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Targeting triple-negative breast cancer with new drug design

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By: Laura Castañón, Northeastern University From: medicalxpress.com The type of breast cancer most likely to affect young people and African Americans is also one of the most aggressive and difficult to treat. Triple-negative breast cancer, which represents about 20 percent of all breast cancer cases, is named for its lack of three common hormone receptors. Since targeted breast cancer treatments …

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Breast cancer study by UCR medical student could help patients live longer

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By: Iqbal Pittalwala From: ucr.edu A student at the University of California, Riverside, presented research results at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR, in Atlanta showing that surgery is associated with higher survival rates for patients with HER2-positive stage 4 breast cancer compared with those who did not undergo surgery. The protein HER2, or …

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Are You Dense?

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By: Bonnie Annis From: curetoday.com Are you dense? I’m not referring to your mental abilities, I’m referring to your breasts. Have you felt them lately? I’m very concerned with your answer and so is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it seems. For the first time in over 20 years, the FDA feels amendments to current regulations would not only improve …

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Public domain antibiotic found highly effective against triple-negative breast cancer

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Source: University of Geneva From: medicalxpress.com Of the three major subtypes of breast cancer, triple negative is the most lethal. Half of all breast cancer deaths are attributed to it, whereas it accounts for only about 15 percent of incidences of breast cancer. And unlike other breast cancers, it is resistant to most existing therapies. By studying the properties of …

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Estrogen May Trigger Brain Metastasis in Triple-negative Breast Cancer, Study Shows

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By: Ana Pena From: breastcancer-news.com Estradiol, a type of estrogen and the major female hormone, may drive the spread of cancer to the brain in women with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a study in mice and human cells reports. Researchers identified a chain of molecular events triggered by estradiol that appears to be behind tumor cells’ ability to form brain …

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Psychosocial, Behavioral and Communication Issues Remain in Breast Cancer Trajectory

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By: Kristie L. Kahl From: curetoday.com Enormous progress has been made in breast cancer, yet many challenges remain, according to Ann H. Partridge, M.D., MPH. Enormous progress has been made in breast cancer, yet many challenges remain, according to Ann H. Partridge, M.D., MPH. For example, diagnosis and treatment for the disease have come a long way, yet, in the …

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NCCN: Updated Guidelines Reflect Advances, ‘Immunotherapy Era’ for Breast Cancer

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By: Bryant Furlow From: cancernetwork.com Updates to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines® on breast cancer reflect maturing evidence bases and expanding treatment options, including a recently approved immunotherapy regimen for some patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease, according to speakers at the 2019 NCCN Annual Conference, held March 21–23 in Orlando, Florida. “There are many new and emerging options for …

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Breast cancer risk among BRCA carriers influenced by timing, number of pregnancies

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By: Terry MB, et al. JNCI Cancer Spectr. 2018;doi:10.1093/jncics/pky078. From: healio.com The timing and number of full-term pregnancies appeared to influence the risk for breast cancer among women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, according to study results published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute Cancer Spectrum. BRCA1 carriers who had only one full-term pregnancy and BRCA2 carriers who had …

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Breast cancer drug approved for Australia

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By: AAP From: 9news.com.au Kate Harper wants to be around to watch her two young twin sons grow up. That’s why, after grappling with the feeling of helplessness that came with being diagnosed with breast cancer, she made a commitment. “I said right from the start – and my husband’s in agreement as well – that we would attack everything …