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Testing Positive for Multiple Lupus Autoantibodies is Associated with Lower Breast Cancer Risk

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Source: lupus.org People with lupus who tested positive for three or more different lupus autoantibodies have a significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study. Overall, people with lupus had a 37% lower risk of breast cancer than the general population. Testing positive for specific autoantibodies (known as anti-dsDNA, anti-La and lupus anticoagulant) was also linked …

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American Indian, Alaska Native women less likely to start and complete hormone therapy for breast cancer

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By: Sue Rochman From: kaiserpermanente.org Kaiser Permanente study suggests lower rates of use may be contributing to higher breast cancer death rates Women who identified as American Indian or Alaska Native were less likely than women of other racial and ethnic groups to start hormone therapy for breast cancer after surgery and stay on the treatment for the recommended 5 …

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Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis Have Reduced Risk for Breast Cancer, Explanation Remains Elusive

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By: Brandon May From: rheumatologyadvisor.com Women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a lower risk of breast cancer compared with the general population, but researchers believe factors independent of RA may explain this association, according to a study in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. The study included 15,921 women from nationwide Swedish registers who were diagnosed with incident RA between 2006 …

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TGen-led study results suggest more accurate diagnostic for breast cancer

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Source: The Translational Genomics Research Institute From: eurekalert.org Breast cancer, even at its initial stages, could be detected earlier and more accurately than current techniques using blood samples and a unique proteomics-based technology, according to findings of a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope. Patrick Pirrotte, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor and …

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Paper Conversation Aids Are Helpful in Improving Outcomes for Lower Socioeconomic Status Breast Cancer Patients

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By: Kaitlyn D’Onofrio From: docwirenews.com Using paper conversation aids when speaking with women of lower socioeconomic status (SES) with breast cancer improved outcomes compared to usual care alone, according to a study. “Conversation aids increase patients’ knowledge and participation in decision making and improve risk perceptions without increasing the visit duration. They can be integrated into routine care and electronic …

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Irish researchers discover potential new therapy for chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer

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By: Caitlín Griffin From: irishexaminer.com A potential new therapy for chemotherapy-resistant breast cancers has been discovered by Irish scientists. The study, led by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) University of Medicine and Health Sciences, shows that they have discovered a molecule that can kill cells of a hard-to-treat subtype of breast cancer, which could lead to …

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Triggering antiviral immune response in certain breast cancers

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By: Molly Chiu From: bcm.edu Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have discovered how therapeutics targeting RNA splicing can activate antiviral immune pathways in triple negative breast cancers (TNBC) to trigger tumor cell death and signal the body’s immune response. A new study published in Cell shows that endogenous mis-spliced RNA in tumor cells mimics an RNA virus, leading tumor …

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Treating Ductal Carcinoma In Situ with Surgery, Radiotherapy Offers Better Protection Than Surgery Alone

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By: Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor From: pharmacytimes.com A new study has found that treating ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) with surgery and radiotherapy lowers the risk of developing cancer, although the benefits decline over time. DCIS is a breast condition that can become invasive cancer as cells lining the milk ducts have begun to turn into cancer cells but have …

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Low Breast Density Identified as Potential Prognostic Factor for Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema Risk

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By: Matthew Fowler From: cancernetwork.com Investigators whose work was published in JAMA Network Open found that patients with low mammographic breast density were at higher risk of developing severe lymphedema. Data published in JAMA Network Open found that patients with lower breast density were at a higher risk of developing severe lymphedema. The findings suggest that mammographic breast density can …

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RadNet’s DeepHealth Artificial Intelligence Subsidiary Demonstrates Earlier Breast Cancer Detection in New Study

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Source: RadNet, Inc. From: globenewswire.com RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT) today reported that its DeepHealth subsidiary, a leading developer of artificial intelligence (AI) for mammography interpretation, published results of its novel AI algorithms in Nature Medicine, illustrating an ability to detect breast cancer a year or more earlier than current practice. DeepHealth compared its AI to five full-time, breast-fellowship-trained expert radiologists …