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Narrowing in on Pituitary Tumors

As many as 20 percent of people may have a benign cyst or tumor in their pituitary gland. The vast majority of ...

Changing patterns in survival for U.S. women with invasive breast cancer

Breast cancer mortality rates have been declining among women in many western countries since the 1970s. ...

Researchers discover a possible reason for drug resistance in breast tumors

by Koh - HER2 membrane proteins play a special role in certain types of breast cancer: amplified levels of HER2 drive unrestricted cell growth. HER2-tailored antibody-based therapeutics aim to prevent cancer cell growth. ... Full story

Similarities between embryos and breast tumors identified

MD Anderson researchers find that metastatic tumors behave like embryonic stem cells ... Full story

UT maps out the odds of recurrence of breast cancer in individual patients

Scientists of UT research institute MIRA have developed a system that maps out the odds of recurrence of breast cancer in individual patients. ... Full story

Breast Cancer Survivors Gain More Weight Than Cancer-free Women

​PHILADELPHIA — Among women with a family history of breast cancer, those diagnosed with breast cancer gained weight at a greater rate compared with cancer-free women of the same age and menopausal status, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. ... Full story

How some breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy

New findings from Garvan have identified how ‘oestrogen receptor positive’ breast cancers become resistant to hormone therapy. ... Full story

Dietary Intervention Primes Triple-Negative Breast Cancer for Targeted Therapy

Madison, Wisconsin - A diet that starves triple-negative breast cancer cells of an essential nutrient primes the cancer cells to be more easily killed by a targeted antibody treatment, UW Carbone Cancer Center scientists report in a recent publication. ... Full story

Anti-stress hormone may provide indication of breast cancer risk

A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that women with low levels of an anti-stress hormone have an increased risk of getting breast cancer. The study is the first of its kind on humans and confirms previous similar observations from animal experiments. ... Full story

Chemotherapeutic Coatings Enhance Tumor-Frying Nanoparticles

Researchers at Duke University have devised a heat-induced nanoparticle drug delivery system to add firepower to a treatment already in clinical trials ... Full story

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