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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 …

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Study finds Dense Breast Notification legislation has not met all desired goals

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Source: Boston University School of Medicine From: eurekalert.org Little previous research has examined the effects of Dense Breast Notifications (DBNs), but a new study suggests the legislatively required notifications have achieved partial success: women living in states in which in DBNs are mandated had higher rates of being informed about personal breast density and of having had breast density discussions …

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PET/MRI Outperforms PET/CT in Cancer Imaging

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By: Whitney J. Palmer From: diagnosticimaging.com PET/MRI could change how radiologists stage certain cancers, as well as how they image children and young adults, outperforming PET/CT in a variety of ways, according to newly published research. In a study published Sept. 17 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, investigators from Germany shared their findings that pairing PET with MRI does …

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Oxford University researchers discover ‘genetic vulnerability’ in breast cancer cells

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Source: University of Oxford From: sciencecodex.com The study, published in the scientific journal Nature, has uncovered a genetic vulnerability present in nearly 10% percent of all breast cancers tumours, and found a way to target this vulnerability and selectively kill cancer cells. Each year, over five thousand newly diagnosed cases of breast cancer in the UK alone will carry this …

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Honeybee Venom Kills Aggressive Breast Cancer Cells, Boosts Chemo Agents

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By: Michelle Taylor From: laboratoryequipment.com In 1950, Laszlo Havas published a study in Nature that showed bee venom reduced the growth of tumors in plants. Since then, the European honeybee (Apis mellifera) has been the source of a number of medicinal products used by humans, but the molecular underpinnings of bee venom are still poorly understood. Ciara Duffy’s latest research …

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Oncogeriatric Approach Linked to More Treatment, Improved Outcomes

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By: Christina Bennett, MS From: cancertherapyadvisor.com Older patients with early-stage breast cancer who were treated using an oncogeriatric approach were more likely to receive adjuvant treatments and had improved clinical outcomes compared with patients who were treated with the standard of care, found a retrospective observational study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. The study included patients 70 years …

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AI can enhance accuracy of breast cancer screening, study finds

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By: Brian P. Dunleavy From: upi.com Artificial intelligence-assisted mammogram screening is more accurate at identifying women with breast cancer than assessment by a radiologist, a study published Thursday by JAMA Oncology found. However, the most effective diagnostic approach combined computer algorithms with an evaluation by a radiologist, which correctly identified women with the disease 85% of the time, the researchers …

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Potential Precision Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Found

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From: clinicalomics.com In a new study of triple-negative breast cancer, scientists from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto and led by senior scientists Cheryl Arrowsmith, Ph.D., and Mathieu Lupien, Ph.D., reported they have found a promising approach with a protein biomarker that may potentially identify patients for more precise targeted therapy. Their findings, “GLUT1 inhibition blocks growth of RB1-positive …

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New Study Suggests Role for Hormone Therapy to Treat Even Small, T1a Breast Cancers

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By: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center From: newswise.com Patients with tumors under 0.5 cm have not been widely offered this treatment previously Largest known study on hormone therapy for patients with small breast tumors Analysis reveals survival benefit for patients who had endocrine therapy Hormone therapy should be discussed with these patients as treatment option Many people diagnosed with breast …