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Boob Tattoos, Five-Centimetre Soup and 66 Grays of Radiation: A Radiotherapy Diary

Boob Tattoos, Five-Centimetre Soup and 66 Grays of Radiation: A Radiotherapy Diary | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Five-centimetre soup? I wonder, as I lie on my back on the radiotherapy machine, arms in clamps above my head and breasts fully exposed to the team of three female professionals and one young male medical student.
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Herceptin May Benefit Wider Group of Breast Cancer Patients | TIME.com

Herceptin May Benefit Wider Group of Breast Cancer Patients | TIME.com | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The breakthrough drug, which targets a small percentage of breast tumors, may be effective against more cancers, according to the latest study.
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This would be great if it worked for other tumors.

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Ganitumab with either exemestane or fulvestrant for postmenopausal women with advanced, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer: a randomised, controlled, double-blind, phase 2 trial : The Lancet O...

Ganitumab with either exemestane or fulvestrant for postmenopausal women with advanced, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer: a randomised, controlled, double-blind, phase 2 trial : The Lancet O... | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Ganitumab with either exemestane or fulvestrant for postmenopausal women with advanced, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer: a randomised, controlled, double-blind, phase 2 trial. By - Prof Joh...
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Unfortunately the addition of ganitumab to endocrine treatment in women with previously treated hormone-receptor-positive locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer did not improve outcomes.

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Can we “catch” breast cancer?

Can we “catch” breast cancer? | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Third of five student guest posts by Dana Lowry In 1911, Peyton Rous first discovered viruses can cause cancer.  A chicken with a lump in her breast had been brought to Rous by a farmer.  Rous prepared an extract that eliminated...
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Breast Cancer Research Suffers Under Sequestration, Budget Uncertainty

Breast Cancer Research Suffers Under Sequestration, Budget Uncertainty | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"The increasing likelihood of sequestration and the current climate of budget uncertainty have direct and possibly long-term impacts on cancer research at the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Georgetown University and the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) are among the many universities that rely on federal grants to support research."

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Cancer Hijacks Cell Scaffolding Protein Fascin-1

Cancer Hijacks Cell Scaffolding Protein Fascin-1 | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A protein involved in the internal cell scaffold is associated with increased risk of metastasis and mortality in a range of common cancers finds a meta-analysis published in Biomed Central's ope
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Patients\' Fear Of Developing Lymphedema Far Exceeds Risk Following Breast Cancer Treatment

Patients\' Fear Of Developing Lymphedema Far Exceeds Risk Following Breast Cancer Treatment | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Women who have had the lymph nodes under their arm surgically removed during breast cancer treatment are warned to avoid certain practices that can cause lymphedema - a condition that causes chro
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Flight attendants face higher risk of contracting breast cancer: hospital

Flight attendants face higher risk of contracting breast cancer: hospital | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Flight attendants are at a higher risk of breast cancer due to being exposed to high levels of radiation, Wan Fang Hospital announced.
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I am not sure what to make of this article coming from "The China Post" as I would love to see the science. I heard from an American Flight Attendent who said the incidence for breast cancer is up for flight attendents. They should do studies in the US.

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JAMA Network | JAMA | Incidence of Breast Cancer With Distant Involvement Among Women in the United States, 1976 to 2009Incidence Trends of Breast Cancer

JAMA Network | JAMA | Incidence of Breast Cancer With Distant Involvement Among Women in the United States, 1976 to 2009Incidence Trends of Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

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"Importance  Evidence from the US National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database suggests that the incidence of advanced breast cancer in young women is increasing."

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The abstract behing all of the stories about young women and incidence of advanced breast cancer.

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Metastatic breast cancer incidence is rising among young women : OBGYN News

Metastatic breast cancer incidence is rising among young women : OBGYN News | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The incidence of breast cancer presenting with distant involvement has risen significantly over the past 30 years among young women, and this trend shows no signs of abating, according to a report in the Feb.
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This is what we were talking about during our #BCSM meeting last night.
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Popularity of 'gummy bear' breast implants growing: Implant touted as safer, more natural

Popularity of 'gummy bear' breast implants growing: Implant touted as safer, more natural | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
What is being affectionately called the "gummy bear" implant is being touted as a safer and more natural breast enhancement procedure.
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CVS to Pay for Giving Breast Cancer Meds to Kids

CVS to Pay for Giving Breast Cancer Meds to Kids | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
New Jersey officials will use the $650,000 to fund a public education campaign to educate consumers on how to check their medications and encourage them to ask a pharmacist when they have questions.
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Breast Cancer Research | Full text | Contralateral breast cancer risk in BRCA1/2 positive families needs to adjust for phenocopy rates particularly in second degree untested relatives

Breast Cancer Research | Full text | Contralateral breast cancer risk in BRCA1/2 positive families needs to adjust for phenocopy rates particularly in second degree untested relatives | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
In their recent paper Rhiem et al report contralateral breast cancer risks in relatives of BRCA1/2 mutation carriers as well as those testing negative[1]. The authors quote 25-year risks of 44.1% for BRCA1 and 33.5% for BRCA2.
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HER2 Drives Luminal Breast Cancer Stem Cells in the Absence of HER2 Amplification: Implications for Efficacy of Adjuvant Trastuzumab

HER2 Drives Luminal Breast Cancer Stem Cells in the Absence of HER2 Amplification: Implications for Efficacy of Adjuvant Trastuzumab | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Although current breast cancer treatment guidelines limit the use of HER2-blocking agents to tumors with HER2 gene amplification, recent retrospective analyses suggest that a wider group of patients may benefit from this therapy."

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Drug promising for triple negative breast cancer

Drug promising for triple negative breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
An anti-copper drug compound that disables bone marrow cells from receiving migrating cancer tumor cells may curb the spread of cancer, U.S researchers say.
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Protein that may control the spread of cancer discovered

Protein that may control the spread of cancer discovered | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Researchers have uncovered a novel mechanism that may lead to more selective ways to stop cancer cells from spreading. Cancer biologists have identified the role of the protein RSK2 in cancer cell migration, part of the process of cancer metastasis.
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Breast cancer ties to environment probed

Breast cancer ties to environment probed | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast cancer has many possible causes, but genetic risk factors are estimated to explain at most 27 percent of cases.
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Data Stretching Back to 1959 May Explain Link Between Environment and Breast Cancer: Scientific American

Data Stretching Back to 1959 May Explain Link Between Environment and Breast Cancer: Scientific American | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The lives of mothers, daughters and granddaughters in the Bay Area may offer clues to the link between chemical exposure and disease
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Younger Women Have Rising Rate Of Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Says : NPR

Younger Women Have Rising Rate Of Advanced Breast Cancer, Study Says  : NPR | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Only about 800 women younger than 40 get the kind of breast cancer that has spread to bones or other organs by the time it's diagnosed. But that number tripled in a generation, and scientists are left wondering what's the cause.
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Macca would like to see his mum

Macca would like to see his mum | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

Sir Paul McCartney has revealed what he'd do if he had a time machine - and it wouldn't be going back to his Beatles' heyday. Sir Paul was just 14 when his mother Mary, a midwife, died at the age of 47 from an embolism following surgery to treat breast cancer."

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Young Survival Coalition Blog | Young Survival Coalition: Young Women Facing Breast Cancer Together

Young Survival Coalition Blog | Young Survival Coalition: Young Women Facing Breast Cancer Together | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on February 26, 2013, discusses the incidence of breast cancer in the United States and concludes that the number of young women presenting with metastatic disease at initial diagnosis has been increasing over time.  Given the subject matter of this article, YSC believes it is important to share with our constituents what this article says and what it means for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. "

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The YSC (Young Survival Coalition) responds to the significance for young women of the incidence of breast cancer presenting with metastatic disease published in JAMA.

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Deadly breast cancers are rising in young women

Deadly breast cancers are rising in young women | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Embargo lifts 4 p.m. Tuesday Feb.26 At a time when the USA is making progress overall against cancer, a new study documents a worrisome rise in the number of young women diagnosed with advanced, incurable...
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Two discriminating biological markers found to predict a favorable response to treatment in triple-negative breast cancer

Two discriminating biological markers found to predict a favorable response to treatment in triple-negative breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Quinten, a strategic and operational consulting company specializing in the evaluation of biomedical data in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and cosmetic industries, today announces the identification of two discriminating biological marker...
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Legislation requires insurance cover costs of early breast cancer test

Legislation requires insurance cover costs of early breast cancer test | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A bill introduced in the Assembly (A.1702) by a former nurse would require insurance companies to cover the costs of an FDA-approved test for early breast
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Biological diversity discovered in triplenegative breast cancer

Biological diversity discovered in triplenegative breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Triplenegative breast cancers are more biologically diverse than previously believed and classification should be expanded to reflect this heterogeneity.
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