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Advances in Breast Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: newsinhealth.nih.gov Screening and Treatment Get Personal Researchers are studying the risk factors for different types of breast cancer. They’re also searching for more personalized treatments. Unraveling The Risks “Breast cancer is caused by a combination of factors,” says Dr. Montserrat García-Closas, a cancer researcher at NIH. Your genes, lifestyle, and environment all contribute to your risk. Researchers are trying …

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Jewish General Hospital pioneering new clinical trial to study treating breast cancer without surgery

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: McGill University From: eurekalert.org The Jewish General Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to enroll a patient in an international clinical trial to determine whether some breast cancer patients can completely avoid surgery In a radical departure from established treatment protocols, Dr. Mark Basik, a surgical oncologist at Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) and …

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HeritX launches new BRCA prevention research

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

HeritX was founded in 2015 with a clear vision: a world free of inherited cancers for all generations to come. Our mission is to prevent inherited cancers, starting with cancer caused by BRCA mutations. The reason we started HeritX is simple. Even though the BRCA genes were discovered in the 1990s, the only way to prevent any of the cancers caused by these …

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Handheld microscope helps doctors diagnose cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Ivanhoe News Service From: abc7chicago.com What if doctors could diagnose suspected cancer cells without having to take a biopsy from a patient? A new project being funded by the National Institutes of Health is making that possible. As the inventor of tumor paint, a chemical that illuminates tumors during surgery, Doctor Jim Olson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center …

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CRISPR Gene Editing Gets Approval for Cancer Treatment

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By: Brian Krans From: healthline.com For the first time in the United States, scientists will be able to edit the genes of humans to make them better at fighting cancer. The phase I safety study will be the first use of a relatively new gene editing technology in humans. It received approval from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) panel …

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Scientists fear PR campaign underplays HRT cancer risks

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By: Sarah Boseley From: theguardian.com Campaign funded by treatment manufacturer could mislead women before official menopause guidance is released, some scientists fear  A PR campaign to promote the use of hormone replacement therapy in women is under way before official guidance on how to treat the menopause is released, causing some scientists concern that the cancer dangers of the drugs …

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Here’s How We Can Win The Race To Cure Cancer – Forbes

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By: Greg Satell From: forbes.com The National Institutes of Health (NIH), which traces its roots as far back as 1887, has long been the primary driver for medical research in not only the United States, but the world.  Work at NIH has led to a host of important cures, from life saving vaccines and miracle drugs to the use of fluoride …