Chemo for Advanced Breast Cancer Might Be Enough

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From: Drugs.com After chemotherapy, surgery and radiation to treat the original tumor might not benefit women with advanced breast cancer, a new study shows. A minority of women with breast cancer discover they have the disease in its later stages, after it has spread to other parts of the body. These patients typically are started on chemotherapy to help shrink …

Money Problems Can Compromise Breast Cancer Care

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From: HealthDay Money problems can prevent women from getting recommended breast cancer treatments, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,300 women in the Seattle-Puget Sound area who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2004 and 2011. The purpose was to see if their care met U.S. National Comprehensive Cancer Network treatment guidelines. Women who had a …

Drug slashes breast cancer rates 50%; results unveiled in San Antonio symposium

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By Jessica Belasco From: my SA A study has found an antihormone drug cut the rate of breast cancer by 53 percent in postmenopausal women at high risk for the disease. The study results were unveiled Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The researchers who conducted the double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled drug trial said the drug anastrozole may be …

Two Experimental Breast-Cancer Drugs Pass Major Milestone in Study

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By Ron Winslow From: The Wall Street Journal Two experimental breast-cancer drugs passed a major milestone in a closely watched study that is part of a growing effort to revamp clinical trials and hasten the path of new medicines to the market. Researchers reported Friday that one of the drugs, AbbVie Inc.’s (ABBV) veliparib, proved especially promising against so-called triple …

Nanoparticles can overcome drug resistance in breast cancer cells

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As posted on YottaFire Nanoparticles filled with chemotherapeutic drugs can kill drug-resistant breast cancer cells, according to a study published in the scientific journal Biomaterials. Nanoparticles are just as small, or even smaller, than many blood proteins. They can therefore pass through the walls of healthy and sick cells, which make them interesting carriers of drugs against cancer and other …

Imaging breast cancer with light

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From: The Almagest Netherlands researchers unveil their ‘photoacoustic mammoscope,’ a new device that could someday be used for routine breast cancer screenings Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and cancer deaths among women worldwide. Routine screening can increase breast cancer survival by detecting the disease early and allowing doctors to address it at this critical …

Breast Cancer Risk Related to Changes in Breast Density as Women Age

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From: Digital Journal PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Automated breast density measurement is predictive of breast cancer risk in younger women, and that risk may be related to the rate at which breast density changes in some women as they age, according to research being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Breast density, as determined …

Cholesterol linked to breast cancer

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From: the Jersey Evening Post Scientists also discovered that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can reduce its harmful effects. Modifying diet, or taking statins, to lower cholesterol could provide a straightforward way to lower breast cancer risk, they believe. Previous studies had already shown a link between raised cholesterol and breast cancer, but one that could not be explained. The new US …

Most Men With Breast Cancer Undergo Mastectomy, Study Finds

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From: HealthDay News By Maureen Salamon Breast cancer in men occurs only rarely. But among men who have breast cancer, mastectomy rather than breast-conserving surgery is by far the more common choice, new research shows. Scientists used a national database to compare treatment and outcomes between women and men with breast cancer. They found that males undergo mastectomy surgery far …

‘One-Stop’ Radiation Treatment Might Offer Breast Cancer Care Alternative

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From: Drugs.com Some women with early breast cancer might benefit from a “one-and-done” treatment, in which they receive a single dose of targeted radiation therapy during the surgery that removes their tumor. A pair of new studies found that this procedure works about as well as current protocols that require six weeks of daily radiation therapy following surgery. The new …