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Aggressive Breast Cancers Tied To Lack Of Sleep
2012-08-28 10:21:49

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It is known that a lack of sleep can cause short-term difficulties and also a number of long-term health issues, including depression, stress, and cognitive impairment. And now, new research has also uncovered a possible link between sleep deprivation and certain aggressive forms of breast cancer. This study was the first of its kind to demonstrate that there was a link between lack of sleep and tumors that were biologically...

2012-08-21 23:38:28

Editorial states that data has not led to reduction in clinical use of radiotherapy in older women A Rhode Island Hospital radiation oncologist says in a new editorial that research exploring the impact of radiotherapy in older women with low risk of breast cancer recurrence has little effect on actual clinical decisions. The editorial written by David E. Wazer, M.D., chief of the department of radiation oncology, is published in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology....

2012-06-11 21:47:03

A study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators has identified a gene expression pattern that may explain why chemotherapy prior to surgery isn't effective against some tumors and suggests new therapy options for patients with specific subtypes of breast cancer. The study by lead author Justin Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D., was published online June 10, 2012 in Nature Medicine in advance of print publication. Balko is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Carlos L....

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