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Advances in X-ray imaging can help patients with breast cancer

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By: University College London From: medicalxpress.com A new X-ray imaging scanner to help surgeons performing breast tumor removal surgery has been developed by UCL experts. Most breast cancer operations are what are known as conserving surgeries, which remove the cancerous tumor rather than the whole breast. Second operations are often required if the margins (edges) of the extracted tissue are …

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FibroGenesis Reports Positive Preclinical Data in Pancreatic and Breast Cancer Using “Universal Acting” Fibroblast Based Immunotherapy

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Source: FibroGenesis From: prnewswire.com Novel Approach Successfully Induces Regression of Established Tumors by Focusing Immunotherapy to Target “Achilles Heel” of Cancer FibroGenesis, a clinical stage company developing fibroblast-based therapeutic solutions for unmet medical needs, announced today new data supporting utilizing its fibroblast-based immunotherapy for successful inhibition and induction of regression in preclinical models of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. Company …

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Congress must close gaps in insurance for breast cancer patients | PennLive letters

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From: pennlive.com World Cancer Day was celebrated Feb. 4, and I would like to draw attention to the often neglected survivorship issue of lymphedema. This incurable, but treatable condition affects 15% of cancer survivors overall, 40% of all breast cancer survivors as well as others, like myself, who suffer from the condition and didn’t have cancer surgery. When cancer treatments …

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Changing the doses to treat aggressive breast cancer

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By: Jim Mertens From: wqad.com Is it possible to get the benefits of chemo without the side effects? Researchers are looking into a new treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer that is showing some promise. Almost 300,000 American women will hear the words, “You have breast cancer” this year alone. One in four of those breast cancer diagnosis …

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Many supposed breast cancer risk genes don’t raise risk, studies find

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By: Marie McCullough, The Philadelphia Inquirer From: medicalxpress.com In the quarter century since the watershed discovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2, dozens of other genes have been implicated in hereditary breast cancer. A slew of commercial tests are now available that look for mutations in those breast cancer “predisposition genes” to help guide health-care decisions. The thing is, some of the …

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HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Survival Rates and Other Statistics

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From: healthline.com Breast cancer isn’t a single disease. It’s actually a group of diseases. When diagnosing breast cancer, one of the first steps doctors take is identifying the type of breast cancer. The type provides key information about how the cancer may behave. About 13 percent of women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer. Anyone can develop …

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Positive decision from SMC on Takeda’s breast cancer treatment

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By Emma Cooper From: pharmafield.co.uk The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted Takeda’s PROSTAP® SR DCS & PROSTAP® 3 DCS (leuprorelin acetate) for use in patients with early breast cancer and advanced breast cancer.1,2,*,† Leuprorelin acetate belongs to a family of drugs called gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists which is used as adjuvant treatment in combination with tamoxifen or an aromatase …

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Breast cancer death rates stop declining in younger women

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Source: Radiological Society of North America From: eurekalert.org Breast cancer death rates have stopped declining for women in the U.S. younger than age 40, ending a trend that existed from 1987 to 2010, according to a new study in Radiology. Researchers expressed hope that the findings would raise awareness of breast cancer in younger women and spur research into the …

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Tigerlily Foundation Launches a New Web Series, BREATHE Tv on FacebookLive

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Tigerlily Foundation in partnership with Puma Biotechnology, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of BREATHE Tv. BREATHE Tv is a sacred space, an educational and inspirational breast cancer lifestyle television series that brings together patients and providers in a space of purpose, while engaging in authentic and meaningful conversations about cancer. The first episode of BREATHE Tv launched on …

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Researchers found that stopping cell recycling in cancer cells could help treat a very aggressive form of breast cancer

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Source: University of Cincinnati From: sciencedaily.com Targeting and changing autophagy, otherwise known as cell recycling, has been linked to helping control or diminish certain cancers. Now, researchers have shown that completely halting this process in a very aggressive form of breast cancer may improve outcomes for patients one day. Recycling cans and bottles is a good practice. It helps keep …