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2011-08-03 14:30:50

Era of Hope conference to feature novel studies that address how ethnicity and inherited genes cause breast cancer -- best approaches to prevention and treatment A woman's ethnicity as well as her genetic makeup are two of the main risk factors for hereditary breast cancer. Research into understanding and treating hereditary breast cancer will be presented today at the Era of Hope conference, a scientific meeting hosted by the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)....

2011-08-02 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Published last week in the American Journal of Roentgenology, researchers from Swedish Cancer Institute and the University of Washington showed that using Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) they found a correlation between FDG uptake values and the prognostic factors that predict breast cancer survival. The highest FDG levels were in the most aggressive cancer type - triple negative cancers. Women with triple negative breast cancer have a higher...

2011-07-18 16:05:57

Some of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer are more vulnerable to chemotherapy when it is combined with a new class of anti-cancer agent, researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have shown. ABT-737 is one of a new class of anti-cancer agents called BH3 mimetics that target and neutralise the so-called Bcl-2 proteins in cancer cells. Bcl-2 proteins act to 'protect' the cells after they have been damaged by chemotherapy drugs, and prevent the cancer cells from dying....

2011-07-05 11:44:00

BLODGETT, Ore., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned Scientists from around the world presented their latest berry research at last week's 4th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium. New studies further demonstrate the profound impact berries have against age-related disease including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and mental decline. Members of the science and health communities gathered to hear nearly two dozen presentations, ranging from the role berries play in...

2011-06-28 13:13:52

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers have identified six subtypes of an aggressive and difficult-to-treat form of breast cancer, called "triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)." In the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Cancer Center Director Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., and colleagues describe the molecular features of these six distinct subtypes and identify chemotherapies to which the different subtypes respond in cultured cells and animal tumor models. Knowing the...

2011-06-06 07:59:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scientists have identified an overactive network of genes that drive certain cancer cells enriched in triple-negative breast tumors. Triple-negative breast cancers are characterized by a lack of estrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptors, which makes them unresponsive to targeted treatments that block those receptors. These tumors make up about 15 to 20 percent of breast cancers and tend to occur in younger women, those with BRCA1 gene mutations and black women....

2011-06-02 12:39:00

Experimental drug may help reprogram tumor cells to respond to hormone therapy BALTIMORE, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multicenter clinical trial led by a researcher at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center will evaluate a new approach to treat triple-negative breast cancer, an often-aggressive type of cancer that is more common among African-Americans and young women. The study will help researchers determine if an experimental drug,...

2011-04-04 19:45:14

Scientists from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are working on a series of genetic analyses that suggest the underlying differences among racial groups are present not just in tumors, but in normal tissue as well. Lisa Baumbach, Ph.D., associate research professor, and colleagues will present the full study results at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6. "Our group has been working for quite some time on the...

2011-04-01 01:11:31

Pilot study looking at stress, anxiety of aggressive breast cancer striking young minorities When an aggressive form of breast cancer strikes a young woman, what kind of stress, anxiety and other psychological and social challenges does she face? That question hasn't been answered in the published psychological cancer literature, but a new pilot study just launched is gathering data to change that, according to psychologist Georita M. Frierson at SMU. The two-year study will survey up to 60...

2011-03-22 15:25:20

Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine have found a new way to tackle a difficult-to-treat form of breast cancer "“ a discovery that is being translated into human studies with currently approved FDA drugs. The new strategy begins with their discovery that a gene called PTPN12 plays a pivotal role in triple negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease that accounts for approximately 20 percent of new cases of the disease and is resistant to common drugs such as...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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