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2009-05-30 14:45:00

- Several SSRIs more than double risk of cancer recurrence in tamoxifen treated patients - Nearly 30 percent of tamoxifen users take drugs that reduce its effectiveness against breast cancer ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An important new study finds that certain popular antidepressants frequently prescribed to women taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen more than double the risk of a breast cancer recurrence for those using both medications. The research presented by...

2009-05-27 07:29:30

 Non-invasive imaging can measure how well patients with the most common form of breast cancer - estrogen receptor positive type - respond to standard aromatase inhibitor therapy after only two weeks and shows similar findings that more invasive needle sampling identifies, according to a poster presentation to be presented at the ASCO annual meeting next week.Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning and a glucose analogue called FDG, a research team led by Hannah Linden, M.D....

2008-12-15 15:09:00

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Two leading cancer physicians and researchers affiliated with US Oncology Research gave oral presentations at the 2008 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Three others presented their research in poster presentations during the conference, which ran December 10 through 14. Dr. Stephen Jones, US Oncology medical director and co-chair of its breast cancer research committee, presented findings on the largest of the three major trials comparing...

2008-12-15 00:04:38

Dense breast tissue contains more cells believed to give rise to breast cancer, compared to non-dense tissue, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Karthik Ghosh, a Mayo Clinic breast cancer researcher, said researchers found a dramatic difference in tissue composition between dense and non-dense tissue in the breast. In a second study, Celine Vachon, also of the Mayo Clinic, found that dense breast tissue has more aromatase enzyme than non-dense tissue. This is significant because aromatase helps...

2008-12-13 10:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced findings from a European study demonstrating that the Oncotype DX Recurrence Score(R) result is a significant independent predictor of distant recurrence in both node-negative and node-positive, hormone receptor-positive breast cancer patients who are treated with the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole or with tamoxifen. Researchers from the Royal Marsden Hospital in London discussed results...

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2008-12-12 14:38:05

According to a preliminary study reported Thursday at a cancer conference in Texas, new research adds fresh hope that a drug that strengthens bones might also fight breast cancer.  Women who were given the drug, Zometa, as part of their initial treatment had greater tumor shrinkage and were less likely to need radical surgery. Doctors were stunned in June when a big study found that Zometa, given previously to prevent bone loss caused by certain cancer treatments, also greatly cut the...

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2008-11-13 08:49:02

Scientists in the UK published a study on Wednesday claiming they have figured out why some women develop resistance to the most commonly used breast cancer drug, something that raises the risk their tumors will return. Jason Carroll of Cancer Research UK in Cambridge, who led the study published in the journal Nature, said the findings could lead to new tests to determine which women are not likely to benefit from tamoxifen and who should be given other drugs. Carroll said the information...

2008-09-30 03:00:04

London, UK, and Cambridge, MA: 30 September 2008 - Cancer drug developer Antisoma plc (LSE: ASM; USOTC: ATSMY) today announced that it has started a phase II trial evaluating the addition of AS1402 to the endocrine (hormonal) therapy letrozole in post-menopausal women receiving first-line treatment for advanced breast cancer. Approximately 110 patients will be randomly assigned to receive either letrozole plus AS1402 or standard treatment with letrozole alone. The safety of the...

2008-09-25 09:00:16

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo, Inc. will present an abstract in a presentation on their new drug candidate, VG101, for the treatment of vaginal dryness, at the 19th Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society in Orlando, Florida on September 26, 2008. Dr. Mary Tagliaferri, president and chief medical officer of Bionovo, will provide seminal information on the company's second estrogen receptor beta selective drug candidate that will be entering...

2008-09-24 18:00:40

A predictive measurement -- preoperative endocrine prognostic index, or PEPI score -- may help women choose breast cancer treatment, U.S. researchers said. Researchers led by Dr. Matthew Ellis of Washington University developed and validated the PEPI score. "At present about 83 percent of patients are cured of breast cancer," Ellis said in a statement. "The key is to identify that 83 percent so we can treat them with effective available therapies and focus our research efforts on the 17...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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