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2011-01-18 16:18:53

Many risk factors for breast cancer are well studied and documented. Thus, scientists are sure by now that early first menstrual period, late onset of menopause and a family history of breast cancer are associated with an increased breast cancer risk. However, neither an individual woman nor medicine can influence whether family members develop breast cancer or at what age menopause starts - these are risk factors on which we have no influence. Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center...

2011-01-13 14:32:03

New study shows indoor lighting has profound suppressive effect on the hormone melatonin According to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), exposure to electrical light between dusk and bedtime strongly suppresses melatonin levels and may impact physiologic processes regulated by melatonin signaling, such as sleepiness, thermoregulation, blood pressure and glucose homeostasis. Melatonin is a hormone...

2010-12-16 13:14:59

Body fat distribution does not play an important role in the incidence of every subtype of premenopausal breast cancer, but is associated with an increased risk for estrogen receptor (ER)"“negative breast cancer, according to a study published December 15 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Previous studies have shown that the association between body mass index (BMI) and the risk of breast cancer varies with menopausal status: a higher BMI is positively associated with...

2010-12-14 00:01:39

Results from an ongoing study examining two drugs to prevent breast cancer found that the drug raloxifene (Evista) was as almost effective as the standard drug tamoxifen (Nolvadex) and also produced fewer side effects. Earlier results of the study had shown that raloxifene was as effective as tamoxifen in reducing non-invasive breast cancer in post-menopausal women at high risk of developing the disease. For both drugs, women experienced a 50 percent reduction in breast cancer risk after 4...

2010-12-10 07:44:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) utilizing estrogen alone (the exogenous estrogen) provides a protective effect in reducing breast cancer risk, according to a new study. "Our analysis suggests that, contrary to previous thinking, there is substantial value in bringing HRT with estrogen alone to the guidelines. The data show that for selected women it is not only safe, but potentially beneficial for breast cancer, as well as for many other aspects of women's health,"...

2010-12-09 17:10:43

While endogenous estrogen (i.e., estrogen produced by ovaries and by other tissues) does have a well-known carcinogenic impact, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) utilizing estrogen alone (the exogenous estrogen) provides a protective effect in reducing breast cancer risk, according to study results presented at the 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-12. "Our analysis suggests that, contrary to previous thinking, there is substantial value in bringing HRT...

2010-12-09 07:43:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every year in the United States about 40% of women with breast cancer undergo a mastectomy.  They say the most important factor in their decision-making is information from health professionals. That information is dependent on the quality, reporting, and interpretation of research data on surgical procedures. Improved standards for outcome reporting in breast reconstruction are needed, according to this study. To summarize the reporting standards of surgical...

2010-12-08 15:01:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI) today announced the publication of a study demonstrating that ERb causes cancer cell growth arrest by inactivating critical genes and enzymes responsible for cell growth. These results provide evidence that drugs that stimulate the production of or activate ERb are potential new therapies to prevent breast cancer. The study is entitled "Estrogen receptor beta causes a G2 cell cycle arrest by inhibiting CDK1...

2010-12-02 00:00:49

Age at First Pregnancy Associated with Breast Cancer Risk Having children later in life or not at all, combined with a trend in obesity may increase risk of a breast cancer that is hard to detect. Madison, WI (Vocus) December 1, 2010 Having children later in life or not at all, combined with a trend in obesity may increase risk of a breast cancer that is hard to detect. A UW School of Medicine and Public Health research team led by scientists Polly Newcomb and Amy Trentham-Dietz conducted...

2010-11-30 15:17:44

In a new UCSF study of more than 2 million mammogram screenings performed on nearly 700,000 women in the United States, scientists for the first time show a direct link between reduced hormone therapy and declines in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) as well as invasive breast cancer. The researchers saw such a striking decrease, they believe they also have uncovered indirect evidence that hormones promote breast tumor growth. The declines occurred in the age groups that most widely embraced...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.