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Study provides a specific target to tackle breast cancer relapse

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Source: EMBO From: news-medical.net Molecular targets for therapies that could prevent breast cancer recurrence have been identified by a group of German, Norwegian and British scientists who analyzed tumor cells that proved resistant to the original treatment. Recent advances in early detection and targeted therapy have led to a growing success in treating breast cancer upon first presentation. This often …

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Cleveland Clinic launching breast cancer vaccine trial

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By: Justin Boggs From: spectrumnews1.com What You Need To Know Cleveland Clinic’s vaccine trial will target triple-negative breast cancer, which is considered the most aggressive form of the cance The Cleveland Clinic will enroll 18-24 women who previously had cancer and are at a high risk of recurrence A study in mice showed that a single vaccine could prevent tumors …

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Making Breast Cancer Care More Inclusive

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By: Alice Park From: time.com Most guidelines and data on breast cancer have come from studies of white women of European descent. “I don’t experience the screening recommendations in the same way that white women do,” says Yvette Gullatt, chief diversity officer for the University of California system. “I experience breast cancer in Black women as highly aggressive and lethal. …

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5 Tips for Finding the Breast Cancer Support You Need

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From: healthline.com A breast cancer diagnosis can seem daunting at first, but getting the help you need can ease the burden of treatment and survivorship. Hearing the news you have breast cancer can be crushing. I’ll never forget the day, in 2018, when I was diagnosed. One in eightTrusted Source U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their …

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Guidance on supplemental breast cancer screening for women with dense breast tissue

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Source: Mayo Clinic From: sciencedaily.com An article published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings offers recommendations for clinicians and patients regarding supplemental screening for women with dense breast tissue. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in women. Although 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer, early detection leads to improved …

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Fear of recurrence ‘almost universal’ among cancer survivors

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By: Jennifer Byrne From: healio.com For individuals who have survived cancer and endured its treatment, the threat of recurrence may never entirely fade away. For some survivors, living with this uncertainty can become a source of unbearable, paralyzing fear. “It’s important to understand that the fear of cancer recurrence is almost universal among cancer survivors,” Tara Sanft, MD, a medical …

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Novel pathways to target breast cancer identified

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Source: The University of Queensland From: news-medical.net A pathway helping the breast cancer protein BRCA1 repair damaged DNA has been identified by University of Queensland researchers in a study that will inform future targeted therapies. Professor Robert Parton, Professor Alpha Yap and Dr Kerrie-Ann McMahon from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) identified an association between two proteins that are …

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Elacestrant extends PFS in advanced breast cancer

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From: healio.com A randomized phase 3 trial designed to evaluate elacestrant for patients with ER-positive, HER2-negative advanced or metastatic breast cancer met both of its primary endpoints, according to the agent’s manufacturer. Results showed the agent extended PFS compared with investigator’s choice of hormonal agent in the overall study population and the subgroup of those with estrogen receptor 1 (ESR1) …

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New ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline for managing metastatic breast cancer released

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Source: European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) From: news-medical.net The much-anticipated ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline for the diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer has been published today in Annals of Oncology. Amidst public information and support initiatives taking place worldwide on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the publication marks a milestone for the translation …