Tag: Breast Cancer

High cholesterol fuels breast cancer: Expert

High cholesterol fuels breast cancer: Expert

Dec 04, – According to the members of Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke, a byproduct of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers. “A lot of studies have shown a connection between obesity and breast cancer, and specifically that […]

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Cancer vaccine developed to boost lifespan of patients

Cancer vaccine developed to boost lifespan of patients

Oct 31, – The vaccine, developed at the Institute of Clinical Immunology in the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in Novosibirsk, has already successfully passed clinical tests, said institute’s director Vladimir Kozlov. Currently, it is being administered to patients by injection at the third and fourth stages of cancer. ”We are […]

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New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain

New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain

Aug 05, A combination of two new therapies already in clinical trials for the treatment of primary malignant brain tumors may also be effective in the treatment of breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to US researchers. The team, from the University of California Los Angeles, demonstrated their new approach, which combines […]

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News study: Mammography Doesn’t Reduce Breast Cancer Death Rates

News study: Mammography Doesn’t Reduce Breast Cancer Death Rates

“We find no effect of mammographic screening on population-based breast cancer mortality rates,” said study author Toqir Mukhtar, a researcher at the University of Oxford. While the number of women dying from breast cancer is decreasing, mammography screening can’t take the credit, according to a new study from England that looked at 40 years of […]

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Many Young Breast Cancer Patients May Opt for a Mastectomy

Many Young Breast Cancer Patients May Opt for a Mastectomy

June 5, – Most young women with breast cancer choose to undergo a mastectomy, new research shows. The other option is to have a lumpectomy, a surgical procedure that removes the tumor and some surrounding healthy tissue, but spares most of the breast. Researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said women dealing with […]

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Breast cancer: Taking no chances

Breast cancer: Taking no chances

May 13, – As young thirty somethings in good health, most women are making decisions about career moves or family life. But a new phenomenon has been hitting the headlines recently, which has left growing numbers of women with an unenviable choice — one that could have untold effects on their personal lives. With breast […]

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Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk

Implants May Delay Breast Cancer Detection, Raise Death Risk

May 1 – Women with breast implants could run the risk of having breast cancer diagnosed at later stages, when survival might be worse, according to Canadian researchers. Breast implants can make it more difficult to diagnose breast cancer early because they block some areas of the breast on mammograms, experts say. “Women who currently […]

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Study finds Family history key to breast cancer diagnosis

Study finds Family history key to breast cancer diagnosis

April 27, AP – Up to 90-95 per cent of all breast cancers have nothing to do with family history, 5-10 per cent of breast cancers occur in women whose families have a gene fault that is passed down through the family and puts them at greater risk. “The good news is that more than […]

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Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer  Is Working: Study

Mammograms Can Measure How Breast Cancer Is Working: Study

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden report that women who saw a 20 percent or more reduction in breast density during tamoxifen treatment had a 50 percent lower risk of dying from breast cancer over an average of 15 years, compared with women who had little or no change in breast tissue density during […]

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