New therapy strategy for breast cancer that has spread to the brain

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Kathy Boltz, PhD Cellular therapy and gene therapy have been successfully combined in a mouse model to develop a viable treatment strategy for breast cancer that has spread to a patient’s brain. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, and metastasis is a major cause of health deterioration and death from the disease. Managing metastasis is …

Could This Breast Cancer Vaccine Be a Game Changer?

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By Leo Sun Breast cancer claims more than 40,000 lives in the United States annually and is one of the leading causes of death for females globally. However, every year biotech companies are making incredible advances in breast cancer treatments that could eventually eradicate this debilitating disease. A breast cancer vaccine One of the most promising new treatments is Galena Biopharma‘s …

Extensiveness of breast cancer surgery linked to risk of lymphedema

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From: Oncology Nurse Advisor Breast cancer survivors who have extensive surgery are four times more likely to develop arm lymphedema. According to a new study, the extensiveness of surgery to treat breast cancer proportionately increases the risk of developing the debilitating disorder. According to the lead author, Tracey DiSipio, PhD, from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, women who …

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 …

Breast Cancer Battle: New Tool is Saving Lives

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Getting a traditional mammogram may soon be a thing of the past for thousands of women in Northeast Ohio. Technology company Hologic created a machine that carries out a procedure called digital breast tomosynthesis. University Hospitals was among the first in the nation to use the groundbreaking technology. Doctor Donna Plecha at UH Seidman Cancer Center said, “Instead of seeing …

Breast Cancer Survivors Swelling

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(dailyRx News) Women who’ve lived through breast cancer often experience lingering effects from treatment. One of those effects is arm swelling. Researchers recently defined how often this swelling occurs, which women are most at risk and what can be done to help prevent the condition. A new study found that about one in five women who’ve been treated for breast …

MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer

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From Drugs.com The growing use of MRI in breast cancer patients may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women, according to a large new study. Researchers examined the use of breast MRI and surgery in more than 72,000 American women aged 67 to 94 who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2000 and 2009. During that time, the …

Online chronicles boost spirits of cancer victims

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An increasing number of individuals with cancer or other serious illnesses are chronicling their experience on the Internet. A new UCLA study comprised of women with breast cancer has found that these online postings reduce depression, increase a positive mood, and enhance appreciation for life. Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center published the study online ahead of print on …