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Mexican teen invents breast cancer detecting “EVA” bra, after mom’s two-time cancer survival

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From: ntd.com Julian Rios Cantu almost lost his mother to breast  cancer after a diagnosis in 2013, and the traumatic experience inspired him to develop a game-changing new invention. The 19-year-old Mexican student has invented a bra, alongside friend and business partner Antonio Torres, after witnessing their mother and grandmother respectively battle with breast cancer. But it’s not just any …

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More than Half a Million Breast Cancer Deaths Averted in the U.S. Over Three Decades

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Source: Wiley Research News From: prnewswire.com Latest U.S. estimates indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women’s lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to progress made in early detection and management of breast cancer. Screening mammography for …

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Brem Foundation Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Announces Hires

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The Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer maximizes every woman’s chances of finding an early, curable breast cancer by providing expert education to women between the ages of 30-64 in the Washington, DC area about risk factors, screening options, self-advocacy, and physician training. To date, the Brem Foundation has educated over 8000 women with its life-saving curriculum and provided access …

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Liquid Biopsies Using Carbon Nanotube Semiconductors Show Promise For Early Cancer Detection

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By: Kevin Murnane From: forbes.com My wife is alive today because five years ago her difficult-to-detect form of breast cancer was identified very early. She is not alone; early cancer detection has saved many lives and with improved diagnostic technologies it could save many more. A recently developed liquid biopsy that makes use of carbon nanotube (CNT) semiconductors is a …

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Breast cancer beyond the sound bite

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By: Debra Johnson From: detroitnews.com While most news clips and sound bites you’ll hear this month focus on screening and early detection, those steps are often just the beginning of a life-altering journey. It’s also important that you know the side effects of treatment and options for breast reconstruction. Patients must be proactive. Demand a cardiovascular ultrasound — also known …

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Early detection of ovarian cancer may become possible

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By: Denise Grady, New York Times From: tampabay.com A new version of a screening test for ovarian cancer may reduce deaths from the disease, but it needs more study to determine whether the benefits hold up, researchers reported Thursday. The findings come from a 14-year study of more than 200,000 women in Britain, published in the Lancet. “We need to …

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Oncologists wary of scaled-back guidelines in cancer screenings

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By: Adam Smeltz From: triblive.com Free cancer screenings are gathering speed across the Allegheny Health Network, revealing dozens of abnormalities even as a national physicians’ group encourages less aggressive tests for some patients. The North Side-based hospital system has screened more than 260 people since October, spotting abnormalities in about 20 percent of participants at sites including Jefferson Hospital in …

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Advances in imaging may help in fight against cancer

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By: Scott Larson From: thesunphoenix.com Being able to detect the fingerprints of cancer and heart disease early will lead to more effective, cost efficient treatments, says Ron Geyer. Geyer, a professor of Pathology in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan and also the director of the Saskatchewan Therapeutic Antibody Resource (STAR), along with his research colleagues, is …

Cynvenio launches breast cancer Therapy Finder powered by CollabRx

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Cynvenio, a cancer diagnostics company focused on transforming cancer treatment and management through the genomic analysis of tumor cells in the bloodstream, announced Therapy Finder™, a web-based cancer decision support application powered by CollabRx, Inc. [NASDAQ: CLRX]. Available as a reporting option with Cynvenio’s ClearID™ genomic test, Therapy Finder will provide breast cancer patients and their physicians with a dynamic …