert Panel On October...

Each participant will provide a 3 to 5-minute summary highlighting her panel presentation remarks for the media. (Reporters are asked to view the panel session the day before). Then we will open up the virtual meeting call for questions from the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Younger, African American Women, And Men, Get Breast Cancer Too

An experienced nurse breaks down the facts about breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and why it's more than a disease impacting middle-aged women. Medscape Blogs
Related topics: African-American, Cancer, Oncology, Nursing

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Clinical Challenges: When To Add Immunotherapy In Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- For breast cancer patients, the current indications for immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are generally limited to triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), both in high-risk early-stage disease or in the advanced setting for...
Related topics: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Is Astrazeneca Set To Soar With An Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment?

During October, many Americans acknowledge breast cancer awareness month in an effort to fight this horrible disease. It is the second-leading cancer among women, behind lung cancer. About 13% of all women in the U.S. will develop the disease. In a...
Related topics: Astrazeneca, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology

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A Young Survivor Shares Her Story During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Gloria Taylor, a communications manager at The Heritage Foundation, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year at the age of 26.  In a matter of days, Taylor went from planning hikes with friends and enjoying her career to being faced with...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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First Cdk4/6 Inhibitor Ok'd For Early, High-risk Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved the CDK4/6 inhibitor abemaciclib (Verzenio), in combination with standard adjuvant endocrine therapy, for certain patients with early breast cancer who are at high risk of recurrence, Eli Lilly...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Food And Drug Administration

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Free Mobile 3d Mammography Screenings For Underserved Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FREE Breast Mammography for women in need over 40, being provided by Penn Medicine and Siemens Healthineers. NO INSURANCE REQUIRED. In North Philly in West Lehigh neighborhood, weekdays from Monday, Oct. 18 through Friday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 7...
Related topics: Mammography, Cancer, Oncology

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Trodelvy Improves Qol In Triple-negative Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- At the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) virtual meeting, new data from the phase III ASCENT study was presented showing that patients with treatment-resistant metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who...
Related topics: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Almost Half Of Breast Cancer Patients Use Cannabis, Survey Finds

(MedPage Today) -- More than four in 10 breast cancer patients use cannabis, most often to relieve side effects associated with treatment, such as pain, anxiety, nausea, and insomnia, according to a survey study. Of the Coala-T-Cannabis survey...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Polls, Anxiety, Insomnia, Medical Research

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Accuray (aray), C-rad Ink Deal To Enhance Breast Cancer Treatment

Accuray Incorporated ARAY recently signed an agreement with C-RAD AB with the aim of enhancing its Radixact System's capability to treat breast cancer. The companies will work together to offer customers with a solution for deep inspiration...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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What You Need To Know About The Palb2 Breast Cancer Gene

Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital experts explain why the PALB2 gene can increase your breast cancer risk.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Medical Oncologist Calls For More Research And Improved Access To Reduce Incidence Of De Novo...

Despite the widespread use of mammography screening, the incidence of de novo metastatic breast cancer has not declined and represents 3% to 6% of new breast cancer diagnoses in high-income countries and 10% to 30% in low-income countries. De novo...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Mammography

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Fsu Experts Available To Comment For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Bill Wellock | Published: October 11, 2021 | 11:52 am | SHARE: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on the causes of and treatments for the second most common cancer among American women. About one in eight women in the...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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13% Of Women Will Get Breast Cancer. They Deserve Better Bras

Breast cancer survivors are often forced to buy bras in medical supply stores. Myya provides them with a high-end lingerie experience. One in eight American women will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. And when they do, most of them will...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Anti-nausea Drug May Help Some Cancer Patients Survive Longer

Patients with breast, pancreatic and certain other types of cancer may survive longer if given an anti-nausea drug during surgery, according to a large study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY(r) 2021 annual meeting.
Related topics: Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Anesthesia

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