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Study finds mechanism by which obesity promotes pancreatic and breast cancer

Investigators may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of obesity to promote cancer progression. The study focused on the effects of obesity on pancreatic and breast cancer, since more than half of those diagnosed with such tumors are overweight or obese.

Study finds mechanism by which obesity promotes pancreatic and breast cancer

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of obesity to promote cancer progression. In their report published online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, the research...Show More Summary

Donna’s Breast Cancer Marathon Helps Fund Genomic Research

For nine years, runners have gathered every February to participate in the 26.2 with Donna. It's a marathon to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and care. Founder Donna Deagan is a three-time breast cancer survivor who was treated at Mayo Clinic. She wants to give back to the people and institution that […]

Gene previously observed only in brain is important driver of metastatic breast cancer

One gene that was once thought only to be found in the brain is also expressed in breast cancer and helps promote the growth and spread of the disease, research shows. Additionally, the scientists showed how a version of the gene with edited RNA prevents metastasis.

Gene Previously Observed Only in Brain is Important Driver of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Scientists from The Wistar Institute have shown that one gene that was once thought only to be found in the brain is also expressed in breast cancer and helps promote the growth and spread of the disease. Additionally, they showed how a version of the gene with edited RNA prevents metastasis.

Gene previously observed only in brain is important driver of metastatic breast cancer

PHILADELPHIA--(Feb. 12, 2016)--When breast cancer becomes advanced and spreads to other organs, patient survival is drastically reduced, prompting the need to explore the genes that may cause tumor cells to metastasize. read more

Mayo Clinic Minute: 26.2 to Beat Breast Cancer

Every February, thousands of runners gather in Jacksonville, Florida, to take part in the 26.2 with Donna. It's a marathon created by breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan "to raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research and women living with breast cancer." Money raised has helped support genetic research geared toward developing treatments for breast and other […]

Advances in Radiation Oncology journal closes first issue

Advances in Radiation Oncology, ASTRO's new original research journal, has closed its first issue with research including a phase II clinical trial in prostate cancer, a prospective trial in quality of life for breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy and several clinical and medical physics reports on the use of stereotactic body radiotherapy.

Increasing BRCA testing rates in young women with breast cancer

Rates of genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations have increased among women diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40 or younger, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology. read more

Medical News Today: Could 'barring exit from blood vessels' stop breast cancer spread?

A new study suggests it may be possible to stop breast cancer spread via the bloodstream by disrupting the signals cancer cells exchange with cells in the lining of blood vessels.

What Our Breasts Are Telling Us

Florence Williams and her daughter discovered they had high levels of toxins in their bodies. Why are toxins missing from the breast cancer debates? illustration by Shutterstock When Florence Williams was breastfeeding her infant daughter a decade ago, she started wondering about the chemicals she had heard were found in breast milk. Show More Summary

Lent in the Shadow of Cancer

Three writers reflect on breast cancer, bodies, and resurrection hope. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday with the admonition to “remember that you are dust, and to dust you will return.” But for women who journey through this season of lament after a devastating health diagnosis, their own bodies are daily reminders of their mortality. Show More Summary

Annual "Lobos Love Pink" Basketball Game Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivors

Year after year, breast cancer affects New Mexico's women. And year after year, the University of New Mexico Lobos support those women and raise awareness of breast cancer by playing a game in their honor. This year, the game in their honor will be played on February 20, 2016 against the Air Force Falcons.

Scientists discover how breast cancer cells spread from blood vessels

Researchers have identified a protein that controls how breast cancer cells spread around the body, according to a new study. This study sheds light on how cancer cells leave the blood vessels to travel to a new part of the body, using a technique that allows researchers to map how cancer cells interact and exchange information with cells that make up the blood vessels.

'Beauty After Breast Cancer': An Authentic, Breathtaking Look into the Lives of Survivors

(Some images may be considered NSFW) "Joyful, sexy, strong. We are showing them a picture and telling them a story that brings awareness to the fact that they do not have to lose these characteristics, or their life. We are grantingShow More Summary

Scientists discover how breast cancer cells spread from blood vessels

Researchers have identified a protein that controls how breast cancer cells spread around the body, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in Science Signaling today (Tuesday). This study sheds light on how cancer cells...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Minute: Should Women at High Risk of Cancer Have Surgery?

One in 8. Those are the odds that a woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. However, those numbers are different for women who have hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome. Women who have the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 are at a significantly increased risk of getting the disease.  In an article published in The […]

Lack of exercise may worsen some common symptoms of menopause

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Physical activity carries a long list of proven health benefits, including a lower risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, breast cancer and depression. Might the benefits of exercise extend to menopause as well?Read full article >>

When the oncologist has the ‘breast cancer gene’

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

By the time oncologist and genetics researcher Theodora Ross got her MD and PhD, she needed both hands to count the number of her relatives who had cancer. After her beloved sister Bea died of breast cancer at 38, Ross became determined to study the so-called “breast cancer genes,” BRCA1 and BRCA2.Read full article >>

Pinkwashing Hurts Male Breast Cancer Victims, Too

About 2,600 men per year are diagnosed with breast cancer. This amounts to just 1 percent of breast cancer victims, but the number is high regardless—especially to those who don’t realize that men can get breast cancer at all. Read more...

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