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2014-04-04 23:40:49

Dr. Vera Packard, Executive Director of HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, has been invited by Silicon Valley Business Journal to participate as a mentor in their BizWomen: Mentoring Monday event on April 7. Fremont, Calif. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 HERS Breast Cancer Foundation today announced that their Executive Director, Dr. Vera Packard, will participate as a mentor in Silicon Valley Business Journal’s national networking event on Monday, April 7. BizWomen: Mentoring Monday is an exciting...

2014-04-04 23:36:36

Active research in breast cancer is producing novel targeted drugs at a rapid pace. Thousand Oaks, California (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 As the Cancer society continues research for breast cancer, several options have emerged. Of these options three drugs have been approved by the FDA for usage as treatment and no one is more excited than Dr. Mai Brooks. Perjeta (pertuzumab) In September 2013, the FDA approved Perjeta for use in combination with Herceptin (trastuzumab) and docetaxel for the...

2014-04-04 23:34:52

Cianna Medical, Inc.: Strut-based breast cancer radiation treatment could expand options for DCIS patients. Aliso Viejo, Calif. (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Cianna Medical, Inc., a women’s health company, today announced the results of a retrospective study of breast cancer patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated with SAVI® breast brachytherapy. Researchers reported excellent local control, with recurrence rates that appear to be equivalent to those expected for whole...

2014-04-04 12:27:16

DUBLIN, Apr. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w9vbt8/global ) has announced the addition of the "Global Mammography Equipment Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the Global Mammography Equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 9.84 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing incidence...

2014-04-03 12:56:51

Women who took clomiphene citrate (brand name Clomid) or gonadotropins as a part of fertility treatment did not experience an increased risk for breast cancer over 30 years of follow-up, compared with women who were not treated with these medications, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "We wanted to evaluate the long-term relationship of fertility medications and breast cancer risk...

2014-04-03 12:29:59

OTTAWA, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, Stella Ambler, Member of Parliament for Mississauga South, will make an announcement related to breast cancer during Breast Fest, a Rethink Breast Cancer Event. Media are invited to the formal remarks, as well as to tour the world-renowned SCAR Project exhibit, a series of 30 large-scale portraits of young women who have experienced breast cancer, or took proactive measures to...

2014-04-03 08:30:01

Joins Renowned Academic Scientists Charles Sawyers, Jose Baselga and Ronald Evans SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seragon Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of drugs for hormone-driven cancers, today announced the expansion of the company's Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board (CSAB) and the appointment of Debasish Roychowdhury, M.D., who will serve as Seragon's Acting Chief Medical Officer....

2014-04-02 12:31:57

Since 1993, Komen Columbus has raised more than $22.5 million to support local breast health programs and breast cancer research. COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Komen Columbus announced today it will grant $1.4 million to fund 21 programs that will provide thousands of women and men with life-saving breast health screening, education and treatment throughout the next year. "The needs that will be met with these 21 community health programs will fulfill vital needs in...

2014-04-02 11:24:05

UCSF-Harvard study finds tests offer limited benefit to oldest female patients Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools. National guidelines recommend that doctors make individualized screening...

2014-04-02 10:46:54

Complex benefits and harms of mammography require individualized approach A comprehensive review of 50 year's worth of international studies assessing the benefits and harms of mammography screening suggests that the benefits of the screening are often overestimated, while harms are underestimated. And, since the relative benefits and harms of screening are related to a complex array of clinical factors and personal preferences, physicians and patients need more guidance on how best to...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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