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2013-12-03 11:13:26

Researchers from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services have created a computer algorithm that successfully predicts whether estrogen is sending signals to cancer cells to grow into tumors in the breast. By finding this hormone receptor, known as estrogen receptor positive, physicians can prescribe anti-estrogen drug therapies, improving patient outcomes. Since each cell in the body contains 23,000 genes, identifying the specific genes involved in cancer growth is an...

Breast Cancer Risk From High Cholesterol
2013-11-30 04:57:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered a byproduct of cholesterol that functions similarly to the hormone estrogen and stimulates the growth and spread of common forms of breast cancer cells. Encouragingly, researchers also found that certain anti-cholesterol drugs, like statins, seem to reduce the harmful effects of the estrogen-like molecule. The researchers caution, however, that the study's findings are still early in their development....

2013-11-26 23:29:12

Company will offer mini-fan for women at various phases of breast cancer treatments. Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 BlowMeCool Inc. has announced today that it will join in the mission of CureDiva, the first ever personalized lifestyle solutions online shop for women facing breast cancer. BlowMeCool will join CureDiva in helping to improve the lives of women facing breast cancer at each phase of treatment by offering its signature product, the BlowMeCool mini-fan. BlowMeCool’s...

2013-11-18 23:21:18

Woman Remains Cancer-Free 13 Years after Participating in Breast Cancer Study Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. presented updated research results at this year’s American Society for Radiation Oncology conference. The outcomes showed that APBI, and traditional whole-breast irradiation are comparable at 10 years. While radiation therapy has traditionally been delivered using whole breast irradiation, APBI is a proven alternative that shortens...

New Driver Of Breast Cancer Discovered
2013-11-07 12:35:45

UT Southwestern Medical Center A team of researchers at UT Southwestern has found that as cholesterol is metabolized, a potent stimulant of breast cancer is created – one that fuels estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers, and that may also defeat a common treatment strategy for those cancers. The multidisciplinary team discovered that a cholesterol metabolite called 27-hydroxycholesterol, or 27HC, promotes tumor growth in estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers, which are the...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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