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Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

July 3 (UPI) — Research shows that female cancer survivors are one-third less likely to become pregnant compared to women in the general population. A large population study linked all cancers diagnosed in Scotland between 1981 and 2012 to subsequent pregnancies, revealing that women and girls younger than 39 who were cancer survivors were 38 percent […]

Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?

Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?

A new article published by JAMA Oncology compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who have previously undergone breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer initially diagnosed at 50 or younger. Women who are treated with breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy remain at an increased […]

Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

Protein could suppress growth of breast cancer

A new breast cancer treatment could be on the horizon after British scientists discovered a protein that stops its growth and spread. Experiments found when the chemical PRH (Proline-Rich Homeodomain) was reduced, tumours divided and progressed more easily. Tests on tumour cells and mice suggest the protein could switch off genes that fuel the disease. […]

Study claims pregnancy after breast cancer does not increase recurrence risk

Study claims pregnancy after breast cancer does not increase recurrence risk

Women who have had breast cancer often forego pregnancy for fear that it will increase the chances of their cancer coming back. But a study of more than 1,200 women, presented on Saturday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago, now shows they may be able to have a baby without […]

Immunotherapy drug effective for metastatic triple negative breast cancer

Immunotherapy drug effective for metastatic triple negative breast cancer

The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab — already FDA-approved for other forms of cancer has been found to be effective in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, according to an international clinical trial led by NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. The trial investigated the drug in two separate cohorts of patients: Cohort A, which included 170 patients […]

Many Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Receive Costly, Inappropriate Testing

Many Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Receive Costly, Inappropriate Testing

A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer often undergo advanced imaging and other tests that provide little if any medical benefit, could have harmful […]

New Findings Show Stereotactic Radiation Reduces Treatment Time

New Findings Show Stereotactic Radiation Reduces Treatment Time

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers recently discovered a new way to reduce breast cancer treatment time. They found that stereotactic partial breast radiation, a non-invasive form of radiation treatment, is just as safe and effective as traditional practices, and only takes days to complete. Currently, UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is the […]

A Respected Breast Surgeon guilty of harming Patients

A Respected Breast Surgeon guilty of harming Patients

Once a respected breast surgeon, Ian Paterson was trusted by his patients. But over the course of his career, he mutilated hundreds, made countless false diagnoses and carried out needless operations that left lasting physical and emotional scars. Prosecutors said his motives may have been financial, but was there a more sinister explanation for his […]

Tai chi can help breast cancer survivors get some sleep, says new study

Tai chi can help breast cancer survivors get some sleep, says new study

Tai chi, the traditional Chinese exercise which focuses on posture, breathing, and meditation, could be beneficial in helping relieve insomnia in breast cancer survivors. That’s according to a new study from American university UCLA that adds to previous research which has already found tai chi to beneficial in a range of other health conditions, including alleviating […]

Metastatic Breast Cancers: Characterizing the Profile of Metastases for Improved Treatment

Metastatic Breast Cancers: Characterizing the Profile of Metastases for Improved Treatment

Researchers at the Jules Bordet Institute – Université libre de Bruxelles, VIB and KU Leuven published this 21 of April an important study offering a better understanding of the progression of breast cancer. The conclusions could have an impact on care for patients suffering from a metastatic breast cancer. This is one of the first […]

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