NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids in after-school programs often increase their own physical activity if they make friends who run and jump around more than they do, a new study from Tennessee has found. Though not completely surprising, that findi... read more..
Monday, 28 May 2012
Saturday, 26 May 2012
Friday, 25 May 2012
(HealthDay News) -- There are plenty of ways to squeeze in exercise and some social time at work without sacrificing productivity. read more..
Breast Cancer Alliance paints town pink
Participants in the seventh annual Breast Cancer Alliance Walk For Hope painted Greenwich Avenue pink Sunday morning as they helped raise approximately $57,500, making it the most successful BCA ... read more..
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Conclusion:HA-induced CD44 signaling increases a diverse spectrum of protease activity to facilitate the invasion associated with BL-BCa cells, providing new insights into the molecular basis of CD44-promoted invasion. (Source: Breast Cancer Research) read more..
Cardio fitness levels of breast cancer patients may affect survival
(Duke University Medical Center) Women receiving care for breast cancer have significantly impaired cardio-pulmonary function that can persist for years after they have completed treatment, according to a study led by scientists at Duke University Medical Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer) read more..
Innovative Computer Modeling Techniques Enable Creation Of New Anti-Cancer Drug
A team of University of Hawaii Cancer Center scientists led by James Turkson, Ph.D. have created a new type of anti-cancer drug named BP-1-102. The drug, which can be orally administered, targets a key protein that triggers the development of many types of cancer including lung, breast and skin cancers... read more..
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
diabetes and cancer. But there have not been clinical studies to determine if the surgical removal of fat tissue would decrease cancer risk in humans. In animal studies, however, Rutgers ... read more..
13 Tips for Giving Lymphedema People a Fashion Makeover
As someone who lives with lymphedema, do you find yourself fashion challenged? As a breast cancer survivor, do you struggle sometimes with what to wear? Get some tips on how to disguise any imperfections and appear in public with confidence and in fashion. read more..
Conclusions:Significant changes in female physical and childbearing characteristics across a number of different age ranges were detected. These changes may be related to the increasing trend of breast cancer in China. (Source: BMC Public Health - Latest articles) read more..
Experts stress that information needs to be passed on after cancer treatment ends (Source: Cancercompass News: 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..
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
(HealthDay News) -- Using proper running form can help prevent injuries and make running a little easier and more comfortable. read more..
Vigorous Exercise Might Keep Psoriasis at Bay
MONDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Women who exercise vigorously may be reducing their risk of psoriasis, Harvard University researchers report. read more..
Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod. read more..
Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer
MONDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that weight loss through exercise and dieting helps overweight women lower the levels of certain hormones in their blood, potentially raising the odds that they'll avoid developing breas... read more..
Healthy men don't need routine prostate cancer tests, U.S. task force concludes
Runners stream down the paths at High Park during Harry's Spring Run-Off to raise money for prostate cancer research and programs at The Princess Margaret Hospital, in Toronto's High Park ... read more..
Monday, 21 May 2012
A breast cancer vaccine already shown to elicit a powerful immune response in women with varying levels of HER2 expression has the ability to improve recurrence rates and is well tolerated in an adjuvant setting, according to new research from a clinical trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center... read more..
A vaccine that targets cancer cells in combination with the drug letrozole, a standard hormonal therapy against breast cancer, significantly increased survival when tested in mice, a team of UC Davis investigators has found. The findings were published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research... read more..
Long-term incidence of breast cancer by trial arm in one county of the Swedish Two-County Trial of mammographic screening
CONCLUSIONS:There was no additional breast cancer incidence associated with 100,000 additional screens in the ASP. Results suggest that overdiagnosis is small and largely confined to the prevalence screen. Cancer 2012. © 2012 American Cancer Society. (Source: Cancer) read more..
You may never have heard of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic guidebook. The fifth edition is currently in draft form and scheduled for publication in May. It was first issued in 1952 … Continue reading ? read more..
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Runners stumble, yogis yawn, and even the bulkiest body builders get bored. But fitness experts say there are specific tricks to help people get and stay motivated. Connecticut-based exercise physiologist Tom Holland, who has ... read more..
Team sets €100k target for cancer research
An ambitious target of EUR100,000 is being set for supporters of an annual cancer research fundraiser. The three-day Kerry Way Walk in aid of the Cork Cancer Research Centre has generated in excess ... read more..
Free 'Beyond Cancer' event June 2
"Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness" is an educational event that includes topics such as post-treatment fatigue and energy; memory and cognitive function; exercise and nutrition; ... read more..
Sunday, 20 May 2012
ConclusionPatients' perceived quality of care differs from their receipt of high-quality care. Mutable targets to improve perceived quality of care include the processes of getting care and trusting their physician. (Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology) read more..
Generex Announces New Members Of Antigen Express Scientific Advisory Board For The AE37 Breast Cancer Vaccine
Generex Biotechnology Corporation (OTCBB: GNBT.OB) is pleased to announce today that new members have joined the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. for the company's AE37 breast cancer vaccine. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News) read more..
Adipokine leptin in obesity-related pathology of breast cancer.
Authors: Ray A PMID: 22581334 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Biosciences)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..
Saturday, 19 May 2012
PARKERSBURG - More than 1,500 people stayed overnight at City Park in Parkersburg, working to raise money for cancer research, during the Wood County Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society ... read more..
Friday, 18 May 2012
Conclusions: It appears that amplification of the coding sequence exon 8 exhibits similar biological behaviour to amplification of the regulatory sequence in intron 1, leading to elevated levels of EGFR protein.© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd (Source: Histopathology) read more..
Plenary Session: 4 Critical Advances in OncologyPlenary Session: 4 Critical Advances in Oncology
Dr. Kathy Miller previews the ASCO plenary session studies in breast cancer, prostate cancer, lymphoma, and oligodendroglioma, all 4 of which signal significant advances in science and treatment. Medscape Hematology-Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines) read more..
More Genes Discovered In The Fight Against Breast Cancer
In a study published in Nature, researchers describe nine new genes that drive the development of breast cancer. This takes the tally of all genes associated with breast cancer development to 40. The team examined all the genes in the genomes of 100 cases of breast cancer... read more..
If you live in the Washington, D.C., area and are interested in national health care issues, from health care reform to navigating cancer care: what every patient needs to know, please consider attending the FREE symposium next week at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer: Linking Policy to the Patient.” It’s a great lineup, [...] read more..
Thursday, 17 May 2012
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Last May I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever ArtBra KC event in Kansas City. All of the models either had been or were still being treated for breast cancer, including my friend Pam Van Compernolle, who had metastatic breast cancer. It … Continue reading ? read more..
Chemotherapy is a major first line defense against breast cancer. However a patient's response is often variable and unpredictable. A study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medical Genomics shows that 'gene expression signatures' for TOP2A and Î²-tubulin can be used to predict the outcome of chemotherapy... read more..
A new study finds that fetal exposure to the plastic additive bisphenol A, or BPA, alters mammary gland development in primates. The finding adds to the evidence that the chemical can be causing health problems in humans and bolsters concerns about it contributing to breast cancer... read more..
My new degree in Nursing gives me new perspective on disease, and I certainly have an increased understanding of breast cancer. With that in mind, I have attempted to review breast cancer for the layman — call it breast cancer 101. read more..
MONDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- For babies just starting to move around, walking or running while toting a bottle, a pacifier or a sippy cup might be a dangerous pursuit. read more..
Sprowston breast cancer survivor will join thousands for Race For Life event at Norfolk Showground
After battling breast cancer twice in recent years, Rosalyn Paine will be joining the thousands of women running the Race for Life in Norfolk this ... read more..
Venezuela's Chavez Returns From Cuba, Says Cancer Treatment 'Successful'
Arriving on the tarmac after an 11-day stay in Havana, Chavez appeared vigorous and was able to walk unaided from the plane and deliver a televised speech. "In the last few days we ... read more..
Monday, 14 May 2012
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Netcare Ltd, Africa's third-biggest private hospital group, posted a 12 percent rise in half-year profit on Monday, helped by a strong performance in South Africa and favourable currency swings. Netcare, which also run... read more..
Sunday, 13 May 2012
What if you could turn your experience with breast cancer into a gift to give to others? How wonderful is it to think that you can use your cancer story to bless others this Christmas season? read more..
Paralemmin-1 is over-expressed in estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers
Conclusions:The differential expression of paralemmin in a subset of breast cancers suggests the existence of variation in membrane dynamics that may be exploited to improve diagnosis or provide a therapeutic target. (Source: Cancer Cell International) read more..
Soaking Soybeans In Warm Water Naturally Releases Key Cancer-Fighting Substance
Soybeans soaking in warm water could become a new "green" source for production of a cancer-fighting substance now manufactured in a complicated and time-consuming industrial process, scientists are reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Hari B... read more..
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez said on Friday he had successfully completed a series of cancer radiotherapy sessions in Cuba and was hopeful they would have a positive effect on his condition. Chavez, who wants to run fo... read more..
Jogging it off for breast cancer research
THOUSANDS pulled on their joggers and pink shirts for the Mother's Day Classic this morning to help raise money for breast cancer research.The 15th annual Mother's Day Classic fun run and ... read more..
I was 45 years old; divorced with two children, when I re-married a man who wasn’t Jewish. My father refused to come to the wedding— and shut me out of his life. Though we were not raised to be strictly observant Jews, he had been raised Orthodox; I knew that Orthodox Jews don’t accept inter–marriage; they [...]Like this post? You might like this one
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Saturday, 12 May 2012
Two new gene expression signatures can predict how breast cancer tumors will respond to two of the common kinds of chemotherapy, highlighting the potential of target-based gene expression indices to predict patient response to drug therapy. (Source: BioMed Central) read more..
Christmas, or Hanukkah if that is what you celebrate, can be miserable when you are dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis, or it can be a welcome distraction. It really is up to you. read more..
Breast-specific Gamma Imaging in the Detection of Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia and Lobular Neoplasia
Conclusion: BSGI has a high sensitivity for the detection of atypical, high-risk breast lesions. A diagnosis of an atypical lesion is concordant with focal increased radiotracer uptake with BSGI and can identify women at increased risk for breast cancer. (Source: Academic Radiology) read more..
Controlling The Action Of Estrogen, Key Risk Factor For Endometrial And Breast Cancers
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a molecule that inhibits the action of estrogen. This female hormone plays a key role in the growth, maintenance and repair of reproductive tissues and fuels the development of endometrial and breast cancers... read more..
Friday, 11 May 2012
A study in the May 8 edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reveals that physical activity is linked to lower rates of breast and colon cancer deaths. However, there is not enough evidence to link physical activity to other types of cancer... read more..
Exercise Reduces Breast And Colon Cancer Death Rates
A study in the May 8 edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute reveals that physical activity is linked to lower rates of breast and colon cancer deaths. However, there is not enough ... read more..
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Conclusions. IHC on frozen section leads to the detection of more ITC and MIC intraoperatively. As axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is performed routinely in some countries when ITC and MIC are found in the SN, IHC on frozen section provides valuable information that can lead to fewer secondary ALNDs. (Source: Experimental Diabetes Research) read more..
X-ray mammography is an important diagnostic tool in the fight against breast cancer, but it has certain drawbacks that limit its effectiveness. For example, it can give in false positive and negative results; it also exposes women to low doses of ionizing radiation, which - while accepted as safe - still carry some risk... read more..
The Mystery Of The Missing Breast Cancer Genes
Researchers from the University of Adelaide are hoping to better understand why the mutated genes for breast and ovarian cancer are not passed on more frequently from one generation of women to the next. That's despite a documented link between breast cancer genes and increased fertility in women... read more..
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
TUESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Being physically active might lengthen the lives of people with breast and colon cancer, a new study suggests. read more..
Jennifer Saunders to embark on cancer awareness half-marathon
Actress and breast cancer survivor Jennifer Saunders is to power walk a half-marathon through Hyde Park in London on Saturday night in a bid to raise awareness of the disease. The Absolutely ... read more..
Exercise May Boost Survivalin Breast, Colon Cancer
colon cancer , a new study suggests. Exercise may also benefit patients with other cancers, but there is no substantial evidence to make that claim, the researchers added. "We have lots of ... read more..
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers, according to a new University of Georgia study. The authors' findings run counter to widely accepted beliefs that genetic mutations are responsible for cancer growth... read more..
Everything's on table in fight against obesity
In the battle against obesity, just about everything is on the table, from creating healthier kids' meals to nagging people to exercise. read more..
Health Tip: When Gardening Triggers Back Pain
(HealthDay News) -- Gardening is a great form of exercise, but it can also leave you with a painful backache. read more..
Monday, 7 May 2012
American and Spanish researchers have found potential ways for doctors to improve the treatment of hormone receptor-positive breast cancer even if they lack access to costly multi-gene tests, as they reported at the 4th IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference... read more..
Presence Of Fetal Cells In Women Lowers Risk Of Breast Cancer But Raises Risk Of Colon Cancer
For the first time, scientists have found what could be a causative link between the concentration of circulating Y-chromosome fetal cells in women who gave birth to children of either sex and their risk of later developing breast cancer and colon cancer... read more..
CCO Slideset - Downloadable slides from an Interactive Virtual Presentation narrated by Kathy D. Miller, MD, which provides a case-based review of optimal and emerging treatment options for patients with metastatic breast cancer. (Source: Clinical Care Options Oncology - Breast Cancer) read more..
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Breast imagers and surgeons continue to seek ways to treat breast cancer that (more) (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)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..
Why The Immune System Fails To Kill Breast Tumors In Mice
A pioneering approach to imaging breast cancer in mice has revealed new clues about why the human immune system often fails to attack tumors and keep cancer in check. This observation, by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), may help to reveal new approaches to cancer immunotherapy... read more..
Physician Interpretation Time Dramatically Reduced By Automated Breast Ultrasound
Automated breast ultrasound takes an average three minutes of physician time, allowing for quick and more complete breast cancer screening of asymptomatic women with dense breast tissue, a new study shows. Mammography misses more than one-third of cancers in women with dense breasts, said Rachel Brem, MD, lead author of the study... read more..
One of the on-line groups I belong to is buzzing with indignation about an article, “Living Life In My Own Way—And Dying That Way As Well," by Amy Berman in HealthAffairs. In the article, Berman describes her decision to skip chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery as treatments for her Stage IV inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). No one in my group quibbles with Berman’s right to forego aggressive... read more..
The Avon Walks for Breast Cancer walks are held in cities throughout the USA. Walkers walk have the choice of walking a marathon or half-marathon the first day, then all walk a half-marathon the second day, camping overnight. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders) read more..
Analysis: Corporate outlooks cloud strong U.S. earnings
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies are seeing plenty of green this quarter, but they are raising red flags about the future. Earnings growth is running at nearly 8 percent for the first quarter, better than expected, but are issuing negative outl... read more..
Friday, 4 May 2012
In this retrospective analysis, brachytherapy was associated with equivalent survival, but increased risk of complications and decreased likelihood of long-term breast preservation when compared with whole-breast... (Source: OncologySTAT Journal Scans) read more..
Standardized Uptake Value by Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography as a Prognostic Variable in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Higher SUVmax on PET/CT was independently predictive of survival in this retrospective analysis of 253 patients with metastatic breast cancer to bone.AbstractBackground: In this retrospective, single-institution... (Source: OncologySTAT Journal Scans) read more..
Seven Is A Perfect Number
Jewish tradition declares the number seven is perfect. So today I share seven thoughts. 1. Seven years ago today I woke up with butterflies in my belly because of what the day held for me. 2. Seven years ago today the surgical waiting room at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock was overrun with people praying [...] read more..
Recently I saw an exciting ABC News report concerning a woman who was pregnant with twins when she received a diagnosis of breast cancer. Because it was stage 3 cancer, the doctor advised her to being chemotherapy immediately. read more..
(HealthDay News) -- You don't have to give up television watching just to lead a more active lifestyle. read more..
Are Low Oxygen Levels Key to Cancer Growth
-; Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers, according to a new University of Georgia study. The authors' findings run counter to widely ... read more..
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Fatigue following adjuvant therapy for breast cancer doesn't affect all patients, and although debilitating, eventually resolves for most. (Source: Modern Medicine)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..
After Breast Lumpectomy Brachytherapy Linked To More Complications Than Whole-Breast Irradiation
A study in the May 2 edition of JAMA reveals that older women with invasive breast cancer who were treated with brachytherapy after lumpectomy were more likely to develop complications and had a lower risk of long-term breast preservation than women who received whole-breast irradiation, however, there was no difference in overall survival... read more..
Help Me Make A Change
One thing I decided not to blog about during cancer was the stress of finances while going through cancer. It felt too much like airing my dirty laundry. But it was a huge stress for me during and after cancer. It’s still stressful. The reason it was so stressful is: a. The medical bills are [...] read more..
It may not be "Pinktober" yet, but this is the season when some big efforts against breast cancer get underway. What are being overlooked are the smaller, more local efforts that support the effort to raise awareness and find a cure. read more..
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
(HealthDay News) -- There are plenty of easy ways to work aerobic exercise into your day without visiting the gym. read more..
Exercise Twice a Day Vital for Your Dog's Health, Expert Says
MONDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Just like people, dogs need to get daily exercise to stay healthy, a veterinarian says. read more..
Here's How To Prevent It From Coming Back
Running against cancer? Running also protects you from cancer (AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) Every cancer survivor knows the all-consuming dread that cancer will come back. It’s a haunting ... read more..