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Viewpoint: Beyond the pink ribbons

Viewpoint: Beyond the pink ribbons | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

Karuna Jagger, an executive director of Breast Cancer Action, is offended by the current state of awareness. “Pink has become a distraction. You put a pink ribbon on it, (and) people stop asking questions,” Jagger said.

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Advantages For Minimally Invasive Lymph Node Dissection In Breast Cancer Compared To Conventional Surgery

Advantages For Minimally Invasive Lymph Node Dissection In Breast Cancer Compared To Conventional Surgery | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Axillary lymph node dissection is done in conjunction with lumpectomy or mastectomy to determine if breast cancer has spread to the adjoining lymph nodes.
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Links between weight and breast cancer survival vary by race/ethnicity

Links between weight and breast cancer survival vary by race/ethnicity | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Race/ethnicity varied the associations between an extreme body mass index or high waisttohip ratio and increased risk for mortality among patients with breast cancer.
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New statistical method offers automatic mitotic cell detection for cancer diagnosis | Science Codex

New statistical method offers automatic mitotic cell detection for cancer diagnosis | Science Codex | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a statistical image analysis method which can assist in the grading of breast cancer by automatically segmenting tumour regions and detecting dividing cells in tissue samples.
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IU breast tissue bank to collect samples in Kenya

IU breast tissue bank to collect samples in Kenya | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"African-American women, for instance, are much more likely to develop triple-negative breast cancer, which tends to be more aggressive and does not respond to any of the targeted therapies researchers have developed."

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My sister begged scandal surgeon to remove both her breasts. He ignored her TWICE - and now she's dead: As a police probe claims that specialist botched1,000 operations, one woman's shattering story

My sister begged scandal surgeon to remove both her breasts. He ignored her TWICE - and now she's dead: As a police probe claims that specialist botched1,000 operations, one woman's shattering story | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Cancer patient Marie Pinfield died after Ian Paterson carried out an operation to remove her breasts. The surgeon has been accused of botching more than 1,000 breast cancer operations.
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Single Mother Battling Breast Cancer Takes Strength From Her Children

Single Mother Battling Breast Cancer Takes Strength From Her Children | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Josmery Batista, who received a diagnosis of Stage 4 breast cancer last year, is so enfeebled by the effects of chemotherapy that sometimes she is unable to hold her infant son.
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Smart bra detects breast cancer

Smart bra detects breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Just imagine being able to put on a bra each morning that will detect the first signs of breast cancer.
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On Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Cure | ASCO Connection

On Cancer Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Cure | ASCO Connection | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

Early detection is not the answer. Finding and treating all stage 0 breast cancer will not prevent all breast cancer deaths. Something I have an issue with,” wrote Dr. Attai, “is that early detection is often equated with survival."

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Exercise may help improve posture and reduce breast cancer risk in women

Exercise may help improve posture and reduce breast cancer risk in women | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The end of the year is fast approaching and you know what that means: As soon as the calendar turns to 2013, you will be vowing to get physically active.
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Komen Foundation Works to Regain Support After Planned Parenthood Controversy

Komen Foundation Works to Regain Support After Planned Parenthood Controversy | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is still working to restore the support and financing it lost in the outcry over its attempt to eliminate grants to Planned Parenthood.
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Headline Story | equities.com

Headline Story | equities.com | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"According to a published study in the New England Journal of Medicine, women with dense tissue in 75% or more of the breast have a risk of breast cancer four to six times as great as the risk among women with little or no dense tissue.[1] Since dense breast tissue decreases mammography's effectiveness in detection, the somo(TM) ABUS has proven to be a tremendous advancement in the visualization of cancer-hiding tissue in dense breasts."

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Breast cancer is neglected in India: Bipasha Basu - Entertainment - DNA

Breast cancer is neglected in India: Bipasha Basu - Entertainment - DNA | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
To create awareness for breast cancer, Bipasha and Milind Soman have teamed up for an initiative 'Pinkathon 2012', a running event for women.
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IPS – Breast Cancer Screening Comes to Palestinians | Inter Press Service

IPS – Breast Cancer Screening Comes to Palestinians | Inter Press Service | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast Cancer Screening Comes to Palestinians - Fatmeh Abu Hrar Tabeel has had her first ever breast cancer screening. “It feels good to know, of course. Thanks to god, I am well,” the 51-year-old mother of seven told IPS.
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Breast Cancer Survivor Awarded Top Prize In 2012 Oncology On Canvas(SM) Art Competition - The Sacramento Bee

Breast Cancer Survivor Awarded Top Prize In 2012 Oncology On Canvas(SM) Art Competition - The Sacramento Bee | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Quilts are made for dozens of reasons – for warmth, decoration and remembrance – but for a college professor from Utah, quilting became a form of healing.
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Breast cancer survival/social ties linked

Breast cancer survival/social ties linked | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Women with larger social networks are more likely than women who are socially isolated to survive breast cancer, U.S. researchers say.
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New finding gives clues for overcoming tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer

New finding gives clues for overcoming tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A cancer biology team reports breakthrough findings about specific cellular mechanisms that may help overcome endocrine (hormone) therapy-resistance in patients with estrogen-positive breast cancers, combating a widespread problem in effective...
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Breast cancer: second opinions spare women pointless surgery

Breast cancer: second opinions spare women pointless surgery | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Barbara Ellen: Patients with any serious ailment shouldn't worry that they'll cause offence...
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CiteULike: Gene expression profiling predicts clinical outcome of breast cancer.

CiteULike: Gene expression profiling predicts clinical outcome of breast cancer. | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Laura J. van \'t Veer, Hongyue Dai, Marc J. van de Vijver et al. Nature, Vol. 415, No. 6871. (31 January 2002), pp. 530-536, doi:10.1038/415530a.
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Gynecologist faces male breast cancer | wtsp.com

Gynecologist faces male breast cancer | wtsp.com | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

" While women are most associated with breast cancer, men can also have the disease. In fact, a gynecologist saw one of the symptoms in the mirror."

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Breast-cancer test can't be ignored - The National

Breast-cancer test can't be ignored - The National | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
It is doubly a tragedy that some women who have had screening for breast cancer fail to show up when follow-up tests are needed.
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Why “we got it all” - or, “you’re in remission" - should not mean the end of treatment - Life Over Cancer Blog

Why “we got it all” - or, “you’re in remission" - should not mean the end of treatment - Life Over Cancer Blog | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Simply put, a patient in remission may still harbor malignant cells (ones that were resistant to chemotherapy or radiation), that – though we are getting diagnostically better with new testing techniques discovering CTCs, “circulating tumor cells” – not even the best diagnostic technologies can detect these with certainty."

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Doctors often misinterpret patients' wishes

Doctors often misinterpret patients' wishes | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Doctors often ignore or misunderstand what patients want in terms of treatment, and this "preference misdiagnosis" can be harmful to patients, experts say."

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Treatment plan should be based on specific type of breast cancer

Treatment plan should be based on specific type of breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Why is it that some breast cancers have higher survival rates than others?
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AHA: HF Tied to Higher Risk for Fatal Cancer

AHA: HF Tied to Higher Risk for Fatal Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES -- Patients who developed heart failure had a 68% increased risk of cancer, which was associated with a 56% increased risk of death, researchers reported here.
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