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Postmenopausal breast cancer risk decreases rapidly after starting physical activity

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Photo: Woman and a man doing sports [11/08/2014] Postmenopausal women who in the past four years had undertaken regular physical activity equivalent to at least four hours of walking per week had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those four years.Postmenopausal breast cancer risk decreases rapidly after starting physical activity - Read more

Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors

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Graphic: Needles in a doll head [31/07/2014] Use of electroacupuncture (EA) – a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles – produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to treat breast cancer.Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors - Read more

Protein pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize

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Photo: Precaution against breastcancer with mammography [11/07/2014] Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to metastasize.Protein pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize - Read more

Fighting cancer with dietary changes

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Photo: Woman eating a salad [30/05/2014] Calorie restriction, a kind of dieting in which food intake is decreased by a certain percentage, has been touted as way to help people live longer. New research suggests that there may be other benefits, including improving outcomes for breast cancer in women. Fighting cancer with dietary changes - Read more

Women: New Software Aids Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

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Photo: Pink grafics of women with breast cancer [09/05/2014] Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València, in collaboration with the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Institute of Health Carlos III, ISCIII, in Spanish) and the Foundation for the Health and Biomedical Research of the Comunitat Valenciana (Fisabio), have developed DMScan, new software to aid breast cancer risk assessment. Women: New Software Aids Breast Cancer Risk Assessment - Read more

Breast Cancer: Increased Risk of Developing Lung Cancer after Radiotherapy

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Photo: Two women smoking [07/04/2014] Women who have radiotherapy for breast cancer have a small but significantly increased risk of subsequently developing a primary lung tumour, and now research has shown that this risk increases with the amount of radiation absorbed by the tissue.Breast Cancer: Increased Risk of Developing Lung Cancer after Radiotherapy - Read more

Study: Hypnosis Therapy Shown to Decrease Fatigue Levels in Breast Cancer Patients

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Photo: Sign reading Hypnosis [20/02/2014] Breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy showed decreased fatigue as a result of cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis (CBTH), according to a study. Study: Hypnosis Therapy Shown to Decrease Fatigue Levels in Breast Cancer Patients - Read more

Hospital: New Data Contradict Current Recommendations for Management of Breast Biopsy Abnormalities

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Photo: Graphic of woman with lost breast [30/01/2014] Contrary to existing understanding, long-term follow-up of patients with two types of breast tissue abnormalities suggests that both types of abnormalities have the same potential to progress to breast cancer, according to a new study. Findings from this study could improve clinical management of patients with breast tissue abnormalities.Hospital: New Data Contradict Current Recommendations for Management of Breast Biopsy Abnormalities - Read more

Cancer: Cracks in the Cellular Transport System Can Be Key to a New Generation of Therapies

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Photo: Microtubules [29/01/2014] Researchers from Warwick Medical School have discovered a critical point of failure in the microscopic transport system that operates inside every cell in the human body.Cancer: Cracks in the Cellular Transport System Can Be Key to a New Generation of Therapies - Read more

Breast Cancer Risk: Angelina Jolie's Preventive Mastectomy Raised Awareness, But Not Knowledge

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Photo: Oliver Stone, Angelina Jolie and Colin Farrell [19/12/2013] Angelina Jolie heightened awareness about breast cancer when she announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. But a study led by researchers in the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health reveals that Jolie's story did not unfortunately translate into increased understanding of breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer Risk: Angelina Jolie's Preventive Mastectomy Raised Awareness, But Not Knowledge - Read more

Cancer: Researchers Find Shape-shifting Stops Migrating Cells

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Photo: Fried Egg [05/12/2013] Like a car with a front and back end, a steering mechanism and an engine to push it forward, cancer cells propel themselves through normal tissues and organs to spread cancer throughout the body. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have managed to turn these cells into shapes like a round fried egg and an exaggerated starfish that sticks out in many directions — both of which cannot now move.Cancer: Researchers Find Shape-shifting Stops Migrating Cells - Read more

Breast Biopsy: Age Affects Short-term Quality of Life

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Photo: Woman with pink top [21/11/2013] More than 500,000 women in the U.S. have a breast biopsy each year. In the percutaneous method, a physician uses a needle to remove several small samples from the area of interest for pathological analysis. Percutaneous biopsies are associated with fewer complications than the surgical approach, but there are still significant short-term side effects, including pain and emotional distress.Breast Biopsy: Age Affects Short-term Quality of Life - Read more

Women: MRI Leading to More Breast Cancer Surgery

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Photo: MRI image [16/08/2013] Heavy use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women with breast cancer, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.Women: MRI Leading to More Breast Cancer Surgery - Read more

Immune System: Nanodrug Targeting Breast Cancer Cells

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Photo: Hair [13/08/2013] A unique nanoscale drug that can carry a variety of weapons and sneak into cancer cells to break them down from the inside has a new component: a protein that stimulates the immune system to attack HER2-positive breast cancer cells.Immune System: Nanodrug Targeting Breast Cancer Cells - Read more

Breast Cancer: Device Aims to Prevent Repeated Surgery

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Photo: The Device [27/06/2013] To reduce the need for subsequent surgeries after removal of a breast tumor, Johns Hopkins graduate students have designed a device to allow pathologists to quickly inspect excised breast tissue within 20 minutes. Breast Cancer: Device Aims to Prevent Repeated Surgery - Read more

Women: Postcode Inequality for Cancer Diagnosis

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Photo: Woman with doctor [02/05/2013] Hundreds of women with breast cancer living in England's most deprived areas would have better survival rates if they were diagnosed at the same stage as those who lived in affluent areas.Women: Postcode Inequality for Cancer Diagnosis - Read more

Cancer: 3D Culture System Helps Understand Spreading

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Photo: Body cells in three dimensions [12/12/2012] Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) progresses rapidly and is associated with a very low survival rate. To understand how this type of cancer spreads, researchers have developed a novel, 3D culture system that mimics the environment of these cancer cells.Cancer: 3D Culture System Helps Understand Spreading - Read more

Public Health: Ethnic Disparities in Breast Cancer Survival

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Photo: African american woman [30/10/2012] Disparities in survival after breast cancer persisted across racial/ethnic groups even after researchers adjusted for multiple demographics, such as patients' education and the socioeconomic status of the neighborhood in which they lived, according to a study.Public Health: Ethnic Disparities in Breast Cancer Survival - Read more

Breast Cancer: Epigenetic Difference Explains the Different Risk

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[18/10/2012] The research team led by Manel Esteller of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) has identified an epigenetic change in the twin who will develop breast cancer but not in the healthy one.Breast Cancer: Epigenetic Difference Explains the Different Risk - Read more

Breast Cancer: Faster Diagnosis Possible

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[11/10/2012] A study from The George Washington University shows that patients can reduce potentially dangerous delays in the identification of breast cancer with the assistance of patient navigation services.Breast Cancer: Faster Diagnosis Possible - Read more

Breast Cancer: MRI Technique Could Reduce Biopsies

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[02/10/2012] Water diffusion measurements with MRI could decrease false-positive breast cancer results and reduce preventable biopsies, according to a new study. Researchers said the technique also could improve patient management by differentiating high-risk lesions requiring additional workup from other non-malignant subtypes.Breast Cancer: MRI Technique Could Reduce Biopsies - Read more

Nanochains: Exposing Cancer's Lethal Couriers

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[26/09/2012] Malignant cells that leave a primary tumor, travel the bloodstream and grow out of control in new locations cause the vast majority of cancer deaths. New nanotechnology developed at Case Western Reserve University detects these metastases in mouse models of breast cancer far earlier than current methods, a step toward earlier, life-saving diagnosis and treatment.Nanochains: Exposing Cancer's Lethal Couriers - Read more

Lung Cancer Treatment: Bruce Lee helps us to fight lung tumors”

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[22/08/2012] In many movies, Bruce Lee fights against different villains with Asian fighting methods. Even though scientists at the GSI Helmholz Center for Heavy Ion Research (GSI Helmholzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung) use other techniques to fight lung cancer, they work at least as effectively as the 70’s movie icon with their thorax model “Bruce Lee”.Lung Cancer Treatment: Bruce Lee helps us to fight lung tumors” - Read more

Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“

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[08/08/2012] It is the dream of those who are on the waiting list for a donor heart: an artificial heart that can be immediately implanted as needed and thus saves lives. ReinHeart is the name of the artificial heart system that is currently being developed at the Institute for Applied Medical Technology at RWTH Aachen University (AME). Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“ - Read more

Breast Cancer: Hybrid Vaccine Can Prevent Recurrence

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[21/05/2012] A breast cancer vaccine already shown to elicit a powerful immune response in women with varying levels of HER2 expression has the ability to improve recurrence rates and is well tolerated in an adjuvant setting, according to new research from The University of Texas.Breast Cancer: Hybrid Vaccine Can Prevent Recurrence - Read more

Breast Cancer: New Type of Mutation Found

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[16/04/2012] Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered a new class of molecular mutation in various forms of breast cancer, a finding that may shed new light on development and growth of different types of breast tumours. Called fusion transcripts, the mutated forms of RNA may also provide a way to identify tumour subtypes and offer new strategies to treat them, investigators say. Breast Cancer: New Type of Mutation Found - Read more

Advanced Breast Cancer: Cancer Drugs Improves Bone Health

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[26/03/2012] Results from a phase III clinical trial evaluating a new treatment for breast cancer in post-menopausal women show that the combination of two cancer drugs, everolimus and exemestane, significantly improves bone strength and reduces the chances of cancer spreading, metastasising, in the bone.Advanced Breast Cancer: Cancer Drugs Improves Bone Health - Read more

Multiple Health Problems: Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates High

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[21/03/2012] A study by University of Kentucky researchers showed that in Appalachia, colorectal cancer screening rates were higher in the population with multiple morbidities or diseases compared to those who had no morbidities at all.Multiple Health Problems: Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates High - Read more

Sweden: Web-Based Support Helps Women with Breast Cancer

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[06/03/2012] Every day 18 Swedish women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Although there is a real need for support and information, many women struggle and get lost in the deluge of information. In a study of 227 women, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have developed a web-based programme to guide patients all the way from diagnosis to rehabilitation.Sweden: Web-Based Support Helps Women with Breast Cancer - Read more

Mammography: Breast Cancer in 40-49 Year-Olds Has Better Prognosis

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[23/02/2012] Based on a study of nearly 2,000 breast cancer patients, researchers at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle say that, in women between the ages of 40 and 49, breast cancers detected by mammography have a better prognosis.Mammography: Breast Cancer in 40-49 Year-Olds Has Better Prognosis - Read more

Study Suggests: Surgical Breast Biopsy Not Overused

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[01/02/2012] Contrary to earlier findings, surgical breast biopsies may not be as overused as previously thought, according to a new study. Surgical breast biopsies are more invasive than needle biopsies, requiring an incision and the use of general anaesthesia. Study Suggests: Surgical Breast Biopsy Not Overused - Read more

Breast Cancer Survivors: Practicing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Helps

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[02/01/2012] Previous research reports as many as 50 per cent of breast cancer survivors are depressed. Now, University of Missouri researchers say a meditation technique can help breast cancer survivors improve their emotional and physical well-being.Breast Cancer Survivors: Practicing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Helps - Read more

Lymphedema Patients: Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors

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[06/12/2011] Lymphedema, a chronic swelling condition common in breast cancer survivors, affects three million people in the United States. In the past, most people believed that exercise might induce or worsen lymphedema. After reviewing the literature, University of Missouri researchers say the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for breast cancer survivors and patients with lymphedema.Lymphedema Patients: Exercise for Breast Cancer Survivors - Read more

Metformin: Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing Risk of Cancer

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[29/11/2011] An inexpensive drug that treats Type-2 diabetes has been shown to prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher.Metformin: Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing Risk of Cancer - Read more

Breast Cancer: Girls with Family History of Breast Disease Should Avoid Alcohol

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[21/11/2011] Adding to research linking alcohol to breast cancer risk, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that adolescent girls with a family history of breast disease — either cancer or the benign lesions that can become cancer – have a higher risk of developing benign breast disease as young women than other girls. Breast Cancer: Girls with Family History of Breast Disease Should Avoid Alcohol - Read more

Breast Cancer: Probability of Metastasis

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[25/10/2011] Researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have discovered a new way to model human breast cancer that could lead to new tools for predicting which breast cancers will spread and new ways to test drugs that may stop its spread.Breast Cancer: Probability of Metastasis - Read more

Prostate and Breast Cancer: Same Gene Has Opposite Effects

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[18/10/2011] Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered that a gene – known as an androgen receptor (AR) – is found in both prostate and breast cancers yet has opposite effects on these diseases.Prostate and Breast Cancer: Same Gene Has Opposite Effects - Read more

Tumor Conference: “All tumor conference participants have access to the same data“

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[04/10/2011] Oncology patients generally need fast, coordinated help over a longer period of time – stress and strains that arise from frequent visits to doctors and hospitals should preferably be avoided. That’s why the Asklepios Kliniken (clinics) in Hamburg, Germany, break new ground with their “Future Hospital“ program.Tumor Conference: “All tumor conference participants have access to the same data“ - Read more

Women: Breast Cancer Patients with BRCA Gene Diagnosed Earlier

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[13/09/2011] Women with a deleterious gene mutation are diagnosed with breast cancer almost eight years earlier than relatives of the previous generation who also had the disease and/or ovarian cancer, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.Women: Breast Cancer Patients with BRCA Gene Diagnosed Earlier - Read more

Studies: Treatments for Breast and Colon Cancers

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[24/08/2011] University of Houston (UH) researchers have their sights set on developing possible treatments for breast and colon cancer. In two separate, yet related, studies professor Cecilia Williams and her team at the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling (CNRCS) explored the role of estrogen hormones in potentially treating and preventing these cancers.Studies: Treatments for Breast and Colon Cancers - Read more

Identified: Regulator of Aggressive Breast Cancer

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[04/07/2011] Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have identified an enzyme that appears to be a significant regulator of breast cancer development. Called PTPN23, the enzyme is a member of a family called protein tyrosine phosphatases, or PTPs, that plays a fundamental role in switching cell signaling on and off.Identified: Regulator of Aggressive Breast Cancer - Read more

The Biggest Killer: Heart Disease Beats Breast Cancer

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[21/06/2011] New research has found that two thirds of women with breast cancer died from other causes and that over the length of the study cardiovascular disease was the leading cause of death.The Biggest Killer: Heart Disease Beats Breast Cancer - Read more

Breast Cancer: Identification of a New Protein

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[23/05/2011] Researchers have identified a new protein involved in the development of drug resistance in breast cancer which could be a target for new treatments.Breast Cancer: Identification of a New Protein - Read more

New Way: Breast Cancer Cells Adapt to Environmental Stress

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[17/05/2011] An international research team has discovered a new aspect of “metabolic transformation”, the process whereby tumour cells adapt and survive under conditions that would kill normal cells.New Way: Breast Cancer Cells Adapt to Environmental Stress - Read more

Physical Health: Scores Predict Breast Cancer Outcomes

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[07/04/2011] Breast cancer survivors with poor physical health scores had an elevated risk of poorer cancer outcomes, including recurrence and death, according to the results of an observational study.Physical Health: Scores Predict Breast Cancer Outcomes - Read more

New Drug Combination: Breast Cancer Resistance to Herceptin

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[14/03/2011] Breast cancer tumours take numerous paths to resist the targeted drug Herceptin, but a single roadblock at a crucial crossroads may restore a tumour’s vulnerability to treatment, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report.New Drug Combination: Breast Cancer Resistance to Herceptin - Read more

Gene Fuelled Transporter: Causing Breast Cancer Cells to Self-destruct

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[28/02/2011] Scientists have shown that they can deliver a gene directly into breast cancer cells causing them to self-destruct, using an innovative, miniscule gene transport system. Gene Fuelled Transporter: Causing Breast Cancer Cells to Self-destruct - Read more

Breast Cancer: Oestrogen Reduces Aggression

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[16/02/2011] A team of researchers has revealed that oestrogen can reduce the risk of breast cancer. Their work shows that oestrogen is capable of reducing the number of breast cancer stem cells, which may explain the lower aggression of the tumour and, as a consequence, the possibility of a better prognosis. Breast Cancer: Oestrogen Reduces Aggression - Read more

Breast Cancer Therapy: Contribution to Hip Fractures?

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[02/02/2011] A hip fracture is not common in a 54-year-old woman, unless she is a 54-year-old breast cancer survivor, according to a new study. Breast Cancer Therapy: Contribution to Hip Fractures? - Read more

Mechanism Revealed: Protein Related to Aging Holds Breast Cancer Clues

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[28/01/2011] The most common type of breast cancer in older women — estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PR) positive breast cancer — has been linked to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage.Mechanism Revealed: Protein Related to Aging Holds Breast Cancer Clues - Read more

Under Control: Reactivating Cancer Suppressor Genes

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[19/01/2011] Scientists have brought cancer cells back under normal control — by reactivating their cancer suppressor genes. The discovery could form a powerful new technology platform for the treatment of cancer of the breast and other cancers. Under Control: Reactivating Cancer Suppressor Genes - Read more

Research: Early Detection of Breast Cancer

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[11/01/2011] Using a new, powerful method for rapidly screening molecules associated with disease, proteomics expert Joshua LaBaer and colleagues from ASU's Biodesign Institute have identified a broad panel of 28 early predictors, or biomarkers, that may one day aid in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. Research: Early Detection of Breast Cancer - Read more

Discovery: Biomarker Panel for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

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[17/12/2010] In the war on cancer, perhaps there is nothing more powerful in a physician's arsenal than early detection. Despite recent advances in early detection and treatment, breast cancer remains a common and significant health problem in the United States and worldwide. Discovery: Biomarker Panel for Early Detection of Breast Cancer - Read more

Breast Inflammation: Key to Cancer Growth

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[16/12/2010] It took 12 years and a creation of a highly sophisticated transgenic mouse, but researchers at Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have finally proven a long suspected theory: Inflammation in the breast is key to the development and progression of breast cancer.Breast Inflammation: Key to Cancer Growth - Read more

Breast Cancer: Scientists Discover Potential Strategy to Improve Vaccines

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[15/12/2010] The promise of vaccines targeted against various types of cancer has raised the hopes of patients and their families. The reality, however, is that these promising treatments are difficult to develop. Breast Cancer: Scientists Discover Potential Strategy to Improve Vaccines - Read more

Too Much of a Good Thing: Important Mechanism in Hormone-Sensitive Breast Cancer Uncovered

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[25/11/2010] In two out of three breast tumors, extraordinarily high levels of the estrogen receptor ERá are found. Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now uncovered a mechanism which causes this overproduction. Too Much of a Good Thing: Important Mechanism in Hormone-Sensitive Breast Cancer Uncovered - Read more

Breast Cancer: Healthy Lifestyle Confirms Lower Risk

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[13/10/2010] Having a family history of breast cancer can lead some people to wonder if their risk is out of their control. A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women observed that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women with, and without a family history of the disease.Breast Cancer: Healthy Lifestyle Confirms Lower Risk - Read more

Ethnicity: A Reason for Heart Problems Post Transplant in South Asians

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[04/10/2010] Ethnicity is a contributing risk factor of cardiovascular problems in kidney recipients of South Asian origin post-transplant, according to a new study. Ethnicity: A Reason for Heart Problems Post Transplant in South Asians - Read more

Breast Cancer: Study Finds Women Treated While Pregnant Have Improved Survival

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[01/10/2010] Long associated with a worse outcome, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that women treated for breast cancer while pregnant, in fact, have improved disease-free survival and a trend for improved overall survival compared to non-pregnant women treated for the disease.Breast Cancer: Study Finds Women Treated While Pregnant Have Improved Survival - Read more

Breast Cancer: Better Marker May Reduce Need for Second Surgeries

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[20/09/2010] A new material could help surgeons more accurately locate breast cancers, reduce the need for second surgeries and minimize pre-surgical discomfort for patients. Microscopic gas-filled spheres of silica, a porous glass, can mark the location of early-stage tumours to show their position using ultrasound imaging in the operating room.. Breast Cancer: Better Marker May Reduce Need for Second Surgeries - Read more

Breast Cancer: Alcohol Consumption May Increase Recurrence Risk

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[17/09/2010] Alcohol consumption following diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer may increase risk of recurrence of cancer but not total mortality risk.Breast Cancer: Alcohol Consumption May Increase Recurrence Risk - Read more

Implants: New Technology May Prolong the Life of Devices

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[26/08/2010] Researchers at Johns Hopkins have shown that using specific drugs can protect nerve cells in mice from the lethal effects of Parkinson’s disease. Implants: New Technology May Prolong the Life of Devices - Read more

Aggressive Breast Cancer: Genes Associated

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[16/08/2010] Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have for the first time identified 12 genes that could be associated with aggressive breast tumours. The discovery could result in more reliable prognoses and better treatment strategies for patients.Aggressive Breast Cancer: Genes Associated - Read more

Noninvasive Combination Technique: Less Breast Biopsies

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[22/06/2010] By combining two relatively inexpensive technologies based on sound and light waves, researchers hope to lower the rate at which women undergo breast biopsies for suspicious lesions.Noninvasive Combination Technique: Less Breast Biopsies - Read more

Breast Cancer: Shortened Therapy Leads to Success

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[01/06/2010] You have breast cancer. A sentence, that is life changing and one that more and more women get to hear. Yet there is reason for hope: According to early research results, a new treatment method could prove more effective than the standard therapy – and it could also prevent women from having nasty side effects. Breast Cancer: Shortened Therapy Leads to Success - Read more

New Insight: Biologie of the Breast Cancer Gene

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[26/05/2010] Studies have now established that woman who harbour a mutation in a tumor suppressor gene are at greater risk for developing breats and ovarian cancers.New Insight: Biologie of the Breast Cancer Gene - Read more

Breast Cancer: MRI Detects Metastases Accurately

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[06/05/2010] Whole body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be the imaging modality of choice for the detection of breast cancer metastases as it is accurate and can detect bone metastases before symptoms appear, according to a study.Breast Cancer: MRI Detects Metastases Accurately - Read more

Breast Cancer: Radiation Should Start Soon After Surgery

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[09/03/2010] Delaying post-surgical radiation increases risk of breast cancer recurrence in older women, scientists report.Breast Cancer: Radiation Should Start Soon After Surgery - Read more

Cancer Therapy: Survival of the Healthiest

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[05/11/2009] The goal in cancer research, a treatment that kills cancer cells whilst leaving healthy cells untouched, might be brought nearer by a new therapeutic approach. The potential therapy targets proliferation of cancer, but not normal, cells.Cancer Therapy: Survival of the Healthiest - Read more

Breast Cancer: Needle Biopsy is Gold Standard

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[15/10/2009] An alarming number of women undergo open surgery when minimally invasive biopsy has demonstrated equivalent accuracy, less cost and reduced risk of scarring, surgeons say.Breast Cancer: Needle Biopsy is Gold Standard - Read more

Cancer: Effectiveness of Treatment Can Be Measured

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[17/07/2009] Researchers successfully used PET to image HER2—a protein often associated with aggressive breast cancer—in breast cancer cells before and after treatment aimed at decreasing HER2 expression. Cancer: Effectiveness of Treatment Can Be Measured - Read more

Part II: Cancer Screening

Screenings for cervical, breast, colorectal and skin cancer are all part of public health insurance in Germany by now, millions of healthy people go routinely to the doctor for a check up. Even though the benefit for most measures has not been proven – and most patients do not get proper information about the risks.Part II: Cancer Screening - Read more

Cancer Screening: Little Certainty with Risks (Part 1)

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[15/06/2009] by Wiebke Heiss/MEDICA.de Screenings for cervical, breast, colorectal and skin cancer are all part of public health insurance in Germany, millions of healthy people go routinely to the doctor. Despite the fact, that the benefit for most measures has not yet been proven. Even worse: Most patients do not get proper information about the risks.Cancer Screening: Little Certainty with Risks (Part 1) - Read more

Overview - Current Debates in Medicine

The wheel keeps turning - in medicine, too. The point in time when all experts without exception agree on certain theories will hardly ever be reached. Therefore, debates keep arising - which is a good thing. The new series at MEDICA.de is concerned with the most current controversies in medicine.Overview - Current Debates in Medicine - Read more

Breast Cancer: New Test May Predict Metastasis

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[31/03/2009] Researchers have identified a new marker for breast cancer metastasis. Density of TMEM (Tumour Microenvironment of Metastasis) was associated with the development of distant organ metastasis via the bloodstream. Breast Cancer: New Test May Predict Metastasis - Read more

Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Groups: In the End a Matter of Feeling

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[01/09/2008] Each country has its special customs - this sometimes also applies to medicine. International data concerned with high genetic breast cancer risk show that more Dutch women opt for a preventive removal of both breasts than German women. The reason: It is still not clear how to best prevent breast cancer in high risk groups.Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Groups: In the End a Matter of Feeling - Read more

Hormone Replacement Therapy: „Those Affected Fall Ill in Younger Age“

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[01/09/2008] The discussion about breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy started in the USA years ago. Back then, a study stated that hormones raised the risk of falling ill. Critics pointed out flaws of the investigation. Hence, German researchers took up the subject once again. Hormone Replacement Therapy: „Those Affected Fall Ill in Younger Age“ - Read more

Breast Cancer: Obese Women More Likely to Die

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[01/05/2008] Women who are obese when they are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer are at a greater risk of dying of their disease than women of normal weight. Breast Cancer: Obese Women More Likely to Die - Read more

Analysis: Breast Cancer through Smoking not Worse

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[01/02/2008] 35 years of data showed that smoking is linked to a variety of cancers but it does neither lead to more aggressive breast tumours nor to advanced breast cancers.Analysis: Breast Cancer through Smoking not Worse - Read more

Chest X-ray: Exposure May Increase Likelihood of Breast Cancer

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[01/07/2006] An analysis of 1,600 women with BRCA 1/2 mutations suggests that exposure to chest X-rays may increase the risk of breast cancer, and that exposure before the age of 20 may be linked to particularly heightened risk.Chest X-ray: Exposure May Increase Likelihood of Breast Cancer - Read more

Women: Genes Predict Outcome for Breast Cancer Patients

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[03/04/2006] The 2-gene expression profile of HOXB13 and IL17BR in a woman’s breast cancer predicts risk of recurrence in node-negative patients treated with tamoxifen.Women: Genes Predict Outcome for Breast Cancer Patients - Read more

New MR applications improve diagnostics

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[14/03/2006] Siemens Medical Solutions introduces new IT-based solutions for magnetic resonance tomography at the ECR. These so-called syngo MR applications simplify workflows in clinical routine.New MR applications improve diagnostics - Read more

Siemens Exhibits Ultrasound Technology to Lead the Way into the Future

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[14/03/2006] Siemens Medical Solutions remains true to its course of innovation: The company works continuously on future technologies and solutions for ultrasound imaging. Siemens Exhibits Ultrasound Technology to Lead the Way into the Future - Read more

Practical example: How does hospital networking work?

( Exhibitor name: InterComponentWare AG )

[17/11/2005] At a precautionary medical check up Anne Newman’s gynaecologist feels a lump in her right breast, which she examines more closely using ultrasound. To clarify the suspicion of breast cancer her doctor...Practical example: How does hospital networking work? - Read more

Siemens Develops Integrated Solution for Cardiology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[19/09/2005] At the ESC, Siemens Medical Solutions has shown how to simplify and accelerate the workflow of cardiological emergency diagnostics through cross-modality cooperation.Siemens Develops Integrated Solution for Cardiology - Read more

Arcadis Orbic 3D Increases Surgical Precision

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[11/02/2005] The new device represents the second generation of the mobile C-arm system with intraoperative three dimensional (3D) imaging capabilities. Arcadis Orbic 3D Increases Surgical Precision - Read more

Mammomat Balance: Siemens introduces new analog mammography system

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/03/2004] This year’s European Congress of Radiology in Vienna is introducing the new Mammomat Balance by Siemens Medical Solutions. Designed for the Asiatic, Latin-American and East European market, the analog...Mammomat Balance: Siemens introduces new analog mammography system - Read more

Siemens Medical Solutions celebrates 25 years of MRI

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[26/11/2003] From a red pepper to a view inside the human brain - How one can generate images with a magnet More than 25 years ago, scientists at Siemens made their first experiments in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (...Siemens Medical Solutions celebrates 25 years of MRI - Read more

Ingenious technology from Berlin facilitates diagnoses and surgeries

( Exhibitor name: W.O.M. World of Medicine AG )

[07/08/2003] Since the end of last year, medical technology specialist W.O.M. WORLD OF MEDICINE AG of Berlin is marketing a newly developed probe used during cancer surgeries, which brings considerable advantages i...Ingenious technology from Berlin facilitates diagnoses and surgeries - Read more

Plastic Surgery: There’s more to it than silicone breasts!

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[01/08/2003] Aesthetic plastic surgery has become a growth industry. While there is always a great deal of discussion on the need for breast implants and facelifts, we tend to forget that this medical discipline implies plenty more than that.Plastic Surgery: There’s more to it than silicone breasts! - Read more

Dietmar Pfähler moves to Executive Board of Directors at InterComponentWare AG

( Exhibitor name: InterComponentWare AG )

[03/06/2003] Dietmar Pfähler, Senior Vice President and Head of the industry segment Insurances at SAP AG and former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ICW AG, the leading German provider of the innovative,...Dietmar Pfähler moves to Executive Board of Directors at InterComponentWare AG - Read more

 
 

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