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An App for That: Game-Changer for Breast Cancer Patients

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BY: Judith A. Salerno President and CEO, Susan G. Komen From: .huffingtonpost.com One of the most remarkable qualities of the breast cancer community is its willingness to help others who are facing the disease today or might in the future. Millions of people in our community now have the opportunity to do that, and in my view, it’s a game-changer. …

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What you can do to cut your cancer risk

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By Michele Munz From: freep.com Cancer can be seen as striking haphazardly, but research over the past 40 years shows that lifestyle factors play a huge role in cancer incidence and mortality. Dr. Graham Colditz, an internationally recognized disease-prevention expert at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, has put together a list of behaviors that greatly reduce overall cancer risk. …

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Trial finds cancer drug can block key signal in cancer growth and drug resistance

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From: http://medicalxpress.com The first clinical trial of an experimental drug, called pictilisib, found the safety profile to be manageable in cancer patients at doses that successfully blocked the PI3 kinase pathway, which is hijacked in many different tumour types. The study, led by researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, has cleared …

500,000 denied 7p-a-day breast cancer drug

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By: Sophie Borland From: dailymail.co.uk Nearly half a million women are being denied a 7p-a-day pill that could prevent breast cancer because of NHS red tape. Those with a family history of the  illness should be offered Tamoxifen or the similar drug Raloxifene, which can cut their risk by 40 per cent. The medicines watchdog NICE urged doctors to offer …

40 Years Later, Relearning That Sometimes Less Is More in Breast Cancer

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By Karuna Jagger Forty years ago, the radical Halsted mastectomy was the standard treatment of the day for any breast cancer diagnosis. Surgeons removed a woman’s cancerous breast as well as underarm lymph nodes and the chest wall muscles — often before a woman even knew she had cancer, as part of the surgery that included the diagnostic biopsy. A …

Scientists Use HIV to ‘Cure’ 2 Rare Genetic Diseases

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From Drugs.com Turning a medical foe into a therapeutic friend, Italian scientists say they used a piece of HIV to cure two rare genetic diseases affecting children. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Gene therapy using the technique proved effective in three children with metachromatic leukodystrophy and three others with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. After three years of treatment, all of …

Could Catching Up on Sleep Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

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From Drugs.com Catching up on your sleep on weekends may help protect you from developing diabetes, a small, early study suggests. The study found significant improvements in insulin sensitivity — the body’s ability to clear sugar from the blood — among sleep-deprived men after they had three nights of extra sleep. “We all know we need to get adequate sleep, …

More Bridges, More Options in Cancer Treatment – ASCO 2013 Wrap Up

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POSTED IN Blog, Healthcare, Pharma The ASCO 2013 Annual Meeting has come to a close and the over 25,000 attendees have returned home armed with new ideas around the advances in cancer treatment. The conference highlighted immunotherapies, breakthrough drugs and difficult issues facing the oncology community. Immunotherapies were the hottest new topic in oncotherapy development, you expect to hear much …

Details vary, but story the same for most domestic violence victims

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From the thetimes-tribune.com By Katie Sullivan (Staff Writer) Danielle’s face was gone. Authorities identified her body by the rose tattoo on her ankle and the personalized gold necklace with her name on it they found next to her body. Danielle Gangemi’s live-in boyfriend beat her, then shot her in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun before killing himself. Danielle’s mother, …