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Study examines whether eribulin offers added benefit to women with breast cancer

Study examines whether eribulin offers added benefit to women with breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Eribulin was approved in March 2011 for women with locally advanced or metastasizing breast cancer in whom the disease has progressed despite prior drug therapy.
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Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases Benefit From Denosumab - MediLexicon

Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases Benefit From Denosumab - MediLexicon | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Treatment with denosumab resulted in a greater reduction in skeletal-related events in patients with breast cancer that spread to the bones compared with zoledronic acid, while also maintaining he...
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Breast cancer: Back to basics - Research - University of Cambridge

Breast cancer: Back to basics - Research - University of Cambridge | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"How much influence do we actually have on whether we develop breast cancer,” one sobering article asked in the wake of stories about scientific advances a few weeks ago. Another piece drew attention to the disturbing statistic that breast cancer recurs in almost one in four patients."

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Case Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Cancer Center Announcement

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Cancer Center Announcement | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

" team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, led by Dr. Mark W. Jackson, have developed a novel method to identify genes that, when overexpressed, make normal cells behave like cancer cells. Using this method, the Jackson laboratory has identified a new oncogene, which is a gene that contributes to the development of cancer, named FAM83B."

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Vaccine could help avoid breast cancer recurrence

Vaccine could help avoid breast cancer recurrence | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Once breast cancer is beaten, there's always a chance it could come back.  Now doctors are working on a new way to help breast cancer survivors win the fight once and for all.
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Gene deletion drives more than a quarter of breast cancers

Gene deletion drives more than a quarter of breast cancers | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new study shows that the lack of a certain gene occurs in almost 28 percent of human breast cancers, playing a role in some 60,000 breast cancer cases in the United States and 383,000 worldwide this year.
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Brinker’s Way: Behind the Pseudo-Exit of the Komen Foundation’s Founder

Brinker’s Way: Behind the Pseudo-Exit of the Komen Foundation’s Founder | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Nancy Brinker is still in charge of the women's health organization, despite a move to the executive committee.
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Promoting Awareness Vs. Misleading People About Breast Cancer

Promoting Awareness Vs. Misleading People About Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast cancer is insidious. It’s not necessary to manipulate the truth to convince people that the disease should be eradicated.



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Komen Supporters Seek to Oust Nancy Brinker From Board - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Komen Supporters Seek to Oust Nancy Brinker From Board - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"When Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, announced last week that she would step down as chief executive, along with the president and two board members, many leaders of the charity’s local affiliates breathed a sigh of relief."

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Can We Win a Gold Medal in Breast Cancer?

Can We Win a Gold Medal in Breast Cancer? | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
In eight years, when the Summer Olympics are once again drawing the attention of the world, I want to be watching the games with the knowledge that we have figured out how to end breast cancer.

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New Herceptin formulation allows delivery via injection

New Herceptin formulation allows delivery via injection | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new formulation of Genetech’s breast cancer drug Herceptin means patients could soon receive treatment via injection, rather than time consuming intravenous drip.

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The making and unmaking of stem-like, aggressive breast cancer cells

The making and unmaking of stem-like, aggressive breast cancer cells | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Progestins regulate miRNA-29, returning hormone-dependent breast cancer cells to chemoresistant, aggressive, stem-cell-like state.

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Top Komen foundation leaders announce plans to leave posts

Top Komen foundation leaders announce plans to leave posts | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Nancy Brinker will leave her job as CEO 30 years after founding Susan G.

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NHS drug to help fight bone cancer

NHS drug to help fight bone cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Thousands of cancer patients whose disease has spread to the bone are to benefit from a new drug which is to be made available on the NHS.
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Myriad wins gene patent ruling from US appeals court

Myriad wins gene patent ruling from US appeals court | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court has once again affirmed the right of Myriad Genetics Inc to patent two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer, after the U.S.
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Radiosensitivity molecular signature can lead to better radiation therapy decisions for breast cancer

Radiosensitivity molecular signature can lead to better radiation therapy decisions for breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center, working with colleagues in Sweden, the Netherlands and Puerto Rico, have validated a radiosensitivity molecular signature that can lead to better radiation therapy decisions for treating patients with breast cancer. "

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Johnson & Johnson to Nix 'Chemicals of Concern'

Johnson & Johnson to Nix 'Chemicals of Concern' | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The health products giant says it aims to have the chemicals out by 2015.
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When media gets the pink this and that problem with breast cancer

When media gets the pink this and that problem with breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
There is a shift occurring in the breast cancer community from an obsession with using pink this and that to bring awareness to breast cancer to realizing that...
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The Media’s Pink-Ribbon Problem: Coverage Is Skewed, Study Says

The Media’s Pink-Ribbon Problem: Coverage Is Skewed, Study Says | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
With Komen founder Nancy Brinker under fire in the press, a new study says breast-cancer progress is stalled, public perception is warped—and the media are part of the problem. Abigail Pesta reports.
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Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy Advisor

Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy Advisor | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the U.S. besides skin cancer. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (approximately 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
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Attai: A vital question for all women: Are you dense?

Attai: A vital question for all women: Are you dense? | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
By the time I see my breast cancer patients, many of them already know their diagnosis.
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IVF increases estrogen, breast cancer risk? | wtsp.com

IVF increases estrogen, breast cancer risk? | wtsp.com | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Researchers in Australia found women undergoing IVF treatment tend to have higher levels of the estrogen hormone, which tends to fuel breast cancer."

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Oncology Times

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"But the comments reported overnight by the news media made by Brinker and statements issued by the organization still seemed to indicate a certain sense of denial, as if the (pink) elephant in the room -- the controversy over Planned Parenthood funding earlier in the year -- was not really related to the leadership changes."


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New Herceptin delivery method could vastly simplify breast cancer treatment

New Herceptin delivery method could vastly simplify breast cancer treatment | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new method of delivering a commonly used breast cancer drug could result in considerably less time spent in hospital for some women undergoing breast cancer treatment, according to the results of a Phase 3 trial published Online First...
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