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Legislation may help identify breast cancer earlier in certain at-risk women

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By: Zachary Sweger From: psu.edu Laws designed to help women with increased risk for missed breast cancer diagnoses may help catch the disease earlier, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They studied how notification and insurance coverage legislation for women with dense breast tissue affects the stage at which their cancer is diagnosed. More than 40% of women …

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Discovery of protein’s role in cell migration may improve understanding of how breast cancer spreads

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By: Adrianna MacPherson, University of Alberta From: medicalxpress.com A team of University of Alberta researchers has identified an unexpected role for a protein known as BAD in the ability of cells to migrate in the body—a finding that has promising implications for understanding how breast cancer spreads. BAD, short for “BCL2 associated agonist of cell death,” has many roles in …

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Study finds patients with breast cancer benefit from an innovative 4R care plan with detailed list of care and visual timeline

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SOURCE Center for Business Models in Healthcare The Innovative 4R Oncology® Model provides patients with a one-page care sequence plan of specific care events and timeframe for the next few weeks and a summary of future care. Newly-published data from 10 cancer centers demonstrated patients who received a 4R Oncology® care sequence plan reported better ability to manage and understand …

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High cholesterol fuels cancer by fostering resistance to a form of cell death

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Source: Duke University Medical Center From: sciencedaily.com Chronically high cholesterol levels are known to be associated with increased risks of breast cancer and worse outcomes in most cancers, but the link has not been fully understood. In a study appearing online Aug. 24 in the journal Nature Communications, a research team led by the Duke Cancer Institute has identified the …

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Study finds link between physical activity and better cognition among breast cancer patients

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Source: Washington University School of Medicine From: news-medical.net A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found a strong association between high levels of physical activity and the ability to maintain cognitive function among breast cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. The research lays the groundwork for future clinical trials aimed at investigating whether moderate to …

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Lung changes can be early warning of breast cancer spread

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By: Abigail Klein Leichman From: israel21c.org Changes in healthy lung tissue can be an early signal that the lung is preparing to receive breast cancer cells that are metastasizing — spreading to other organs. This is the breakthrough finding of a study from researchers at Israel’s Tel Aviv University, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Weizmann Institute …

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Healthcare professionals face significantly higher risk of breast cancer diagnosis than other women

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By: Marty Stempniak From: radiologybusiness.com Healthcare professionals face significantly higher odds of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared to other women, according to a new large-scale longitudinal study published Monday. The elevated risk was also associated with age, job tenure and professional licenses including physician, pharmacist, registered nurse, midwife, technologist and psychologist. These findings are based on more than 35 …

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New Therapy Targets Aggressive Chemotherapy-Resistant Breast Cancer

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From: genengnews.com One of the hardest cancers to treat are tumors in the breast that do not express receptors for estrogen, progesterone, and human epidermal growth factor, dubbed triple negative breast cancers (TNBCs). Nearly 15% of all breast cancers diagnosed are TNBC. Resistant to conventional chemotherapy, TNBC is closely associated with relapse progression to stage 4 of the disease where …

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New UB study looks at relationship between the microbiome and breast cancer

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By: David J. Hill From: buffalo.edu Researchers are learning more about the relationship between the microbiome and cancer. But many questions remain, especially when it comes to the role of the microbiome in breast tissue and whether it contributes to the development of invasive breast cancer. A study, newly funded by the Windsong CARES Foundation in collaboration with the University …

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Completion of Treatment Within 38 Weeks of Breast Cancer Diagnosis Linked With Improved OS

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By: Courtney Marabella From: onclive.com Completion of treatment options such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation within 38 weeks from a diagnosis with breast cancer was associated with improved survival in this population. Completion of treatment options such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation within 38 weeks from a diagnosis with breast cancer was associated with improved survival in this population, according …