Life Science and Technology Weekly
28 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by ProActive Newsroom
Scoop.it!

Study: a blood test for all cancers could be nearer than we think (Wired UK)

Study: a blood test for all cancers could be nearer than we think (Wired UK) | Life Science and Technology Weekly | Scoop.it
A team of biologists believes it's on the path to developing a new early diagnosis test for difference cancers using tiny particles in the blood known as exosomes they've discovered contain huge chunks of DNA (Study: a blood test for all cancers...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ProActive Newsroom
Scoop.it!

Lung cancer rates down, with a narrowing gender gap - Los Angeles Times

Lung cancer rates down, with a narrowing gender gap - Los Angeles Times | Life Science and Technology Weekly | Scoop.it
UPI.com Lung cancer rates down, with a narrowing gender gap Los Angeles Times Invasive lung cancer, still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, claimed fewer lives over the five-year period ending in 2009, says a report issued...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by ProActive Newsroom from Breast Cancer News
Scoop.it!

Breast-conserving therapy appropriate for triple negative breast cancer

Breast-conserving therapy appropriate for triple negative breast cancer | Life Science and Technology Weekly | Scoop.it

"NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breast-conserving therapy (BCT) in women with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is not associated with increased local recurrence, according to a new study.

The lack of receptor-targeted therapy and the aggressive nature of TNBC have led to controversy over whether BCT is appropriate treatment for these tumors, researchers write note in JAMA Surgery online January 1.

Dr. Armando E. Giuliano and colleagues from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles used a prospectively maintained database to compare outcomes in patients with and without TNBC who underwent BCT.

Among 1,851 women who received BCT, 234 (12.6%) had TNBC, 1,341 (72.4%) had luminal A subtype (positive for ER or PR and negative for HER2/ERBB2), 212 (11.5%) had luminal B subtype (positive for ER or PR and HER2/ERBB2), and 64 (3.5%) had HER2/ERBB2-enriched subtype.

Local recurrence occurred in 4.7% of the TNBC group, 12.5% of the HER2/ERBB2 group, 1.7% of the luminal A group, and 1.9% of the luminal B group, and freedom from local recurrence at five years did not differ significantly between the groups (93%, 96%, 95%, and 96%, respectively)."


Via Susan Zager
more...
Maria Fowler's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:16 PM

This is an extremely frustrating study. While Metaplastic breast cancer is also TNBC, the recurrence rates for MpBC are reported in some studies to be as high as 50%. Sadly, doctors will see this study and more women with MpBC will be encouraged to get breast conserving surgery instead of a more aggressive surgery.

Rescooped by ProActive Newsroom from Breast Cancer News
Scoop.it!

Exercise helps women tolerate breast cancer drugs

Exercise helps women tolerate breast cancer drugs | Life Science and Technology Weekly | Scoop.it

"SAN ANTONIO — Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence.

#The study is the first major test of an exercise program for women on aromatase inhibitors. These estrogen-blocking pills, sold as Femara, Aromasin and other brands, are recommended for five years after initial breast cancer treatment for hormone-driven tumors, the most common type.

#The pills also increasingly are being used to help prevent breast cancer in women at high risk of it because of family history, bad genes or other reasons. A separate study found that one of these medicines — anastrozole, sold as Arimidex and in generic form — cut this risk by 53 percent. It’s the second aromatase inhibitor shown to lower risk that much.

#Despite how effective the drugs are, many women shun them because they can cause aches and pains, hot flashes and other side effects. About 15 percent of U.S. women have enough risk to merit considering the pills to prevent breast cancer, yet less than 5 percent take them, said Dr. Powel Brown, a prevention expert at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

#The exercise study involved 121 postmenopausal women taking various aromatase inhibitors to treat breast cancer who complained of achy joints on a pain survey.

medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence."


Via Susan Zager
more...
Tambre Leighn's curator insight, January 9, 2014 1:30 PM

Another benefit to physical activity. 

Scooped by ProActive Newsroom
Scoop.it!

Diabetes Prevention: How Simple and Complex carbs affects blood sugar - ultrawellnessreversediabetes.com

Diabetes Prevention: How Simple and Complex carbs affects blood sugar - ultrawellnessreversediabetes.com | Life Science and Technology Weekly | Scoop.it
In diabetes prevention, your doctor may recommend that you avoid simple carbs at all costs. Simple carbs can cause the blood sugar to spike and then crash.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ProActive Newsroom
Scoop.it!

Biotech Stock Mailbag: NeoStem, MannKind, Inovio - TheStreet.com

Biotech Stock Mailbag: NeoStem, MannKind, Inovio - TheStreet.com | Life Science and Technology Weekly | Scoop.it
Biotech Stock Mailbag: NeoStem, MannKind, Inovio
TheStreet.com
It's called Adam's Biotech Beat. I know, not the most original name but straightforward. I'll have more to say about the blog later, but please bookmark the page and check it often.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ProActive Newsroom
Scoop.it!

Consumer Electronics Show will highlight new ways to collect biometric data - Washington Post

Consumer Electronics Show will highlight new ways to collect biometric data - Washington Post | Life Science and Technology Weekly | Scoop.it
Computerworld Consumer Electronics Show will highlight new ways to collect biometric data Washington Post Once just a niche for fitness buffs and law enforcement officials, the use of biometrics for activity tracking, voice and facial recognition,...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by ProActive Newsroom
Scoop.it!

The Importance of Integrative Medicine in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS ...

The Importance of Integrative Medicine in the Treatment of HIV/AIDS ... | Life Science and Technology Weekly | Scoop.it
On December 2, 2013 president Obama marked the 25th Anniversary of World AIDS Day by pledging $100 million to research on finding a cure for HIV.[1]Discussing his new push for funding, Obama remarked that “The ...
more...
No comment yet.