In an effort to further individualize therapy and avoid over-treating patients, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report a new study using PET scans has identified a biomarker that may accurately predict which patients with one type of HER2-positive breast cancer might best benefit from standalone HER2-targeted agents, without the need for standard […]Continue Reading ...
A team of researchers led by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Professor Mary Beth Terry, PhD, evaluated four commonly used breast cancer prediction models and found that family-history-based models perform better than non-family-history based models, even for women at average or below-average risk of breast cancer. The study is the largest independent analysis […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 — Pumped breast milk might not be quite as good as milk that comes directly from Mom’s breast, a new study suggests. Researchers found that breast milk from women who pumped tended to have more potentially bad bacteria — and less abundance and diversity of friendly germs — than milk from […]Continue Reading ...
Mothers across the world use breast pumps to pump put the milk that is fed to their babies. A new study has revealed that these pumps may not be safe and may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause asthma in the babies later in life. The results of this study were published in the […]Continue Reading ...
With the release today of 17 new recommendations, the JRC now makes available in total 40 recommendations on breast cancer screening and diagnosis, as part of the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC). In summary, these new recommendations address the following topics: how often women of different age ranges, with no symptoms and who […]Continue Reading ...
Findings from a new study conducted by researchers at Henry Ford Health System suggest a link between keloids and increased risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer, particularly among African Americans. Keloids are benign fibroproliferative tumors, which can result in excessive growths of scar-like tissue on the skin. Keloids have been reported to affect some […]Continue Reading ...
A study by researchers at University of Colorado Cancer Center and Oregon Health & Science University published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network shows that breast cancers diagnosed in young women within 10 years of giving birth are more likely to metastasize, and thus more likely to cause death, than breast […]Continue Reading ...
Studies examining the association between vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and breast cancer are not new, but results have been inconsistent. A new larger-scale study concludes that women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trials who had persistent VMS are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than women who never experienced VMS. Study results […]Continue Reading ...
Latest U.S. estimates indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women’s lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to progress made in early detection and management of breast cancer. Screening mammography for the […]Continue Reading ...
Physicians may soon have a new way to measure the efficacy or failure of hormone therapy for breast cancer patients, according to new research published in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Researchers report that positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 18F-fluorofuranylnorprogesterone (18F-FFNP) has been found to successfully measure changes in progesterone […]Continue Reading ...
Six-decade-long study finds 40-year induction period between time of exposure and diagnosis All women exposed to high levels of DDT are at increased risk for breast cancer through age 54, but the timing of cancer risk depends on when they were first exposed, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the […]Continue Reading ...
Less access to care and lower insurance coverage are among the reasons for racial disparities in breast cancer survival in the United States. Eligible beneficiaries in the U.S. Military Health System have insurance and access to care. This study examined whether racial differences existed in time to surgery and whether any differences in that time […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of breast cancer relapse in women taking a common type of hormone therapy. The findings could in future help to identify women at risk so they can be given alternative treatments to lower their chances of developing secondary breast cancer, which is incurable. Hormone therapy […]Continue Reading ...
Basel, December 6, 2018 – Novartis today announced additional analysis from the global Phase III SOLAR-1 trial investigating the alpha-specific PI3K inhibitor BYL719 (alpelisib) in combination with fulvestrant in men and postmenopausal women with PIK3CA mutated hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer. In SOLAR-1, the addition […]Continue Reading ...
In the far-reaching health scandal which emerged in 2010, breast implants made by the French firm Poly Implant Prothese were found to be made with industrial-grade silicone gel, cheaper and more dangerous to women than medical-grade silicone A French appeals court on Wednesday ordered a retrial for a German safety certifier accused of negligence after […]Continue Reading ...
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