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The Benefits of Acupressure

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By: Laura Carfang From: survivingbreastcancer.org 2020 was a year that forced doctors, patients and their caregivers to rethink how they work together–virtual appointments over Zoom, conversing through electronic portals, viewing diagnoses through the lens of a global pandemic. One bright spot, however, was that patients and caregivers had to get creative and look into alternative forms of therapy and relief. …

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Patent awarded for ULM professor’s research into olive oil treatment for breast cancer

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By: Mark Henderson From: thenewsstar.com The University of Louisiana Monroe has announced a U.S. Patent has been awarded based on research led by a ULM College of Pharmacy professor. Khalid El Sayed, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal and natural products chemistry in the School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences, College of Pharmacy, piloted the research into a process to …

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Benefit Seen With Ribociclib in Most Breast Cancer Subtypes

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By: Andrea S. Blevins Primeau, PhD, MBA From: cancertherapyadvisor.com In an exploratory analysis of intrinsic breast cancer subtypes, ribociclib plus endocrine-based therapy was found to be effective against all subtypes except basal-like, according to the results of a retrospective analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Previous studies have suggested that intrinsic breast cancer subtypes are independently associated with …

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Mutations can reduce effect of hormonal treatment in early breast cancer

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Source: Lund University From: eurekalert.org A small proportion of women who receive anti-estrogen treatment after breast cancer surgery have worse outcomes. This is associated with mutations in the estrogen receptor gene, according to a study from Lund University now published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum. “If our results are confirmed in further studies, it would be relevant to screen for these …

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Pinpoint Patient Recruiting: Help Us Better Understand the Early Breast Cancer Journey

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What is the Study? The purpose of this study is to get a deeper understanding of the patient experience along the early breast cancer journey. Participants will be asked to do the following: Participate in an online community over a 2 week period (only a few minutes a day) Complete a 60 min interview Who Qualifies? Patients and/or their caregivers …

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Dr. Gradishar on Pretreatment With Cetirizine to Prevent Infusion Reactions in Breast Cancer and Other Malignancies

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By: William J. Gradishar, MD   From: onclive.com William Gradishar, MD, discusses the efficacy of pretreatment with intravenous cetirizine in the prevention of infusion reactions in patients with breast cancer and other malignancies. William Gradishar, MD, the chief of hematology and oncology, Department of Medicine, Betsy Bramsen Professorship of Breast Oncology, and a professor of medicine (hematology and oncology) at …

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UChicago Medicine enrolling patients in LymphBridge™ clinical study for surgical treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema

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By: University of Chicago Medical Center From: newswise.com The University of Chicago Medicine has announced today that it is now enrolling patients in LymphBridge™, a randomized clinical study to evaluate a novel surgical treatment for addressing breast cancer-related lymphedema. This study is sponsored by Fibralign Corporation with funding provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and being led by world-renowned …

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Bone microenvironment fosters breast cancer metastatic behavior

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By: Molly Chu From: bcm.edu Two studies led by Baylor College of Medicine shed new light on the unanswered question of why estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer sometimes grows back in the bone and spreads to other tissues despite effective endocrine therapies directed at ER. Working with animal models that include patient tumor samples, the team discovered that the bone …

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Improving Accuracy in Predicting Response to Neoadjuvant Treatment in Patients With Breast Cancer

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By: Danielle Garcia From: oncozine.com A liquid biopsy, a sampling and analysis of non-solid biological tissue, primarily blood, is mainly used as a diagnostic and monitoring tool for diseases such as cancer. One of the benefits of liquid biopsies is that they are largely non-invasive. Another advantage is that liquid biopsies may potentially help detect, characterize, and monitor cancers earlier …