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Do Oral Contraceptives Increase Cancer Risk?

Do Oral Contraceptives Increase Cancer Risk? | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Oral contraceptives (OCs) have been associated with roughly a 27% reduction in risk for developing ovarian cancer in the female population, overall.1 Studies over the years have revealed a number of other cancers in women for which OC use provides a protective benefit, principally endometrial and colorectal cancers.1-3

American researchers, led by Jennifer M, Gierisch, PhD, MPH, of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, conducted a systematic review of data published since 2000 regarding OC use and risk for endometrial, colorectal, breast, and cervical cancers. Their findings were published online last month in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.4 They found that data collected since 2000 are consistent with OC use which conveyed a benefit in the reducing endometrial and colorectal cancer risks, although increasing the risk of breast cancer by a small, yet significant, amount.

For endometrial cancer, their analysis included data for 3.98 million person-years and found a relative risk (RR) associated with ever- versus never-use of OCs equal to 0.57 (95% CI, 0.43-0.77; P<0.001).4 According to a report from an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report, with which this review is associated, duration of use appears to correlate with the degree of protection, but the strength of evidence supporting this association was considered low.1

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The data seems to have mixed answers  when it comes to contraceptives and breast cancer risk. To see the abstract go to: http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/22/11/1931


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Report: Drug company faked cancer patients to sell drug

Report: Drug company faked cancer patients to sell drug | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Drug company Insys faked cancer patients to sell fentanyl drug Subsys according to Congressional investigation by Claire McCaskill of Missouri
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Scientists use dogs to help in breast cancer research

Scientists use dogs to help in breast cancer research | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A study by the University of Zurich shows how similar mammary tumors are in humans and dogs and how this can help aid cancer research.
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Pharma Engagements with Patients and Doctors at ASCO

Pharma Engagements with Patients and Doctors at ASCO | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The stakeholder group in healthcare that has been the most reluctant to adopt and to engage on social media is arguably pharma. Cultural and regulatory con
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Understanding genetic variations in black women could improve cancer outcomes

Understanding genetic variations in black women could improve cancer outcomes | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Although the odds of developing breast cancer are nearly identical for black and white women, black women are 42 percent more likely to die from the disease. This mortality gap—driven by social and environmental, as well as biological factors—continues to persist.
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Widespread Hype Gives False Hope To Many Cancer Patients

Widespread Hype Gives False Hope To Many Cancer Patients | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Doctors and drug developers have a stake in making cancer treatments seem better than they really are.
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Here is another excellent article by Liz Szabo explaining the hype that goes with cancer while drug companies continue to profit by spending on advertising commercials.

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The most common cause of cancer? Simple bad luck

The most common cause of cancer? Simple bad luck | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Despite the belief cancer is usually inherited or triggered by lifestyles, two thirds of cases can be put down to DNA errors, experts from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center claim.
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While this article lacks scientific sources, the headline and information are true! Many people with healthy lifestyles get cancer.

It would be nice to have more investigation and studies presented to the public, because there are many cancer patients who got the disease with healthy lifestyles. 

The point is no matter what stage and/or type of cancer, there are so many factors to what caused the disease and possible outcomes.

It's time people understood that cancer is a genetic disease, and at all stages blaming a patient for their disease no matter what life style, needs to stop. 

Also within the cancer community, the war of the stages and types needs to stop. 

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Big Pharma Quietly Enlists Leading Professors to Justify $1,000-Per-Day Drugs

Big Pharma Quietly Enlists Leading Professors to Justify $1,000-Per-Day Drugs | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
As it readies for battle with President Trump over drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry is deploying economists and health care experts from the nation’s top universities. In scholarly articles, blogs and conferences, they lend their prestige to the lobbying blitz, without always disclosing thei
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This article is long but well worth reading. It makes one wonder why the pharmaceutical industry practices in the US has never been part of the conversation of how we can improve the Affordable Care Act. 

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Revolutionary Israeli device can eliminate need for follow-up breast cancer surgery

Revolutionary Israeli device can eliminate need for follow-up breast cancer surgery | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
MarginProbe, which checks tumor's edges while lumpectomy patient is still on operating table, is already in use in over 100 US hospitals
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While the article is overpraising the device as eliminating the need for follow up surgery since no device can ever predict that, it still is a great new tool. 

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Enzymes' Role in Breast Cancers That Are Estrogen Receptor-positive ID'd

Enzymes' Role in Breast Cancers That Are Estrogen Receptor-positive ID'd | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
In a study, scientists identified the enzymes LATS1 and LATS2 as key in the development and treatment of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
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Do Screening Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Deaths Or Lead To Overtreatment? Probably Both

Do Screening Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Deaths Or Lead To Overtreatment? Probably Both | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new study of Danish women suggests that screening mammography detects many tumors that might not have ever harmed women.
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So the debate continues about mammograms. This article looks at both sides of the issue,. Rita Rubin writes about the factors where screening could be ineffective, yet recognizing that the biggest problem is that they still don't know which tumors are going to spread. The article also recognizes the metastatic breast cancer problem as the deaths just keep coming.. With MBC we have to do better. 

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Beware of Predatory Cancer Testing Companies

Beware of Predatory Cancer Testing Companies | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
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What a terrible cancer scam rip off!
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We are an independent charity that supports innovative breast cancer research across the UK.

We aim to help beat breast cancer and save lives by supporting ground-breaking research.

Through our fundraising we support research organisations to develop and run breast cancer research programmes. These programmes enable huge steps to be taken in improving the prevention and treatment of breast cancer – the most common type of cancer in the UK.

http://breastcancerresearchaid.org.uk/ 

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Tumor Evolution in Two Patients with Basal-like Breast Cancer: A Retrospective Genomics Study of Multiple Metastases

Tumor Evolution in Two Patients with Basal-like Breast Cancer: A Retrospective Genomics Study of Multiple Metastases | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Charles Perou and colleagues report on somatic mutations in primary tumors and metastases from two patients with basal-like breast cancer.
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Irina Bcra's curator insight, December 27, 2016 3:37 AM

We are an independent charity that supports innovative breast cancer research across the UK.

We aim to help beat breast cancer and save lives by supporting ground-breaking research.

Through our fundraising we support research organisations to develop and run breast cancer research programmes. These programmes enable huge steps to be taken in improving the prevention and treatment of breast cancer – the most common type of cancer in the UK.

http://breastcancerresearchaid.org.uk/ 

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Trend No. 1 — Cancer MoonShot

Trend No. 1 — Cancer MoonShot | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
This historic collaborative initiative aims to accelerate the potential of immunotherapy as the next generation standard of care for cancer.
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Neratinib’s Approval is a Win for Puma, but not for Patients

Neratinib’s Approval is a Win for Puma, but not for Patients | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Rather than marking a breakthrough in breast cancer treatment, the approval of neratinib marks an eroding of FDA standards. Puma received accelerated approval for neratinib based largely on a single phase III clinical trial, which showed that women with early stage HER2+ breast cancer were slightly
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The Truth Is in the Blood: The Evolution of Liquid Biopsies in Breast Cancer Management

The Truth Is in the Blood: The Evolution of Liquid Biopsies in Breast Cancer Management | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Authors discuss the evolution of the liquid biopsy in the detection and treatment of breast cancer.
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News from ASCO 2017 talking about the future of liquid biopsies for all stages of breast cancer

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Breast Cancer in the Spine? Understanding Metastatic Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer in the Spine? Understanding Metastatic Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
If you are a music fan or hear the news, by this time you must have come across this very disheartening news that Olivia Newton John’s breast cancer ha
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Wonderful article by Dr. Uzma Yunus explaining Metastatic Breast Cancer relating to Olivia Newton John's breast cancer that has spread to the bones

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Patient advocacy groups raking in pharmaceutical dollars

Patient advocacy groups raking in pharmaceutical dollars | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new study shows that 83% of the largest patient advocacy groups take contributions from drug, medical device or biotech firms.
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There are many reasons why patient advocate organizations need money. We have never taken any from money from drug companies because we are trying to advocate for change in the industry especially for drug advertising money. There's no judgement, because without pharmaceutical money we have less ability to raise funds. 

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Sheryl Crow hawks 3D mammograms with fear and false hope

Sheryl Crow hawks 3D mammograms with fear and false hope | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Sheryl Crow is promoting a specific brand of breast cancer screening device with simplistic slogans and trumped-up statistics. That's not ok.
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Gary's article tells the reality. What Sheryl is doing is wrong.
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As Drug Costs Soar, People Delay Or Skip Cancer Treatments

As Drug Costs Soar, People Delay Or Skip Cancer Treatments | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Cancer patients increasingly delay or skip taking medication because they can't afford it. New drugs that can cost $100,000 or more a year mean more people suffering "financial toxicity."
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This is so upsetting. The cost of drugs is out of control. 

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This Lingerie Brand Cast Breast Cancer Survivors for Its NYFW Runway

This Lingerie Brand Cast Breast Cancer Survivors for Its NYFW Runway | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Lingerie and loungewear label AnaOno, which caters to breast cancer survivors, showcased the beauty and strength of its clientele on its Spring 2017 runway.
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So proud of the AnaOno lingerie and loungewear label strutting their stuff on the NYFW Runway catering to breast cancer survivors! 

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer Creates Healthcare Newsroom To Provide Policy Updates

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Creates Healthcare Newsroom To Provide Policy Updates | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --�To help people affected by breast cancer understand and prepare for changes to healthcare insurance policies that might affect them, Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) has created a
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Check out the great work being done at Living Beyond Breast Cancer 

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Drug trials funded by big pharmas could be biased

Drug trials funded by big pharmas could be biased | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Experts, from the University of California San Francisco, found in 58 per cent of trials the lead investigator had at least some degree of financial tie to the firm that made the drug being tested.
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One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases

One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new breathalyzer can detect 17 different diseases, including pre-eclampsia and chronic kidney disease, from a single breath.
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To see the original study go to: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsnano.6b04930

 

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‘Miracle Patient’ Finds New Hope with Breast Cancer Vaccine

‘Miracle Patient’ Finds New Hope with Breast Cancer Vaccine | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
City of Hope patient Susan Young - diagnosed with late-stage triple negative breast cancer - has had a remarkable response to a revolutionary new treatment, a combination of the p53 cancer vaccine and a drug that blocks a specific cancer-aiding...
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This is truly remarkable. Hopefully it can help more people.
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Irina Bcra's curator insight, December 27, 2016 3:37 AM

We are an independent charity that supports innovative breast cancer research across the UK.

We aim to help beat breast cancer and save lives by supporting ground-breaking research.

Through our fundraising we support research organisations to develop and run breast cancer research programmes. These programmes enable huge steps to be taken in improving the prevention and treatment of breast cancer – the most common type of cancer in the UK.

http://breastcancerresearchaid.org.uk/ 

Irina Bcra's curator insight, April 25, 8:29 AM
We are an independent charity that supports innovative breast cancer research across the UK. We aim to help beat breast cancer and save lives by supporting ground-breaking research. Through our fundraising we support research organisations to develop and run breast cancer research programmes. These programmes enable huge steps to be taken in improving the prevention and treatment of breast cancer – the most common type of cancer in the UK.
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Methylation of Gene Panel May Help Predict Breast CA Survival --Doctors Lounge

Methylation of Gene Panel May Help Predict Breast CA Survival --Doctors Lounge | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
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