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2013-04-19 19:25:00

Research suggests 'chemo brain' may involve neurophysiological change For many years, breast cancer patients have reported experiencing difficulties with memory, concentration and other cognitive functions following cancer treatment. Whether this mental "fogginess" is psychosomatic or reflects underlying changes in brain function has been a bone of contention among scientists and physicians. Now, a new study led by Dr. Patricia Ganz, director of cancer prevention and control research at...

2013-04-18 23:19:36

Cianna Medical, Inc: Recent studies conclude breast brachytherapy with the SAVI applicator appears to be a well-tolerated, effective treatment for early-stage breast cancer. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Breast brachytherapy with a strut-based applicator demonstrated low recurrence rates and minimal toxicities, according to a multi-site study with a median follow-up of four years. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the American Brachytherapy Society, held in...

2013-04-02 12:34:46

A team of international cancer researchers led by Dr. Mathieu Lupien at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, has identified the signalling pathway that is over-activated in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer cells that are resistant to hormone therapies such as tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors or fulvestrant. Resistance to hormone therapy is reported in almost half of ER-positive breast cancer patients and no cure is currently available. The fact that...

2013-03-08 23:04:38

A recent FDA-approved combination of therapies used to target HER2-positive breast cancer does not lead to increased cardiac problems for patients, but doctors should regularly perform cardiac monitoring on their cancer patients until additional long-term cardiac safety data become available, according to the first phase III study of the combined treatments. The study, published in The Oncologist, was led by Dr. Sandra M. Swain, MD, Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute at...


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