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Hereditary Cancer Risk Variants Found in Significant Subset of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

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By: Staff Reporter From: genomeweb.com Investigators from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center have demonstrated that there is a potential benefit to doing widespread hereditary cancer risk testing in individuals with metastatic breast cancer. “[O]ur results provide evidence to support genetic testing for inherited cancer predisposition among all patients with metastatic breast cancer, because …

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Savvy Cooperative: Multiple Paid Opportunities for Current Cancer Patients and Survivors

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Savvy Cooperative is the first and only patient-owned co-op that empowers people to use their health experiences to inform new products and services through surveys, interviews, product testing and more! It was founded by two patients who wanted to make sure people who shared their health experiences were fairly compensated. That’s why we are patient-owned and the majority of our …

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Novel therapy studied for inherited breast cancer

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By: Will Sansom From: uthscsa.edu UT Health San Antonio researchers have discovered a novel way to kill cancers that are caused by an inherited mutation in BRCA1, the type of cancer for which actress Angelina Jolie had preventive double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in 2013. “This represents a new treatment for inherited breast and ovarian cancer, which are higher in …

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Diverse immune cell profiles and roles found in breast cancer resistance to immunotherapy

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Source: Baylor College of Medicine From: sciencedaily.com Researchers show that heterogeneity of both breast cancer cells themselves and immune composition of the tumor microenvironment are important considerations for therapy.  In recent years it has been increasingly appreciated that immune cells within the tumor microenvironment contribute to tumor progression and, importantly, to the tumor’s response to therapy. To better understand the …

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Moffitt Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

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From: itnonline.com A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with specific mutations or patterns. However, this same personalized strategy has not translated to radiation therapy, and a one-size-fits-all approach for most patients is still common practice. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to …

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CRISPR gene editing may halt progression of triple-negative breast cancer

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Source: Boston Children’s Hospital From: eurekalert.org A tumor-targeted CRISPR gene editing system, encapsulated in a nanogel and injected into the body, could effectively and safely halt the growth of triple-negative breast cancer, report researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital. Their proof-of-principle study, conducted in human tumor cells and in mice, suggests a potential genetic treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, which has …

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Modified drug combination may reduce risk of recurrence for some breast cancer patients

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By: Virginia Commonwealth University From: medicalxpress.com Oncologists at VCU Massey Cancer Center were invited to co-author an editorial published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology providing expert commentary on findings from a large study conducted by German investigators that a modified drug combination may lead to a decreased chance of disease recurrence for women with high risk, HER-2 negative breast …

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Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use in women with breast cancer

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Source: UVA Healthe From: augustafreepress.com Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to use opioids and more likely to die, a new study led by the UVA School of Medicine has found. The findings should encourage doctors to better manage mental health in patients with breast cancer and spur care providers to …

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Researchers develop early detection test for ovarian cancer

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Source: Queen’s University Belfast Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches. The researchers discovered that the presence of four proteins together, known as a biomarker panel, indicates the likelihood of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (EOC), a type of ovarian cancer. Using these biomarkers …