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NCRI 2018: Using liquid biopsies to understand cancer treatment

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By: Francis Newman From: icr.ac.uk Testing for cancer cells and DNA in the bloodstream is showing huge promise as a way of monitoring cancers and how they are responding to treatment. At the 2018 NCRI conference in Glasgow, ICR researchers spoke about how these so-called liquid biopsies can guide clinical decisions for cancer patients. A liquid biopsy is a new …

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The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second

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Source: DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory From: sciencedaily.com New accelerator-based technology being developed by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University aims to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under a second. Built into future compact medical devices, technology developed for high-energy physics could also help make radiation …

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End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

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By: Jennifer Berry From: medicalnewstoday.com Metastatic breast cancer occurs when the cancer spreads from the breast to another part of the body. Symptoms and treatment for this stage of breast cancer are different to those of the earlier stages. Doctors may also refer to metastatic breast cancer as advanced breast cancer or stage 4 breast cancer. Many people live for …

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Biotheranostics’ Breast Cancer Index® Recently Recognized in Two National Clinical Practice Guidelines

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From: businesswire.com Clinical Practice Guidelines Recognize Breast Cancer Index Clinical Utility Spans the Treatment Continuum for Patients with Early-Stage Estrogen Receptor Positive (ER+) Disease Breast Cancer Index Endorsed in National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines for Breast Cancer and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guideline Focused Update Biotheranostics, Inc. announces recommendations for Breast Cancer Index …

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Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com New research, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals a novel mechanism that fuels tumor growth in breast cancer and may have a negative impact on a person’s outlook. However, the findings might also help scientists develop individually tailored treatments that target breast cancer tumors more precisely. Neta Erez, a senior lecturer in the …

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FDA approves an oncology drug that targets a key genetic driver of cancer, rather than a specific type of tumor

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From: fda.gov The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Vitrakvi (larotrectinib), a treatment for adult and pediatric patients whose cancers have a specific genetic feature (biomarker). This is the second time the agency has approved a cancer treatment based on a common biomarker across different types of tumors rather than the location in the body where …

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uBiome Announces First Stage of Companion Diagnostic Development in Collaboration with Puma Biotechnology, Inc.

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From: prweb.com uBiome, the leader in microbial genomics, today announced the first stage of companion diagnostic development with Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBYI) to investigate the role of the microbiome in adverse events related to neratinib treatment of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. “This companion diagnostic and clinical trial work is an important part of the future of uBiome,” said …

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“How Connie Got Her Rack Back”

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“How Connie Got Her Rack Back” shares the incredible journey of Connie Bramer; a young woman, mom, daughter sister and friend who experienced breast cancer. Connie gives laugh out loud humor to her adventure, along with poignant moments of self-discovery as she blogs her way to good health. From the first page of this book you are laughing out loud …

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Scientists may have found a way to treat cancer without chemotherapy by replicating our body’s own self-destruct system

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By: Lisa Schönhaar From: businessinsider.com Every day, millions of cells in our bodies “kill themselves” and are quickly removed. While the mechanism may sound melodramatic, in reality it’s for our own good. This is because the process ensures potentially harmful cells destroy themselves and, as a consequence, we’re protected from disease. Cancer cells, however, can protect themselves from self-destruction by …

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PreludeDx Presents Promising Research in Stage 1 Breast Cancer Patients at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

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From: prnewswire.com Prelude Corporation (PreludeDx), a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine for early stage breast cancer, announced today its compelling data from research on stage 1 breast cancer patients presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, TX. The data shows that PreludeDx’s newly-developed assay can stratify risk of local recurrence in stage 1 …