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Familial breast cancer may be preventable by medication: Austrian experts

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

Source: Xinhua From: xinhuanet.com Breast cancer passed down in families may be preventable by the medication Denosumab, which is undergoing a five-year study in Austria. The Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group is leading the work as it examines the drug’s effectiveness on 2,950 patients with a hereditary disposition to this particular form of cancer, according to an Austria …

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Denosumab Improves Bone Health, Disease-Free Survival in Hormone Receptor–Positive Breast Cancer

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By: Jaime Rosenberg From: ajmc.com In postmenopausal women with hormone receptor–positive, early-stage breast cancer receiving treatment with aromatase inhibitor therapy, the addition of denosumab results in a significant reduction in clinical fractures, according to results of a new study, which also found that the treatment yielded benefits for disease-free survival. While aromatase inhibitor therapy is the standard of care for …

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‘Holy grail’ of preventing breast cancer is in sight, say scientists

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By: Sarah Knapton From: telegraph.co.uk Thousands of women at risk of breast and ovarian cancer could be spared surgery after researchers found that a common osteoporosis drug may prevent the diseases. The breakthrough, which scientists are hailing as a potential ‘Holy grail’ in cancer prevention, will help women born with mutations in their BRCA1 gene. BRCA1 has been dubbed the …

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Prevention of genetic breast cancer within reach

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Source: Institute of Molecular Biotechnology From: sciencedaily.com About one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Causes can be the use of synthetic sex hormones and other environmental factors, but also gene mutations like in the BRCA1 gene (BReast CAncer). US actress Angelina Jolie who underwent a preventive double mastectomy is the most …

Combo Drug Therapy May Work Best to Strengthen Bones: Study

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TUESDAY May 14, 2013 — A new combination drug therapy for osteoporosis appears to increase bone density more effectively thanany treatment now on the market, according to the results of a small clinical trial. Researchers found that postmenopausal women experienced significant amounts of bone growth by taking a bone-building drug called teriparatide with denosumab, a targeted therapy drug used to …