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Side Effects Not a Major Problem for New Class of Breast Cancer Drugs

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From: Wiley Research News A ground-breaking new class of oral drugs for treating breast cancer, known as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors, are generally well-tolerated, with a manageable toxicity profile for most patients. This is the conclusion of a comprehensive review of toxicities and drug interactions related to this class of drugs, recently published in The Oncologist. The excitement surrounding CDK …

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AiRS Foundation Shines Light On One of the Least Talked About, But Important Topics, Surrounding Breast Cancer Awareness

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We live in a day and age where most people know someone who has been affected with breast cancer as nearly one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. And while there are many causes and organizations that are dedicated to funding research and a cure, the Alliance in Reconstructive …

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The Messenger Also Matters: Value-Based Payment Can Support Outreach To Vulnerable Populations

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By: Ruth C. Browne, Marilyn Fraser, Judith Killen, and Laura Tollen From: healthaffairs.org With the proliferation of value-based payment initiatives and implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) coverage expansions, states have had many opportunities in recent years to improve the health of vulnerable populations through health promotion, prevention, and care coordination. We believe value-based payment models can and must …

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Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists

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By: Sarah Knapton From: telegraph.co.uk Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests. Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal. Around 55,000 women are diagnosed …

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Tumor Test Helps Identify Which Breast Cancers Don’t Require Extra Treatment

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By: Joe Neel From: npr.org For years, doctors have focused on detecting breast cancer at the earliest possible moment after a tumor develops so treatment can start right away. But more and more studies are showing many small, early tumors don’t present a danger. So, when is it safe to remove a tumor but skip additional treatments like tamoxifen, chemotherapy …

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Red Onion Extracts Exhibit Anti-Cancer Properties

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By: Lauren Santye From: specialtypharmacytimes.com Ontario grown red onions could kick cancer’s butt. In a study published in Food Research International, the investigators assessed the anti-proliferative, cytotoxic, apoptosis-inducing, and anti-migratory activities of 5 varieties of  Ontario-grown onions against human adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) cells. The investigators compared the properties of onion extracts with pure extracts of flavonoids––quercetin, myricetin, and kaemperfol––known to exhibit …