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Why Every Man and Woman Needs to See This "Dimpled" Breast Photo ASAP

When doctors told Sherrie Rhodes that she had breast cancer, the diagnosis came as a complete shock. The only thing different that this mom of three had noticed was her breast "dimpling." However, until recently, she didn't know that...Show More Summary

New screening method uses a single drop of blood to test for 13 types of cancer

A novel new testing method uses a single drop of blood to test for 13 types of cancer. By testing for differences in the microRNA (miRNA) the test is able to accurately detect cancers of the breast, lung, stomach, colorectal tract, esophagus, liver, and pancreas, among others. Show More Summary

Study Finds Breast Cancer Driver, HER2, in 3 Percent of Lung Cancers

The Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium at the University of Colorado Cancer Center reports this week in the journal Cancer that 24 of 920 patients (3 percent) with advanced-stage lung cancer had mutations in the gene HER2. Seventy-one percent of these patients were never-smokers, with a median age of 62. Show More Summary

Study finds breast cancer driver, HER2, in 3 percent of lung cancers

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium at the University of Colorado Cancer Center reports this week in the journal Cancer that 24 of 920 patients (3 percent) with advanced-stage lung cancer had mutations in the gene HER2.

Blocking the back-door that cancer cells use to escape death by radiotherapy

(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry) A natural healing mechanism of the body may be reducing the efficiency of radiotherapy in breast cancer patients, according to a new study. Research led by scientists at the University...Show More Summary

Manmade peptides reduce breast cancer's spread

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Manmade peptides that directly disrupt the inner workings of a gene known to support cancer's spread significantly reduce metastasis in a mouse model of breast cancer, scientists sa...

Research evaluates impact of surgical modality on breast-specific sensuality

Does the type of surgery used to treat breast cancer impact a woman's sensuality and sexual function in survivorship? New research analyzed the association of surgical modality with sexual function and found that breast-specific sensuality and appearance satisfaction are better with lumpectomy and may correlate with improved sexual function post-operatively.

Study uncovers potential 'silver bullet' for preventing and treating colon cancer

In preclinical experiments, researchers have uncovered a new way in which colon cancer develops, as well as a potential 'silver bullet' for preventing and treating it. The findings may extend to ovarian, breast, lung, prostate and potentially other cancers that depend on the same mechanism for growth.

Research evaluates impact of surgical modality on breast-specific sensuality

(Care New England ) Does the type of surgery used to treat breast cancer impact a woman's sensuality and sexual function in survivorship? New research from Women & Infants Hospital analyzed the association of surgical modality with sexual...Show More Summary

Explaining failure of retinoic acid trials against breast cancer: Timing key

Estrogen-positive breast cancers are often treated with anti-estrogen therapies. But about half of these cancers contain a subpopulation of cells marked by the protein cytokeratin 5 (CK5), which resists treatment -- and breast cancers with higher CK5 expression have poorer prognosis. Show More Summary

$450K in Fellowship Grants Awarded to Rutgers Cancer Institute Investigators

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators have received $450,000 in funding to support research projects in immunotherapy and basic science research that could impact pancreatic, breast and other cancers. The Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grants were awarded by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research.

CU Cancer Center Study May Explain Failure of Retinoic Acid Trials Against Breast Cancer

University of Colorado Cancer Center study published online ahead of print in the journal Oncogene offers compelling evidence explaining failure of retinoic acid trials against breast cancer and offers a possible strategy for their ...

CU Cancer Center study may explain failure of retinoic acid trials against breast cancer

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) 'What has been missing in clinical trials may just be the timing of the treatments,' says first author Lynsey Fettig.

Clinical Data Confirms Efficacy of Pre-Surgery Chemo in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Researchers analyzed data confirming the improved outcomes in both short- and long-term survival in patients that underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to surgery for triple-negative breast cancer. The study included 213 patientsShow More Summary

Breast cancer patients can use antiperspirants during radiotherapy

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but aShow More Summary

Breast Cancer Patients Can Use Antiperspirants During Radiotherapy

Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at...Show More Summary

Does chemotherapy work? Chemotherapy vs. “spreading” cancer.

Earlier this month, cancer quacks everywhere were touting a study that suggests that chemotherapy administered before breast cancer treatment can stimulate the spread of cancer, pointing to it as evidence that chemotherapy doesn't work and even makes cancer worse. Show More Summary

Understanding The Myths About Breast Cancer

The words “cancer” and “breast cancer” have always caused fear in the hearts of most people and are seldom spoken unless

Lesser-known gene mutations may boost breast cancer risk in Jewish women

(Reuters Health) - Jewish women of European descent may be at risk for additional genetic mutations that increase their risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

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