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Breakthrough immunotherapy targets non-cancer cells to prevent breast cancer spread

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Source: Breast Cancer Now From: news-medical.net A new type of immunotherapy that targets non-cancer cells could help prevent the growth and spread of breast cancer tumors, according to new research funded by Breast Cancer Now. The discovery, published today (28 February) in The Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, has found that an immunotherapy approach targeting a protein called endosialin disrupts …

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Scientists may have key to breast cancer prevention

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By: Kendall Daniels From: unc.edu Every time a cancer cell divides, it damages its own DNA molecules. Researchers have long wondered how cancers evade detection by the body’s own defenses, despite the immune system being on constant watch for cells displaying DNA damage. Recently published findings by the lab of Dr. Gaorav Gupta, associate professor in the UNC School of …

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Scientists Find “Key” To Potential Breast Cancer Prevention, Treatment

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From: news.unchealthcare.org A research team led by Gaorav Gupta, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UNC School of Medicine and member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, discovered the inner workings of an immune response pathway that could aid in cancer prevention and treatment. Every time a cancer cell divides, it sustains damage to …

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Medications to lower breast cancer risk

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Source: mayoclinichealthsystem.org Each year in the U.S., approximately 265,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer and 42,000 people die from the disease. Fortunately, survival rates have increased due to early detection and prevention of the disease. Breast cancer causes are multifactorial. Some risk factors can be lowered through changes like eating a healthy diet, exercising and avoiding alcohol and tobacco. …

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How to be your own breast cancer advocate: 5 practical and preventive tips that can save your life

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By: Ashima Sharda Mahindra From: timesnownews.com Worldwide, one in eight women are diagnosed or will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their respective lifetimes, say experts. The numbers are depressing but proper measures can prevent the occurrence of this deadly disease. Prevention is better than cure. But prevention begins with knowledge. Women who are at an increased risk of breast …

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Aspirin Fails to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

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By: Charles Bankhead From: medpagetoday.com Trend toward higher recurrence rate in large randomized trial Taking aspirin after treatment for breast cancer did not reduce the risk of disease recurrence, according to a large randomized trial. The primary analysis showed a 25% higher risk of invasive recurrence in patients who took aspirin for a median of 18 months, although this difference …

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Is there a link between birth control and breast cancer?

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From: medicalnewstoday.com Hormonal contraception can slightly increase a person’s risk of developing breast cancer. This can vary according to the type of contraception they use. However, the benefits of birth control often outweigh the risks. For example, hormonal contraception can prevent unintended pregnancy and may protect against other cancers. There seems to be a link between hormonal contraception and a …

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Breast cancer: How to recognize and treat lymphedema

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By: sharrell@themountaineer.com From: themountaineer.com Lymph is a clear fluid that contains antibodies and flows through the lymphatic system of the body. If this fluid is unable to properly circulate, it can build up in the soft tissue of a limb and cause swelling. This condition, called lymphedema, is common in breast cancer patients whose lymph nodes have been damaged or …

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Tackling Breast Cancer with Screening and Prevention

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By: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey From: newswise.com Each year, the month of October is dedicated to highlighting the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among US women and is the second leading cause of death among women after lung cancer. While researchers continue …