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World Cancer Day 2013

World Cancer Day 2013 | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
February 4th is World Cancer Day, a time when organizations and individuals around the world send a message: Ending cancer should be a global health priority.
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In Breast Cancer Metastasis, Researchers Identify Possible Drug Target

In Breast Cancer Metastasis, Researchers Identify Possible Drug Target | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The spread of breast cancer to distant organs within the body, an event that often leads to death, appears in many cases to involve the loss of a key protein, according to UC San Francisco research...
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Pregnant woman shaves head as she begins chemo for breast cancer - Lifestyle - Ohio

Pregnant woman shaves head as she begins chemo for breast cancer - Lifestyle - Ohio | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Michelle Lang-Schock cringed as her mother slowly eased electric clippers through her shoulder-length hair.
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Think pink: Caravan leaves trail of support for breast cancer sufferers in the UAE

Think pink: Caravan leaves trail of support for breast cancer sufferers in the UAE | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
The Pink Caravan was accompanied by 150 horse-riders as it began a 10-day journey covering 320km across the seven emirates on Saturday.The Pink Caravan raises awareness about breast cancer and stresses the importance of early detection.
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Woman Battles Breast Cancer While Pregnant, Part 2

Woman Battles Breast Cancer While Pregnant, Part 2 | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
On Thursday, we introduced viewers to a woman from Sharon who is fighting breast cancer while she's pregnant. Today, viewers will hear more about how she's battling the disease and how the baby is doing so far.
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Automated breast density test identifies women at high cancer risk

Automated breast density test identifies women at high cancer risk | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a novel computer algorithm to easily quantify a major risk factor for breast cancer based on analysis of a screening mammogram.
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GEN | News Highlights:Wandering Tumor Cells May Seed Metastasis in Breast Cancer

GEN | News Highlights:Wandering Tumor Cells May Seed Metastasis in Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
This week, scientists reported that circulating tumor cells undergo a “personality” change, or shift from their original adherent state to a migratory mesenchymal state.
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The nanomechanical signature of breast cancer

The nanomechanical signature of breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Differences in the stiffness of cancerous versus healthy tissue may aid in diagnosis and therapy, researchers say. The work will be presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, held Feb.
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Medicare Overpaid $15 Million for Roche Cancer Drug, OIG Says

Medicare Overpaid $15 Million for Roche Cancer Drug, OIG Says | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Medicare, the U.S. health insurance program for the elderly and disabled, overpaid for Roche Holding AG’s Herceptin breast-cancer treatment by about $15 million, according to a government investigation.
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer: What You Should Know

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: What You Should Know | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) accounts for 1%-5% of all breast cancer cases but 10% of breast cancer deaths.[1] Historically, 5-year survival in IBC has been less than 5% when treated with surgery or radiation therapy, increasing to 30%-40% with multimodal therapy that includes preoperative chemotherapy adequate to induce pathologic complete response (CR) before surgery."

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Hadassah improves blood test for BRCA mutations

Hadassah improves blood test for BRCA mutations | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
New blood test to detect carriers of gene mutations for breast cancer is “faster, more accurate and cheaper,
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Breast cancer cases among women rising alarmingly - Bangalore - DNA

Breast cancer cases among women rising alarmingly - Bangalore - DNA | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
When a woman is affected with breast cancer, there are 50 to 90% chances that her daughter too may fall prey to the disease.
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Engineered oncolytic herpes virus inhibits ovarian and breast cancer metastases

Engineered oncolytic herpes virus inhibits ovarian and breast cancer metastases | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A genetically reprogrammed Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cure metastatic diffusion of human cancer cells in the abdomen of laboratory mice, according to a new study.
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Cost of Cancer Care - ASCO

Cost of Cancer Care - ASCO | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Choosing Wisely®: ASCO Identifies Five Key Opportunities in Oncology to Improve Value of Patient Care







Also See:



• ABIM Foundation Choosing Wisely® Campaign ...
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BMC Cancer | Abstract | The potential prognostic value of connexin 26 and 46 expression in neoadjuvant-treated breast cancer

BMC Cancer | Abstract | The potential prognostic value of connexin 26 and 46 expression in neoadjuvant-treated breast cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Several classification systems are available to assess pathological response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer, but reliable biomarkers to predict the efficiency of primary systemic therapy (PST) are still missing.
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CiteULike: Performance of FDG PET/CT in the Clinical Management of Breast Cancer

CiteULike: Performance of FDG PET/CT in the Clinical Management of Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"n this analysis, the role of metabolic imaging with fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in breast cancer is reviewed. The analysis was limited to recent works by using state-of-the-art positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) technology. "

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Breast cancer patients share aromatase inhibitor experiences online

Breast cancer patients share aromatase inhibitor experiences online | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Aromatase inhibitors (AI) are prescribed for postmenopausal women with estrogen-positive breast cancers. These drugs are preferable to tamoxifen. They do not ca
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Woman Battles Breast Cancer While Pregnant, Part 1

Woman Battles Breast Cancer While Pregnant, Part 1 | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Last fall, Adrienne and Dean Toth learned in the same week that they are expecting their first child and that she has a rare, aggressive form of breast cancer.
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New Discovery for Breast Cancer

New Discovery for Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

Women dread breast cancer. But, a new discovery in the field of hormones and cancer has unveiled that there is a silver lining for sufferers of basal-like triple-negative cancer.

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Victoria Secret in talks to make bras for breast cancer survivors

Victoria Secret in talks to make bras for breast cancer survivors | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
Washington, Feb 2: A woman from Virginia and her mother have delivered a petition to Victoria Secret headquarters, asking them to create a line of bras for survivors of breast .
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LOOK: Breast Cancer Patient's Stunning Photo Shoot

LOOK: Breast Cancer Patient's Stunning Photo Shoot | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
A beautiful woman twirls in front of the Eiffel Tower, decked out in a pale pink gown that makes her look like she stepped out of a fairytale.
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World Cancer Day, EU actions to fight cancer | New Europe

World Cancer Day, EU actions to fight cancer | New Europe | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

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World Cancer Day in on 4 February and the European Commission announced the major facts on EU action to fight cancer.

Since 1985, the EU has established laws for the prevention of Cancer in Europe."

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New Tool Predicts Late Recurrence in Breast Cancer - OncologySTAT

New Tool Predicts Late Recurrence in Breast Cancer - OncologySTAT | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"A novel multigene signature known as the breast cancer index markedly outperformed the widely used Oncotype DX Recurrence Score and IHC4 tools in predicting late recurrences of estrogen receptor-positive/lymph node-negative breast cancer, Dr. Dennis C. Sgroi reported at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium."

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Congress Sends PDUFA to President Obama; ASCO Recommendations Included > ASCO in Action

Congress Sends PDUFA to President Obama; ASCO Recommendations Included > ASCO in Action | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it

"Both the House and Senate have passed the final version of prescription drug user legislation and sent it to President Obama for his signature. The legislation includes provisions that ASCO has recommended in the areas of drug shortages, accelerated approval and breakthrough therapies."

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News Release: World Cancer Day Research Highlight - Breast Cancer Breakthrough in BC

News Release: World Cancer Day Research Highlight - Breast Cancer Breakthrough in BC | Breast Cancer News | Scoop.it
In recognition of World Cancer Day on February 4th, 2013, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon Region (CBCF) has much to celebrate.
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