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Analysis of Key Breast Cancer Genes Reveals Distinct Profiles for African-American, European-American Women

Examination of Women’s Circle of Health Study data strengthens evidence that folate can reduce breast cancer risk ...

Study links deficiency of cellular housekeeping gene with aggressive forms of breast cancer

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have identified a strong link between the most aggressive type of breast cancer and ...

New Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Model More Accurate Than Current Model

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new breast cancer risk prediction model combining histologic features of biopsied breast tissue from women with benign breast disease and individual patient demographic information more accurately classified breast cancer risk than the current screening standard. Results of a Mayo Clinic study comparing the new model to the current standard, the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (BCRAT), are published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. ... Full story

Many Women with Breast Cancer Have Poor Knowledge about their Condition

A new analysis has found that many women with breast cancer lack knowledge about their illness, with minority patients less likely than white patients to know and report accurate information about their tumors’ characteristics. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings highlight the need to educate patients about their health conditions, which could lead to more informed treatment decisions. ... Full story

Many women lack basic understanding of their breast cancer, new study finds

A new study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute found a surprising lack of knowledge among breast cancer patients about the basic characteristics of their disease – how advanced it is (stage), whether it is fueled by estrogen, whether it can be treated with trastuzumab (also called Herceptin,) and the grade assigned by pathologists. ... Full story

American Association for Cancer Research and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Partner to Offer New Grant Opportunity

PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation are pleased to announce a new partnership and grant opportunity. ... Full story

New Breast Exam Nearly Quadruples Detection of Invasive Breast Cancers in Women with Dense Breast Tissue

Rochester, Minn. — A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of Roentgenology. ... Full story

Breast Cancer Surgeon Remembers Being Chastised for Having No Health Insurance

Once a teen-age mother, Rutgers surgical oncology fellow wants to end health care disparities ... Full story

Noisy Data Facilitates Dartmouth Research of Breast Cancer Gene Expression

Researchers from Dartmouth‘s Norris Cotton Cancer Center, led by Casey S. Greene, PhD, reported in Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing on the use of denoising autoencoders (DAs) to effectively extract key biological principles from gene expression data and summarize them into constructed features with convenient properties. ... Full story

Poor metabolic health increases postmenopausal breast cancer risk

Postmenopausal women who are metabolically unhealthy have a higher risk of breast cancer compared with metabolically healthy women, a study has found. ... Full story

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