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Breast cancer research could expand lung cancer therapies

New research into a genetic mutation’s role in breast cancer could open new treatment options for lung cancer, according to a Michigan State University scientist. “We sequenced the whole genome of breast cancer samples and found a driving mutation that

Delay from breast cancer diagnosis to chemotherapy after an operation may shorten survival

Women with breast cancer should start postoperative chemotherapy, when recommended, ideally within four months of their cancer diagnosis because new study findings show that waiting longer is associated with poorer overall survival. The study, which used nationwide data, is published

Researchers determine epigenetic origin of docetaxel-resistant breast cancer

Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) have published a study in Molecular Cancer Research in which they identify methylation patterns associated with different subtypes of breast cancer, and a subclassification of the group of “triple negatives,” a breast

Slug, a stem cell regulator, keeps breast cells healthy by promoting repair of DNA damage

A new study published in Cell Reports found that a transcription factor called Slug serves as “command central” for determining breast stem cell health, regulating both stem cell activity and repair of DNA damage. The research team also discovered that

Combined breast and gynecologic surgery: Study says not so fast

Breast cancer patients and women undergoing cancer-preventive breast surgeries may consider combining these procedures with hysterectomy and/or ovarian removal. However, a University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in Breast Journal argues against this combined approach: Patients undergoing coordinated breast

Cancer tissue-freezing approach may help more breast cancer patients in lower income countries

A new reusable device created by the Johns Hopkins University can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and affordable gas, to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-standard argon.

The TGA’s proposed breast implant ban exposes a litany of failures, and fails to protect women

The proposed ban on some textured breast implants announced by the Australian pharmaceuticals and medical devices regulator earlier this week tells us something very disquieting about the effectiveness of consumer protection. It will not reassure women living with breast implants

Researchers show how AI can be used to more quickly and accurately diagnose breast cancer

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among women. It is also difficult to diagnose. Nearly one in 10 cancers is misdiagnosed as not cancerous, meaning that a patient can lose critical treatment time. On the other hand,

Pairing targeted drugs for breast and lung cancer could overcome treatment resistance

Targeted drugs for breast and lung cancer could be used together to overcome resistance to treatment in several different tumour types, a new study shows. Scientists discovered that when the breast cancer drug palbociclib was combined with the lung cancer

Antioxidant-rich matcha green tea found to help beat breast cancer

Matcha green tea is rich in antioxidants and has been found to help fight breast cancer, according to a report by The Daily Mail. In desperation to find a treatment for her mother’s breast cancer, Katherine Swift, 45, traveled to Japan

In breast-cancer prevention, race matters

Credit: CC0 Public Domain African-American women at high risk of breast cancer are less likely than white women to pursue potentially life-saving preventive care, and racial disparities in health care and elsewhere are to blame, new research suggests. “African-American women