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What Influence Do Treatment Costs Have on Breast Cancer Surgery Preferences?

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By: Christina Bennett, MS From: cancernetwork.com When deciding about surgery for breast cancer, women, especially those with a lower household income, factored cost of treatment into their decision, according to a study reported in the Journal of Oncology Practice. Julie Nangia, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at the Lester and Sue Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, …

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Diverse immune cell profiles and roles found in breast cancer resistance to immunotherapy

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Source: Baylor College of Medicine From: sciencedaily.com Researchers show that heterogeneity of both breast cancer cells themselves and immune composition of the tumor microenvironment are important considerations for therapy.  In recent years it has been increasingly appreciated that immune cells within the tumor microenvironment contribute to tumor progression and, importantly, to the tumor’s response to therapy. To better understand the …

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Potential new strategy to fight ovarian cancer found

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From: bcm.edu A new discovery opens the possibility of developing a novel way to fight ovarian cancer. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have revealed a previously unknown cellular pathway that selectively regulates a mutant protein, called p53-R175H, linked to ovarian cancer growth. The researchers identified a key regulator of this …

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New technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis

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By: Allison Huseman From: bcm.edu A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer metastases in bone. The study appears in Nature Communications. “For a number of breast cancer patients, the problem is metastasis – the dissemination of breast tumor cells to other …