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Study unlocks big puzzle in familial breast cancer

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Source: University of Melbourne From: news-medical.net Mutations in known breast cancer genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 are identified in only approximately 20 per cent of women who are offered genetic testing for familial breast cancer. Researchers at the University of Melbourne, led by Professor Melissa Southey, looked at 210 people from 25 multiple-case breast cancer families. They identified 24 …

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Job loss following breast cancer diagnosis linked to race and insurance status

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From: news-medical.net Job loss following early-stage breast cancer diagnosis is associated with race and insurance status, but not with any clinical or treatment-related factors, finds a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Not only were an African-American patient or an uninsured patient four times more likely to leave the workforce despite fighting a cancer …

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Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

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By: Honor Whiteman From: medicalnewstoday.com Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to treat. However, an exciting new study may have identified cancer’s weak spot; the discovery has already led to the near-eradication of the disease in cell cultures. The study — which was recently published in the …

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Simple drug regimen could help prevent cancer recurrence, Israeli study says

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By: Shoshanna Solomon From: timesofisrael.com Combining a stress-reducing drug with an anti-inflammatory helps reduce metastasis of cancer cells, researchers find Israeli researchers said they may have found a way to reduce the risk of post-surgical cancer recurrence through the use of a drug regimen that includes the combination of two drugs that relieve stress and inflammation and have been on …

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Overweight Colorectal Cancer Patients Survive Longer

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By: Sara G. Miller From: lifescience.com People with advanced colorectal cancer who are overweight or obese may survive longer than their thinner counterparts, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, on average, patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher lived two and a half months longer after starting their treatment than patients with a lower BMI. …

New cancer research study launches in SA

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From: kens5.com Over-the-counter pain relievers like aspirin might reduce the recurrence of breast cancer. A critical study is just being launched in San Antonio at the UT Health Science Center to find out more. Right now, the UT Health Science Center is looking for about 80 women. The on-going study will be based on findings published by the Cancer Research …

Anesthesia Technique May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery: Study

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From: Drugs.com The anesthesia technique used during breast cancer surgery may affect cancer recurrence and survival, Danish researchers report. In a small study that followed 77 breast cancer patients, researchers found the combination of a general anesthetic plus injections of a nerve block resulted in increased survival and fewer recurrences, said Dr. Palle Steen Carlsson, a researcher at the Aarhus …