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PR+ cells add prognostic value in luminal A breast cancer

PR+ cells add prognostic value in luminal A breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Semiquantitative immunohistochemical expression of progesterone receptor-positive tumor cells improves prediction of survival within luminal A breast cancers, according to a study published online Dec.
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United States Of America : Wrangler’s breast cancer campaign tops $14.5mn since start - Apparel News United States Of America

United States Of America : Wrangler’s breast cancer campaign tops $14.5mn since start - Apparel News United States Of America | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Wrangler Tough Enough To Wear Pink (TETWP), the grassroots cowboy campaign fighting breast cancer since 2004, celebrated its eighth anniversary this
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Once again a pink campaign brings in a lot of money.

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The HER2 paradox: HER2-positive stem cells found in HER2-negative breast cancer

The HER2 paradox: HER2-positive stem cells found in HER2-negative breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A multicenter study describes new, paradoxical characteristics of the most common type of breast cancer.
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Samsung chip plant caused woman's cancer: Seoul

Samsung chip plant caused woman's cancer: Seoul | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
South Korean government agency rules breast cancer that killed 36-year-old was linked to chemicals and radiation in factory
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Amazing that they took responsibility for her breast cancer.

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Cancer Today Coverage From the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium - Cancer Today

Cancer Today Coverage From the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium - Cancer Today | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
"For 35 years, the mission of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) has been to provide a forum for researchers, health care professionals and patient advocates to share the most recent updates and cutting-edge information about breast cancer research.

The symposium, held every year in San Antonio, Texas, is the largest breast cancer research conference, boasting thousands of attendees from more than 100 countries. "
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Targetable Mechanism of Resistance Identified in Breast Cancer

Targetable Mechanism of Resistance Identified in Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
"Scientists have identified a novel way metastatic breast cancer cells can bypass targeted therapy. Breast cancer cells with an active phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/mTOR) pathway treated with a PI3K inhibitor are able to turn up a different pathway, the Janus family of kinases and associated signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK2/STAT5) pathway, and continue to grow. The results, published in Cancer Cell have broad implications because the PI3K pathway is important in a variety of different cancers."
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Update on new treatment for breast cancer

Update on new treatment for breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
An update to a story that we brought you last Friday on a newer treatment for breast cancer.
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New Device Could Help In Battle Against Breast Cancer - CBS Pittsburgh

New Device Could Help In Battle Against Breast Cancer - CBS Pittsburgh | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
There could be a breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer. A new device may help diagnose a common condition after having breast cancer surgery before it becomes a major problem.
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SKorea's government says Samsung chip plant caused worker's breast cancer | World News | Neepawa Press, Neepawa, MB

SKorea's government says Samsung chip plant caused worker's breast cancer | World News | Neepawa Press, Neepawa, MB | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
"A South Korean government agency says working at a Samsung Electronics factory caused the breast cancer of a worker who died earlier this year."
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Dense Breasts Need More Than Mammograms

Dense Breasts Need More Than Mammograms | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
CHICAGO -- Women with mammographically dense breasts should have whole-breast ultrasound whenever they undergo cancer screening, according to new guidelines from the American Society of Breast Disease...
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Survivors of breast cancer more likely to develop diabetes, and should be screened more closely, study shows

Survivors of breast cancer more likely to develop diabetes, and should be screened more closely, study shows | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A major new study shows that post-menopausal survivors of breast cancer are more likely to develop diabetes than controls without breast cancer.
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Breast Cancer in Patients Younger Than 36: An Int'l Experience with Diagnosis & Disease Management | ASCO Connection

Breast Cancer in Patients Younger Than 36: An Int'l Experience with Diagnosis & Disease Management | ASCO Connection | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast Cancer in Patients Younger Than 36: An Int'l Experience with Diagnosis & Disease Management
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The Evolution of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: History, Options, and Limitations | ASCO Connection

The Evolution of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: History, Options, and Limitations | ASCO Connection | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The Evolution of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: History, Options, and Limitations
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Divas raise voices to boost cancer charity

Divas raise voices to boost cancer charity | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
WHEN Judith Sawyer was given the news she had breast cancer, her first thought was for her family.
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Ford Middle East debuts the film “FIVE” in Dubai to support global breast cancer awareness

Ford Middle East debuts the film “FIVE” in Dubai to support global breast cancer awareness | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The premier screening of ‘FIVE’ was hosted in Dubai on Wednesday evening, which is part of a series of screenings of the movie across the region in aid of breast cancer awareness.
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Freezing Breast Cancer Tumors Is Better Than Surgery

Freezing Breast Cancer Tumors Is Better Than Surgery | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
FIRST PERSON | Surgery for small breast cancer tumors may soon be a thing of the past. A new procedure called cryoablation turns a tumor into a ball of ice. Instead of undergoing surgery to remove the tumor, a doctor can now freeze it.
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Tx-Related AML Not as Deadly If Tx Was Taxane

Tx-Related AML Not as Deadly If Tx Was Taxane | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
ATLANTA -- In breast cancer patients who had been treated with taxanes, overall survival of therapy-related acute myeloid leukemia (AML) was similar to that seen in women treated for de novo AML, rese...
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Survivors of breast cancer more likely to develop diabetes, and should be screened more closely, study shows

Survivors of breast cancer more likely to develop diabetes, and should be screened more closely, study shows | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A major new study shows that post-menopausal survivors of breast cancer are more likely to develop diabetes than controls without breast cancer.
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HealthNewsDigest.com

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"HER2-positive breast cancers are routinely treated with drugs that target the HER2 protein, such as Herceptin or Tykerb, with good results. However, until recently, there has been little reason to administer these targeted treatments to patients with HER2-negative cancer.
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Roche wins EU nod for breast cancer drug Perjeta

Roche wins EU nod for breast cancer drug Perjeta | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
ZURICH (Reuters) - European health regulators recommended Roche's breast cancer drug Perjeta for approval on Friday, cementing the company's hopes that the drug will become the standard of care for an...
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Hungry Howie's raises $275K for breast cancer foundation

Hungry Howie's raises $275K for breast cancer foundation | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Hungry Howie's Pizza & Subs Inc.'s fundraising efforts for the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. yielded $275,000 this year. The company's Love, Hope & Pizza campaign has raised $750,000 since it started in 2009.
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pink pizza campaign-$275,000...go figure

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Random Acts of Science and Business: Reflections on the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium |

Random Acts of Science and Business: Reflections on the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium | | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
"Instead, the presentations I heard often seemed driven by the needs of pharma or business, but not women. How can we recapture the market for a drug going off patent? Or how do we move the drug to another stage of the disease and capture a new market? Or the needs of scientists. Many presentations this year looked at associations between genomic profiles and various factors of the disease or treatments. This is elegant science, which leads to papers and new lines of laboratory research for next year, but I didn’t hear much evidence that this work was leading to benefits for women."
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This is a well thought out reflection of SABCS. As educated advocates (thanks to the National Breast Cancer Coalition for teaching us at Project LEAD) we need to see studies focused on less toxicities for early stage breast cancer chemo regimens, new approaches to metastatic breast cancer , and preventing the disease in the first place. We also need much more research on metastatic breast cancer so that we can prevent one death every 14 minutes making a total of over 40,000 deaths per year from MBC in the United States alone. I appreciate the way the writer brought out the weaknesses of the ATLAS trial. It was very discouraging to see the press report on the ATLAS trial as though it was a huge breakthrough, when we know how much the press gets it wrong

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CureToday.com: Blogs - Kathy LaTour - Advocates fighting for the lives of those with metastatic disease

CureToday.com: Blogs - Kathy LaTour - Advocates fighting for the lives of those with metastatic disease | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
"A year later, Lt. Col. Corneliussen-James was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, which metastasized to her lung in 2006. After surgery that removed one lobe of her lung, CJ has been No Evidence of Disease (NED), but she knows it's a matter of time before she will face cancer again."
Via Heather Swift
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What CJ hads done for metastatic breast cancer is so incredible and there needs to be so much more done.

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New hormone therapy shows promise for menopausal symptoms in animal model

New hormone therapy shows promise for menopausal symptoms in animal model | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Investigators have concluded research on a new postmenopausal hormone therapy that shows promise as an effective treatment for menopausal symptoms and the prevention of osteoporosis without increasing the risk for heart disease or breast cancer.
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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer | ASCO Connection

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer | ASCO Connection | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
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