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Self-exam, doctor's-exam find similar breast tumors: study

Women’s self-exams and physical exams by a doctor both detect breast cancer tumors at about the same size.

Microwave imaging of breast cancer

Although currently available diagnostic screening systems for breast cancer like X-ray computed tomography (CT) and mammography are effective at detecting early signs of tumors, they are far from perfect, subjecting patients to ionizing...Show More Summary

Researchers map paths to cancer drug resistance

Key events that prompt certain cancer cells to develop resistance to otherwise lethal therapies have been identified by researchers. By mapping the specific steps that cells of melanoma, breast cancer and a blood cancer called myelofibrosis...Show More Summary

Of Separates

Kajol lent her support to the Run For Breast Cancer marathon on Sunday in Pune keeping it casual in a Zara top, Guess denims and a Burberry jacket. Don’t have full-lengths yet but like what you see? Kajol at Run For Breast Cancer Marathon The post Of Separates appeared first on High Heel Confidential.

Suppressing a protein reduces cancer spread in mice

A specific protein called 'chitinase 3-like-1' appears key in enabling malignant melanoma or breast cancer to spread to the lungs of mice, researchers have found. Decreasing its levels or blocking the protein dramatically reduced that spread.

New Data: Risk for Leukemia After Treatment for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Higher Than Reported

The risk of developing leukemia after radiation therapy or chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer remains very small, but it is twice as high as previously reported, according to results of a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Polymorphism, bacteria inside us help dictate inflammation, antitumor activity

A common polymorphism can lead to a chain of events that dictates how a tumor will progress in certain types of cancer, including a form of breast cancer as well as ovarian cancer, according to new research. The research reveals a more...Show More Summary

Why ImmunoGen Inc. Stock Was Throttled

ImmunoGen shares lose half their value following an update on a key breast cancer drug trial. Find out whether today's swoon could mark a buying opportunity.

When going “by the book” hurts patients

I find myself in a unique position. I recently retired as an orthopedic surgeon and my wife and I moved out of my practice area. At the same time, my wife was diagnosed and started treatment for breast cancer. So I got opportunity to interact with the health care system both as a provider and […]

Myriad Loses Again: Patents On Genetic Testing Ruled Invalid

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in 2013, the Supreme Court struck down patents that Myriad Genetics had obtained on naturally-occuring DNA sequences linked to breast cancer. As a result of that judgment, other companies started offering diagnostic tests based on the genes in question. Show More Summary

Melissa Etheridge Launching Line of 'Cannabis-Infused' Wines

last weekHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has been a staunch advocate of medical marijuana after her battle with breast cancer.

Neil Cavuto’s Tribute to Producer Who Died of Cancer: ‘You Left Us Speechless’

Annie Goodman, a former Fox News producer for “Your World” and “Forbes on Fox,” died this morning after a three-year battle with triple negative breast cancer. She was 33. In a tribute on “Your World” this afternoon, anchor Neil Cavuto...Show More Summary

Study shows how breast cancer cells break free to spread in the body

More than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths are caused by the spread of cancer cells from their primary tumor site to other areas of the body. A new study has identified how one important gene helps cancer cells break free from the...Show More Summary

Promising drug doubled positive effect in hormone-receptor positive breast cancer, study finds

In a groundbreaking study that offers new hope for women with advanced breast cancer, researchers have published final clinical trial results that showed the amount of time patients were on treatment without their cancer worsening (called progression-free survival) was effectively doubled in women with advanced breast cancer who took the experimental drug palbociclib.

Breast density helps better predict breast cancer risk

Adding a measurement of breast density better predicts women's risk for breast cancer, a study has found. The study evaluated the association between risk factors and breast cancer diagnosis based on more than 3,400 women who received digital mammograms, including women diagnosed with breast cancer and women not diagnosed with breast cancer between 2003 and 2013.

The Paradox of Women’s Sexuality in Breast Feeding Advocacy and Breast Cancer Campaigns

My sister-in-law Charlotte was recently loudly admonished by a flight attendant on an international flight for allowing her “breast to fall out” after she fell asleep while nursing her baby. A strong advocate for breastfeeding, Charlotte has shared with me her own discomfort with public breastfeeding because it is considered gross, matronly, and “unsexy.” I […]

Breast Density Helps Better Predict Breast Cancer Risk

A new study from UVA Cancer Center found that adding a measurement of breast density better predicts women's risk for breast cancer.

New Study Finds Promising Drug Doubled Positive Effect in Hormone-Receptor Positive Breast Cancer

In a groundbreaking study that offers new hope for women with advanced breast cancer, researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have published final clinical trial results that showed the amount of time patients were...Show More Summary

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