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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...

2013-02-13 17:47:43

New Weill Cornell study shows anti-copper drug might prevent the spread of cancer to organs An anti-copper drug compound that disables the ability of bone marrow cells from setting up a "home" in organs to receive and nurture migrating cancer tumor cells has shown surprising benefit in one of the most difficult-to-treat forms of cancer -- high-risk triple-negative breast cancer. The median survival for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer patients is historically nine months....

Women Who Refuse Mastectomies May Have Higher Survival Rates
2013-01-29 10:36:21

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by the Duke Cancer Institute discovered that women who were diagnosed with early stage breast cancer and received breast-conserving surgery had equal or better survival rates than women who had breast removal surgery. In a breast-conserving surgery, or lumpectomy, surgeons attempt to remove only the lump or cancerous tumor from the breast while leaving the breast intact. In a mastectomy, by contrast, the entire...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'