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BHPI: New drug stalls estrogen receptor-positive cancer cell growth and shrinks tumors

An experimental drug rapidly shrinks most tumors in a mouse model of human breast cancer, researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. When mice were treated with the experimental drug, BHPI, "the tumors...Show More Summary

Teens with Breast Lumps May Be Able to Avoid Invasive Biopsy

If a lump is found in the breast of an adolescent girl, she often will undergo an excisional biopsy. However, breast cancer is rare in adolescents, and the vast majority of teenage breast lumps turn out to be benign masses that are related to hormones and often go away over time.

Fasting and less-toxic cancer drug may work as well as chemotherapy

Fasting in combination with chemotherapy has already been shown to kill cancer cells, but a pair of new studies in mice suggests that a less-toxic class of drugs combined with fasting may kill breast, colorectal and lung cancer cells equally well.

How immune cells facilitate the spread of breast cancer

The body's immune system fights disease, infections and even cancer, acting like foot soldiers to protect against invaders and dissenters. But it turns out the immune system has traitors amongst their ranks. Dr. Karin de Visser and her...Show More Summary

Natural extract shows promise for preventing breast cancer, study suggests

In a new study, the extract from rosehips — the fruit of the rose plant — significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young women as well as those who are African-American or Hispanic.

Medical News Today: Gene identified that drives aggressive form of breast cancer

Researchers have identified a gene that drives an aggressive form of “triple-negative” breast cancer, raising hope that targeting the gene could lead to new forms of treatment.

Switch that might tame most aggressive of breast cancers

So-called 'triple-negative breast cancers' are two distinct diseases that likely originate from different cell types, researchers have found. They have also found a gene that drives the aggressive disease, and hope to find a way to 'switch it off'.

ID4: The switch that might tame the most aggressive of breast cancers

Triple-negative breast cancers are two distinct diseases that likely originate from different cell types. This helps explain why survival prospects for women with the diagnosis tend to be either very good or very bad. A research team has found a gene that drives the aggressive disease, and hopes to find a way to 'switch it off'. read more

Most women with early-stage breast cancer avoid extensive lymph node removal

A new study of women with early-stage breast cancer finds that surgeons no longer universally remove most of the lymph nodes in the underarm area when a biopsy of the nearby lymph nodes shows cancer -- a major change in breast cancer management.

Latest Jolie Pitt Announcement Broadens Conversation on Cancer Prevention Options

Dr. Henry Lynch, chair of preventive medicine at Creighton University and the discoverer of a syndrome related to linkages between breast and ovarian cancers, weighs in on the pre-emptive surgery option taken by Angelina Jolie Pitt.

Blocking cellular quality control mechanism gives cancer chemotherapy a boost

Scientists have found a new way to make chemotherapy more effective against breast cancer cells. They show that blocking a cellular quality control mechanism before administering chemotherapy makes breast cancer cells die faster than when they were exposed to chemotherapy alone. Show More Summary

Researchers Use Nanoparticles to Selectively Target Tumor Cells in Two Cancer Models

Dartmouth team uses nanomaterials to pursue a systematic study of variables in xenograft models of both breast and ovarian human cancer.

How This 3-Time Breast Cancer Survivor Found Strength Through Writing

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Tiffany Jones joins HuffPost Live to explain how cancer gave her "a purpose." Watch the video here.

Oldest Evidence Of Breast Cancer Seen In Ancient Egyptian Skeleton

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Archaeologists say they may have found the world's oldest case of breast cancer in a skeleton unearthed recently in Egypt -- a reminder that cancer is not just a modern disease. The skeleton, believed to be that of an adult woman, was...Show More Summary

Egyptian skeleton has oldest evidence of breast cancer

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer.

Kelly Osbourne: I Have BRCA1 Gene Mutation Just Like Angelina Jolie

It’s amazing what medical science can do these days and thankfully Kelly Osbourne recently found out she is at an increased risk for breast cancer. While discussing Angelina Jolie’s surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes on...Show More Summary

Medical marijuana and the new herbalism, part 3: Cannabis does not cure breast cancer

It’s been a while since I discussed medical marijuana, even though it’s a topic I’ve been meaning to come back to since I first dubbed medical marijuana to be the equivalent of herbalism and discussed how the potential of cannabinoids to treat cancer has been, thus far, unimpressive, with relatively modest antitumor effects. The reason…

Angelina Jolie's Brave Decision: My Kids Will Never Have to Say, 'Mom Died of Ovarian Cancer'

It all started with one simple blood test. Two years ago, Angelina Jolie learned that she carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, which gave her an estimated 87% risk of breast cancer and 50% risk of ovarian cancer.  Jolie, who lost her mother, grandmother, and aunt to cancer, was faced with a tough decision – to go through with a preventive double mastectomy.

Alzheimer's Patients: Less than half say they were told Alzheimer's diagnosis

A new study found that only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's disease or their caregivers say they were told the diagnosis by their doctor. In contrast, more than 90 percent of people with the four most common cancers (breast, colorectal, lung and prostate cancer) say they were told the diagnosis.

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