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Breast cancer drugs set for preventative use - Health News - NHS Choices

Breast cancer drugs set for preventative use - Health News - NHS Choices | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Almost all of the newspapers and their websites are leading with the news that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published draft guidelines recommending that women with a high risk of familial breast cancer...
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Meet Shirley Mertz, MBCN’s New President

Meet Shirley Mertz, MBCN’s New President | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
By Katherine O’Brien At a 2009 breast cancer seminar, I met two Chicago-area MBCN volunteers: Joani Gudeman and Shirley Mertz. I had never met another person with metastatic breast cancer. Jo...
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What exactly are 'related' cancers? – Telegraph Blogs

What exactly are 'related' cancers? – Telegraph Blogs | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
NICE's statement that "A family history of breast, ovarian or related cancer significantly increases a person's risk of developing breast cancer at a younger age", introduces its draft guideline suggesting that people who fall into this category...
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Havertown Breast Cancer Survivor Now Feels 'Like a Whole Person'

Havertown Breast Cancer Survivor Now Feels 'Like a Whole Person' | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The Beau Institute in Mount Laurel offers breast cancer survivors a chance at closure following surgery.
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Statins Do and Don’t Impact Breast Cancer | dailyRx

Statins Do and Don’t Impact Breast Cancer | dailyRx | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Statins are drugs that help lower cholesterol. They’ve been around for decades. They’re cheap and they work. This common heart medicine may also have important anti-cancer qualities.
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Courage and strength: Living with stage IV breast cancer

Courage and strength: Living with stage IV breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"As I photographed these women, I was struck by their energy, joyful demeanor and dedication in helping others with the same diagnosis. I wondered how these ladies live with the possibility of death so close at hand while at the same time not only managing the painful and debilitating effects of the disease and its treatment. What gives them the courage to carry on with such grace? Has their philosophy of life changed? Their view of death? Here are their answers."

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1250 AM WTMA - [From ABC News]

1250 AM WTMA - [From ABC News] | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

""I've been doing great and I didn't want to have a 'party' for fear of jinxing it, but wanted to somehow mark the occasion as being special and as a way of paying back for all that was done for me," said Kandel, 55."

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New breast cancer guidance 'gives women more options' - Telegraph

New breast cancer guidance 'gives women more options' - Telegraph | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
New guidance says middle aged women at high risk of breast cancer should have annual screening and preventive drugs. Eluned Hughes from Breakthrough Breast Cancer explains the recommendations.
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Does the breast cancer drug tamoxifen have side-effects?

Does the breast cancer drug tamoxifen have side-effects? | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The British-invented drug has changed the course of breast cancer by preventing recurrences – but it can make life miserable for some. Women must weigh up the risks and benefits for themselves
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Preventive breast cancer drugs

Preventive breast cancer drugs | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Women at high genetic risk of breast cancer could soon have a new treatment option other than double mastectomy - preventive drugs. But which option is best?
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Novel role of NEDD9 gene in early stages of breast cancer described

Novel role of NEDD9 gene in early stages of breast cancer described | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. Many of these deaths occur when there is an initial diagnosis of invasive or metastatic disease.
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Time lag to benefit after screening for breast and colorectal cancer: meta-analysis of survival data from the United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Denmark | BMJ

Time lag to benefit after screening for breast and colorectal cancer: meta-analysis of survival data from the United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Denmark | BMJ | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
AbstractObjectives To determine a pooled, quantitative estimate of the length of time needed after breast or colorectal cancer screening before a survival benefit is observed.Design Meta-analysis of survival data from population based, randomized...
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Mets Monday – Share Your “Spark” @ Nancy's Point

Mets Monday – Share Your “Spark” @ Nancy's Point | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"I want Mets Monday to be another safe haven for anyone, with or without mets, to share, learn, vent, rant, cry, advocate or just lurk. I know it’s a small “campaign.” But I will use whatever platform I have because I believe it all matters. I have to. And just like every voice matters, every little step matters too, and you never know where even little steps might lead."

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Screening Radiation Exposure May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Some BRCA Mutation Carriers : CancerConnect News

Screening Radiation Exposure May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Some BRCA Mutation Carriers : CancerConnect News | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"http://news.cancerconnect.com/screening-radiation-exposure-may-increase-breast-cancer-risk-in-some-brca-mutation-carriers/"

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Top Stories of 2012: Improving Treatment Options for Breast Cancer: From the Clinic to the Lab and Back to the Clinic - OncologySTAT

Top Stories of 2012: Improving Treatment Options for Breast Cancer: From the Clinic to the Lab and Back to the Clinic - OncologySTAT | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Top Stories of 2012: Improving Treatment Options for Breast Cancer: From the Clinic to the Lab and Back to the Clinic - Interview by S Reckling. 2013 Jan 14, Clifford Hudis, MD
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A simple story | Kaleidoscope - UAB Campus News

A simple story | Kaleidoscope - UAB Campus News | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Photographer David Jay makes a beautiful story out of a fatal disease. Birmingham 365 The UAB Visual Arts Gallery is presenting “The SCAR Project: Breast
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NHS trust failed to stop dangerous breast cancer operations

NHS trust failed to stop dangerous breast cancer operations | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Heart of England trust was alerted to 'negative impact' of technique almost four years before it banned 'rogue' surgeon from using it
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mTOR Inhibitors in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

mTOR Inhibitors in the Treatment of Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway, of which mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) protein is an important component, is commonly dysregulated in cancer. TOR protein, a highly conserved serine/ threonine protein kinase, was first identified in 1991 through yeast studies examining the mechanism of rapamycin.[1] Complex regulatory mechanisms of the mTOR signaling pathway have been elucidated. These mechanisms have been important in the development of mTOR inhibitors for treatment of cancer and also in identifying predictors of response or resistance."

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Fox Chase receives grant for community-based patient navigation services

Fox Chase receives grant for community-based patient navigation services | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Fox Chase Cancer Center's Office of Health Communications and Health Disparities (OHCHD) recently received a grant from the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund community-based patient navigation services.
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Managing peripheral neuropathy

Managing peripheral neuropathy | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
What can be done to decrease the severity of peripheral neuropathy experienced by patients receiving chemotherapy
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Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years: Protection for thousands at high risk

Drug that prevents breast cancer for 20 years: Protection for thousands at high risk | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
New guidelines could see thousands of healthy women in the UK offered powerful breast cancer drugs in a bid to slash their odds of developing the disease.
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Aggressive breast cancer's metastatic path revealed

Aggressive breast cancer's metastatic path revealed | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered the molecular switch that allows aggressive triple negative breast cancer cells to grow the amoeba-like protrusions they need to crawl away from a primary tumor and metastasize throughout the body.
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Aggressive breast cancer's metastatic path revealed

Aggressive breast cancer's metastatic path revealed | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered the molecular switch that allows aggressive triple negative breast cancer cells to grow the amoeba-like protrusions they need to crawl away from a primary tumor and metastasize throughout the body.
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DNA pioneer James Watson takes aim at "cancer establishments"

DNA pioneer James Watson takes aim at "cancer establishments" | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"A day after an exhaustive national report on cancer found the United States is making only slow progress against the disease, one of the country's most iconic - and iconoclastic - scientists weighed in on "the war against cancer." And he does not like what he sees."

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My altered self: cancer : The Lancet

My altered self: cancer : The Lancet | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"From the perspective of a health economist, Knaul wants Beauty without the Breast to encourage people to think about how an individual with a chronic illness moves through a health system. She also hopes to generate an advocacy movement through awareness of breast cancer to address other global health issues that affect women, including inequalities in access to health care and sex discrimination."

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