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Cancer Screening Considerations: Balancing the Benefits and Risks

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By: Syed S. A. From: news-medical.net The goal of cancer screening is to detect cancer early when the chances of survival are higher compared to discovering the disease after symptoms appear. The prognosis usually depends on the stage at diagnosis 1. While screenings serve as essential tools in this endeavor, it is crucial to acknowledge their limitations and associated risks. …

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3D cell cultures reveal how cancer cells navigate tissue

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By: Aalto University From: medicalxpress.com Developing chemotherapy drugs against breast cancer is costly, slow, and often inefficient, with more than 95% of screened drug candidates failing in patient trials. A new technique for 3D cell culturing, developed by researchers at Finland’s Aalto University, offers unprecedented insight into the spread of cancer cells through tissue. The technique paves the way to …

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New biological mechanism uncovered for treating breast cancer metastasis to the brain

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Source: University of Arizona From: news-medical.net A study led by researchers from the University of Arizona Cancer Center at UArizona Health Sciences identified a biological mechanism that could lead to more effective treatments for breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain. By studying the metabolic differences between primary breast cancer cells and those that metastasize to the brain, they determined that …

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Researchers say resistance exercise boosts outcomes after early-stage breast cancer surgery

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By: Lori Solomon From: medicalxpress.com Early resistance exercise following surgery for early-stage breast cancer improves shoulder range of motion (ROM) and strength at one month and six months postsurgery, according to a study published online June 5 in JAMA Surgery. Jihee Min, Ph.D., from the National Cancer Center in Goyang-si, South Korea, and colleagues investigated whether an early resistance exercise …

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Lymphedema: A lesser-known breast cancer treatment side effect with lifelong impacts

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By: DeeDee Stiepan From: mayoclinic.org The journey of a cancer survivor often extends far beyond the triumphant ringing of a brass bell, signaling the end of treatment. Sonya Goins received treatment at Mayo Clinic for HER-2-positive breast cancer in 2020. Since sharing her story of survival with the Mayo Clinic News Network, a lot has changed in Sonya’s life. She became a …

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Expanding Genetic Testing in Oncology Through Specified Characteristics

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By: Brittany L. Bychkovsky, MD, MSc From: cancernetwork.com A recent update to the guidelines for genetic testing includes a referral for patients with a breast cancer diagnosis or if they are survivors. Brittany Bychkovsky, MD, MSc, spoke with CancerNetwork to further discuss these new recommendations, as well as expand upon the process of genetic testing. The recommendations from the American Society …

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Researchers explore gut bacteria’s role in fighting breast cancer

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Source: Breast Cancer Now From: news-medical.net Researchers are investigating the function of gut bacteria in breast cancer, and how we could use it to fight against the disease, thanks to new funding from Breast Cancer Now. Bacteria living in our gut can affect our immune system and previous research in other cancers has shown a connection between healthier gut bacteria …

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New treatment approach could offer longer lasting protection to people with breast cancer

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Source: Breast Cancer Now From: news-medical.net Killing breast cancer cells in a way that trains the immune system to recognize and destroy residual cancer cells could offer longer lasting protection to people with the disease, according to new research funded by Breast Cancer Now. The early-stage discovery published today [23 May] in the journal Immunity, shows that by causing cancer …

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AI reduces breast radiologist workload, false-positive cases

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By: Amerigo Allegretto From: auntminnie.com AI reduces breast radiologist workload while also improving screening performance and decreases the number of false-positive findings, according to a study published June 4 in Radiology. A team led by Andreas Lauritzen, PhD, from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that the commercially available AI system used in a population-based mammography study led to …

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High insulin levels contribute to worse outcomes for Black women with aggressive form of breast cancer, research finds

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Source: The Endocrine Society From: medicalxpress.com High insulin levels contribute to worse outcomes for Black women compared to white women who have an aggressive form of breast cancer called triple-negative breast cancer, according to a study presented at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass. Triple-negative breast cancer accounts for about 10–15% of all breast cancers. The …