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Virtual Reality Experience for Chemotherapy Patients Earns 2018 Magnet Prize®

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By: Hiran Ratnayake From: prnewswire.com Prestigious Award from American Nurses Credentialing Center Recognizes Christiana Care Project as a Stellar Example of Innovation to Make Cancer Treatment Easier on Patients Christiana Care Health System has won the prestigious 2018 Magnet Prize® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for using virtual reality technology to improve patients’ experience during chemotherapy at Christiana …

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Study reveals new treatment option for women with advanced breast cancer resistant to hormone therapy

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Source: esmo.org From: news-medical.net Treatment with the cyclin dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6 inhibitor palbociclib achieves a clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival in patients with hormone receptor positive (HR+) human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HER2-) advanced breast cancer that has relapsed or progressed on hormonal therapy, according to the final analysis of overall survival results from the PALOMA-3 study …

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Moths and magnets could save lives

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Source: Rice University SUMMARY: Rice University bioengineers have combined a virus that infects moths with magnetic nanoparticles to create a potential new therapy for inherited genetic diseases like muscular dystrophy, sickle cell, cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and some forms of cancer. A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes …

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A novel strategy to potentially reduce breast cancer bone metastasis

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Source: Baylor College of Medicine From: eurekalert.org Uncovering a novel mechanism that promotes growth of breast cancer bone metastasis has revealed a potential Achilles’ heel for these cancer cells. Reported in the journal Cancer Cell, the study shows that interfering with this mechanism can reduce the risk of relapses in animal models. “Metastasis is the dissemination of cancer cells from …

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Whisking Away Cancer with a Wiry Tool

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By: Karin McCay From: kcbd.com If you like to cook, you probably have a whisk in your kitchen. Mine cost about 4 dollars. Surgeons are using something that looks a lot like a whisk, except it costs about 4 thousand dollars. A lot of women with breast cancer will tell you it is worth every penny. I met two of …

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New Study Cements Fact That Mammography is a Primary Factor in Reduced Breast Cancer Deaths

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Source: American College of Radiology Via: prnewswire.com Tabar et al — published online November 8 in Cancer — debunks claims that mammography screening is not a primary factor in plummeting breast cancer deaths and reinforces the long-proven fact that Mammography Saves Lives™. The study showed that women screened regularly for breast cancer have a 47 percent lower risk of dying …

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Is New BRCA Breast Cancer Drug Worth the Price?

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From: healthline.com The first drug approved to treat BRCA-related breast cancer has limits, but it’s important for women with metastatic disease and BRCA mutation carriers There’s a new drug to treat one of the tougher types of breast cancer. It’ll buy you about three extra months of what’s called progression-free survival. And it’ll cost you, or your insurance company, $13,000 …

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Genetic “whodunnit” for cancer gene solved

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From: Salk Institute for Biological Studies Salk scientists find how the enzyme AMPK, largely thought to suppress cancer, actually helps some tumors survive Long thought to suppress cancer by slowing cellular metabolism, the protein complex AMPK also seemed to help some tumors grow, confounding researchers. Now, Salk Institute researchers have solved the long-standing mystery around why AMPK can both hinder …

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Immunotherapy trial offers new hope for people with aggressive breast cancer

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Source: qmul.ac.uk From: news-medical.net There is new hope for people with an aggressive type of breast cancer, as an immunotherapy trial shows for the first time that lives can be extended in people with triple-negative breast cancer. New research led by Queen Mary University of London and St Bartholomew’s Hospital has shown that by using a combination of immunotherapy and …