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A deeper look: Breast density and the continued fight against breast cancer

A deeper look: Breast density and the continued fight against breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Last year the California legislature passed Senate Bill 1538 which requires that information about a woman’s breast density be included in the letter she already receives from the radiologist after every mammogram. The bill passed with an overwhelming majority in both state houses.
   According to the National Cancer Institute, one in every eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Unfortunately, for women with dense breast tissue, the risk for developing breast cancer is four to six times greater.  "

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Should I be screened for breast cancer? There's more than one answer

Should I be screened for breast cancer? There's more than one answer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Is it really a big deal to be diagnosed with breast cancer that would not have hurt or killed you?
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The Lung Cancer Project studies disease's stigma

The Lung Cancer Project studies disease's stigma | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A sign reading "Thank you for not smoking" hung on the front door of her home for years. Neither Carollee Stater nor her husband ever smoked cigarettes, and the sign was to prevent secondhand smoke from visitors at her Apple Valley home.
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Study of breast cancer message boards finds frequent discussion of drug side effects, discontinuation of therapy

Study of breast cancer message boards finds frequent discussion of drug side effects, discontinuation of therapy | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—In the first study to examine discussion of drug side effects on Internet message boards, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that breast cancer survivors taking the...
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FDA-Approved Breast Cancer Drug Treatments - Chemotherapy Advisor

FDA-Approved Breast Cancer Drug Treatments - Chemotherapy Advisor | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Medications used to treat breast cancer.
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Symptoms Of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Ameliorated By Tamoxifen

Symptoms Of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Ameliorated By Tamoxifen | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new study has found that tamoxifen, a well-known breast cancer drug, can counteract some pathologic features in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). At present, no treatment is kn
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Diagnostic Tests for EarlyStage Breast Cancer

Diagnostic Tests for EarlyStage Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
This fact sheet provides an overview to patients of the general diagnostic tests that are used to determine their tumor type.
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Cyclists with Maine ties react strongly for and against Lance Armstrong

Cyclists with Maine ties react strongly for and against Lance Armstrong | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
FORT KENT, Maine — Cyclists in Maine or with ties to the state are reacting this week to reports of what many had speculated for months and even years: That Lance Armstrong — seven-time Tour de France winner, cycling icon and...
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Women with a family history of breast cancer could be offered preventative medication under new NHS plans

Women with a family history of breast cancer could be offered preventative medication under new NHS plans | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Around half a million women with a strong family history of breast cancer should be offered drugs to prevent the disease from developing, according to official advice issued today.
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Screening Radiation Exposure May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Some BRCA Mutation Carriers : CancerConnect News

Screening Radiation Exposure May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Some BRCA Mutation Carriers : CancerConnect News | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"http://news.cancerconnect.com/screening-radiation-exposure-may-increase-breast-cancer-risk-in-some-brca-mutation-carriers/"

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Top Stories of 2012: Improving Treatment Options for Breast Cancer: From the Clinic to the Lab and Back to the Clinic - OncologySTAT

Top Stories of 2012: Improving Treatment Options for Breast Cancer: From the Clinic to the Lab and Back to the Clinic - OncologySTAT | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Top Stories of 2012: Improving Treatment Options for Breast Cancer: From the Clinic to the Lab and Back to the Clinic - Interview by S Reckling. 2013 Jan 14, Clifford Hudis, MD
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A simple story | Kaleidoscope - UAB Campus News

A simple story | Kaleidoscope - UAB Campus News | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Photographer David Jay makes a beautiful story out of a fatal disease. Birmingham 365 The UAB Visual Arts Gallery is presenting “The SCAR Project: Breast
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NHS trust failed to stop dangerous breast cancer operations

NHS trust failed to stop dangerous breast cancer operations | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Heart of England trust was alerted to 'negative impact' of technique almost four years before it banned 'rogue' surgeon from using it
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Spin & Bias In Late-Stage Breast Cancer Drug Trials // Pharmalot

Spin & Bias In Late-Stage Breast Cancer Drug Trials // Pharmalot | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"File this under ‘sweep it under the rug.’ It may be human nature to downplay unwanted or negative developments, but it is not considered to be good science. Nonetheless, some investigators have masked disappointing clinical trial results, such as missing primary endpoints and reporting toxicity, with selective and biased reporting for breast cancer treatments, according to a study in the Annals of Oncology."

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Death Rates From Breast Cancer Down For Women Of Some Ages - Health News - redOrbit

Death Rates From Breast Cancer Down For Women Of Some Ages - Health News - redOrbit | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new study on breast cancer patients in Spain showed that older women still face about the same mortality rate they did in 1992.
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Fox Chase Cancer Center : Fox Chase Researchers Discover Novel Role of the NEDD9 Gene in Early Stages of Breast Cancer

Fox Chase Cancer Center : Fox Chase Researchers Discover Novel Role of the NEDD9 Gene in Early Stages of Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. Many of these deaths occur when there is an initial diagnosis of invasive or metastatic disease. A protein called NEDD9—which regulates cell migration, division and survival—has been linked to tumor invasion and metastasis in a variety of cancers."

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mTOR Inhibitors in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

mTOR Inhibitors in the Treatment of Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/mTOR) pathway is commonly dysregulated in breast cancer. In preclinical studies, hyperactivation of the PI3K pathway has been linked to resistance to both endocrine therapy and trastuzumab (Herceptin). Rapalogs, agents that primarily inhibit mTOR-raptor complex 1, have been studied in combination with endocrine therapy to overcome endocrine resistance."

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New laws aims to protect women from breast cancer

New laws aims to protect women from breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new law is going into effect next week, in New York State, that will affect every woman who has a mammogram. Right now, doctors are not required to tell women if they have dense breast tissue, but that is about to change.
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Novel Role Of The NEDD9 Gene Discovered In Early Stages Of Breast Cancer

Novel Role Of The NEDD9 Gene Discovered In Early Stages Of Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. Many of these deaths occur when there is an initial diagnosis of invasive or metastatic disease. A prot
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Mitchell: Armstrong revelation ‘very personal’ for millions — MSNBC

Mitchell: Armstrong revelation ‘very personal’ for millions  — MSNBC | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Andrea Mitchell, herself a cancer survivor, weighed in on cyclist Lance Armstrong's reported confession to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
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Bias in reporting of end points of efficacy and toxicity in randomized, clinical trials for women with breast cancer

Bias in reporting of end points of efficacy and toxicity in randomized, clinical trials for women with breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Phase III randomized, clinical trials (RCTs) assess clinically important differences in end points that reflect benefit to patients. Here, we evaluate the quality of reporting of the primary end point (PE) and of toxicity in RCTs for breast cancer. "

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Breast cancer drugs set for preventative use - Health News - NHS Choices

Breast cancer drugs set for preventative use - Health News - NHS Choices | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Almost all of the newspapers and their websites are leading with the news that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published draft guidelines recommending that women with a high risk of familial breast cancer...
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Meet Shirley Mertz, MBCN’s New President

Meet Shirley Mertz, MBCN’s New President | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
By Katherine O’Brien At a 2009 breast cancer seminar, I met two Chicago-area MBCN volunteers: Joani Gudeman and Shirley Mertz. I had never met another person with metastatic breast cancer. Jo...
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What exactly are 'related' cancers? – Telegraph Blogs

What exactly are 'related' cancers? – Telegraph Blogs | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
NICE's statement that "A family history of breast, ovarian or related cancer significantly increases a person's risk of developing breast cancer at a younger age", introduces its draft guideline suggesting that people who fall into this category...
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Havertown Breast Cancer Survivor Now Feels 'Like a Whole Person'

Havertown Breast Cancer Survivor Now Feels 'Like a Whole Person' | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The Beau Institute in Mount Laurel offers breast cancer survivors a chance at closure following surgery.
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