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MCM: Man's Breast Cancer Diagnosis Led to Family Members' Genetic Testing

Help us put a new spin on #ManCrushMonday! In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, UC Cancer Institute has chosen to honor ...

Earlier unknown molecular-level mechanism may contribute to the growth rate of breast cancer

Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the University of Turku and the University of Oslo have discovered a previously unknown ...

Biological clock disruptions increase breast cancer risk, UGA study finds

Athens, Ga. - The disruption of a person's circadian rhythm—their 24-hour biological clock—has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, according to new University of Georgia research. The culprit, in this study in particular, is artificial light. ... Full story

Subsidies help breast cancer patients adhere to hormone therapy

A federal prescription-subsidy program for low-income women on Medicare significantly improved their adherence to hormone therapy to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer after surgery. ... Full story

Possible breast cancer 'achilles heel' discovered

A leading team of Newcastle University scientists have found that 'turning off' two proteins reduces the ability of breast cancer cells to survive and grow. ... Full story

In Some Men, an Increase in PSA After Prostate Cancer Surgery May Not Lead to Metastasis in Their Lifetime

​PHILADELPHIA — Some prostate cancer patients whose prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels increase after a radical prostatectomy may die of causes unrelated to prostate cancer before they are diagnosed with a prostate cancer metastasis, and therefore treating them for recurrence may not be beneficial, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.Ruth Etzioni, PhD ... Full story

EXPERTS SAY BODY POSITION IN BREAST CANCER RADIATION TREATMENT MATTERS

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new treatment board which allows patients to lie on their stomach in the prone position during radiation treatment is proving more effective for breast cancer patients at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. ... Full story

10 facts you should know about breast cancer

Did you know that one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point? The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. Here are 10 facts you should know about breast cancer: ... Full story

Cancer stem cells in a tumor determine life expectancy in breast cancer patients

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Institute of Pathology of Heidelberg University Hospital have examined tissue samples from 255 breast cancer tumors in search of two different stem cell markers. Cases where both of these markers were detected were correlated with a dramatic reduction in the life expectancy of patients. Conversely, patients whose tumors exhibited neither of the two markers survived about 10 years longer. ... Full story

Post-treatment health education program improves quality of life for breast cancer patients

A QUT health researcher in collaboration with The Wesley Hospital Kim Walters Choices Program has found that women treated for breast cancer improved their quality of life after completing a specially designed post-treatment health intervention program. ... Full story

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