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How one DNA mutation in breast cancer hijacks the immune system

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One defective gene in breast tumour cells can promote metastases elsewhere in the body by steering the immune system in an undesirable direction. This is the p53 gene, which is deleted or mutated in the tumour cells of nearly 40% of all breast cancer patients. An article about this discovery by the research group of immunologist and tumour biologist Karin …

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The power of electromagnetic energy on breast cancer cells

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By: Lauren Sharkey From: medicalnewstoday.com Cancer’s ability to spread throughout the body can turn a curable case into an aggressive and sometimes fatal one. A team of engineers and cancer biologists may have found a way to slow down, and even stop, the migration of breast cancer cells.  Cancer, by nature, is a destructive force. Sometimes, it spreads, or metastasizes, …

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Researchers find potent chemical agents that can thwart cancer metastasis

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Source: University of California – Riverside From: phys.org Recently, a research team led by Maurizio Pellecchia at the University of California, Riverside, discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating, or circulating, cancer cells, which are responsible for the development of tumor metastases. The team was successful in getting the drug to piggyback on 123B9, an agent they …

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Cancer spreads even before tumours form

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By: Sushmi Dey, TNN From: economictimes.indiatimes.com In a new discovery that might challenge the existing knowledge of cancer and methods to treat it, researchers have found cancer cells spread to organs much earlier than was thought. In fact, cancer cells can spread even before a tumour develops, remain quiet for long periods of time and then awaken to form aggressive …

Breast cancer patient finds new hope with potentially revolutionary treatment

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Source: City of Hope From: news-medical.net City of Hope patient Susan Young has had a remarkable response to a potentially revolutionary new treatment, a combination of the p53 cancer vaccine and a drug that blocks a specific cancer-aiding protein. The 69-year-old came to City of Hope in August 2016 from UC Davis with advanced triple-negative breast cancer that had metastasized …

Types of Traveling Cancer: Mestastic Breast Cancer

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By Dr. Kathleen Ruddy Shared by: Vera Viner One of the most frustrating things about treating cancer is that even when the treatment is working, the cells find a way to resist. Breast cancer begins, of course, in the breast, but it may not stay contained. Metastatic breast cancer can travel to different sites in the body and contaminate the …