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BARD1 Life Sciences (ASX:BD1) receives positive results from breast cancer study

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By: Julia Seymour From: themarketherald.com BARD1 Life Sciences (BD1) has received results from a preliminary study demonstrating the feasibility of using SubB2M in an immunohistochemistry (IHC) application for breast cancer tissue The study compared cancer tissue from an invasive ductual breast cancer tumour biopsy to a non-cancer breast tissue biopsy The study also demonstrated that the SubB2M IHC test could …

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Culturally Distinct Neighborhoods May Influence Breast Cancer Outcomes Among Latinas

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By: Andrea S. Blevins Primeau, PhD, MBA From: cancertherapyadvisor.com Latinas with invasive breast cancer living in culturally distinct neighborhoods had improved survival outcomes, according to an observational study of Latinas living in California and Texas. Previous studies demonstrated that Latinas experience poorer survival outcomes compared with non-Latina white women. However, culturally distinct neighborhoods, or enclaves, have been hypothesized to affect …

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New evidence about why clear margins in breast cancer surgery are such good news

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Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University From: eurekalert.org When a breast cancer tumor is removed with no signs of cancer left behind, it’s great news for patients, and now scientists have more evidence of why. They’ve shown that once the breast tumor is successfully removed, the immune response turns its attention to destroying the tumor cells it has …

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Extent of sentinel lymph node biopsy influences lymphedema risk

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By: Mark Leiser From: healio.com A higher number of resected lymph nodes increased the likelihood for lymphedema after sentinel lymph node biopsy, according to study results presented at Miami Breast Cancer Conference. The association was most apparent among patients who had more than five lymph nodes resected. “In clinical practice, expanding close follow-up and early education for lymphedema is the …

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5 reasons you should put physicians in charge of hospitals

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By: Edward R. Mariano, MD From: kevinmd.com Putting physicians in charge of hospitals seems like a no-brainer, but it isn’t what usually happens. A study published in Academic Medicine states that only about four percent of hospitals in the United States are run by physician leaders, which represents a steep decline from 35 percent in 1935. In the most recent …

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Gene therapy to fight a blood cancer succeeds in major study

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By: Marilynn Marchione From: wsiltv.com An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday. In all, 82 percent of patients had their cancer shrink at least …

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Early-Stage Breast Condition May Not Require Cancer Treatment

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By GINA KOLATA From: nytimes.com As many as 60,000 American women each year are told they have a very early stage of breast cancer — Stage 0, as it is commonly known — a possible precursor to what could be a deadly tumor. And almost every one of the women has either a lumpectomy or a mastectomy, and often a …