NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Losing weight and improving fitness may ward off some of the mobility problems that older overweight people with type 2 diabetes often face, according to a new study. The lifestyle changes helped mobile people stay that... read more..
Friday, 30 March 2012
A study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. shows that percutaneous cryoablation may be provide another treatment alternative for people suffering from metastatic breast cancer, in whom the disease has progressed to other areas of the body... read more..
(Brown University) Researchers at Brown University and Hasbro Children's Hospital have traced the molecular interactions that allow the protein survivin to escape the nucleus of a breast cancer cell and prolong the cell's life. The study may help in the development of better therapies and prognostics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer) read more..
Patients older than 70 are more likely to have advanced-stage breast cancer at diagnosis than younger patients, but advanced-stage lung cancer at diagnosis is more common in patients younger than 70. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines) read more..
I’ve had it. Actually (and more accurately) I’ve lost it. Tell me if this sounds familiar to anyone. I grab my stuff and leave the house. I get into my car and immediately reach for my phone. I know I had it right before I left; but I can’t find it in my purse. [...]Like this post? You might like this one
- losing it I’m in the car returning from an appointment; continuing on...
- What to remember, what to forget Enough procrastination. Monday morning is the time for starting fresh. ...
- Missing: The Mother State of Mind Every mother gets these words—and every mother will get this...
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients-Japanese Journal Of Clinical Oncology-Pharmacokinetic Profiles
ConclusionsThe safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetic profiles of neratinib are consistent with those reported for non-Japanese patients and warrant further investigation of neratinib in Japanese patients with solid tumors. (Source: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology) read more..
High Expression of MicroRNA-210 is an Independent Factor Indicating a Poor Prognosis in Japanese Triple-negative Breast Cancer Patients
ConclusionsThe degree of miR-210 expression might be a clinically useful prognostic factor for decision-making regarding treatment in the adjuvant setting, especially in node-negative triple-negative breast cancer patients. (Source: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology) read more..
Cryoablation OK in Breast Ca Metastasis (CME/CE, with video)
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Cryoablation of metastatic breast cancer tumors in the liver, kidney, lung, and soft tissues appears safe and may be a cost-effective means of managing the disease, researchers said here. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN) read more..
Treatment-induced menopausal symptoms in breast cancer patients can be considerably ameliorated with cognitive behavioral therapy and physical exercise. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines) read more..
Maths and Olympics: How fast could Usain Bolt run?
LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, already the world's fastest man, could lop another 0.18 seconds off his 100 metre sprint world record even without running any faster. It's just a question of getting a few conditions right - and doing the ma... read more..
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
When Sylvie Marotte discovered a painful lump in her left breast, she feared the worst. But a radiologist who conducted her mammogram told her not to worry. The pain persisted and Marotte decided to get a second opinion. The results floored her -- she had cancer, and it had spread. (Source: CTV Health) read more..
Study Shows Single Antibody Shrinks Variety Of Human Tumors Transplanted Into Mice
Human tumors transplanted into laboratory mice disappeared or shrank when scientists treated the animals with a single antibody, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The antibody works by masking a protein flag on cancer cells that protects them from macrophages and other cells in the immune system... read more..
Gene That Encodes Crucial Pain Receptor May Be Key To Individualizing Therapy For Major Health Problem
Nearly one in five people suffers from the insidious and often devastating problem of chronic pain. That the problem persists, and is growing, is striking given the many breakthroughs in understanding the basic biology of pain over the past two decades... read more..
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
It’s a weighty issue. In a world where models are literally skeletal; where little girls go on diets before kindergarten; where eating disorders are epidemic; its hard enough for women and girls to maintain any semblance of healthy self esteem and body image. And that means parents of girls need to walk a very fine [...]Like this post? You might like this one
- The Promise Fifteen years ago I looked in a mirror and for...
- Sunrise, sunset Seeing those baby girls.…alongside my grown up daughter….and son—it was...
- Tiger Dad No one’s written a book yet called Tiger Dad, but...
I know, I know. It’s barely past Valentine’s Day and love is still in the air. And I’m not against romance. I’m happily married. I believe in love at first sight and happily-ever-after fairy tales. I cry at sentimental stories, romantic comedies, and commercials. Those are all disclaimers to prove I’m not some bitter [...]Like this post? You might like this one
- Ford, Flockhart and the other F-word Don’t get me wrong. I’m happy for Harrison Ford...
- Bored of the rings I know, I know, diamonds are a girl’s best friend...
- What We KNOW About Love Today as V and I celebrate our 14th anniversary, I...
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Researchers have created an implant that appears to deter breast cancer cell regrowth. Made from a common federally approved polymer, the implant is the first to be modified at the nanoscale in a way that causes a reduction in the blood-vessel architecture that breast cancer tumors depend upon, while also attracting healthy breast cells. read more..
miRNA-135a promotes breast cancer cell migration and invasion by targeting HOXA10
Conclusions:In summary, our results indicate that miR-135a is an onco-miRNA that can promote breast cancer cell migration and invasion. HOXA10 is a target gene for miR-135a in breast cancer cells and overexpression of HOXA10 can partially reverse the miR-135a invasive phenotype. (Source: BMC Cancer) read more..
US breast cancer fundraising lags after abortion dispute
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure is feeling a pinch on donations following a controversy over its funding for Planned Parenthood, a leading provider of birth-control and abortion services. (Source: Reuters: Health) read more..
How often do you ask your doctor about the affordability of a test or treatment? How often does your doctor discuss how the cost of cancer treatments affects your life? Probably not often. Every June oncologists gather to learn about research affecting their patients. Most of those presentations will focus on new drugs and methods for treatment. In at least one presentation this year, however, the talk was about... read more..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure is feeling a pinch on donations following a controversy over its funding for Planned Parenthood, a leading provider of birth-control and abortion services. (Source: Reuters: Health) read more..
Scientists have uncovered a marker of DNA damage that could predict who will respond to platinum-based chemotherapy drugs like cisplatin or carboplatin. These drugs are widely used for ovarian cancer, but as with most cancer drugs, it can be difficult to predict who will respond to therapy... read more..
Photoacoustic Imaging Moves From Lab To Clinic
Every new imaging technology has an aura of magic about it because it suddenly reveals what had been concealed, and makes visible what had been invisible. So, too, with photoacoustic tomography, which is allowing scientists to virtually peel away the top several inches of flesh to see what lies beneath... read more..
Tomorrow Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins. Every October, stores are packed with "pink" products promising donations to breast cancer charities if you buy their products. I've become rather cynical about these promotions. Often when you read the fine print, you realize that very little is actually going to fight breast cancer. It's never been clear to me how a pink ribbon will teach someone about breast cancer... read more..
Results from one of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programmes have shown that it has contributed to a drop in deaths from the disease, that any harm caused by the screening, such as false positives and over-diagnosis, has been limited, and that the costs have been reasonable. The Dutch population-based mammography breast cancer screening programme began in 1989, and Mr Jacques Fracheboud, a senior researcher at the Erasmus University Medical Center (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), reported on the first 20 years to the eighth European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today) read more..
Saturday, 24 March 2012
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Researchers from the Netherlands have found that the menopausal symptoms caused by giving chemotherapy or hormonal therapy to younger women with breast cancer can be ameliorated considerably through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and physical exercise. These interventions can be effective in dealing with such distressing symptoms as hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, weight gain, urinary incontinence and sexual problems, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health) read more..
Bartow Teen Fought Cancer and Is Back in Class
A 14-year-old Bartow teenager, Bustos-Fernandez thought she'd be running up and down a soccer field or sitting in a classroom tackling middle school math.But that didn't happen.Cancer ... read more..
Researchers from The Netherlands have found that the menopausal symptoms caused by giving chemotherapy or hormonal therapy to younger women with breast cancer can be ameliorated considerably through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and physical exercise (PE). These interventions can be effective in dealing with such distressing symptoms as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, weight gain, urinary incontinence and sexual problems, a researcher told the 8th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-8)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today) read more..
Symptoms Of Treatment-Induced Menopause In Breast Cancer Patients Eased By Non-Drug Treatments
Researchers from The Netherlands have found that the menopausal symptoms caused by giving chemotherapy or hormonal therapy to younger women with breast cancer can be ameliorated considerably through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and physical exercise (PE)... read more..
Thursday, 22 March 2012
One of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programs has shown that with reasonable costs and few false diagnoses and other drawbacks, overall harm and deaths from the disease has been significantly reduced... read more..
Significant Drop In Deaths, Limited Harm And Reasonable Costs Shown By 20-Year Results From Breast Cancer Screening Program
Results from one of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programmes have shown that it has contributed to a drop in deaths from the disease, that any harm caused by the screening, such as false positives and over-diagnosis, has been limited, and that the costs have been reasonable... read more..
(ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation) Results from the Dutch national breast cancer screening program, one of longest-running national screening programs in the world, have shown that it has contributed to a drop in deaths from the disease, that any harm caused by the screening, such as false positives and over-diagnosis, has been limited, and that the costs have been reasonable. Compared with the pre-screening period 1986 to 1988, deaths from breast cancer among women aged 55-79 fell by 31 percent in 2009. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health) read more..
Twenty-year Breast Cancer Screening Program Shows Great Progress
One of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programs has shown that with reasonable costs and few false diagnoses and other drawbacks, overall harm and deaths from the disease has been significantly reduced... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today) read more..
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
ConclusionsThe hypothesis was supported that fatigue, symptom burden, and risk perception are associated with cancer worry among breast cancer survivors. It is possible that lingering fatigue and other symptoms may remind breast cancer survivors of their disease. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Psycho-Oncology) read more..
Biologists Uncover Surprising Connection-Stages Of Breast Cancer Metastasis-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Biologist Lee Ligon has found a previously unknown connection between breast cancer tumor cells and the surrounding healthy tissue. The results provide new information on the earliest stages of breast cancer metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health) read more..
A reader wrote in concerned that she might have inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). Although she had three of the symptoms of IBC--redness, swelling, and warmth--her doctors were confident that she couldn't have IBC. She did not have the characteristic skin dimpling of IBC, and only part of her breast was affected. Yet five antibiotics had not diminished her symptoms. Finally they decided to biopsy.The results were... read more..
The Effects of Psychotherapy on Psychological Well-Being and Diurnal Cortisol Patterns in Breast Cancer Survivors
Psychother Psychosom 2012;81:173–182 (DOI:10.1159/000329178) (Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Have a look at The Breast Cancer Daily, the new breast cancer portal with all the latest breast cancer news and research powered by MedWorm, updated daily. read more..
The objective of the present review is based on the need to get the medical community acquainted with this tool as an auxiliary, quantitative and non-operator-dependent method, to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer. (Source: Radiologia Brasileira) read more..
Women With Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer Can Safely Bear Children
New research has shown for the first time that it is safe for women who have been diagnosed with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer to become pregnant, despite doctors' previous fears that pregnancy could boost levels of oestrogen in the body and cause the cancer to return... read more..
Aspirin linked to cancer prevention
Aspirin has a proven ability to prevent cancer which should be factored into new patient guidelines, according to the British lead author of a major new study. Professor Peter Rothwell believes the ... read more..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When he visited the United States four years ago, Pope Benedict XVI blessed a box of silver ribbon-shaped pins for breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure and sent them to its founder, Nancy Brinker. (Source: Modern Medicine) read more..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans unveiled an ambitious plan on Tuesday to cut and simplify taxes, slash spending and make a fresh run at overhauling the Medicare health program in a bid to draw a stark election-year contrast between their ... read more..
Factbox: House Republican budget calls for Medicare revamp
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A budget proposal by Republicans in the House of Representatives calls for a sweeping overhaul of the government-run Medicare healthcare program for the elderly. Here are some details of the plan outlined by House Budget Com... read more..
Minipills (Progestin Only Pills) can affect your breast pain cycle. Minipills contain progestin to prevent conception but don't affect estrogen levels. Taking minipills will affect your levels of breast pain. Learn more about minipills and breast pain here. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer) read more..
Expression of Dicer and Drosha in triple-negative breast cancer
ConclusionsThese findings indicate that Dicer and Drosha expression is deregulated in triple-negative breast cancers. (Source: Journal of Clinical Pathology)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Have a look at The Breast Cancer Daily, the new breast cancer portal with all the latest breast cancer news and research powered by MedWorm, updated daily. read more..
Toxin in Food Linked to Breast Cancer
(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Our known healthy foods may be doing more harm than good! (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Have a look at The Breast Cancer Daily, the new breast cancer portal with all the latest breast cancer news and research powered by MedWorm, updated daily. read more..
My annual oncology appointment was in the late afternoon, so I was sitting alone in the large waiting room when they came in. The young man with a scraggly beard and long pony tail rising up from the crown of his shaved head paced back and forth in the tiny check-in cubicle while a tiny, little old lady sat in the chair. I could hear his agitated voice from 50 feet away. "I've told them that I need more notice. I... read more..
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
In a groundbreaking new study just published in the peer reviewed journal Stem Cells, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Department of Oncology found that, despite killing half of all tumor cells per treatment, radiation treatments on breast cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com) read more..
iCAD launches study of intra-operative RT for breast cancer
A post-market study has been launched to assess the safety and efficacy of iCAD’s FDA-cleared Xoft Axxent eVx System when used for single-fraction, intra-operative radiation therapy at the time of lumpectomy for early stage breast cancer. (Source: Health Imaging News) read more..
CTC Count: Liquid Biopsy?CTC Count: Liquid Biopsy?
Kerr reports on the largest prospective study showing the significant prognostic value of circulating tumor cells in breast cancer, and suggests manipulation of CTCs as a liquid biopsy is not far off. Medscape Hematology-Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines) read more..
Has your doctor had to change your treatment plan because of a shortage of your cancer drug? If so, you are not alone. Drug shortages, which used to be rare, have been increasing. According to a White House press release October 31, 2011, "While the Food and Drug Administration has successfully prevented 137 drug shortages since the beginning of 2010, drug shortages have been increasing in frequency and severity in recent... read more..
Reasons for recurrence after treatment for early breast cancer are still not well understood. Lifestyle and other longer-term factors are likely at play, but the subject is difficult to study. The best advice for cancer patients is exercise and a healthy diet. (Source: Cancer Network)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Have a look at The Breast Cancer Daily, the new breast cancer portal with all the latest breast cancer news and research powered by MedWorm, updated daily. read more..
(National University of Singapore) Researchers from the National University of Singapore and National Cancer Centre Singapore found that Asians breast cancer sufferers undergoing chemo develop memory loss and decision-making and speech problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer) read more..
Dietary cadmium may be linked with breast cancer risk
(American Association for Cancer Research) Dietary cadmium, a toxic metal widely dispersed in the environment and found in many farm fertilizers, may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology) read more..
CD8+ lymphocyte infiltration is an independent favorable prognostic indicator in basal-like breast cancer
Conclusions:CD8+ tumor infiltrating lymphocytes are an independent prognostic factor associated with better patient survival in basal-like breast cancer, but not in non-basal triple negative breast cancers nor in other intrinsic molecular subtypes. (Source: Breast Cancer Research) read more..
Monday, 19 March 2012
LONDON (Reuters)- On New Year's Eve 2004, after months of losing weight and suffering fevers, night sweats and shortness of breath, student Anna Watterson was taken into hospital coughing up blood. It was strange to be diagnosed with tuberculo... read more..
A new study by University of Kentucky researchers provides insight into developing new treatment strategies for basal-like breast cancer, commonly known as triple-negative breast cancer. This cancer is associated with early metastasis and resistance to chemotherapy and occurs at women at a younger age. (Source: UK College of Medicine News) read more..
Is Repeat Biopsy Useful? Is Repeat Biopsy Useful?
Dr. David Kerr reports on a European study that found significant discordance between phenotypes of the primary tumor and site of metastases in breast cancer patients. Is such data clinically useful? Medscape Hematology-Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines) read more..
4 Reasons Twitter Is a Great Health Resource
If you’re like many of us, the minute you or someone you care about is diagnosed with something, you go online to do research. You may even reach out to your Facebook friends. You’re far less likely to think, “Hey! Now that I have cancer/diabetes/MS, I better get … Continue reading ? read more..
Women who received estrogen while part of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial had lower rates of invasive breast cancer compared to those who received placebo, and they were less likely to die of the disease compared to women who never took the hormone replacement therapy. (Source: Cancer Network) read more..
Exposure To Cadmium Increases Risk Of Breast Cancer
A recent study, published in Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, explains that dietary cadmium, which is a metal found in fertilizers used on farms and is very toxic, can potentially pose a risk of breast cancer. Agneta Akesson, Ph... read more..
New Treatments For Breast Cancer A Possibility
A new study by University of Kentucky researchers provides insight into developing new treatment strategies for basal-like breast cancer, commonly known as triple negative breast cancer. This cancer is associated with early metastasis and resistance to chemotherapy and occurs at women at a younger age... read more..
Years ago my babysitter was attacked in her grocery store parking lot. A man held a knife to her throat and demanded that she get into the car. She fought back against her assailant and escaped with cuts to her throat and hand. She needed some stitches but suffered no permanent injury. She told me the story the next day calmly even when she showed me the bandages and explained the severity of the cuts. She seemed... read more..
ConclusionWe confirmed that carriers of an MMR gene mutation were at increased risk of a wide variety of cancers, including some cancers not previously recognized as being a result of MMR mutations, and found no evidence of an increased risk of cancer for their noncarrier relatives. (Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology) read more..
HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: The Next Testis Cancer?HER2-Positive Breast Cancer: The Next Testis Cancer?
With cure rates for HER2-positive breast cancer climbing, Dr. Kathy Miller says research may soon follow the direction taken in testis cancer: finding similar cure rates with less therapy and less toxicity. Medscape Hematology-Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines) read more..
A Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has revealed details of the complex molecular process involving a protein that enables cancer cells to establish tumors in distant parts of the body. The finding could lead the way to new drugs to prevent breast cancer and other cancers from spreading to new sites... read more..
When you going through the diagnostic process for breast cancer, you soon get acquainted with a host of medical machinery—mammograms, ultrasounds, maybe a breast MRI. If it turns out that you do have breast cancer, your doctor may order some more tests to see if the cancer has metastasized to other parts of your body. These tests may often be used in the years after your cancer treatment if you have symptoms that suggest... read more..
ConclusionPremature discontinuation of initial AI therapy as a result of symptoms is common, although more than one third of patients may be able to tolerate a different AI medication. Additional research is needed to identify predictive tools and interventions for AI-associated treatment-emergent symptoms. (Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology) read more..
F Cancer: Meet The 25-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who's Raised Over $1M For Early Detection, Prevention
Several years ago, Yael Cohen got the news that nobody wants to hear. Her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Rushing to be by her side, she sat through doctor?s appointments, meetings with surgeons, and treatment. Through it all, she saw firsthand what an emotional roller-coaster the disease can be. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News) read more..
I was talking to someone recently who is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. She was alarmed at her increased risk for infection and illness because of the effect of the chemo drugs on her blood cells. One of the more serious complications of chemotherapy treatment is a reduction in the number of white blood cells, [...] read more..
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Metaplastic breast cancer is a rare form of breast cancer that is often treated aggressively and has uncertain prognosis. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Have a look at The Breast Cancer Daily, the new breast cancer portal with all the latest breast cancer news and research powered by MedWorm, updated daily. read more..
Does neighborhood environment influence girls' pubertal onset? Findings from a cohort study. - Deardorff J, Fyfe M, Ekwaru JP, Kushi LH, Greenspan LC, Yen IH.
BACKGROUND: Pubertal onset occurs earlier than in the past among U.S. girls. Early onset is associated with numerous deleterious outcomes across the life course, including overweight, breast cancer and cardiovascular health. Increases in childhood overweig... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated)) read more..
Surprising Connection Between Breast Cancer Cells And Surrounding Tissue
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Biologist Lee Ligon has found a previously unknown connection between breast cancer tumor cells and the surrounding healthy tissue. The results provide new information on the earliest stages of breast cancer metastasis... read more..
Friday, 16 March 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a small study of Finnish women who had recently entered menopause, those who stuck to an aerobic exercise program for six months were less likely to report night sweats, mood swings and irritability than women who di... read more..
Bike Trail in Poorer Neighborhood Boosts Exercise
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Children in a neighborhood with an extra-wide walking/bicycle trail were three times more likely to get vigorous exercise than those in a neighborhood with regular sidewalks, a new study shows. read more..
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
A multimodal exercise program focusing on core stability exercises and myofascial release massage can significantly reduce cancer-related fatigue in breast cancer survivors, show results of a randomized controlled trial. (Source: MedWire News - Ob/Gyn) read more..
(Reuters) - Canada's three biggest tobacco companies, all with multinational parents, face C$27 billion ($27.30 billion) in damages and penalties as the largest civil lawsuit in the country's history gets underway on Monday. The companies,... read more..
Sientra Inc's silicone gel-filled breast implant for breast reconstruction or augmentation has been approved by the FDA, as long as the company carries out post-approval studies to assess the device's long-term effectiveness, safety, and rare disease outcomes. The implant is approved for females aged at least 22 years... read more..
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim have now discovered that they can prevent the formation of metastases by blocking the receptor protein Plexin B1. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health) read more..
Breast Cancer Genotype, CYP2D6, Not Predictive of Tamoxifen Benefit
Two studies published today help clarify how to interpret CYP2D6 genetic testing and the results will likely affect the current trend of CYP2D6 genotyping prior to tamoxifen usage in early-stage ER-positive breast cancer patients. (Source: Cancer Network) read more..
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Given the abundance of breast cancer data, this review will focus on breast cancer–related lymphedema. However, the principles and controversies discussed are relevant regardless of the type of malignancy to which the lymphedema is attributed. (Source: Cancer Network) read more..
News From The Journal Of Clinical Investigation: March 12, 2012
ONCOLOGY New Determinant of Human Breast Cancer Metastasis Discovered Researchers at the University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, KY have provided new insight as to why the most severe subtype of breast cancer in humans frequently metastasizes... read more..
Iranian scientist creates gas-filled aspirin to fight cancer
An Iranian scientist has developed a gas-filled aspirin that can boost the cancer-fighting ability of the drug, the Iranian Students News agency (ISNA) reported. read more..
I never asked “why me”. I always thought “better me”. Today is one of those days that reinforces that. We have a good friend whose girlfriend has been diagnosed with breast cancer. I’ve never met her. But through him I am able to help. I can offer advice. Help for nausea. Advice on hair loss. [...] read more..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday released broad new operating rules for state-run health insurance exchanges, which form a key part of the 2010 federal healthcare reform law that will face landmark Supreme Court hearings i... read more..
Monday, 12 March 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may have better blood sugar control during workouts if they lift weights before doing cardio exercise, according to a new study by Canadian researchers. It's important to define the best way for... read more..
Health Tip: The Right Diet Can Boost Athletic Performance
(HealthDay News) -- Eating the right balance of nutritious foods can improve athletic performance, whether you're an elite athlete or just enjoy sports and exercise on a regular basis. read more..
Saturday, 10 March 2012
HRT use five years previously linked to 20% lower risk of breast cancerRelated items from OnMedicaEarly HRT may raise cancer riskBreast cancer rate falls with decline in HRT useHigher breast cancer risk with HRTBreast cancer risk increased to one in eightSupport groups don't prolong lives of women with breast cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News) read more..
In this week's PLoS Medicine, a case-control study conducted by Margaret Urban and colleagues at the National Health Laboratory Services in Johannesburg, South Africa, provides new estimates of the risk of specific cancers of the female reproductive system associated with use of injectable and oral contraceptives... read more..
Study looked at women with hysterectomy taking hormones for menopause symptoms (Source: Pharmacy News - Doctors Lounge)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Have a look at The Breast Cancer Daily, the new breast cancer portal with all the latest breast cancer news and research powered by MedWorm, updated daily. read more..
The members of the on-line support groups I belong to are in mourning. Susan Niebur-- physicist, mother, wife, and writer-has died of inflammatory breast cancer almost five years after her diagnosis. Susan's cheerful smile is beloved by everyone who has been reading her blog Toddler Planet and following her journey as a mother and a cancer patient over the years. I wrote about the ways she used writing to navigate cancer in a... read more..
Some elderly women with early-stage breast cancer may be getting extra treatment that does them little good but comes with costs and possible side effects, according to a new study.Source: Reuters HealthRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Radiation Therapy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News) read more..
“How people look is a very important part of their whole approach to the diagnosis of cancer and to the treatment of cancer,” one doctor said. (Source: NYT Health)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Have a look at The Breast Cancer Daily, the new breast cancer portal with all the latest breast cancer news and research powered by MedWorm, updated daily. read more..
A team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center has identified a novel protein expressed by breast cancer cells - but not normal adult tissues - that could provide a new target for future anti-cancer drugs and treatments. Led by Thomas J... read more..
As I lay on the table and watched the big square pass slowly over my body, I shuddered at the thought of the radiation it must be emitting. It was my first bone scan, scheduled to find out if my recently diagnosed inflammatory breast cancer had spread. “What kind of radiation is that putting into me?” I asked the technician. She looked at me with a funny expression on her face and hesitated before finally... read more..
Immunohistochemical Detection-Ductal Carcinoma In Situ-Breast Cancer Research-Invasive Breast Cancer
Ultrasensitive techniques allow for detection of circulating tumor cells in peripheral blood and disseminated tumor cells in bone marrow. Can CTCs be used as prognostic markers in breast cancer? Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines) read more..
Hormone receptor status influences benefit of tamoxifen in DCIS
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After lumpectomy and radiation for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), tamoxifen lowers the risk of invasive breast cancer -- but only in women with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive disease, new data show. (Source: Modern Medicine) read more..
Immunohistochemical detection of Polo-like Kinase-1 (PLK1) in primary breast cancer is associated with TP53 mutation and poor clinical outcome
Conclusions:The significant association between elevated PLK1 and TP53 mutation in women with breast cancer is consistent with escape from repression of PLK1 expression by mutant p53. Tumours expressing elevated PLK1, but lacking functional p53, may be potential targets for novel anti-PLK1-targeted drugs. (Source: Breast Cancer Research) read more..
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking a break to walk around every 20 minutes, instead of staying seated for hours on end, helps reduce the body's levels of glucose and insulin after eating, according to a new study. While the latest results don&... read more..
One of the many tribulations women may face in their lifetime is breast cancer. It's difficult to pinpoint exactly what the links are to breast cancer so we will explore the environmental links, which has been thoroughly researched and examined throughout the years. Women who have a history of breast cancer running through their family and are especially prone to developing breast cancer, should really try to focus on preventative measures which they can take to help lower their susceptibility and risk to breast cancer. read more..
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Yet another reason to make some changes in the way you live, especially if you're worried about breast cancer survival rates. A new model created estimates that alterations to lifestyle habits like losing weight, getting more exercise and drinking less alcohol - all within our direct control - could see a reduction in the number of breast cancer cases. read more..
Newark Star Ledger reports. "Payne was up for re-election this year and facing a primary in June. Despite his condition, he vowed to run again only last month and refused to take a leave of ... read more..
Eat Turkey, Just Don’t Drink the Wine
Holidays are a time of celebration and a time to forget about breast cancer and enjoy family and friends. For people concerned about their risk of breast cancer, studies tell us to watch our fat intake, exercise more, and pay attention to our general health and stress levels. That is good advice for anyone [...] read more..
CARACAS (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez said he will need radiation treatment for cancer in the run-up to Venezuela's October presidential poll, though he insisted there was no metastasis after the removal of another tumor. "I will live... read more..
Kallis to contribute to Yuvraj Singh Foundation
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis has said that he will be making a personal contribution to the foundation run and managed by cancer stricken Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh. read more..
Chavez sticks to presidential poll despite cancer treatment
International News: CARACAS, President Hugo Chavez said he will need radiation treatment for cancer in the run-up to Venezuela's October presidential poll, though he insisted there was no ... read more..
Monday, 5 March 2012
Lymphedema, a chronic swelling condition common in breast cancer survivors, affects three million people in the US. In the past, most people believed that exercise might induce or worsen lymphedema. After reviewing the literature, researchers say the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for breast cancer survivors and patients with lymphedema. read more..
Still NED and Doing Fine: 'Cancer Free' Is a Misleading Phrase
A heart-warming series of commercials currently running on television shows factory workers wishing they could meet the cancer survivors whose lives have been saved by the technology they build. My favorite part of these commercials is the survivor who says that she now has "no evidence of disease." She does not utter the over-used and misleading term "cancer-free." The problem with the term "cancer-free" is that generally... read more..
A new study heralds a new horizon in the fight against cancer, opening up a parallel dimension to existing treatment options. The data demonstrate that by combining two drugs that had already been used on a patient in the past but had stopped working, they boost each other’s efficacy and at the same time manage to break down the patient’s resistance to each of them individually, presenting a third potential treatment option for clinically advanced metastatic tumors. While this may not initially appear to be an innovation, given that combined treatments are used in cancer as a matter of course, it actually represents a radical change in the use of the existing therapeutic weaponry, an extremely practical solution and a source of hope for many patients. read more..