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Delivering the promise of public health genomics

Delivering the promise of public health genomics | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Jane Parry investigates whether genomics can help developing countries face their growing burden of disease
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Intraoperative Radiation Shown Effective for Breast Cancer - OncologySTAT

Intraoperative Radiation Shown Effective for Breast Cancer - OncologySTAT | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Intraoperative Radiation Shown Effective for Breast Cancer - IMNG Medical Media. 2013 Jan 2, ML Zoler
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Probe That Checks For Cancer On The Margin During Breast Lumpectomy Gets FDA Approval - MediLexicon

Probe That Checks For Cancer On The Margin During Breast Lumpectomy Gets FDA Approval - MediLexicon | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A probe that allows surgeons removing cancerous tissue during breast lumpectomy to check if the margins of the removed tissue are clear of cancer cells, has received Premarket Approval (
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Human endogenous retroviruses and cancer prevention: evidence and prospects

Human endogenous retroviruses and cancer prevention: evidence and prospects | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"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. "

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Breast cancer | Genetic makeup may affect tamoxifen's effectiveness

Breast cancer | Genetic makeup may affect tamoxifen's effectiveness | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
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.
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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.

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Upstate NY woman admits false breast cancer scam

Upstate NY woman admits false breast cancer scam | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
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.
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The Value of Checking Metastases in Advanced Breast Cancer « Cancer

The Value of Checking Metastases in Advanced Breast Cancer « Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"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."

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Coping with Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment - Chemotherapy Advisor

Coping with Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment - Chemotherapy Advisor | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
There are many treatment options for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It's important to tell your health care team about any side effects you experience so that they can be managed.
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Breast cancer 'switch' discovered

Breast cancer 'switch' discovered | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Australian researchers find 'genetic switch' that has potential to open up new treatments for breast cancer.
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Microvascular filtration is increased in the forearms of patients with breast cancer–related lymphedema

Microvascular filtration is increased in the forearms of patients with breast cancer–related lymphedema | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Breast cancer–related lymphedema (BCRL) is a frequent and debilitating complication of breast cancer treatment. The pathophysiology is complex and remains poorly understood;.."

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Futurity.org – Molecule linked to late-stage breast cancer

Futurity.org – Molecule linked to late-stage breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Prior to this study, published online in the Journal 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.
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Dune Medical wins FDA approval to sell new breast cancer tissue assessment tool in US - The Boston Globe

Dune Medical wins FDA approval to sell new breast cancer tissue assessment tool in US - The Boston Globe | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Federal regulators have approved a new tissue assessment tool made by Dune Medical Devices Inc.
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Gene Expression Improves The Definition Of A Breast Cancer Subtype

Gene Expression Improves The Definition Of A Breast Cancer Subtype | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Gene expression in breast cancer provides valuable biological information for better determining the diagnosis, treatment, risk of relapse and survival rate. However, the most common form of char
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4 Sisters Who Had Breast Cancer Sue Drug Maker, Blaming Mother’s Medication - CBS Boston

4 Sisters Who Had Breast Cancer Sue Drug Maker, Blaming Mother’s Medication - CBS Boston | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The Melnick sisters blame a drug called Diethylstilbestrol, commonly known as DES. And now they are taking pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly to court in a groundbreaking lawsuit.
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Health Matters: Lethal breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer

Health Matters: Lethal breast cancer linked to ovarian cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A discovery could soon produce real benefits for women suffering from a lethal strain of breast cancer.
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NC's oldest living breast cancer survivor dies at 103

NC's oldest living breast cancer survivor dies at 103 | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The woman known as the "Oldest Living Breast Cancer Survivor in North Carolina" has passed away at the age of 103 years-old.
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Data Shows Efficacy and Aesthetic Benefits of Direct-to-Implant Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction - Applied Clinical Trials

Data Shows Efficacy and Aesthetic Benefits of Direct-to-Implant Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction - Applied Clinical Trials | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"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. "

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Atossa Genetics to take new breast cancer test nationwide - Puget Sound Business Journal

Atossa Genetics to take new breast cancer test nationwide - Puget Sound Business Journal | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Atossa (NASDQ: ATOS) is marketing the ForeCYTE Breast Health Test as a “pap smear for the breast," because it has a similar ability to find pre-cancerous cells as well as cancer. "

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Improved Understanding Of Cell Polarity Could Lead To Improved Cancer Diagnoses

Improved Understanding Of Cell Polarity Could Lead To Improved Cancer Diagnoses | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified how cells know which way up they need to be. The discovery could help in the fight against cancer because in the early stages of the dis
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Brief Group Support Intervention Associated with Long-term Cognitive Benefits in Patients with Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy Advisor

Brief Group Support Intervention Associated with Long-term Cognitive Benefits in Patients with Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy Advisor | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
(ChemotherapyAdvisor) – Participation in a fewer than 2 weeks of support group meetings is associated with long term cognitive function improvements in pat
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Diagnostic Tests for Early-Stage Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy Advisor

Diagnostic Tests for Early-Stage Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy Advisor | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"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."

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Komen MD facing donation shortfall; could cut programs by April

Komen MD facing donation shortfall; could cut programs by April | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
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.
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miR-205 can be responsible for breast cancer

miR-205 can be responsible for breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Scientists demonstrated that the microRNAs expression can be potentially responsible for the abnormal acini formation of breast cancer cells.
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Molecular Therapy - Systemically Injected Exosomes Targeted to EGFR Deliver Antitumor MicroRNA to Breast Cancer Cells

Molecular Therapy - Systemically Injected Exosomes Targeted to EGFR Deliver Antitumor MicroRNA to Breast Cancer Cells | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"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."

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Breast Cancer: What We Learned In 2012 : NPR

Breast Cancer: What We Learned In 2012 : NPR | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The 2012 mammography debate was a continuation of a controversy touched off three years ago when a government task force said women under 50 don't need regular mammograms.
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