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2012-03-21 14:13:03

Results from one of the longest-running national breast cancer screening programs have shown that it has contributed to a drop in deaths from the disease, that any harm caused by the screening, such as false positives and over-diagnosis, has been limited, and that the costs have been reasonable. The Dutch population-based mammography breast cancer screening program began in 1989, and today (Wednesday) Mr Jacques Fracheboud, a senior researcher at the Erasmus University Medical Center...

2011-10-17 13:01:41

Gene promotes prostate cancer when 'turned on,' breast cancer when “turned off” Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered that a gene — known as an androgen receptor (AR) — is found in both prostate and breast cancers yet has opposite effects on these diseases. In prostate cancer, the AR gene promotes cancer growth when the gene is "turned on." In breast cancer, the AR gene promotes cancer growth when the gene is "turned off," as is often the case after...

2011-09-21 15:12:35

Medical researchers at the University of Leeds have come a step closer to understanding how to stop breast cancers from coming back. Their findings, published in the International Journal of Cancer, suggest that some novel drugs that are being developed to tackle other cancers should be considered as a future treatment for breast cancer too. Hormone therapies, such as tamoxifen, that target a protein responsible for tumor growth, have dramatically improved the treatment of breast...

2011-09-01 15:32:02

It is widely known that mutations in the breast cancer susceptibility 1 (BRCA1) gene significantly increase the chance of developing breast and ovarian cancers, but the mechanisms at play are not fully understood. Now, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center have shown that certain BRCA1 mutations result in excessive, uncontrolled DNA repair, which challenges the prior assumption that mutations in BRCA1 only contribute to breast cancer through a reduction in...

2011-06-28 13:13:52

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified six subtypes of an aggressive and difficult-to-treat form of breast cancer, called "triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)." In the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Cancer Center Director Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., and colleagues describe the molecular features of these six distinct subtypes and identify chemotherapies to which the different subtypes respond in cultured cells and animal tumor models. Knowing the...

2011-06-04 12:00:00

CHICAGO, June 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced results of ten studies being presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, including a second large validation study confirming the performance of the Oncotype DX® colon cancer Recurrence Score® (RS) as an independent predictor of recurrence risk in stage II colon cancer. The company also will present positive findings from a...

2011-02-23 01:52:57

JAMA study by Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium supports annual screening for survivors More women are surviving longer after having early-stage breast cancer, but they are at risk of developing breast cancer again: a recurrence or a new cancer, in either breast. Annual screening (a.k.a. "surveillance") mammography has long been standard for these women, but only scant evidence on screening outcomes supported this practice. In the February 23, 2011 Journal of the American Medical...

2011-02-15 14:56:59

Many women who survive breast and gynecologic cancers want medical help for their sexual issues, but most do not get it. A survey of hundreds of cancer survivors, published online in the journal Cancer, confirms that more than forty percent want medical attention for their sexual health needs. "Some women have the courage to raise sexual concerns with their doctor, although repeated studies show they prefer the doctor to initiate the discussion," said Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, associate...


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