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Score helps predict late distant metastases in ER-positive breast cancer : IMNG Oncology Report

Score helps predict late distant metastases in ER-positive breast cancer : IMNG Oncology Report | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new multigene score called EndoPredict improves on clinical measures for predicting whether estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer will metastasize, especially in the long term.
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This looks promising if they could predict recurrence. Now they have to figure out how to prevent it.

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Education : Diagnosis

Education : Diagnosis | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

" diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. It is understandable to experience a range of emotions when you are first diagnosed. But here is some good news - answers to some frequently asked questions."

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Vitamin D holds promise in battling a deadly breast cancer

Vitamin D holds promise in battling a deadly breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered a molecular pathway that contributes to triple-negative breast cancer, an often deadly and treatment resistant form of cancer that tends to strike younger women.
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Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Names Shirley Mertz New President - PR.com

Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Names Shirley Mertz New President - PR.com | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Metastatic Breast Cancer Network Names Shirley Mertz New President - on PR.com
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Fluorescence provides instant pathology of lymph nodes during surgery

Fluorescence provides instant pathology of lymph nodes during surgery | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new technique has been developed that allows surgeons, during surgery, to identify which lymph nodes are cancerous so that healthy tissue can be saved.
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This would be fantastic and help avoid a lot of lymphadema. I am sure there will be more studies done about this.

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Europe-Wide Personalized Breast Cancer Screening Research Project to Use Volpara Objective Breast Density Measurement Software

Europe-Wide Personalized Breast Cancer Screening Research Project to Use Volpara Objective Breast Density Measurement Software | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
ASSURE Research Project Will Use Volpara to Help Build a Model of Breast Cancer Risk and the Risk of Missing Cancers Matakina International is proud to announce the Volpara objective breast density measurement software will be used in the...
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An evening at Downing Street for Breast Cancer Campaign – Telegraph Blogs

An evening at Downing Street for Breast Cancer Campaign  – Telegraph Blogs | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
I spent a very enjoyable evening earlier this week at No 10 Downing Street, rubbing shoulders with breast cancer research scientists, health policy makers, politicians and people living with breast cancer.
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It's intersting to see what they are doing in the UK. to find a cure for breast cancer.

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Drug combo shows promise for advanced form of breast cancer

Drug combo shows promise for advanced form of breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A new drug that's been the subject of a clinical study is showing good results for women with advanced estrogen-sensitive breast cancer, and many oncologists are now using it as a treatment.
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Fatigue following breast cancer treatment

Fatigue following breast cancer treatment | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
How long is considered normal for patients to still experience fatigue, and do they need additional followup
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medwireNews - Breast Cancer - MRI ‘good accuracy’ for detecting residual breast cancer

medwireNews - Breast Cancer - MRI ‘good accuracy’ for detecting residual breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
medwireNews Magnetic resonance imaging is superior to mammography for the detection of residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, research confirms.
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Enzyme helps cancer cells avoid genetic instability

Enzyme helps cancer cells avoid genetic instability | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Cancer cells are resourceful survivors with plenty of tricks for staying alive.
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One-fourth of breast cancer surgery patients have persistent pain

One-fourth of breast cancer surgery patients have persistent pain | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Some 25 percent of individuals who have had breast cancer surgery experience significant, persistent pain six months after surgery, and new research showed that women with preoperative breast pain have the highest risk for extended post-surgical...
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[LiveSTRONG] The Only Thing That Matters Now

[LiveSTRONG] The Only Thing That Matters Now | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
We at the LIVESTRONG Foundation are disappointed by the news about Lance Armstrong. However, as we express our disappointment, we must also express our deep gratitude for the drive, devotion and sp...
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medwireNews - Breast Cancer - MRI ‘good accuracy’ for detecting residual breast cancer

medwireNews - Breast Cancer - MRI ‘good accuracy’ for detecting residual breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
medwireNews Magnetic resonance imaging is superior to mammography for the detection of residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, research confirms.
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Breast Cancer Recurrence Predictable With Blood Test

Breast Cancer Recurrence Predictable With Blood Test | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A simple blood test that checks for a genetic marker could help predict which patients will experience a recurrence of their breast cancer.
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New test predicted presence of harmful BRCA mutations

New test predicted presence of harmful BRCA mutations | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"A new multiple gene expression profile test was able to predict the presence of harmful BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations in otherwise healthy women carrying the mutations, according to data published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research."

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New drug target for Her-2 related breast cancer

New drug target for Her-2 related breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
New research details exactly how the Her2 cancer gene promotes the progression and spread of breast cancer cells. The inactivation of a tumor suppression gene called Nischarin is among the mechanisms identified.
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Interactive Decision Support System Ups Breast Cancer Detection

Interactive Decision Support System Ups Breast Cancer Detection | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Compared with currently used computeraided detection CAD prompts, use of an interactive CAD system, in which CAD marks and their associated suspiciousness scores remain hidden unless queried by a reader, improves the detection of malignant masses...
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Exploring the association between geneticvariation in the SUMO isopeptidase gene USPL1 and breast cancer through integration of data from the population-based GENICA study and external genetic data...

Exploring the association between geneticvariation in the SUMO isopeptidase gene USPL1 and breast cancer through integration of data from the population-based GENICA study and external genetic data... | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteins are covalently attached to target proteins to modify their function. SUMO conjugation participates in processes tightly linked to tumorigenesis. Recently USPL1 (ubiquitin-specific peptidase-like 1) was identified as a SUMO isopeptidase. We report here on the first exploratory study investigating the relationship betweengenetic variability inUSPL1andbreast cancer. "

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OnMedica - News - Quadruple DNA helix discovered in humans

OnMedica - News - Quadruple DNA helix discovered in humans | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Researchers hope discovery will open up way for development of cancer drugs
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Researchers Develop Blood Test that Predicts Breast Cancer Relapse Risk

Researchers Develop Blood Test that Predicts Breast Cancer Relapse Risk | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Researchers from Canada have developed a kind of blood test that can predict whether or a not a woman, who has undergone breast cancer treatment, have a relapse, reported Mail Online.
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Again I hope this catches on in the US.

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Facing Cancer, a Stark Choice

Facing Cancer, a Stark Choice | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Double mastectomies are on the rise, both among women with cancer in only one breast and those with a genetic risk.
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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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New method to diagnose hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

New method to diagnose hereditary breast and ovarian cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed and validated a new method to diagnose hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome based on mass sequencing of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
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DNA marker predicts breast cancer recurrence

DNA marker predicts breast cancer recurrence | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Medical researchers tested the DNA of more than 300 women in Alberta and discovered a 'genetic marker' method to help accurately profile which women were more apt to have their breast cancer return years later.
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