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How pharmacists lost control of their profession and why you should care

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By: Kim Ankenbruck, RPh From: kevinmd.com An excerpt from The Pharmacist is a Whore: How Pharmacists Lost Control of Their Profession and Why You Should Care. The day patients became customers was a black day for us all. Don’t get me wrong, pharmacy has always been a service profession, and we take that very seriously. However, by virtue of our degree …

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Updated Breast Cancer Resources and Events from NCCN Keep Patients and Doctors Worldwide Informed during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Latest metastatic breast cancer treatment options to be explained in webinar for patients and loved ones, corresponding with updated patient guidelines, on October 22 and 29 New NCCN Framework™ outlines recommendations for breast cancer screening and diagnosis for low- and middle-income countries and new NCCN Harmonized Guidelines™ include treatment recommendations for optimal management of breast cancer in the Caribbean Global …

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New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewwstoday.com New research shows that a new cancer vaccine may be effective for treating a range of HER2-positive cancers, including the more aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive holds too much of the protein on the surface of its cells. In HER2’s role as a growth factor, normal levels …

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Aggressive breast cancer cells hijack natural stress protector to thrive

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Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University From: sciencedaily.com A member of a protein family known for protecting our cells also protects cancer cells in aggressive, metastatic breast cancer, scientists report. Induction of heat shock protein 70, or HSP70, — which protects cells from stress — appears to be a key difference between difficult-to-treat triple negative breast cancer and …

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Western Connecticut Health Network Site Launches Breast Cancer Clinical Trials through Collaboration with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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As part of a pioneering cancer-care collaboration between Norwalk Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, clinical trials studying new breast cancer therapies are now open in Fairfield County. Four cutting-edge breast cancer clinical trials have launched at Norwalk Hospital, part of the Western Connecticut Health Network. The breast cancer clinical trials are an extension of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer …

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Brem Foundation Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Announces Hires

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The Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer maximizes every woman’s chances of finding an early, curable breast cancer by providing expert education to women between the ages of 30-64 in the Washington, DC area about risk factors, screening options, self-advocacy, and physician training. To date, the Brem Foundation has educated over 8000 women with its life-saving curriculum and provided access …

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Beyond wearing pink: how you can support breast cancer awareness

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Melissa Brock From: .creditcards.com October is about more than just wearing pink– find out how you can get involved. Every October, the world busts out the hot pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities in the United States with a mission of raising funds for research into …

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Study shows value of breast cancer patients seeking second opinions

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Source: Medical University of South Carolina From: sciencedaily.com In a recent study on the value of a second opinion for breast cancer patients, researchers concluded that a review by a tumor board at an NCI-Designated Cancer Center changed the diagnosis for 43 percent of the patients. It’s early morning and a team of more than 20 professionals cram around a …

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Chico’s FAS, Inc. Announces 14th Annual Partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer

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Specialty Retailer Raises Funds to Support Women and Families Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) and its family of brands, Chico’s, White House Black Market and Soma, announce its 14th annual partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national nonprofit organization that connects people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. “Chico’s FAS is committed to women’s health …

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‘Evil’ protein may be key in common breast cancer

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Source: University of Arizona From: futurity.org New research untangles some of the mysteries of a protein called EVL (pronounced “evil”), which may reduce the ability of a common kind of breast cancer to spread to other parts of the body. About 80 percent of all breast cancers are estrogen receptor-positive, in which estrogen fuels cancer growth. The new discovery could have …