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Promising new research on aggressive breast cancer

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Source: University of Montreal From: eurekalert.org Better treatments of HER2-positive breast cancer are closer at hand, thanks to new research by a team led by Université de Montréal professor Jean-François Côté at the cytoskeleton organization and cell-migration research unit of the UdeM-affiliated Montreal Clinical Research Institute. Published in PNAS, the journal of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the new …

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How to avoid treatment you don’t need

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By: Marshall Allencancer From: kevinmd.com The American epidemic of unnecessary medical treatment is one of the reasons your health care costs keep going up. Experts estimate it’s wasting hundreds of billions of dollars a year. That’s not some number that’s detached from you and me. We pay higher monthly insurance premiums and larger deductibles because of all this care the …

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Summer Travel Tips for Cancer Patients

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By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology With your doctor’s supervision, outdoor activities like traveling can be very beneficial to your health, well-being and healing while receiving cancer treatment. You may need to take a few precautions when traveling because of a potentially weakened immune system and tendency toward fatigue. But, setting out on vacation this summer can still be enjoyable and …

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‘Tumor avatars’ predict patients’ response to immunotherapy

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Source: Netherlands Cancer Institute Tumor fragments in the lab are able to predict whether the corresponding real-life patients will benefit from immunotherapy. “We’ve solved a major problem many scientists had been facing: preserving a tumors original composition and structure outside of the patient in the lab”, says cancer researcher Daniela Thommen from the Netherlands Cancer Institute. On 8 July, the …

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Triple-negative breast cancer metastases in lungs contain more diverse cells than those in liver

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Source: American Association for the Advancement of Science From: eurekalert.org The site of breast cancer metastases dictates their clonal composition and reversible transcriptomic profile Metastatic tumors originating from notoriously aggressive triple-negative breast cancer that emerge in the lungs contain a more diverse array of cancer cells than those that arise in the liver, according to a new study in mice …

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Naoto Ueno, MD, PhD, on Best Practices for Palliative Care for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

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By: Jeff Minerd From: medpagetoday.com “Practical and specific” guide for general oncologists about providing supportive care when specialists are unavailable Palliative care specialists are not always available in everyday practice, and it often falls to general oncologists to assess palliative care needs. Oncologists must therefore be familiar with the requirements and priorities for primary supportive care — a topic recently …

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The Future of Breast Cancer Surgery Is Here

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By: M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS From: onclive.com Thanks to advances in research, targeted therapies, and a more personalized approach to treating patients diagnosed with breast cancer, more surgical options exist for patients with breast cancer patients than ever before. Thanks to advances in research, targeted therapies, and a more personalized approach to treating patients diagnosed with breast cancer, more …

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Tumor size, grade impact long-term breast cancer distant recurrence risk

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By: Laura Cowen From: medwirenews.com Tumor size and grade are the strongest predictors of long-term distant recurrence free survival in people with lymph node-negative, estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, show 25-year data from the STO-3 trial. The secondary analysis, by Linda Lindström (Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden) and colleagues, also revealed that individuals with larger tumors, lower tumor grades, and …

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Mayo Clinic Minute: Using targeted therapy to treat breast cancer

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By: Deedee Stiepan From: medicalxpress.com Proton therapy is a newer type of radiation therapy that uses energy from positively charged particles called protons. Studies have suggested that proton therapy may cause fewer side effects than traditional radiation, since doctors can better control where the proton beams deposit their energy. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Robert Mutter, a Mayo Clinic …

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Study finds breast cancer’s response to tumor stiffness may predict bone metastasis

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Source: University of Arizona Health Sciences From: eurekalert.org In cases of breast cancer, bone metastasis – when cancer cells spread to new sites in the bone – causes the most breast cancer-related harm and is often incurable in advanced disease. A new study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers found that cancer cells become more aggressive when exposed to …