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Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

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By: Jenna Fletcher From: medicalnewstoday.com Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of the disease. To understand it, a person should know about the other types of breast cancer. Some breast cancers have receptor cells that respond to hormones. There are three main types of receptors: estrogen receptor progesterone receptor human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 Doctors diagnose breast cancer …

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What to know about multifocal breast cancer

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From: Jamie Eske From: medicalnewstoday.com Multifocal breast cancer is a form of breast cancer in which multiple tumors arise in the same area of the breast. There are many types of breast cancer. The type and characteristics, including the number of tumors and where they are, can affect a person’s treatment and long-term outlook. This article covers information about multifocal …

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Simply shining light on dinosaur metal compound kills cancer cells

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Iridium – a rare metal on earth from the meteorite that wiped out dinosaurs – attached to albumin, a protein in our blood, can penetrate into the nucleus of cancer cells and destroy them when blasted with light, researchers at the University of Warwick have found It can be applied locally and in smaller doses, the next step is pre-clinical …

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New Treatment ‘a Game Changer’ for Cancer Patients With Neuroendocrine Tumors

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Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is among the first in the nation to offer peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute is one of the first sites in the country approved to offer a new treatment called peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) using the drug Lutathera for …

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What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

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By: Jamie Eske From: medicalnewstoday.com Metastatic is a term that refers to cancer that has spread outside of the original area to a different place in the body. Metastatic breast cancer in the lungs refers to cancer that originally developed inside the breast tissue but has spread to the lungs. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among …

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Fibrosis-targeting drugs may benefit patients with late-stage, metastatic breast cancer

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Source: massgeneral.org From: news-medical.net A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found that the overgrowth of connective called fibrosis may block the effectiveness of immunotherapies against metastatic breast cancer. Their report published in PNAS also finds that plerixafor, a drug approved to mobilize blood system stem cells in the treatment of lymphoma and multiple myeloma patients, can reduce fibrosis …

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Innovative Ice-Free Scalp Cooling During Chemotherapy Prevents, Reduces Hair Loss for Breast Cancer Patients

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Source: Henry Ford Health System From: newswise.com Breast cancer patient Laura Carey returned to work one week after beginning chemotherapy, but without a demoralizing side-effect indicative of this type of cancer treatment – hair loss. Carey is among the first breast cancer patients at the Henry Ford Cancer Institute to successfully prevent and reduce hair loss during chemotherapy by using …

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Cutting-edge MRI-guided radiation therapy provides real-time view of tumors

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By: Ronda Wendler From: mdanderson.org An innovative new technology is now providing radiation oncologists at MD Anderson Cancer Center a real-time view of tumors while they use cancer-killing radiation beams. These live images help keep the radiation beam directly on target throughout every treatment, allowing for a degree of precision and monitoring capabilities that were not previously possible. Marriage of …

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In surprising reversal, scientists find a cellular process that stops cancer before it starts

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Source: Salk Institute for Biological Studies From: prnewswire.com Salk research shows that cellular recycling process, thought to fuel cancer’s growth, can actually prevent it Just as plastic tips protect the ends of shoelaces and keep them from fraying when we tie them, molecular tips called telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes and keep them from fusing when cells continually divide …

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Highly mutated cancers respond better to immune therapy

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By: Heidi Ledford From: nature.com A survey of thousands of advanced cancers suggests a way to identify those most likely to respond to revolutionary therapies that unleash an immune response against tumours. But the results highlight how difficult it will be to translate such an approach into a reliable clinical test. The findings1, published on 14 January in Nature Genetics, …