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New approach to robotic mastectomy can preserve full breast and nipple sensation

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By: Deborah Farr, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center From: newswise.com When I was a child, my grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a radical mastectomy at 55, which back then meant removing all her muscle, skin, and breast tissue – a disfiguring surgery that resulted in lingering pain, swelling, and complete loss of sensation …

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It’s Time for a Risk-Adapted Approach to Breast Cancer Screening

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By: Mahdi Fallah, MD, PhD From: medpagetoday.com A race-based approach has the potential to address disparities in mortality Breast cancer is the second leadingopens in a new tab or window cause of cancer death in women in the U.S., and there is a substantial disparityopens in a new tab or window in breast cancer mortality by race, particularly for early-onset …

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Updated results on a new approach to treating advanced ER-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer

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Source: University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences From: news-medical.net A UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and collaborators in a multicenter study will present updated results and plans for further research on a new approach to treating advanced ER-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer. The study is the first-in-human, open-label, three-part study of ARV-471, alone or in combination with the drug …

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Advanced imaging reveals breast cancer’s Achilles’ heel

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Source: Garvan Institute of Medical Research From: eurekalert.org For breast cancer patients, standard-of care therapies become drastically less effective if their tumour has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lung. But a new treatment approach, investigated by a team at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in experimental models, may help stop breast cancer cells right …

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New approach eradicates breast cancer in mice

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By: Diana Yates From: news.illinois.edu A new approach to treating breast cancer kills 95-100% of cancer cells in mouse models of human estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancers and their metastases in bone, brain, liver and lungs. The newly developed drug, called ErSO, quickly shrinks even large tumors to undetectable levels. Led by scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the research team …

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Tumor marker may help overcome endocrine treatment-resistant breast cancer

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Source: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute From: eurekalert.org Testing may identify patients who benefit from early HER2 targeted therapy A study led by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has identified a tumor marker that may be used to predict which breast cancer patients will experience resistance to endocrine therapy. The research offers a new approach to …

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Scientists Train Computers to Recognize Which Early Stage Breast Cancers Will Spread

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Source: University of Michigan Health Lab From: uofmhealth.org The new approach could help doctors to separate aggressive stage 0 breast cancer from non-aggressive forms, sparing some women unnecessary mastectomies. About 1 in 5 new breast cancers are caught at their earliest stages, before they’ve spread from milk ducts into the surrounding breast tissue. But what doctors can’t currently predict with …

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Physician Releases Fresh Perspective on Cancer Treatment in New Book

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Dr. Alexandre Rushenas, M.D., lays bare common notions of the disease as a ‘fight’ and draws on the healing power of the cellular response to authentic emotions and unconditional love in “Cancer, I Love You” A Canada-based author and medical doctor who works in emergency medicine has released an inspirational and revolutionary approach to cancer that aims to help others …

Sanford-Burnham researchers map a new metabolic pathway involved in cell growth and implicated in cancer as well as metabolic disorders

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Deciphering the body’s complex molecular pathways that lead to disease when they malfunction is highly challenging. Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute now have a more complete picture of one particular pathway that can lead to cancer and diabetes. In the study published by Molecular Cell, the scientists uncovered how a protein called p62 has a cascade affect in regulating …