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Developing Awareness : 13 Facts Everyone Should Know about Metastatic Breast Cancer

13 Facts Everyone Should Know about Metastatic Breast Cancer
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MicroRNA molecule may serve as biomarker, target for brain metastases in breast cancer patients

Researchers have identified two molecules that could potentially serve as biomarkers in predicting brain metastases in patients with breast cancer.
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Drugs Aim to Make Several Types of Cancer Self-Destruct

Drugs Aim to Make Several Types of Cancer Self-Destruct | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
Three pharmaceutical firms are trying to restore a mechanism that normally makes badly damaged cells destroy themselves, an approach that might work against half of all cancers.
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Study: Ten Years of Tamoxifen Better than Five

A new study shows that taking tamoxifen for 10 years even further reduces the likelihood of recurrence and death from breast cancer.
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Whole Genome Sequencing of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Reveals ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Whole Genome Sequencing of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Reveals ... - PR Newswire (press release) | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
Whole Genome Sequencing of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Reveals ...PR Newswire (press release)6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole genome sequencing has revealed previously unreported mutations in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC),...
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TGen-US Oncology data guides treatment of metastatic triple-negative breast ... - EurekAlert (press release)

TGen-US Oncology data guides treatment of metastatic triple-negative breast ...EurekAlert (press release)6, 2012 — Genomic sequencing has revealed therapeutic drug targets for difficult-to-treat, metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), according...
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Loading...SABCS: Increasing Fulvestrant Dose in Advanced ER-Positive Breast Cancer Yields Better Survival, Similar Toxicity | Cancer Research You can Trust

Loading...SABCS: Increasing Fulvestrant Dose in Advanced ER-Positive Breast Cancer Yields Better Survival, Similar Toxicity | Cancer Research You can Trust | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
"Icreasing the dose of fulvestrant (Faslodex) from 250 mg to 500 mg yielded a longer median overall survival as well as a lower overall risk of death in women with locally advanced or metastatic estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer, according...
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Delayed treatment for advanced breast cancer has 'profound effect'

Results from a recent study show women who wait more than 60 days to begin treatment for advanced breast cancer face significantly higher risks of dying than women who start therapy shortly after diagnosis.
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A Gilda’s Club loses Gilda

A Gilda’s Club loses Gilda | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
A cancer-care organization changes its name -- and fails to understand why support groups are named for people...
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CTCtrap can capture circulating tumour cells in cancer patients

The 7.5 millilitres of blood contained in a standard sample tube is not nearly enough to detect circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in the blood of patients with metastatic breast cancer, prostate cancer, or colorectal cancer with a high enough degree...
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Exposing cancer's lethal couriers: Nanochains mark micrometastases for early ... - Phys.Org

Exposing cancer's lethal couriers: Nanochains mark micrometastases for early ... - Phys.Org | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
Exposing cancer's lethal couriers: Nanochains mark micrometastases for early ...Phys.OrgNew nanotechnology developed at Case Western Reserve University detects these metastases in mouse models of breast cancer far earlier than current methods, a...
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Gene Studies Narrow Breast Cancer Types - MedPage Today

Nantwich NewsGene Studies Narrow Breast Cancer TypesMedPage TodayPerou and other participants in the Cancer Genome Atlas Network helped set the stage for future research by analyzing tumor and germline DNA samples from 825 patients with breast...
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Is the California breast density law a good idea? Three opinions - Los Angeles Times

Is the California breast density law a good idea? Three opinions - Los Angeles Times | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
Is the California breast density law a good idea?
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Let’s talk about sex … and cancer

Let’s talk about sex … and cancer | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
By Jacque Wilson, (CNN) – Michelle was prepared for chemotherapy. She was prepared to lose her hair and deal with extreme nausea and be hospitalized for months at a time.
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The Value of Checking Metastases in Advanced Breast Cancer « Cancer

The Value of Checking Metastases in Advanced Breast Cancer « Cancer | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
By Richard C. Frank, MD



Breast cancer begins in [...]
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MicroRNA Drives Breast Cancer Metastasis By Promoting Cancer Cell Survival

MicroRNA Drives Breast Cancer Metastasis By Promoting Cancer Cell Survival | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
Tumor metastasis, which accounts for the majority of deaths in breast cancer patients, is a process by which cancer cells acquire the ability to invade tissue and survive in other parts of the bo

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Evidence of 'chemo brain' verified by researchers

Evidence of 'chemo brain' verified by researchers | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
For many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, memory problems and a general mental haziness often plague them during and after treatment.
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Hitting Cancer at Its Core: At San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Eyes ... - MarketWatch (press release)

Hitting Cancer at Its Core: At San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Eyes ... - MarketWatch (press release) | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
Hitting Cancer at Its Core: At San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Eyes ...MarketWatch (press release)SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec 06, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --A phase 1b clinical trial evaluating reparixin combined with chemotherapy for the treatment...
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Study Shows Eribulin Not Superior to Capecitabine in Previously Treated Metastatic Breast Cancer

Study Shows Eribulin Not Superior to Capecitabine in Previously Treated Metastatic Breast Cancer | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
Eribulin mesylate failed to show a statistically significant survival benefit compared with capecitabine in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer.
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Results of Halaven Phase III study in metastatic breast cancer presented at ... - News-Medical.net

OncLiveResults of Halaven Phase III study in metastatic breast cancer presented at ...News-Medical.netResults from the first large, global Phase III study of Halaven® (eribulin mesylate) Injection in patients with early-stage metastatic breast...
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Some 20 percent of women overwhelmed by cancer treatment options: study

Some 20 percent of women overwhelmed by cancer treatment options: study | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - More than one in five women with early-stage breast cancer said they were given too much responsibility for treatment-related decisions - and those patients were more likely to end up regretting...
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The Accidental Amazon » Exit Strategy

Excellent blog article on end-of-life preparation.

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Mice as Stand-Ins in the Fight Against Disease

Mice as Stand-Ins in the Fight Against Disease | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
In what could be the ultimate in personalized medicine, animal models, referred to by researchers as avatars, are being used to help determine the best treatment for a patient.
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Combination of Afinitor and Chemotherapy Shows Promise in ...

According to results presented at the 2012 Breast Cancer Symposium, the combination of Afinitor® (everolimus; also known as RAD001) and carboplatin may provide a benefit in metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer.
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Researchers seek to understand brain's immune response to metastasized cancer - Medical Xpress

Researchers seek to understand brain's immune response to metastasized cancer - Medical Xpress | Metastatic breast cancer in the spotlight | Scoop.it
Researchers seek to understand brain's immune response to metastasized cancerMedical XpressBrain metastases are common secondary complications of other types of cancer, particularly lung, breast and skin cancer.
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