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A genetic testing company you’ve never heard of could become a household name as it takes on 23andMe

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By: Erin Brodwin From: businessinsider.com Genetic testing will be a cornerstone of healthcare in 2019, but there’s a war brewing over how to harness your DNA data without harm. There are currently two ways to do the testing: a costly but complete genetic workup through a doctor or a cheaper at-home test like those sold by 23andMe. Clinicians and advocates …

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Fred Hutch researchers root out sleeping breast cancer cells to stop metastasis

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By: James Thorne From: geekwire.com Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center led by Dr. Cyrus Ghajar recently uncovered promising new science in the battle against metastatic breast cancer. Their findings, published today in Nature Cell Biology, show that it’s possible to destroy cancer cells that can hide for years in people’s bone marrow. Chemotherapy is often effective at …

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Chemotherapy For Breast Cancer: Overcoming The Side Effects

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By: Dr. Omiete Charles-Davies Chemotherapy is the use of drugs or chemicals to treat an illness or disease, which in this case is, breast cancer. It involves giving patients anti-cancer drugs called cytotoxic drugs – which literally means cell (cyto) killing (toxic). Chemotherapy is used to also control the spread of breast cancer, reduce symptoms or prevent a recurrence. Chemotherapy …

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CURE® to Host First-Ever Patient-Focused Session at the 36th Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference®

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From: citizentribune.com CURE Media Group, which reaches over 1 million patients, survivors and caregivers across an industry-leading multichannel platform devoted solely to cancer updates, research and education, will host a patient-track meeting on Saturday, March 9, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Florida during the Physicians’ Education Resource ® Miami Breast Cancer Conference ®. “We are excited to host a …

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Looking for Support During Chemo? – Check Out Chemo Angels

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Do you know about Chemo Angels? If you or a loved one are just beginning IV chemotherapy treatment and would appreciate positive support in the form of weekly cards and letters from caring, encouraging people, consider applying for a Chemo Angel. Visit the website at www.chemoangels.com for more information and to sign up. This free program is available to IV chemo patients living in …

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The Power of Positivity Exemplified in New Memoir

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Author Daksha M. Patel, M.D., tells the story of her late grandnephew in new memoir In her new memoir, “Just Dance,” Daksha M. Patel tells the story of her late grandnephew, Rakesh, and his battle with Leukemia. His drive and integrity, even in times of pain and uncertainty, was a continual inspiration to his friends and family and his advice, …

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Pain Protocol Facilitates Outpatient Mastectomy

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By: Christina Frangou From: clinicaloncology.com Mastectomy patients treated with a multimodal pain control regimen that included liposomal bupivacaine experienced low levels of postoperative pain, allowing them to be discharged home the same day and with a reduced need for opioids during recovery, according to a presentation at the 2018 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. “This is not …

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Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment, study finds

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Source: University of Michigan From: medicalxpress.com A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ends. Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center reported in 2016 that acupressure helped reduce fatigue in breast cancer survivors. In the new study, they looked at the …

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Trump Administration Proposes to Lower Drug Costs by Targeting Backdoor Rebates and Encouraging Direct Discounts to Patients

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From: hhs.gov On Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Inspector General Daniel Levinson proposed a rule to lower prescription drug prices and out-of-pocket costs by encouraging manufacturers to pass discounts directly on to patients and bringing new transparency to prescription drug markets. “Every day, Americans—particularly our seniors—pay more than they need to for their prescription drugs because …

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Now, a novel research to advance cancer therapy

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From: business-standard.com A recent study has found that a protein discovered by a group of researchers in their lab prevents the growth and spread of breast cancer. The research was led by Suresh Alahari, Ph.D., the Fred Brazda Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. The results of the study, which could have …