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2012-05-18 11:39:57

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded more than $5 million from Susan G. Komen for the Cure for three new breast cancer research grants, including a prestigious Komen Promise Grant. Komen Promise Grant The Komen Promise Grant is a three-year award for a total of $4,066, 940 to study restoration of endocrine therapy sensitivity in recurrent breast cancers. The grant was awarded to principal investigator Dr. Bert O'Malley, chair of molecular and cellular biology at...

2012-05-09 09:30:43

Researchers from the University of Adelaide are hoping to better understand why the mutated genes for breast and ovarian cancer are not passed on more frequently from one generation of women to the next. That's despite a documented link between breast cancer genes and increased fertility in women. Dr Jack da Silva from the University's School of Molecular & Biomedical Science says that because women who carry breast cancer genes are more fertile, in theory they have a greater chance...

2012-05-03 15:12:41

Presentation at the 4th IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference Breast cancer in young women is a biologically unique disease that requires customized management strategies, researchers report at the 4th IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference, in Brussels, Belgium. The reported findings have potentially important implications for treatment, because breast cancer in young women is often aggressive and diagnosed at an advanced stage, meaning the prognosis for these patients is often poor. Dr. Hatem...

More Benefits Than Risks In Mammograms For AT-risk Women In Their 40s
2012-05-02 09:18:26

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Researchers recently found that there are more advantages than disadvantages related to breast screening mammograms for women in their 40s who have a higher risk of having breast cancer. The report also states that digital mammography provides more harm than good when compared to film mammography. The study pulled data from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC), the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling...

Possible Blood Test to Help Predict Breast Cancer
2012-05-02 05:19:32

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new study finds that breast cancer can possibly be predicted with a genetic test, years before the cancer develops. It would be in the form of a blood test to help see how genes are changed by environmental factors like alcohol and hormones. The test is still in development, but could be of great use in the future. The experiment, published in the journal Cancer Research, focused on the study of epigenetics. Scientists...

2012-05-01 09:38:12

Mammograms might benefit women in their 40s with family history or dense breasts Choosing when to start regular breast cancer screening is a complicated decision for individual women and their providers. For most women, increasing age is the biggest risk factor for breast cancer, which is much more common at age 60 than at 40. But two new articles on other risk factors may inform guidelines and clinical practice about screening mammography from age 40 to 49. The articles in the May 1...

Breast Cancer Not One But Ten Diseases
2012-04-20 06:01:58

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Breast cancer is a global epidemic with 1.4 million women suffering from it each year. However, progress has been made as researchers in Canada and the U.K. have found that breast cancer is not one disease but 10. The new categories could improve treatment for patients, tailoring drugs for personalized treatment and helping predict more accurate survival rates. The study, released in the journal Nature, looked at breast cancer samples from 2,000 women....

2012-04-16 05:09:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Now women suffering from breast cancer have a way to improve their overall quality of life. Researchers show that exercise during cancer treatment helps reduce depression and severe fatigue in women. "Women who are physically active may also have more confidence in their own ability to continue with family-related, household, work-related, or social activities, which bring meaning and satisfaction to their lives," Jamie M. Stagl, M.S., doctoral student in Clinical...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.