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2009-05-26 08:14:31

One in four African American women diagnosed with late stage breast cancer refuse essential life saving treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, according to a new study. Investigators analyzed the findings between 2000 and 2006 from an inner city hospital in Atlanta that sees predominantly African American patients. Among the 107 cases of stage III breast cancer treated or diagnosed by the hospital, about 87 percent were  African American women.  More than 20 percent of these...

2009-05-07 08:58:33

The marker appears to be widely applicable to all breast cancer patients, regardless of other established prognostic indicators Reporting online in the American Journal of Pathology, researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have implicated the loss of a stromal protein called caveolin-1 as a major new prognostic factor in patients with breast cancer, predicting early disease recurrence, metastasis and breast cancer patient survival. The absence of caveolin-1 in the stroma also...

2009-05-06 08:24:22

 A newly discovered gene known as DEAR1 is mutated in breast cancer and is an independent predictor of local recurrence-free survival in early-onset breast cancer, a research team headed by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports in the journal PLoS Medicine."The correlation with local recurrence is significant because so many young women have recurrences in the breast, and cancers that do recur tend to be more aggressive," said senior author Ann...

2009-05-04 13:22:01

New study in Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds large disparities in care, treatment compared with Caucasian women New research published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that dramatic disparities in breast cancer outcomes continue to exist for African-American women, regardless of the age at which they are diagnosed, extent of the cancer, type of treatment or socioeconomic status. The study represents the largest population-based...

2009-04-27 07:00:00

Study Presented at American Society of Breast Surgeons Conference Reveals New Diagnostic Technique Helps Guide Surgical Management NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A study from Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, revealed today that additional breast cancer was found in 9 percent of patients when Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) was used to complement mammography, substantially impacting surgical treatment. A total of 82 patients underwent BSGI for newly diagnosed breast...

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2009-04-25 07:40:00

Recent medical studies have shown a significant rise in the number of women who choose to have both breasts surgically removed after being diagnosed with cancer in only one breast. According to Dr. Todd Tuttle of the University of Minnesota, between 1998 and 2005, the number of women opting for double breast removal "“ or "contralateral prophylactic mastectomy" in medical parlance "“ increased by some 188 percent in cases of early-detected breast cancer. An explanation as to why...

2009-04-16 23:05:03

U.S. researchers report seven cases in which a gel sometimes used during surgery to stop bleeding may mimic microcalcifications in mammograms. Dr. Kathleen Ward, a Loyola University Health System radiologist, noticed something odd when she examined the mammogram of a patient who had recently undergone breast cancer surgery. She saw a suspicious pattern of white specks, much like grains of salt similar to microcalcifications that sometimes are a sign of early breast cancer. However, it was too...

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2009-04-09 13:26:59

A University of Minnesota cancer surgeon and researcher has found a dramatic increase in the number of women diagnosed with the earliest stage of breast cancer choosing to have both breasts surgically removed. The rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) surgery among U.S. women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) increased by 188 percent between 1998 and 2005, according to Todd Tuttle, M.D., lead researcher on this study. Tuttle is associate professor of oncologic surgery with...

2009-03-17 10:50:05

Study examines why overweight women are less likely to undergo breast cancer screeningObese women may be putting themselves at greater risk of breast cancer by not undergoing regular screening. According to new research by Dr. Nisa Maruthur and her team from The John Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, seriously obese women are significantly less likely to say they have undergone a recent mammography than normal weight women, especially if they are white. Maruthur's...

2009-02-27 10:54:00

American Journal of Surgery Study Reveals Conclusive Findings NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Women facing a recent breast cancer diagnosis may find additional cancer in the same or opposite breast with further testing using Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) according to a study published in the February 2009 "American Journal of Surgery." BSGI detected additional or more extensive breast cancer in the same or opposite breast in 10.9 percent of newly diagnosed patients...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.