Thursday 28 June 2012

Breast Cancer Journey-Dietary Restrictions-Epigenetic Changes-Cancer Treatment-Hormone Receptor

What Survives of Us

“What will survive of us is love.” -Philip Larkin Pam broke the news on December 9th, over dinner at our house for an early Christmas celebration. She had stopped all her cancer treatment because her oncologist, who cried breaking the news, told Pam there … Continue reading ? read more..

Healthy oils suppress Breast Cancer

Women that are on the Breast Cancer journey must be clear about certain dietary restrictions. There is the obvious list of "Foods to Avoid", such as sugar, processed foods, and hormone injected meats. However, there seems to be a lot of confusion about what types of... (Source: read more..

Epigenetics of ER-Negative Primary Breast CancerEpigenetics of ER-Negative Primary Breast Cancer

Epigenetics has emerged as a promising field for the assessment of hormone receptor status in breast cancer, and offers an opportunity for development of novel therapies targeting epigenetic changes. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines) read more..

Lung Cancer Death Rates-Tobacco Control Efforts-Dramatic Differences

Study Of Lung Cancer Death Rates Among Young And Middle-Aged White Women; Tobacco Control Implicated In Rise

lung cancer death rates among women by year of birth shows dramatic differences in trends between states, likely reflecting the success or failure of tobacco control efforts. The study, published in ... read more..

International Journal Of Oncology-Risk Factors Of Breast Cancer-Developed Countries

Interleukin 11 regulates endometrial cancer cell adhesion and migration via STAT3.

This study shows a role for IL11 in endometrial cancer and suggests IL11 may be involved in endometrial cancer development and thus may be useful as a therapeutic target. PMID: 22614117 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Oncology) read more..

Night Work And Women's Health

Breast cancer is the number one cause of female mortality. It affects 100 out of 100,000 women per year in developed countries. Each year, more than 1.3 million new cases are diagnosed, 53,000 of these in France. The risk factors of breast cancer are varied... read more..

Identification Of New Indicator For Breast Cancer Relapse

Researchers at the IMIM (Institut de Recerca Hospital del Mar) have proven that the absence of the 14-3-3 protein sigma in breast cancer cells is directly associated with these cells' capacity to activate the signalling of a protein complex called NF-kB, which is related to tumour progression... read more..

Growth Factor Receptor-Global Partnership-Chief Executive-Normal Function-Neurosearch Cfo

Protein That Binds To Growth Factor Receptor, Priming It For Normal Function, Likely Linked To 4 Cancers

Once considered merely a passive link between proteins that matter, Grb2 - pronounced "grab2" - actually lives up to its nickname with its controlling grip on an important cell signaling pathway, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Cell... read more..

Neurosearch CFO Schneider appointed new CEO

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish biopharmaceutical firm Neurosearch will replace its chief executive with its chief financial officer on July 1 as it continues to search for a global partnership for its Huntington's disease drug. CEO Patrik Dahle... read more..

House Of Representatives-Breast Cancer Patients-Breast Cancer Research-Breast Reconstruction

Bill calls for breast reconstruction education

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would require the secretary of Health and Human Services to implement an education campaign to inform breast cancer patients about their options related to breast reconstruction. (Source: Modern Medicine) read more..

Breast Cancer at ASCO: Latest Trial Results and Emerging Therapies

CancerNetwork and the journal ONCOLOGY present an exclusive interview with Dr. Kimberly Blackwell, Duke Cancer Institute, who discusses some of the most important information to come out of this year’s meeting and talks about the future of breast cancer research. (Source: Cancer Network) read more..

Substantial Weight Gain-American Cancer Society-Breast Cancer Risk-Physical Activity

Breast Cancer Risk May Be Reduced By Exercise, Even Mild Physical Activity

A new analysis has found that physical activity - either mild or intense and before or after menopause - may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that women can reduce their breast cancer risk by exercising and maintaining their weight... read more..

Wednesday 27 June 2012

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc-Substantial Weight Gain-Pharmaceutical Giants-Breast Cancer Risk

Exercise, even mild physical activity, may reduce breast cancer risk

A new analysis has found that physical activity – either mild or intense and before or after menopause – may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits. The findings indicate that women can reduce their breast cancer risk by exercising and maintaining their weight. read more..

Doctors should screen patients for obesity: panel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors should check weight and height for all patients to determine if they're obese and refer them to intensive diet and exercise programs if necessary, according to new guidelines from a U.S. government-backed pa... read more..

Novartis, four others weigh Amylin final bids: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five pharmaceutical giants including Novartis AG and Sanofi SA remain in the running for Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc, as the auction of the diabetes drugmaker with a market value of $4.5 billion enters the last leg, according t... read more..

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Cincinnati Children&Amp;#39;S Hospital Medical Center-University Of Notre Dame-Substantial Weight Gain

Examining The Biology Of Tumor-Derived Microvesicles

A new paper by Crislyn D'Souza-Schorey, professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, discusses the biology of tumor-derived microvesicles and their clinical application as circulating biomarkers. Microvesicles are membrane-bound sacs released by tumor cells and can be detected in the body fluids of cancer patients... read more..

Cancer Cells Stopped, Nerve Cells Regenerated By New Candidate Drug

Scientists have developed a small-molecule-inhibiting drug that in early laboratory cell tests stopped breast cancer cells from spreading and also promoted the growth of early nerve cells called neurites. Researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report their findings online in Chemistry & Biology... read more..

Even mild physical activity may cut breast cancer risk

Physical activity - either mild or intense and before or after menopause - may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits - a new analysis has found. read more..

American College Of Radiology-Breast Cancer Screening-Diagnostic Imaging

ACR Lauds AMA’s Breast Cancer Screening Policy

The American College of Radiology lauded the AMA’s policy update that recognizes the importance of screening mammography starting at age 40. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)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..

Monday 25 June 2012

Environmental Support-Breast Cancer Risk-Marie Curie Cancer-Physical Activity-Northern Ireland

Keeping Fit May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Women who keep fit with regular exercise, even mild physical activity, may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer, even after the menopause, but not if they also put on a lot of weight, according to a new study from the US... read more..

Cities' efforts to make exercise easier pays off

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fitness is often a combination of personal choice and environmental support, experts say, and a ranking of the 50 healthiest U.S. cities seems to reinforce the theory. High rates of physical activity helped to propel Minneapol... read more..

Famous faces encourage Northern Ireland to Walk Ten for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Rugby star Niall O’Connor and DJ and presenter Carolyn Stewart have donned their walking shoes to encourage people across Northern Ireland to sign up and take part in Walk Ten for Marie Curie ... read more..

Cancer Science-Cell Lines

Faulty Cancer Science With Misidentified And Contaminated Cell Lines

cancer therapies start in cells - researchers compare cancer samples to healthy cells to discover how cancer is genetically different, and use cell lines to test promising new drugs. However, a ... read more..

Rose-Hulman Institute Of Technology-Bmc Veterinary Research-Mechanical Engineering

New Genetic Alterations Discovered Through US-Mexico Sequence-Analysis Collaboration

Breast cancer is not a single disease, but a collection of diseases with dozens of different mutations that crop up with varying frequency across different breast cancer subtypes. Deeper exploration of the genetic changes that drive breast cancer is revealing new complexity in the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide... read more..

Tissue Stiffness Research By Husband-Wife Research Team Aims To Improve Breast Cancer Exams

One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Lorraine G. Olson, professor of mechanical engineering at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, was diagnosed in 2005 at the age of 45... read more..

CA 15-3 cell lines and tissue expression in canine mammary cancer and the correlation between serum levels and tumour histological grade

Conclusions:The results of this study reveal that CA 15-3 is expressed in both canine mammary tumour cell lines and tissues and that serum levels significantly correlate with the histological grade of the malignancy. (Source: BMC Veterinary Research - Latest articles) read more..

Sunday 24 June 2012

Street Performer-Alberto Perez-Breast Cancer-Exercise-Zumba

Why Exercise is Necessary after Breast Cancer Treatment

We know that exercise is good for us, and we also know that it can be hard to fit a workout into a busy schedule. read more..

Zumba no longer just exercise, it's big business

MIAMI (Reuters) - Alberto Perez started out as a street performer and then an aerobics teacher in Colombia, making extra cash on the side teaching the wives of businessmen how to dance in nightclubs in his hometown, Cali. Today, he stands at the c... read more..

Saturday 23 June 2012

Christine Bleakley-Cancer Research Uk

Christine Bleakley flaunts toned figure as she joins in Race For Life effort

Christine Bleakley, who is famous for her love of exercise, looked very happy to be involved in the 2012 Race For Life for Cancer Research UK. read more..

Friday 22 June 2012

Cancer Research Uk-Sports Shoes-Heidi Range

Heidi Range running for cancer charity

Heidi Range will don her sports shoes on Sunday to take part in a charity run in her native Liverpool. The Sugababes star and her mother are joining Cancer Research UK's Race For Life event at ... read more..

Thursday 21 June 2012

Overweight Women-Health Benefits-Modern Medicine-Healthday News-Breast Cancer

Diet and exercise reduce breast cancer biomarkers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For overweight women, another advantage of weight loss may be that it lowers their exposure to biomarkers associated with breast cancer, researchers say. (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..

Health Tip: Warm Up Before You Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- Taking a few extra minutes to warm up before your workout can offer many health benefits. read more..

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Forest Laboratories Inc-Social Relationships-Breastfeeding Moms-Physical Activity

Breastfeeding moms' exercise OK for infant growth

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding moms may be able to regularly exercise without hindering their babies' growth, a study out Monday suggests. "Based on what we know at the moment, babies of mums who exercise do not gain less weigh... read more..

Icahn nominates four in second run at Forest board

(Reuters) - Billionaire investor Carl Icahn nominated four directors to the 10-person board of Forest Laboratories Inc, saying that the drugmaker has "engaged in conduct to enrich and entrench management to the detriment of the stockholders.&... read more..

Health Tip: Make Exercise a Social Activity

(HealthDay News) -- Social relationships are important, especially for seniors. Incorporating social activity into physical activity offers physical and emotional benefits. read more..

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Health Care Insurance-Richard Mourdock-Employers

Richard Mourdock Claim That Employers Should Not Have To Cover Cancer Sparks Attacks

Richard Mourdock, who is running for a Senate seat in Indiana, asked if employers should have to cover health care insurance for treatments they don't ... read more..

Monday 18 June 2012

Pancreatic Cancer-Air Conditioner-Healthday News-Charles Henry-The Backyard

Turning up the heat for workouts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When it comes to exercise, some like it hot, some like it hotter, and some like it under the air conditioner. Experts say heat can be help your workout, boosting circulation and increasing flexibility, but it's a relations... read more..

Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe in the Backyard

(HealthDay News) -- Playing in the backyard is a great way for a child to get needed exercise, but you should make sure your backyard is safe. read more..

Alterna run raises more than $500K to support men’s cancer care

Elliott and Victoria hold hands with their grandfather, Charles Henry, and walk to the finish line during 2012 Alterna Ultimate Run for Men's Cancer. Charles Henry is pancreatic cancer ... read more..

Sunday 17 June 2012

Alberta Cancer Foundation-University Of Alberta-Cancer Victim

With little time left, cancer victim raises money to help others

Hundreds of runners leave the University of Alberta Butterdome at the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair on June 16, 2012. People in their underwear hit the streets in a 10k run/5k ... read more..

Saturday 16 June 2012

Myelodysplastic Syndrome-Good Morning America-Radiation Treatment-Robin Roberts

Breast Cancer Brings Robin Roberts a New Battle

I was shocked and saddened to hear that Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America” has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). She indicated that the diagnosis of MDS is related to the chemotherapy and radiation treatment she had to battle breast cancer over five years ago. read more..

University Of Colorado Cancer Center-University Of Colorado Denver-Metastatic Breast Cancer

New target, new drug in breast cancer

(University of Colorado Denver) Many breast cancers depend on hormones including estrogen or progesterone for their survival and proliferation. Eight years of lab work at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and elsewhere suggest that the androgen receptor is an additional hormonal target in many breast cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer) read more..

Drug combination offers new hope in fighting breast cancer

A new drug combination attacks breast cancer in a new way and appears much better at controlling cancer than the current standard of care. (Source: 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..

Roche's targeted investigational breast cancer medicine, trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1), reduced the risk of cancer worsening or death by 35 percent in pivotal phase III trial

Roche today announced that the Phase III EMILIA study of trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) met its co-primary endpoint, of a significant improvement in the time patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (mBC) lived without their disease getting worse (progression-free survival; PFS). (Source: Roche Media News) read more..

Friday 15 June 2012

Prostate Cancer Survivor-Traffic Crosswalks-Cancer Survivors

Timed Traffic Crosswalks Too Fast for Many Elderly: Study

THURSDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- Most older people can't walk fast enough to cross a street in the time allotted by many automated crosswalks, according to a new British study. read more..

18 million cancer survivors expected in U.S. by 2022

In a Wednesday, April 25, 2012 photo, cancer survivor Lawrence Gentner, 68, of Snellville, Ga., talks with his exercise group after a class, in ... read more..

Regina prostate cancer survivor raising awareness this Father’s Day

Steve Pillapow, a prostate cancer survivor is helping to organize this year’s walk/run to raise funds and awareness, walking outside his home June 13, 2012 in Regina, ... read more..

Stage I Breast Cancer-Primary Tumor-Cancer Cells

Circulating Tumor Cells May Predict Recurrence Risk

Suppose your doctor could tell whether your Stage I breast cancer was likely to metastasize?  What if your oncologist could monitor the response of your cancer to chemotherapy? A new study about circulating tumor cells is bringing that day closer.  Doctors have known for decades that cancer cells can break off from a primary tumor and travel to a different part of the body.  They understood that the bloodstream is the... read more..

Medlineplus Health-Oncology Therapy-Phase Iii Trial-Breast Cancer

Armed antibody delays spread of certain breast cancers

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A study of Roche's experimental "armed antibody" found it extended the length of time breast cancer patients lived without their disease getting worse, marking the second successful pivotal trial in this new class of cancer drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health) read more..

Unique Combination of Targeted Antibody Linked to Chemotherapy Shows Positive Results in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Patients

Results of a large phase III trial shows that a new oncology therapy, trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1), significantly delays progression of disease in women with HER2-positive advanced breast cancer previously treated with a taxane chemotherapy and trastuzumab (Herceptin). (Source: Cancer Network) read more..

FDA to Let Women Try New Breast Drugs Earlier

Regulators are moving the goal posts in testing new drugs for breast cancer in the hopes of giving more women with aggressive, early-stage cancers the chance to try breakthrough drugs while they have the best shot at a cure.Source: Reuters HealthRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News) read more..

Thursday 14 June 2012

Breast Cancer Drugs-The Sentinel Lymph-Promising Drugs

Older Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer Beat Newer, Pricier Meds

Study found Taxol outperformed Abraxane, Ixempra in terms of survival and side effects (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..

The positive non-sentinel status is not the main decisional factor for chemotherapy assignment in breast cancer with micrometastatic disease in the sentinel lymph node

ConclusionHigh tumor grade is the main decisional factor followed by HER2 positivity and then by the positive non-SN status for CT in micrometastatic disease in the SN. J. Surg. Oncol © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Journal of Surgical Oncology) read more..

FDA to let women try new breast cancer drugs earlier

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Regulators are moving the goal posts in testing new drugs for breast cancer in the hopes of giving more women with aggressive, early-stage cancers the chance to try promising drugs while they have the best shot at a cure. (Source: Modern Medicine) read more..

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer Treatment: The Long-Term Side Effects

When someone gets the news, they are usually willing to go through virtually anything that will rid them of breast cancer, right now and hopefully for good. read more..

Cancer Survivors-National Cancer-Robin Roberts

Cancer Survivors: a community of climbers

Cancer is complicated. There could be no more poignant example than Robin Roberts.  Her situation illustrates that being a survivor can be complicated too—confounding, confronting, and confusing. Even starting with the word itself.   It can be confusing to know exactly what is meant by cancer “survivor.”  So for the first time in the 18 [...]Like this post? You might like this one

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Wednesday 13 June 2012

Breast Cancer Cells-Breast Cancer Drug-Cancer Treatment-Chest Radiation

New breast cancer drug halts tumor growth better than standard therapy

A new cancer treatment that links chemotherapy with an agent that homes in on specific breast cancer cells was significantly better than the current drug regimen at keeping patients' advanced tumors from progressing, according to results from a phase III clinical trial. read more..

Chest Radiation for Girls Is Linked to Breast Cancer Later

Women who were exposed to chest radiation to treat cancer during childhood have a risk of developing breast cancer as adults that is comparable to that of women with a high genetic risk of the disease, according to a study being presented Monday. (Source: Health) read more..

Genentech's Trastuzumab Emtansine (T-DM1) Reduces The Risk Of Cancer Worsening

Roche announced today that it's division, known as Genentech, has produced positive results in a phase three EMILIA study of a drug called trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1). Genentech says that the drug met the endpoint target for the trial, showing marked improvement for women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer... read more..

Online Community

Reverting to Form

I’m a fraud. Well, not in the sense of identity theft or anything like that. But for the past several months I’ve been worried that something’s wrong with me and I haven’t shared it with this wonderful online community I’ve found. Some of my online buddies have shared their … Continue reading ? read more..

Inflammation Of The Liver-Viruses And Bacteria-Therapy Options-Gene Expression-Breast Cancer

Genes Linked To Chemotherapy Resistance In Breast Cancer

A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isn't effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer. The study by lead author Justin Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D... read more..

Scientists Offer New Clues

Chronic inflammation of the liver, stomach or colon, often as a result of infection by viruses and bacteria, is one of the biggest risk factors for cancer of these organs. Scientists at the ... read more..

Food And Drug Administration-Childhood Cancer Survivors-Drug Development-Breast Cancer

Study: Childhood cancer survivors face new risks

Women treated with chest radiation for cancer when they were girls have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than has been realized. (Source: CTV 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..

Cancer drugs: Better, cheaper

Cancer drug development is known to be too slow, costly and fraught with failure. Now the US Food and Drug Administration is issuing recommendations for breast cancer trials that would substantially accelerate patient access to new medications while lowering the time and cost of drug development. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines) read more..

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez-Commerce Secretary John Bryson-The Journal Cancer Cell

Seizure Behind Commerce Secretary Bryson's Crashes: Report

MONDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- A seizure may be to blame for U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson's two hit-and-run crashes that occurred Saturday in California's San Gabriel Valley, according to a Commerce Department spokeswoman. read more..

Chavez, after cancer treatment, launches reelection bid


Thousands of supporters thronged the streets of Caracas to join cancer-stricken Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, pictured June 2, as he registered to run for reelection amid ... read more..

Pancreatic Cancer Can Run But Not Always Hide From The Immune System

cancer cells grow. The research, published by Cell Press in the June 12th issue of the journal Cancer Cell, also reveals that blocking the protein may be an effective way to treat pancreatic ... read more..

Washington University School Of Medicine-Breast Tumor Signatures-Advanced Breast Cancer

Decoding DNA finds breast tumor signatures that predict treatment response

Decoding the DNA of patients with advanced breast cancer has allowed scientists to identify distinct cancer "signatures" that could help predict which women are most likely to benefit from estrogen-lowering therapy, while sparing others from unnecessary treatment. read more..

Breast Tumor Signatures Found That Predict Treatment Response

Decoding the DNA of patients with advanced breast cancer has allowed scientists to identify distinct cancer "signatures" that could help predict which women are most likely to benefit from estrogen-lowering therapy, while sparing others from unnecessary treatment. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St... read more..

Breast Cancer Survival-Quality Of Care-Surgical Volume-Random Effects

Re-Examining the Significance of Surgical Volume to Breast Cancer Survival and Recurrence versus Process Quality of Care in Taiwan

ConclusionsProcess quality of care was significantly more related to survival or recurrence than to surgical volume. The random effects found within hospital-patient clustered data indicated that the effect of the clustered feature of this data should be considered when performing volume-outcome related studies. (Source: Health Services Research) read more..

Health Insurance Coverage-Breast Cancer

Will Your Insurance Cover Your Breast Cancer Treatment?

All too often, when someone goes to select their health insurance coverage, they look at the general coverage categories--inpatient hospitalization, the dental plan, even mental-illness coverage. read more..



I love everything about graduations—the ceremony, the music, the emotion, the inspiration. I don’t remember much about my own; but since I’ve been a mother it’s a different story.  I remember every detail of my kids’ graduations, especially the first. It was just pre-school,  Alli’s first educational experience; and it had been wonderful.  As graduation [...]Like this post? You might like this one

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Sunday 10 June 2012

Breast Cancer Cell Survival-Psychometric Evaluation-Endoplasmic Reticulum-Breast Cancer Cells

ERLIN2 promotes breast cancer cell survival by modulating endoplasmic reticulum stress pathways

Conclusions:ERLIN2 may confer a selective growth advantage for breast cancer cells by facilitating a cytoprotective response to various cellular stresses associated with oncogenesis. The information provided here sheds new light on the mechanism of breast cancer malignancy. (Source: BMC Cancer) read more..

Measuring decision quality: psychometric evaluation of a new instrument for breast cancer surgery

Conclusions:The decision quality instrument met the criteria of feasibility, reliability, discriminant and content validity in this sample. Additional research to examine performance of the instrument in prospective studies and more diverse populations is needed. (Source: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making - Latest articles) read more..

Duloxetine Useful in Chemo Neuropathy, But Avoid ALCDuloxetine Useful in Chemo Neuropathy, But Avoid ALC

The antidepressant alleviated chemotherapy-induced neuropathy in what is described at a practice-changing trial, but patients with breast cancer should avoid acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) supplements. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines) read more..

The 10 Commandments-Breast Cancer

The 10 Commandments of Breast Cancer

(Editor’s note: This originally ran in September 2011. I planned to “recycle” it later but I did it now since it showed up on someone else’s blog without citing me. Updated: The other blogger added me as the author after I told her … Continue reading ? read more..

Madison Square Park

Moms Race for the Cure

Should you have been at Madison Square Park (MSP) in New York City on a Saturday morning, you may have seen a group of mothers wearing purple t-shirts running through the park pushing various baby ... read more..

Saturday 9 June 2012

Overweight Kids-Healthday News

Docs Aren't Coaching Overweight Kids on How to Slim Down: Study

FRIDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- While U.S. doctors often urge obese teens to eat better and exercise more, overweight kids headed for obesity seldom get the same medical advice, a new study shows. read more..

Calhoun Bike Ride And Walk For Cancer Are Set For Saturday In Simsbury

Calhoun Bike Ride And Walk For Cancer Are Set For Saturday In Simsbury

Simsbury on Saturday."Everything's all set," Calhoun said earlier this week, "as long as you can make the 5K."The 5K walk, and rides of 10, 25, 50 and 75 miles, are suitable ... read more..

Friday 8 June 2012

Tewksbury Homegoods-Medlineplus Health-Physical Activity-Colorectal Cancer-Physical Fitness

Physical Activity and Cancer

Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Cancer--Living with Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Exercise and Physical Fitness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News) read more..

Cancer-Stricken Chavez To Seek 4th Term

June 8, 2012 The deadline is approaching for candidates in Venezuela to register if they want to run for president. Incumbent Hugo Chavez is expected to register. He's had multiple surgeries ... read more..

Tewksbury store supports cancer research

Beginning June 7 and running through July 1, Tewksbury HomeGoods shoppers will have the opportunity to support cancer care and research while shopping at the off-price home fashions retailer. ... read more..

Observational Studies-Physical Activity-Cancer Survivors-Cancer Diagnosis-Types Of Cancer

Physical Activity, Biomarkers, and Disease Outcomes in Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review

ConclusionsFuture research directions identified include the need for more observational studies on additional types of cancer with larger sample sizes; the need to examine whether the association between physical activity and mortality varies by tumor, clinical, or risk factor characteristics; and the need for research on the biological mechanisms involved in the association between physical activity and survival after a cancer diagnosis. Future randomized controlled trials of exercise with biomarker and cancer-specific disease endpoints, such as recurrence, new primary cancers, and cancer-specific mortality in cancer survivors, are warranted. (Source: JNCI)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..

Thursday 7 June 2012

Thomas Jefferson University-Kimmel Cancer Center-Preclinical Study-Metastatic Breast

HIV drug may slow down metastatic breast cancer, say researchers at Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center

(Thomas Jefferson University) The HIV drugs known as CCR5 antagonists may also help prevent aggressive breast cancers from metastasizing, researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson suggest in a preclinical study published in a recent issue of Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer) read more..

HIV drug may slow down metastatic breast cancer

The HIV drugs known as CCR5 antagonists may also help prevent aggressive breast cancers from metastasizing, researchers say. (Source: ScienceDaily 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..

The Feinstein Institute For Medical Research-American Society Of Clinical Oncology

Differences In Breast Cancer May Be Indicated By A Newly Discovered DNA Marker

Researchers and doctors at the North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered a potential explanation for why breast cancer is not experienced the same way with African American and Caucasian patients. This data was presented at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting... read more..

Things to Consider When Choosing Your Oncologist

I have lived in the United States for almost ten years, and I realized that the longest relationships I have had in my new country are with my hair stylist and my oncologist. read more..

Breast Cancer Risk-Treatment Options-Healthday News-United Nations

Video: Weight loss lowers breast cancer risk: Study

Can weight loss lower your risk of breast cancer? Dr. Holly Phillips reports on a new study that suggests a link between diet, exercise and the risk of beast cancer. (Source: Health News: read more..

Exercise Controls Weight in White Girls Better Than in Black Girls: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise appears less likely to prevent obesity among black teenage girls than their white peers, a new study shows. read more..

Bert Mack, Alberni-area First Nations chief, dies of cancer

Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhea have spread to countries across the world, the United Nations health agency says, and millions of patients may run out of treatment options unless doctors catch ... read more..

American Society Of Clinical Oncology-Cancer-Related Fatigue-Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Trastuzumab Emtansine, An Investigational Breast Cancer Drug, Halts Tumor Growth Better Than Standard Therapy

A new cancer treatment that links chemotherapy with an agent that homes in on specific breast cancer cells was significantly better than the current drug regimen at keeping patients' advanced tumors from progressing, according to results from a Phase III clinical trial led by Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., of the Duke Cancer Institute... read more..

Cancer Patients Fight Fatigue With Ginseng

High doses of the herb American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) over two months reduced cancer-related fatigue in patients more effectively than a placebo, a Mayo Clinic-led study found. Sixty percent of patients studied had breast cancer. The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting... read more..

Type 2 diabetes ups risk of developing blood cancer by 20pc

Patients with type 2 diabetes have a 20 percent increased risk of developing blood cancers, such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma, according to a new meta-analysis. read more..

Ultrasound Guidance-Invasive Procedure-Local Anesthesia-Breast Cancer-Cryoablation

First Breast Cancer Patients Treated With Minimally Invasive IceSense3 Cryoablation Procedure

IceCure Medical Ltd. announced the first four breast cancer patients treated with the IceSense3™ Cryoablation Procedure in Japan. The IceSense3 System was used to treat small breast cancer tumors in a minimally invasive procedure using ultrasound guidance and local anesthesia (Source: Medical Design Online News) read more..

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Teen Girls-Exercise

Black girls don't benefit as much from exercise: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In a new study of U.S. preteen and teen girls, daily exercise was strongly linked to weight and obesity in white girls but not black girls. Although it's still important to promote physical activity in all young peo... read more..

Untreatable Gonorrhoea-Treatment Options-Health Agency

Untreatable gonorrhoea spreading around world: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea have spread to countries across the world, the U.N. health agency said on Wednesday, and millions of patients may run out of treatment options unless doctors catch and treat cases earlier. Sc... read more..

Breast Cancer Research-Lieutenant Governor-Rebecca Kleefisch-Diesel Power

Truck show to raise funds for breast cancer research Sunday in Raynham

Powerful machines that run on raw diesel power will be on display in an event to help women suffering from breast cancer in Raynham this weekend. A truck show is being held at the Raynham Park dog ... read more..

‘Hopefully the colon cancer will take her before we get her’

Rebecca Kleefisch . ';Run, get the fuck out of the state,'; he advisedthe lieutenant governor …We’re coming after her anyways, so it doesn’t freaking matter anyways, ... read more..

Downloadable Powerpoint Presentation-Therapeutic Approaches-Clinical Trial Data

Current Therapeutic Approaches to Treat Bone Metastases in Women with Breast Cancer

CCO Slideset - Downloadable PowerPoint presentation with patient cases to illustrate how clinical trial data can be applied to guide treatment decisions for women with bone metastases from breast cancer. (Source: Clinical Care Options Oncology - Breast Cancer) read more..

Sierra Leone: Breast Cancer On the Rise in Koinadugu District

[Concord] Community Health Officer serving Yiffin and its environs has expressed his concern over what he described as an increase in the number of people currently suffering from breast cancer in several villages in the Koinadugu district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine) read more..

Breast Cancer Diet To Include Cruciferous Vegetables

More reason to eat those veggies! Women who follow a breast cancer diet and eat lots of cruciferous (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy) veggies have a greater chance of living longer and have less chance of their cancer recurring according to a large new study. It seems the more veggies the better. read more..

Positron Emission Tomography-Inflammatory Breast Cancer-Pet Scans

PET Scans: Seeing Your Body Cells at Work

When I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in 1998, the first thing my doctors did was order a battery of tests to see if the cancer had spread.  The test they did NOT order was a PET scan.  Positron emission tomography (PET) was still very expensive and not easy to read. The machine that combined the PET scan with the CT scan went into clinical use at the University of Pittsburg in 1998.  Because it was so effective,... read more..

Childhood Cancer Survivors-Stereotactic Surgery-Antidepressant Drug-Breast Cancer

Health Buzz: Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Hidden risks to children at home; how much healthcare do you need? (Source: U.S. News - 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..

ASCO: Sunitinib Helps with Brain Metastases

CHICAGO (MedPage Today) -- Treatment with stereotactic surgery plus sunitinib might be an alternative to surgery plus whole-brain radiation for controlling metastases from lung or breast cancer, researchers suggested here. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care) read more..

Antidepressant helps relieve pain from chemotherapy

WASHINGTON, June 5 (Xinhua) -- The antidepressant drug duloxetine helped relieve painful tingling feelings caused by chemotherapy in 59 percent of patients, a new study has found. ... read more..

Tuesday 5 June 2012

American Council On Exercise-Healthday News-Heart Function-Breast Cancer-Health Tip

Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer

Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer) read more..

Health Tip: Exercise Can Help Manage Menopause

(HealthDay News) -- After menopause, women are more likely than before to have heart disease or develop osteoporosis, the American Council on Exercise says. read more..

Cancer Researchers-Fitness Experts-Exercise Class-Collaboration-Breast Cancer

When working out is too much of a good thing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Constantly thinking about the next workout? Upset about missing a exercise class? Fitness experts say more is not always better and overworking a workout can sap strength and invite injury. "We have fit people and decondi... read more..

The Importance of Collaboration in Cancer Research

As participants in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer wound their way through Chicago this week, oncologists and cancer researchers met close by at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society for ... read more..

'Uncertainty' Remains Over Supply of Key Cancer Drugs

gastrointestinal cancer , couldn't believe what he was hearing last July. His doctor had just told him that his clinic had run out of injectable fluorouracil (5-FU), the generic ... read more..

Monday 4 June 2012

Shirley Maclaine-Documentarian

The many lives of Shirley MacLaine

No wonder she’s an expert on  lives in the past; she’s led so many lives in the present. Dancer.  Actress.  Activist.   Author.  Documentarian. She’s packed a lot into 78 years. All of those lives were on stage—live—when Shirley MacLaine brought her one woman show to Carmel recently. She just walks out onstage and [...]Like this post? You might like this one

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Breast Cancer Screening-Environmental Medicine

Risk of second breast cancer in female Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors: a meta-analysis

Conclusions:We conclude that, the current meta-analysis provided the most recent comprehensive estimate of the risk of SBC in a broad-range of HL survivors. Younger age at diagnosis proved to be a dominant risk factor. The obtained results would serve providing breast cancer screening recommendations for HL survivors. (Source: BMC Cancer) read more..

Night shifts are carcinogenic

Study reveals an increased risk of breast cancer Related items from OnMedicaBreast cancer more likely in polluted areasStudy finds solution to hot flushes in cancer survivorsEarly HRT may raise cancer riskComorbidities worsen breast cancer outcomesStudy says shorter radiotherapy courses are just as effective (Source: OnMedica Latest News) read more..

Working Night Shifts May Result In Higher Risk Of Breast Cancer

A long-term study featured in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine reveals that working more than two night shifts per week poses a greater risk of breast cancer. The risk appears cumulatively higher in those who describe themselves as 'early birds' or 'morning people' than 'owls' or 'night birds'... read more..