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2009-10-13 16:21:11

Breast"“conserving surgery offered to the majority of patients There is concern that mastectomy is over-utilized in the United States, which raises questions about the role of surgeons and patient preference in treatment selection for breast cancer. New data from an observational study found that breast-conserving surgery was presented and provided in the majority of patients evaluated. Surgeon recommendations, patient decisions, and failure of breast-conserving surgery were all found...

2009-10-13 16:12:22

With there being a concern that mastectomy is excessively used as a treatment for breast cancer, a survey of nearly 2,000 women indicates that breast-conserving surgery was attempted as the initial therapy for about 75 percent of those surveyed, according to a study in the October 14 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on surgical care. Monica Morrow, M.D., of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing in Chicago. "Concerns about...

2009-10-10 08:25:50

New study in Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds geography, education and economic status affect treatment for early invasive breast cancer According to a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, although breast-conserving surgery (BCS), commonly known as lumpectomy, is increasingly being used to treat older women with nonmetastatic invasive breast cancer, there are still significant socioeconomic and geographic disparities in...

2009-09-25 09:25:25

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the most common non-invasive lesion of the breast, presents unique challenges for patients and providers largely because the natural course of the untreated disease is not well understood. Because most women diagnosed with DCIS are treated, it is difficult to determine the comparative benefits of different treatment strategies versus active surveillance, meaning systematic followup. An independent panel convened by the NIH urged the scientific community to...

2009-09-08 13:31:50

A new study identifies a molecule that acts cooperatively with a well known oncoprotein to drive progression of noninvasive breast cancer to metastatic, life-threatening disease. The research findings, published by Cell Press in the September issue of the journal Cancer Cell, could have a significant impact on therapeutic decisions by facilitating identification of high risk patients. Elevated ErbB2, a well known invasion and metastasis promoting protein, is found in about one quarter of...

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2009-08-13 12:05:00

Research indicates that the smallest spread of cancer to a lymph node can put a breast cancer patient at much higher risk of having the disease return years later, suggesting more treatment than surgery may be needed. Doctors and patients have been tormented for years with the decision of what action to take when a microscopic tumor or stray cancer cells in a lymph node are found. When women are diagnosed with "micro tumors", they are typically given estrogen-blocking drugs, chemotherapy or...

2009-07-29 15:14:49

U.S. scientists have developed a computer model that predicts cancer recurrence in an individual based on how tumor changes size after radiation therapy. Jian Z. Wang of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and colleagues studied 80 women with cervical cancer who were diagnosed with tumors ranging from the size of a marble to the size of a grapefruit. Each woman was treated with a course of radiation therapy. After few weeks of radiation treatment, the volume of each shrinking tumor was...

2009-07-20 11:14:09

Rhode Island Hospital is one of only four sites across the country to participate in a new clinical trial called the DIGNITY Study. The study will investigate the effectiveness of a chemotherapeutic agent, ThermoDox, used in conjunction with mild hyperthermia (a form of heat therapy) for treating recurrent chest wall breast cancer. Recurrent chest wall (RCW) breast cancer is a return of breast cancer on the chest wall, most commonly presenting in the skin overlying the mastectomy scar,...

2009-06-26 08:04:04

The recent decline in invasive breast cancer in the US was significantly less pronounced in the poor and those who live in rural areas. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medicine suggest this may be due to varying reductions in the numbers of women taking hormone therapy (HT).Christina Clarke, Ph.D., led a team of researchers from the Northern California Cancer Center who studied breast cancer incidence data from the largest cancer database available in the US for the years...

2009-06-08 16:44:26

Many women with breast cancer take anti-oxidants while undergoing cancer treatment, even though the consequences are unknown, U.S. researchers learned. The study, published online ahead of print of the July 15 issue of the journal Cancer, found almost 70 percent of the women used high doses of anti-oxidants, defined as higher than the amount contained in a Centrum multivitamin. Women who took high doses also were more likely to be using tamoxifen and to have a history of eating more fruits...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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