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