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Noreen Fraser, television producer who raised millions while fighting breast cancer, dies at 63

Noreen Fraser, a successful television producer who during a 16-year battle with breast cancer became a crusading activist who raised millions for research and swifter treatment for all cancer patients, has died at 63. Fraser died Monday at her home in Brentwood. The cause was Stage IV metastatic...

Noreen Fraser, television producer who raised millions while fighting breast cancer, dies at 63

Noreen Fraser, a successful television producer who during a 16-year battle with breast cancer became a crusading activist who raised millions for research and swifter treatment for all cancer patients, has died at 63. Fraser died Monday at her home in Brentwood. The cause was Stage IV metastatic...

Cancer: How fat boosts breast cancer

11 hours agoAcademics : Nature

A molecule made by fat cells in human breast tissue increases the growth of certain breast-cancer cells. The finding suggests a potential reason why larger breast size seems to correlate with a higher risk of cancer.Fat cells are thought to interact with cancer cells

45 Life Lessons Written by a "90-Year-Old" Woman

People often tell Regina Brett how great she looks for her age. Turns out, she is actually in her 50s - not 90. She wrote down these life lessons the night before her 45th birthday after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Over that past decade, these lessons have gone viral on the Internet amid claims that she is 90 years old. Show More Summary

Surgery to remove unaffected breast in early breast cancer increases

(American Cancer Society) The proportion of women in the United States undergoing surgery for early-stage breast cancer who have preventive mastectomy to remove the unaffected breast increased significantly in recent years, particularly among younger women, and varied substantially across states.

More Women With Breast Cancer Opt to Remove Healthy Breast

13 hours agoHealth : Well

One in three breast cancer patients under 45 in 2012 removed the healthy breast along with the breast affected by cancer, a new study found.

An led-based device for imaging radiation induced skin damage

(The Optical Society) A non-invasive imaging device tested at UC Irvine's Beckman Laser Institute may help predict skin damage effects from radiation treatment in breast cancer patients.

Medical News Today: Mammography vs. thermography: Comparing the benefits

Mammography and thermography are two methods of detecting abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer. Learn more in this article.

An LED-based device for imaging radiation induced skin damage

To eradicate any cancer cells that may potentially remain after surgery or chemotherapy, many breast cancer patients also undergo radiation therapy. All patients experience unfortunate side effects including skin irritation, and sometimes peeling and blistering. Show More Summary

Novel approach can reveal personalized breast cancer treatments

Researchers have developed a new way to approach breast cancer treatment. First, they search for the proteins that drive tumor growth, and then test in the lab drugs that potentially neutralize these specific biological drivers.

What You Need to Know About Vitamin D and Cancer

Vitamin D helps build healthy bones, but that’s not all it can do. More recent data point to other potential benefits, including staving off dementia and protecting against certain cancers, such as colon and breast cancer. But how strong is the evidence? In a new study published in JAMA, Joan Lappe, from the Creighton College…

Study Shows How BPA May Affect Inflammatory Breast Cancer

The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, revealing a potential mechanism for how the disease grows, according to a study led by researchers in the Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Cancer Institute.

Novartis Selects Cota Healthcare’s Data Analytics Platform to Develop Therapies for Breast Cancer Patients

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation has signed a multi-year agreement with Cota Healthcare, a data and technology platform for value-based precision medicine to help improve clinical and cost outcomes for breast cancer patients. AsShow More Summary

Novel approach can reveal personalized breast cancer treatments

(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers from various institutions, including Baylor College of Medicine, have developed a new way to approach breast cancer treatment. First, they search for the proteins that drive tumor growth, and then test in the lab drugs that potentially neutralize these specific biological drivers.

Breast Cancer Detection Using Ultrasound: Interview with Dr. Georgia Giakoumis Spear, NorthShore University Health System

Detecting breast cancer is of vital importance in terms of treating it early and effectively. Mammography is the gold standard in routinely screening women for breast cancer. However, in a subset of women with dense breast tissue, mammography doesn’t work as well as one would hope. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Metastatic breast cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Metastatic breast cancer can occur if the initial cancer treatment isn't successful and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Learn about it here.

‘Days Of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Does Adrienne Choose Justin Or Lucas?

Days Of Our Lives spoilers reveal that Adrienne (Judi Evans) will soon announce which man she has chosen. The answer was supposed to be revealed several weeks ago. However, Adrienne found out she had breast cancer and was understandably focused on her treatment. Show More Summary

Dogs can diagnose breast cancer by smell

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

What if a dog could walk past a line of people and pick out the ones who unknowingly had cancer growing in their bodies? It may sound far-fetched, but with proper training dogs may be able to sniff out disease in the same way they detect drugs or bombs. German Shepherds that had been trained...

Little Women: LA’s Terra Jole Discusses Breast Cancer Scare

This season of Little Women: LA seems to have one emerging theme: health. Most of the cast is facing health challenges – from pregnancy complications to surgeries to strokes – that range from troubling to downright frightening. After...Show More Summary

Two thirds of cancer mutations result from completely random DNA mistakes

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

An increased focus on early detection will be needed to effectively treat the disease Wikimedia Commons A breast cancer cell, photographed by a scanning electron microscope, which produces a 3-dimensional images. Humans have forever questioned what causes human cancer. And we’ve come a long way:...

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