View Post

Early intervention needed to help breast cancer patients manage ‘chemobrain’ symptoms

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby0 Comments

From: news-medical.net More support is needed to help breast cancer patients and survivors manage ‘chemobrain’ symptoms, such as memory loss, short attention span and mental confusion, according to a study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS). The study involving 131 female breast cancer patients in Singapore revealed that almost half had suffered from cognitive decline at some …

View Post

Tomosynthesis vs. Mammography: How Do They Differ?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: Healthline.com Overview Tomosynthesis is an imaging or X-ray technique that can be used to screen for early signs of breast cancer in women with no symptoms. This type of imaging can also be used as a diagnostic tool for women that are having breast cancer symptoms. Tomosynthesis is an advanced type of mammography. A tomosynthesis takes multiple images of the breast. …

View Post

Could post-surgery healing process trigger cancer spread in breast cancer?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: CATHERINE THORBECKE From: abcnews.go.com If a new study in mice ends up holding true for humans, there may be a new explanation for why breast cancer can spread after surgery. The wound-healing process may make the immune system too busy to catch cancer cells that travel around the body. The same study proposed, however, that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), however, could help …

View Post

Cancer surgery can awaken tumor cells, but in mice a cheap pill stops metastasis

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Sharon Begley From: statnews.com Bottles of aspirin and ibuprofen won’t soon be carrying labels saying they reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence after surgery, but that kind of cheap drugstore remedy stemmed metastasis in a startling new study in mice. Although lumpectomy is often curative, in some cases it can activate tiny, distant tumors that had been held …

View Post

Blood test could detect people’s breast cancer risk at birth and save millions of lives, research claims

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Sun Reporter From: thesun.co.uk Doctor Anna Rose’s revolutionary research could mean that previously overlooked information could now be used to actually identify cancers at an earlier stage. A SIMPLE blood test costing a few pounds could detect the risk of cancer at birth. Researcher Dr Anna Rose, 31, of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, found a test on …

View Post

New ACR/SBI Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Call for Significant Changes to Screening Process

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

New American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) breast cancer screening guidelines are the first to recognize that African-American women are at high-risk for the disease and should be screened as such.  The ACR and SBI now call for all women to have a risk assessment at age 30 to see if screening earlier than age …

View Post

ONC201 Trial Begins for Endometrial and Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Oncoceutics, Inc. announced today that the first patient has been treated in a clinical trial of ONC201 for patients with certain types of advanced endometrial and breast cancer. The Phase II trial is led by Alexandra Zimmer, MD, Assistant Research Physician at the Women’s Malignancies Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Cancer Research, part of the National …

View Post

Cancer docs say ‘superblood’ may work against deadly malignancies

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: David Cox From: nbcnews.com Cancer care has seen its share of false dawns in recent years, with many new drugs failing to live up to their early promise. But now there’s great excitement over so-called “superblood” — red blood cells that have been chemically modified to deliver cancer-killing drugs like L-asparaginase, an enzyme that blocks the nutrients cancer cells …

View Post

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Tim Newman From: medicalnewstoday.com Two recent papers attack two cancer-related problems using the same drug. They hope that it might improve survival in breast and lung cancer and halt obesity-related cancers. Researchers from Michigan State University in East Lansing are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. The scientists were particularly interested in bromodomain inhibitors (BET inhibitors). These are …