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News Release: World Cancer Day Research Highlight - Breast Cancer Breakthrough in BC

News Release: World Cancer Day Research Highlight - Breast Cancer Breakthrough in BC | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
In recognition of World Cancer Day on February 4th, 2013, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon Region (CBCF) has much to celebrate.
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Transition in cell type parallels treatment response, disease progression in breast cancer

Transition in cell type parallels treatment response, disease progression in breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A process that normally occurs in developing embryos -- the changing of one basic cell type into another -- has also been suspected of playing a role in cancer metastasis.
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Breast-cancer screening with trained volunteers in a rural area of Sudan: a pilot study : The Lancet Oncology

Breast-cancer screening with trained volunteers in a rural area of Sudan: a pilot study : The Lancet Oncology | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast-cancer screening with trained volunteers in a rural area of Sudan: a pilot study. By - Dafalla Omer Abuidris MD, Prof Ahmed Elsheikh MD, Majdeldien Ali MD, Hassan Musa MD, Elgaili Elgaili MD...
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Clues to Breast Cancer Spread | News | Bioscience Technology

Clues to Breast Cancer Spread | News | Bioscience Technology | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"A process that normally occurs in developing embryos—the changing of one basic cell type into another—has also been suspected of playing a role in cancer metastasis. Now a study from HMS researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center has associated this process, called the epithelial-mesenchymal transition, or EMT, with disease progression and treatment response in breast cancer patients. The report also identifies underlying mechanisms that someday may become therapeutic targets."

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Anti-Breast Cancer: The 'Three Strikes' Carcinogen To Avoid

Anti-Breast Cancer: The 'Three Strikes' Carcinogen To Avoid | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
You may have heard a lot recently about how a chemical that is formed from cooking meat is carcinogenic (cancer-causing), but recent studies show that the scope of what's bad for you in terms of meat is actually expanding.
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I am wondering how scientific this study is.

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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

"Background 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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This study came out a month ago but I think it's important to show the abstract from the article I published before and remind us about the topic.

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Hormones can change the breast's genetic material, study finds

Hormones can change the breast's genetic material, study finds | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Scientists in Australia have discovered how female steroid hormones can make dramatic changes to the genetic material in breast cells, changes that could potentially lead to breast cancer.
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Victoria's Secret Might Make Bras For Breast Cancer Survivors

Victoria's Secret Might Make Bras For Breast Cancer Survivors | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
This morning, executives at Victoria's Secret took a meeting with Allana Maiden, whose online petition calling on the lingerie retailer to develop a line of bras for breast cancer survivors with mastectomies quickly amassed over 119,000 signatures.
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Cancer patients will ‘manage disease’ with new DNA-based treatments | Health | Life | National Post

Cancer patients will ‘manage disease’ with new DNA-based treatments | Health | Life | National Post | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Cancer will become a manageable disease thanks to personalized DNA treatments that will arrive in five years, U.K. specialists predict
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Breast Cancer Study flawed-Lumpectomies vs. Mastectomies -Dr. Attai explains

Breast Cancer Study flawed-Lumpectomies vs. Mastectomies -Dr. Attai explains | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

Great interview about lumpectomies vs. mastectomies with Dr. Deanna Attai.

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FINALLY Dr. Attai puts the lumpectomy vs. mastectomy question in the right perspective!

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Emerging Therapeutic Approaches in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy Advisor

Emerging Therapeutic Approaches in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy Advisor | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Approximately 15% to 20% of new breast cancer cases will be of the triple-negative phenotype, most of which are invasive ductal carcinomas.
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Project to capture and interrogate single cancer cells wins innovator award

Project to capture and interrogate single cancer cells wins innovator award | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
From a single cell gone bad, cancer evolves into an increasingly complex tumor built of a variety of normal cells and diverse malignant cells, some of which escape to create dangerous colonies in other organs, further jumbling the treatment picture.
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In breast cancer metastasis, researchers identify possible drug target

In breast cancer metastasis, researchers identify possible drug target | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The spread of breast cancer to distant organs within the body, an event that often leads to death, appears in many cases to involve the loss of a key protein, according to researchers, whose new discoveries point to possible targets for therapy.
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Engineered oncolytic herpes virus inhibits ovarian and breast cancer metastases

Engineered oncolytic herpes virus inhibits ovarian and breast cancer metastases | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A genetically reprogrammed Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cure metastatic diffusion of human cancer cells in the abdomen of laboratory mice, according to a new study.
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The Nanomechanical Signature of Breast Cancer

The Nanomechanical Signature of Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Differences in the stiffness of cancerous versus healthy tissue may aid in diagnosis and therapy, researchers say. The work will be presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society (BPS), held Feb.
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Research unlocks new key to hormones and cancer

Research unlocks new key to hormones and cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
While a breast cancer diagnosis is no longer seen as a death sentence because of advances in treatment, advocates remain frustrated by poor outcomes in aggressive triple-negative cases.
Susan Zager's insight:

Bear in mind this article is about Breast Cancer in Australia and some of the facts and figures differ from ours.

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Breast cancer patients turn to ancient therapy for relief

Breast cancer patients turn to ancient therapy for relief | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A diagnosis of any kind of cancer can be a roller coaster of emotions.

Add in decisions about treatment and a person's stress level can be through the roof.
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Woman asks Victoria's Secret for "survivor bras"

Woman asks Victoria's Secret for "survivor bras" | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Daughter of breast cancer survivor realized how hard it was for her mother to find specialty bras
Susan Zager's insight:

I think Allana, the daughter, means well by asking VS to make bras for women who have had breast cancer. At the same time Allana has never had breast cancer or MBC and Victoria's Secret may not be the right company for women who have had breast surgery for breast cancer as VS uses sex to sell bras. Here's an example of someone who's intentions I believe with breast cancer were good but she really doesn't know much about breast cancer. What do you think?

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Time spent watching television is not associated with death among breast cancer survivors

Time spent watching television is not associated with death among breast cancer survivors | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Study evaluates the link between sedentary time and death among cancer survivors. Spending a lot of time watching television after breast cancer diagnosis is not linked to death in these breast cancer survivors.
Susan Zager's insight:

I can't believe this article is in "Science Daily". It's a pretty weak study and probably junk, but I included the article to show that it's amazing how much junk science there is when there are reports about breast cancer. Usually this publication has much better articles.

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Engineered herpes virus inhibits ovarian and breast cancer metastases

Engineered herpes virus inhibits ovarian and breast cancer metastases | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"A genetically reprogrammed Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cure metastatic diffusion of human cancer cells in the abdomen of laboratory mice, scientists at the University of Bologna have found.

Their work specifically describes that the HSV converted into a therapeutic anticancer agent attacks breast and ovarian cancer metastases."

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Breast cancer caught in the act of spreading

Breast cancer caught in the act of spreading | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"An analysis of breast cancer cells captured as they escape from primary tumours has provided the best clinical evidence to date in favour of a popular theory of cancer metastasis."

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Treatment for Brain Mets: A METAvivor Research Grant | The METAvivor Blog

Treatment for Brain Mets: A METAvivor Research Grant | The METAvivor Blog | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Research Project: The goal of this research is to determine the efficacy of a novel drug therapy for HER2+ and Triple Negative (TN) breast cancers that have metastasized to the brain and to establish its potential for use in clinical trials."

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Breast Cancer Treatment Regimens - Chemotherapy Advisor

Breast Cancer Treatment Regimens - Chemotherapy Advisor | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A chemotherapy regimen chart for the treatment of breast cancer.
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This is a great chart for breast cancer chemotherapy regimens.

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Hope in 10 cancer breakthroughs | Toronto Star

Hope in 10 cancer breakthroughs | Toronto Star | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Canada leads the charge in exciting discoveries that stand up to the deadly disease
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Noted Health Journalist to Talk About Surviving Rare Breast Cancer at West Des Moines Library’s Author Series

Noted Health Journalist to Talk About Surviving Rare Breast Cancer at West Des Moines Library’s Author Series | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"After her diagnosis of hormone-negative breast cancer, health journalist Prijatel did what any reporter would do: start investigating the disease, how it occurs, how it's treated, and how to keep it from recurring. "

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