"HERV-K are also reactivated in the majority of human breast cancers. Monoclonal and single-chain antibodies against the HERV-K Env protein recently proved capable of blocking the proliferation of human breast cancer cells in vitro, inhibiting tumor growth in mice bearing xenograft tumors. "
For breast cancer patients prescribed tamoxifen to treat their disease, genetic traits affecting an enzyme in the liver are major players in determining the impact of the hormone therapy, new research suggests.
Susan Zager's insight:
I have seen studies that testing the enzyme, known as CYP2D6 are both effective and not effective in determing whether tamoxifen is being metabolized properly. Personally I feel that when I was on tamoxifen I didn't need a test to tell me if I was "metabolizing" the tamoxifen - I could feel it working non-stop. What I don't know is if even though I metabolized the tamoxifen it worked to keep me from recurrence or mets.
Upstate NY woman admits false breast cancer scam Local media outlets report that Melissa Jones of Canandaigua pleaded guilty Wednesday in Ontario County Court to two counts each of grand larceny and criminal possession of a forged instrument.
"Traditionally, oncologists have not always performed a biopsy of metastatic tumors because it has been assumed that their treatment can be based on the properties of the primary tumor. But new research, that I discuss below, suggests that performing such a biopsy may be a good idea."
Prior to this study, published online in theJournal of Clinical Investigation, the ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecule called miR-181a had never before been tied to breast cancer metastasis—but when scientists found elevated levels of the molecule in late-stage breast cancer tissues, they tested an inhibitor in mouse models.
"Direct-to-Implant, or One-Step, breast reconstruction following mastectomy to treat or prevent breast cancer is effective, safe and offers aesthetic benefits when performed on appropriate patients, according to peer-reviewed data published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. "
"Tests performed on tumor samples give valuable information that helps guide treatment decisions for breast cancer. By examining tumor samples under a microscope, doctors can determine if the tumor is invasive or noninvasive (in situ). The tumor sample will also help identify your tumor's grade—whether it is a fast-growing or slow-growing form of breast cancer—as well as the tumor's hormone receptor status and HER2 status. All of these tests will inform your oncologist about your recommended treatment plan."
ONE OF THE LARGEST CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE STATE IS HAVING FUND RAISING PROBLEMS. KOMEN MARYLAND, WHICH PROVIDES BREAST CANCER SERVICES FOR WOMEN AND MEN IS RUNNING VERY SHORT OF IT'S FUND RAISING GOALS.
"Despite the therapeutic potential of nucleic acid drugs, their clinical application has been limited in part by a lack of appropriate delivery systems. Exosomes or microvesicles are small endosomally derived vesicles that are secreted by a variety of cell types and tissues."