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Bone microenvironment fosters breast cancer metastatic behavior

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Molly Chu From: bcm.edu Two studies led by Baylor College of Medicine shed new light on the unanswered question of why estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer sometimes grows back in the bone and spreads to other tissues despite effective endocrine therapies directed at ER. Working with animal models that include patient tumor samples, the team discovered that the bone …

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Breast cancer: is milk a risk factor?

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From: theconversation.com Breast cancer has now overtaken lung cancer as the world’s most commonly diagnosed cancer, and as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women in many countries. While genetics can certainly increase risk of the disease, for most women lifestyle factors, such as alcohol or being overweight or obese, are bigger influences on developing breast cancer. Now, two …

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Breast Cancer Risk Gene Associations Refined in Large-Scale Studies

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Staff Reporter From: precisiononcologynews.com Studies by two independent research teams are offering a clearer picture of the germline pathogenic variants that contribute to breast cancer risk, suggesting that some risk genes may be linked to specific breast cancer subtypes, while others are more broadly associated with breast cancer. For one study, published on Wednesday in the New England Journal …

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Studies Support Use of the Accuray TomoTherapy® System for Advanced Rectal Cancer to Improve Treatment Efficacy and Reduce Side Effects

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: Accuray Incorporated From: prnewswire.com Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced today that two new studies demonstrate the benefits of the TomoTherapy® System in the treatment of advanced rectal cancer. Radiotherapy, with or without chemotherapy, followed by surgery is the standard of care in the treatment of locally, advanced rectal cancer. However, radiation delivered to surrounding organs, such as the bowel and …