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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 …

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Early menopause may increase risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer

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Source: The Endocrine Society From: news-medical.net Some women who experience menopause early-;before age 40-;have an increased risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer, according to research being presented Monday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass. “There is also higher risk of breast, prostate and colon cancer in relatives of these women,” said Corrine Welt, M.D., …

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Behavioral Interventions May Promote Weight Loss in Breast Cancer Survivors

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By: Rob Dillard From: docwirenews.com Episodic future thinking (EFT), behavioral strategy whereby individuals mentally simulate positive, detailed, personal, and future-oriented events, may help breast cancer (BC) survivors lose weight, according to a study published at the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting. “EFT targets delay discounting (DD), a behavioral economic principle that measures valuation of long-term, future rewards. Higher DD correlates with …

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Gene variants foretell the biology of future breast cancers in Stanford Medicine study

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By: Krista Conger From: stanford.edu A Stanford Medicine study of thousands of breast cancers has found that the gene sequences we inherit at conception are powerful predictors of the breast cancer type we might develop decades later and how deadly it might be. The study challenges the dogma that most cancers arise as the result of random mutations that accumulate …

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Study Reveals Worse Clinical Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients Who Reported Higher Pain and Stress

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By: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center From: newswise.com More studies needed to determine if reducing pain & stress could improve survival Investigators looked for links between inflammation-related factors & outcomes Phase 3 clinical trial enrolled more than 3,000 patients Secondary analyses of a phase 3 clinical trial have revealed that breast cancer patients who reported high levels of pain and stress …

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New study advocates for de-escalating breast cancer surgery in women aged 55 and older

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Source: University of Pittsburgh From: news-medical.net Surgery involving sentinel lymph node biopsy for middle-aged women with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer may do more harm than good, according to a new study led by University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center researchers. The team used a novel artificial intelligence pipeline developed by Realyze Intelligence, a UPMC Enterprises portfolio company, to analyze electronic …

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Scientists Find Potential “Achilles’ Heel” of Drug-Resistant Breast Cancer

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From: insideprecisionmedicine.com Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine have identified a protein called PKMYT1 as a promising marker for a form of drug-resistant breast cancer, as well as a potential drug target for patients that currently face a very poor prognosis. Up to 80 percent of deaths from breast cancer are caused by estrogen receptor-alpha-positive (ER+) tumors. The standard …

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Innovative Staging System for De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer Validated Internationally

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By: Chase Doyle From: ascopost.com A ground breaking staging system for de novo metastatic breast cancer has been validated in an international cohort, perhaps paving the way for more personalized care and improved outcomes for patients diagnosed with this challenging disease. The staging system, developed by surgical oncologist Jennifer K. Plichta, MD, MS, of Duke University School of Medicine, stratifies patients …

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Study examines metabolic reprogramming of breast cancer tumors during neoadjuvant chemotherapy

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By: Karolinska Institutet From:medicalxpress.com In a study published in Nature Communications, scientists have made significant strides in understanding the complex interplay between the immune system and cancer metabolism in breast cancer treatment. The research offers new insights into how the immune state and cancer metabolism evolve during neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). The study utilized proteomics, genomics, transcriptomics and histopathology to analyze tumor tissue …

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The Alcohol and Breast Cancer Connection

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From: bcrf.org Did you know alcohol is a carcinogen? If not, you’re far from alone. For years, the national dialog around alcohol use has centered around wine’s purported heart health benefits, thanks to muddied public health and media messaging and industry lobbying. A study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention found that more than half of adults don’t …