Tuesday 4 September 2012

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Cancer Genetics Program-Mammographic Density

Mammographic density 'unrelated to breast cancer death risk'

Although high-density breast cancer high breast density on mammography is an established risk factor for developing breast cancer, it is not associated with an increased risk for death, say US investigators who suggest different factors may affect risk at different times. (Source: MedWire News - Oncology) read more..

Diminishing the Pain of IV’s for Patients Using Herceptin? Maybe

For me one of the biggest pains of cancer treatment has been the IV.  I have never had veins that are easy to find, so waiting to see if the nurse can find an accessible vein for an intravenous medicine has always been a source of anxiety.  Many patients have a port which makes administration of IV solutions easier, but there is still the time in the treatment room that interferes with a normal day, and not everyone uses a... read more..

Diverse Metabolic Roles Revealed For PML Tumor Suppressor Gene

Two papers led by scientific teams from the Cancer Genetics Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shed new light on the genetic mechanisms underlying cellular energy and metabolism and, at the same time, highlight both the challenges and opportunities of genetic approaches to cancer treatment... read more..

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