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Can solar technology kill cancer cells?

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Source: Michigan State University From: sciencedaily.com Scientists have revealed a new way to detect and attack cancer cells using technology traditionally reserved for solar power. The results showcases dramatic improvements in light-activated fluorescent dyes for disease diagnosis, image-guided surgery and site-specific tumor treatment. Scientific breakthroughs don’t always happen in labs. For Sophia and Richard Lunt, Michigan State University researchers, many …

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Expert Discusses the Selection of Individuals for Germline Testing Based on Breast Cancer Risk

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By: Nichole Tucker From: targetedonc.com Over the past 10 years, gene testing panels have become more efficient and now allow physicians to send genetic testing for multiple genes at one time, said Susan Domchek, MD. Physicians are now challenged with fully understanding what it means for individuals to have mutations in certain genes and what to do once these mutations …

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Genetic testing for breast cancer now part of new guidelines

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By: LIZ BONIS From: wchstv.com New guidelines for breast cancer suggest every woman diagnosed with this disease should have genetic testing. One breast cancer survivor explains why. Stephanie McElhaney said even after she discovered something unusual on her body, she never imagined it was breast cancer. “I had a painful lump. It just popped up overnight. Honestly, cancer was so …

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Oncology pharmacists play a major role in treating cancer patients

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Source: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey From: news-medical.net One of the hallmarks of a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center like Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the only such designated center in the state, is the unique oncology expertise exhibited by its clinical team. This includes pharmacists who are board certified. Of the Board Certified Oncology (BCOP) Pharmacists …

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Doctors urging FDA to put breast cancer warning label on cheese

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From: wkrg.com (WIVB) – A group that represents 12,000 US doctors is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to put warning labels on cheese. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine points to studies that link the high-fat dairy product to breast cancer. Still, as the greater medical community churns over the possible link to cancer, many remain skeptical that cheese should ever be relegated …

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Okayama University research: The nervous system can contribute to breast cancer progression

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Source: Okayama University From: prnewswire.com In a recent study published in Nature Neuroscience researchers at Okayama University developed a method to stimulate different types of nerves within breast tumors and found that while some nerves abetted tumor growth, some prevented it. Autonomic nerves are messengers that carry signals from the brain to the organs in our body. In recent years …

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Combination of AI & radiologists more accurately identified breast cancer

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Source: NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine From: eurekalert.org An artificial intelligence (AI) tool–trained on roughly a million screening mammography images–identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists, a new study finds. Led by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Center for Data Science, the study examined the ability …

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Breast Cancer in Men: Examining Treatment Patterns and Prognostic Factors

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By: Tom Greenhalgh From: oncologynurseadvisor.com Male breast cancer accounts for an estimated 1% of breast cancer cases in the United States.1 Due to its relative rarity, few studies have evaluated treatment patterns and prognostic factors in the disease.2 Filling the Research Gap To better understand how clinicians treat breast cancer in men and which factors might lead to better patient …

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What are the stages of breast cancer?

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By: Keith Dunlap – Graham Media Group From: ksat.com Analyzing numbers, specifics of each breast cancer stage There are several stages of breast cancer, depending on the severity of a diagnosis, but what does each one mean for those affected? Here’s an overview of numbers and specifics for each stage of breast cancer, according to cancer.net. Stage O This describes …