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Nationwide study finds breast cancer patients unaware of surgical options

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Source: Care New England From: eurekalert.org The majority of women who underwent lumpectomy or mastectomy surgeries for breast cancer report that the scars from those surgeries negatively affect their daily lives. Yet one-third of patients said that their physician did not tell them about surgical options that minimize scarring, according to a report published recently by the journal BMC Cancer. …

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Same-day biopsy program can address disparities among breast cancer patients

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By: Michael Walter From: radiologybusiness.com Implementing a same-day biopsy program can help providers address ongoing disparities in patient care, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. A team from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston conducted the study, noting that numerous disparities are present in breast cancer care in the United States. “In …

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8 Ways to Be There for Yourself After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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By: Suzanne Zuppello From: self.com If you stumbled upon this article because your world is off-kilter after a breast cancer diagnosis, know that what you’re feeling is completely valid. While the entire experience of having breast cancer is more difficult than anyone deserves, after speaking with people who have been in this position, we realized that the time right after …

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Gene ‘switch’ that helps breast cancer spread identified

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From: tribuneindia.com LONDON Scientists have identified a genetic ‘switch’ that helps breast cancer spread through the body, an advance that may help combat the deadly disease. The team from Imperial College London and The Institute of Cancer Research in London showed that the ‘switch’ boosts the production of a type of internal scaffolding. This scaffolding is a type of protein, …

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New laboratory test has potential to accurately predict spread of breast cancer

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Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine From: news-medical.net Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University and other institutions report that a new laboratory test that induces cancer cells to squeeze through narrow spaces has the potential to accurately predict which breast cancers and other solid tumors are likely to spread, or metastasize, to other sites. The test, they say, might also help clinicians …

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IU Precision Health Initiative has dramatic results for triple negative breast cancer patient

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By: Christine Drury From: iu.edu Five years ago, Jackie Stephens rolled over in bed and felt a horrible pain in her right breast. A subsequent mammogram revealed a large lump in her right breast and two smaller ones. Her diagnosis: triple negative breast cancer. Stephens’ oncologist prescribed a treatment regimen of chemotherapy, a lumpectomy and radiation. When her treatment was …

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Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute researches ‘promising’ triple-negative breast cancer treatment

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By: Meghan McRoberts From: wptv.com Researchers at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute have been awarded a large grant to look into the chance that a chemical released by sea sponges in various oceans could treat an aggressive form of breast cancer. “I find it really, really promising,” said Associate Research Professor, Dr. Esther Guzman. She is leading the research project …

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Investigators Slow Growth by Starving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells

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By: Jennifer Nesse From: specialtypharmacytimes.com Investigators from the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory have developed a strategy for slowing the growth of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) that involves cutting cancerous cells off from vital food sources. The study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, focused on TNBC tumors, which often lack estrogen progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor …