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New Insights into Breast Cancer Spread Could Yield Better Tests and Treatments

(BRONX, NY)—A study combining tumor cells from patients with breast cancer with a laboratory model of blood vessel lining provides the most ...

More breast cancer patients opting for mastectomy, Vanderbilt study finds

Far more breast cancer patients are choosing to undergo mastectomy, including removal of both breasts, instead of choosing breast conservation surgery even ...

More breast cancer patients choose mastectomy

Far more breast cancer patients are choosing to undergo mastectomy, including removal of both breasts, instead of choosing breast conservation surgery even when they have early stage disease that is confined to one breast, a Vanderbilt study shows. In the past decade, there have also been marked trends toward higher proportions of women opting for breast reconstruction. ... Full story

Gene mutation linked to breast cancer therapy resistance

Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D., left, Justin Balko, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Luis Schwarz, M.D., and colleagues are studying a gene mutation that may shed light on why some breast cancer patients don’t respond to anti-hormone therapy. (photo by Joe Howell) ... Full story

New model of follow up for breast cancer patients

Public health researchers from the University of Adelaide have evaluated international breast cancer guidelines, finding that there is potential to improve surveillance of breast cancer survivors from both a patient and health system perspective. ... Full story

Study Reveals How Some Breast Cancers Become Resistant to Targeted Drugs

By Julie Grisham, MS, Science Writer/Editor    MSK Physician-in-Chief José Baselga (left) and cancer biologist Maurizio Scaltriti For people ... Full story

Clinical trial to target ovarian and breast cancers

A UQ clinical trial will focus on the connection between diet and how genes are controlled. Source: iStock. ... Full story

Hedgehog signaling pathway for breast cancer identified

MD Anderson study points to long non-coding RNA as potential therapeutic target ... Full story

The researcher and the advocate talk breast cancer

Professor Sharon Kilbreath and Sally Crossing AM have a lot of things in common, but perhaps the most striking is their refusal to accept the status quo. When both women were diagnosed with breast cancer over 15 years ago they discovered a gap in the understanding of life after surgery - and no united voice for cancer patients. ... Full story

Cutting-edge computer software helps pinpoint aggressiveness of breast cancer tumours

Researchers at Western University are using cutting-edge genetic mutation-analysis software developed in their lab to interpret mutations in tumour genome that may provide insight into determining which breast cancer tumours are more likely spread to other parts of the body and which ones won’t. ... Full story

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