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Studies connect hormone to breast cancer and uncover potential for novel targeted drugs

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Source: Virginia Commonwealth University From: eurekalert.org The hormone prolactin has long been understood to play a vital role in breast growth and development and the production of milk during pregnancy. But a pair of recent studies conducted at VCU Massey Cancer Center finds strong evidence that prolactin also acts as a major contributor to breast cancer development and that the …

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Chemotherapy Nausea Linked to Stress, Neuropsych Symptoms

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By: Mike Bassett From: medpagetoday.com High frequency of CIN leads to stress and more severe neuropsychological symptoms Patients who suffer frequent chemotherapy-induced nausea (CIN) are more likely to experience neuropsychological symptoms and stress characteristics, according to a study presented at the virtual Oncology Nursing Society annual meeting. Compared with patients who did not experience nausea during their chemotherapy, the 28% …

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Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer

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Source: Penn State From: sciencedaily.com Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new study. The systematic review and meta-analysis examined 17 cancer studies published from 1966 to 2020. Analyzing data from more than 19,500 cancer patients, researchers explored the relationship between mushroom consumption and cancer risk. Next time you make a salad, you …

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Reshma Jagsi, MD, on Acute Toxicity from Breast Radiotherapy

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By: Jeff Minerd From: medpagetoday.com Study identified patient characteristics linked with more post-treatment pain Understanding acute toxicities after whole-breast radiotherapy is important to inform patients, guide treatment decisions, and target supportive care. Researchers led by Reshma Jagsi, MD, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, therefore conducted a prospective study of approximately 8,700 patients, surveyed within 7 days of …

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DIBH Improves Lung, Liver Parameters in Patients With Breast Cancer

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By: Conference Insider From: oncnet.com Regular deep inspiratory breath-hold (DIBH) can help improve lung and liver parameters in patients who have right breast cancer (rBC) with regional node irritation (RNI), according to a study presented by Gabrielle W. Peters, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Virtual Annual Congress. “While DIBH is routinely utilized …

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Electromagnetic fields hinder spread of breast cancer, study shows

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By: Laura Arenschield From: news.osu.edu Lab tests suggest the fields interfere with the inner workings of cancer cells Electricity may slow – and in some cases, stop – the speed at which breast cancer cells spread through the body, a new study indicates. The research also found that electromagnetic fields might hinder the amount of breast cancer cells that spread. …

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Modernizing the Diagnosis of Male Breast Cancer

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By: Gina Mauro From: onclive.com Although the majority of the patient population is made up of women, males represent 1 in 100 cases diagnosed in the United States each year. “I have a woman’s cancer.” Unfortunately, this is a silent statement often internalized by men with breast cancer. Although the majority of the patient population is made up of women, …

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Caris Life Sciences Study Provides First Systematic Assessment of RNA Expression of Key Molecules Involved in the Infectious Process Leading to COVID-19 in Advanced Cancer

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Source: Caris Life Sciences From: PR Newswire New Data Published in Scientific Reports Reveals Possible Biological Underpinnings of Cancer Patients Hyper-Immune Response to COVID-19 Infection Patients with cancer demonstrate particularly poor outcomes from COVID-19. Caris Life Sciences®, a leading innovator in molecular science and artificial intelligence focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, has published results from a study …

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Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy Adherence Low Among Commercially Insured Patients With Breast Cancer

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By: Janelle Bradley From: .journalofclinicalpathways.com Adjuvant hormonal therapy adherence at 5 years are low among commercially insured patients with breast cancer, according to a recent study (JCO Oncol Pract. 2021;OP2000248. doi:10.1200/OP.20.00248). “Tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors are used as adjuvant hormonal therapy for early-stage hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer,” wrote Hui Zhao, PhD, Department of Health Services Research, The University of …

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New study sheds light on cancer metastasis

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Source: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus From: news-medical.net Breast cancer is harmful enough on its own, but when cancer cells start to metastasize — or spread into the body from their original location — the disease becomes even more fatal and difficult to treat. Thanks to new research published in Oncogene from the lab of University of Colorado Cancer …