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2011-09-09 11:26:17

Approach may help some women avoid mastectomy Whether chemotherapy is given before or after breast-conserving therapy (BCT) does not have an impact on long-term local-regional outcomes, suggesting treatment success is due more to biologic factors than chemotherapy timing, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Presented today at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium, the study also found that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (given before surgery),...

2011-09-08 09:40:44

A technology usually reserved for designing buildings, bridges and aircraft has now been used to aid breast tissue reconstruction in cancer patients. In a study published today, Thursday 8 September, in IOP Publishing's journal Biofabrication, researchers used computer-aided design (CAD) to create an extremely accurate mould of a breast that was used as a visual aid to surgeons in tissue reconstruction operations. Furthermore, CAD was used to design and produce patient-specific physical...

2011-09-07 14:13:23

University of Maryland study analyzed data from nearly 15,000 patients Young women with early-stage breast cancer have similar survival rates with a lumpectomy and radiation treatment, known as breast-conservation therapy, as with mastectomy, a new study conducted at the University of Maryland has found. The results of the analysis of nearly 15,000 patients listed in a nationwide cancer registry will be presented at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium to be held Sept. 8-11 in San Francisco....

2011-07-24 00:02:03

Company Expansion Sited as Reason for Larger Facility Agoura Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2011 Comfort Quest, Inc. announced the opening of its new corporate offices in Agoura Hills, CA. The new office officially opened on Monday, July 18, 2011. Comfort Quest is the manufacturer of the Side Sleeper Pillow, a surgical recovery product for women. The move became necessary due to the increased popularity of the breast pillow and the need for more space and staff. The Side Sleeper Pillow was...

2011-07-11 00:00:29

Comfort Quest, Inc. launched its second version of the Side Sleeper Pillow and will market both for Narrow Cleavage and Wide Cleavage patients for surgical recovery Agoura Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2011 Comfort Quest, Inc. announced the release and first shipping of The Side Sleeper Pillow for Narrow Cleavage. This is the second product launch for the start-up company which specializes in Post Surgery Pain Management products for women. The original recovery pillow will now be known as...

2011-06-28 00:00:32

Experience Shows Immediate Reconstruction Is Safe, Doesn't Delay Treatment Arlington Heights, IL (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 For women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, immediate breast reconstruction has a low risk of complications"”including serious complications related to radiation therapy"”and does not cause undue delays in cancer treatment, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of...

2011-06-27 21:30:49

Radiation after a mastectomy for women with advanced breast cancer saves lives, but almost half of these patients do not receive it. That is the conclusion of a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results indicate that treatments that have proven their life-saving potential in clinical trials may not be available to many patients. After clinical trials in the 1990s revealed the benefits of radiation after mastectomy...

2011-06-14 00:41:36

Using a combination of hypnosis and local anaesthesia (LA) for certain types of surgery can aid the healing process and reduce drug use and time spent in hospital, anaesthesiologists have found. The combination could also help avoid cancer recurrence and metastases, according to new research to be presented today (Sunday) at the European Anaesthesiology Congress in Amsterdam. Professor Fabienne Roelants and Dr. Christine Watremez, from the Department of Anaesthesiology at the Cliniques...

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2011-06-05 08:51:04

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital announced Saturday they found that an estrogen-blocker known as Aromasin reduces the risk of developing breast cancer by 65 percent in post-menopausal women at high risk for breast cancer.In a late-stage trial of more than 4,500 post-menopausal women who were at increased risk of developing breast cancer, researchers found that those who took the drug, also known as exemestane, had fewer invasive breast cancers after 3 years and without severe...

2011-05-27 07:01:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study suggests a technique called lipofilling may be safe for women who are having their breasts reconstructed after breast cancer surgery. Lipofilling has been used for over 30 years.  The procedure involves taking fat from another area of a women's body, usually her abdomen or thighs, and using it to fill in small defects that may occur during breast reconstruction. Until now, there has been a lack of evidence as to whether the technique could trigger a...


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