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Scientists uncover potential ‘electrical language’ of breast cancer cells

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Source: Imperial College London From: sciencedaily.com New research has found variable voltages in the membranes of breast cancer cells, revealing clues about how they grow and spread. The research, led by Imperial College London and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, could help us better understand how cancer cells ‘decide’ when to multiply and where to spread to. When cells …

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Spatial Method, BaSISS, Delivers Breast Cancer Evolution and Microenvironment Findings

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From: genengnews.com A new spatial technology, base-specific in situ sequencing (BaSISS), has mapped and tracked cells and the tissue environment of breast cancer tumors—offering insights into some of the molecular factors that drive cancer progression. The study uncovered which populations of breast cancer cells are responsible for the spread of the disease, and for the first time highlights the importance …

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Advising older patients against breast cancer surgery is ‘age bias’, UK study finds

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By: Linda Geddes From: theguardian.com Doctors may be steering older women away from certain breast cancer treatments due to “well-meaning but misplaced beliefs” about their preferences and fitness to undergo surgery, a study suggests. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with about 56,000 people diagnosed and 11,500 dying from it each year. Although survival rates have …

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Breast Cancer Advances in 2022 Shape CFS Agenda

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From: onclive.com Emerging novel therapies, new stratification factors, and sequencing challenges because of the new classifications for patients with breast cancer will be topics of discussion at the 40th Annual Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium® during the breast cancer sessions. Data presented during the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in June and simultaneously published in the New England Journal …

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Study Shows Progress in Breast Cancer Survivorship Over 15 Years

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By: Jill Murphy From: pharmacytimes.com Over a 15-year span from 2007 to 2021, there were 370,756 patients diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada, of whom 86% would have survived by 2022, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. “This indicates that the prevalence of breast cancer survivors in the Canadian female population has doubled …

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Current Treatment Landscape for HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

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From: pharmacytimes.com Wassim McHayleh, MD, MBA, FACP: The first-line treatment of metastatic hormone-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer depends on whether the patient is endocrine resistant or endocrine sensitive. If a patient presents with de novo metastatic disease or recurs years after stopping endocrine therapy, this is an endocrine-sensitive patient. For those particular patients, the first-line treatment consists of an AI [aromatase …

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New tool maps how breast cancer grows in previously unseen detail

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From: news-medical.net New technology can trace which populations of breast cancer cells are responsible for the spread of the disease, and for the first time highlights how the location of cancer cells could be as important as mutations in tumor growth. The method was created by a team from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), the German …

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Breast cancer spread uncovered by new molecular microscopy

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Source: Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute From: sciencedaily.com New technology can trace which populations of breast cancer cells are responsible for the spread of the disease, and for the first time highlights how the location of cancer cells could be as important as mutations in tumour growth. The method was created by a team from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, EMBL’s European …

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Protein complex may present strong therapeutic target for lethal breast cancer

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Source: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine From: news-medical.net Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that a protein complex that governs gene expression (called CoREST) sometimes gets rewired during breast cancer to help estrogen receptor positive (ER+) tumors resist endocrine therapies and become more …

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New system to detect cancer-related markers on CTCs

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Source: Tokyo Medical and Dental University From: news-medical.net Having biopsies taken and endless tests run is nobody’s idea of a good time, even if it’s necessary for monitoring your health. Now, researchers from Japan report the development of a new technique that could make testing for cancer a lot less invasive. In a study published in September in the Journal …