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Discovery may lead to precision-based strategy for triple negative breast cancer
A researcher in the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Maryland, recently reported several important findings related to triple negative breast cancer and its future treatment in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. (2019-03-21)
Study in mice examines impact of reused cooking oil on breast cancer progression
New study in mice by University of Illinois researchers finds that the compounds in thermally abused cooking oils may trigger genetic, biochemical changes that hasten the progression of late-stage breast cancer, promoting tumor cells' growth and proliferation. (2019-03-21)
Drinking hot tea linked with elevated risk of esophageal cancer
Previous studies have revealed a link between hot tea drinking and risk of esophageal cancer, but until now, no study has examined this association using prospectively and objectively measured tea drinking temperature. (2019-03-20)
Protein BRCA1 as a stress coach
Two proteins work hand in hand to ensure that the tumor cells of neuroblastoma can grow at full speed. (2019-03-20)
Precision-targeted liposomes curb triple-negative breast cancer, metastases in mice
A novel precision medicine strategy described in Science Advances offers an intriguing ray of hope for triple-negative breast cancer. (2019-03-20)
Epigenetic protein could be new therapeutic target in acute myeloid leukemia
British researchers have discovered that an epigenetic protein called EZH2 delays the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but then switches sides once the disease is established to help maintain tumor growth. (2019-03-19)
3D mammography significantly reduces breast biopsy rates
The use of digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, may significantly reduce the number of women who undergo breast biopsy for a non-cancerous lesion following an abnormal mammogram, according to a new study. (2019-03-19)
Breast density assessment varies greatly by screening method and race
Fewer women are assigned to a dense breast category when evaluated with advanced mammographic screening technologies compared to standard digital mammography, according to a new study. (2019-03-19)
Discovery of a crucial immune reaction when solid food is introduced that prevents inflammatory disorders
In newborn infants, gut microbiota is first conditioned by breast milk components. (2019-03-19)
Prophylactic cranial irradiation: Improvements for advanced NSCLC
Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI), a technique used to prevent the clinical development of brain metastases, is established as a standard approach for many patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) after initial therapy. (2019-03-18)
UW team finds key to common cancer pathway
A team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison cancer researchers Richard A. (2019-03-18)
Researchers predict 1.4 million deaths from all cancers in 2019 in the EU
Death rates from breast cancer are predicted to fall in all European Union (EU) countries in 2019 with the exception of Poland, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. (2019-03-18)
Enzyme USP15 may have potential role in future treatment of various cancers
A team at the George Washington University Cancer Center found that the deubiquitinating enzyme USP15 is a potential biomarker for treatments of pancreatic cancer, as well as ovarian and breast cancers. (2019-03-15)
Drug could alleviate side effects of chemo for breast cancer patients
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have demonstrated a method of forecasting which breast cancer patients will suffer heart problems from a commonly used chemotherapy drug. (2019-03-14)
A peek into lymph nodes
The vast majority of cancer deaths occur due to the spread of cancer from one organ to another, which can happen either through the blood or the lymphatic system. (2019-03-14)
New light shed on link between alcohol marketing and increased consumption in young people
Young people's awareness of alcohol marketing -- and their ownership of alcohol-branded merchandise -- is associated with increased and higher-risk consumption, a landmark study has found. (2019-03-14)
Molecular patterns could better predict breast cancer recurrence
The genetic and molecular make-up of individual breast tumours holds clues to how a woman's disease could progress, including the likelihood of it coming back after treatment, and in what time frame, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in Nature. (2019-03-13)
Stress hormones promote breast cancer metastasis
Scientists from the University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel have deciphered the molecular mechanisms linking breast cancer metastasis with increased stress hormones. (2019-03-13)
Study: Free fatty acids appear to rewire cells to promote obesity-related breast cancer
Free fatty acids in the blood are linked with higher rates of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in obese postmenopausal women, according to a new study led by food science and human nutrition professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan at the University of Illinois. (2019-03-13)
Scientists discover key enzyme in breast cancer proliferation, treatment resistance
UNC School of Medicine scientists uncovered a possible reason why some breast cancers are so aggressive and difficult to treat: an enzyme called USP21 promotes proliferation of basal-like breast cancer and is upregulated in a significant percentage of patient tumors. (2019-03-12)
Treatment guidelines for breast implant-associated lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
Recent study formalizes the treatment strategy for this diagnosis, offering clear guidelines for plastic and oncologic surgeons. (2019-03-12)
Adding docetaxel-based chemotherapy to standard treatment for high-risk prostate cancer
Researchers theorized that adding adjuvant docetaxel, a cytotoxic chemotherapy drug, to the standard of care RT and long-term AS treatment could potentially improve overall survival and clinical outcomes for men with localized, high-risk prostate cancer. (2019-03-12)
Infertility is linked to small increased risk of cancer
A study of over 64,000 women of childbearing age in the USA has found that infertility is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer compared to a group of over three million women without fertility problems, although the absolute risk is very low at just 2 percent. (2019-03-12)
New gene hunt reveals potential breast cancer treatment target
Australian and US researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, already identifying one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers. (2019-03-08)
Endocrine Society commends reinvigorated effort to regulate chemicals in personal care products
The Endocrine Society applauded the reintroduction of a Senate bill that would give government regulators needed authority to protect consumers from exposure to hazardous endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetics and other personal care products. (2019-03-08)
Number and timing of pregnancies influence breast cancer risk for women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation
Researchers confirm the lower risk of breast cancer from multiple pregnancies and from breast feeding seen in average risk women extends to those at the highest risk of breast cancer, according to the largest prospective study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations carriers to date. (2019-03-08)
Precision drugs could unmask cancers to immune system and boost effects of immunotherapy
Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients benefit from immunotherapy, a new study reveals. (2019-03-08)
CT scans offer clues to preventing heart problems after cancer treatment
An imaging procedure commonly performed before starting cancer treatment can provide valuable clues about a patient's risk for heart problems in the months and years after treatment. (2019-03-06)
Cancer death rate higher for patients with mental health history
Cancer patients who have been hospitalised for mental health problems prior to their cancer diagnosis were 73 percent more likely to die from their cancer compared to those who had never had psychiatric help, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer. (2019-03-06)
Breast cancer patients weigh in on addressing financial burdens
A qualitative study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health yielded nine patient-driven recommendations across circumstances that include changes to insurance, supportive services and financial assistance to reduce long-term, breast cancer-related economic burden. (2019-03-06)
Breast milk as drug-delivery device
Treating sick babies with engineered breast milk could someday be a reality, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. (2019-03-06)
Old drugs bring new hope to a cancer that lacks precision therapy
Two older drugs, designed for other purposes, produced promising results in the treatment of mice with triple negative breast cancer. (2019-03-06)
Study finds robots can detect breast cancer as well as radiologists
A new paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that artificial intelligence systems may be able to perform as accurately as radiologists in the evaluation of digital mammography in breast cancer screening. (2019-03-05)
A new machine learning model can classify lung cancer slides at the pathologist level
Dartmouth researchers have developed a deep neural network to classify lung cancer subtypes on histopathology slides and found that it performed on par with three practicing pathologists. (2019-03-04)
Breast cancer cells rely on pyruvate to expand in new tissues
Most patients who die of breast cancer die of metastasis, the process by which cancer cells spread to other organs of the body. (2019-03-04)
Promising new pancreatic cancer treatment moves forward
A study published today in the journal Nature Medicine led by researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) describes a new therapeutic approach with potential for patients with pancreatic cancer. (2019-03-04)
Bundle payment model analysis of emerging breast cancer screening
Bundled payments have been touted as mechanisms to optimize quality and costs. (2019-03-04)
The sneaky way estrogen drives brain metastasis in non-estrogen-dependent breast cancers
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that while estrogen doesn't directly affect triple-negative breast cancer cells, it can affect surrounding brain cells in ways that promote cancer cell migration and invasiveness (2019-03-01)
Breast milk microbiome contains yeast and fungi: Do these benefit the infant?
Investigators have now shown that the breast milk microbiome contains fungi. (2019-03-01)
Digital breast tomosynthesis vs digital mammography screening outcomes
This study compared data on 180,340 breast cancer screenings for about 96,000 women ages 40 to 74 who underwent screening with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and 2D digital mammography to see if the outcomes varied by patient age and breast density. (2019-02-28)
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