Breast Cancer News

The latest breast cancer and reconstruction news from trusted resources all over the web.

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Stroma cells are derived from connective tissue and may critically influence tumour growth. This knowledge is not new.
An international research collaboration led by UC San Francisco researchers has identified a genetic variant common in Latina women that protects against breast cancer.
A new study by researchers from the Stanford Cancer Institute finds genomic sequencing may be more helpful in identifying a woman's risk for breast cancer than previously estimated
Many patients think or are told they cannot have immediate breast reconstruction (reconstruction at the same time as mastectomy) because it will significantly delay chemotherapy. In reality, breast reconstruction very rarely interferes with chemotherapy.


Patients that have immediate reconstruction and need chemotherapy can start their treatments once they have healed from their surgery. This usually takes about 4 weeks. The healing time required before chemotherapy is about the same whether patients have mastectomy alone or mastectomy and reconstruction.
After following breast cancer patients for an average of eight-plus years, researchers say that adding trastuzumab (Herceptin) to chemotherapy significantly improved the overall and disease-free...
With more women becoming aware of DIEP flap breast reconstruction as an option, the question of who is and who isn't a good DIEP flap candidate is coming up more often.

As a general rule, women that have had extensive abdominal surgery like a previous TRAM flap, tummy tuck or a complex hernia repair cannot have a DIEP or SIEA flap breast reconstruction. This is because the lower tummy tissue that is needed has usually been removed or moved around, and the necessary blood supply has been disrupted.

Having said that, most of the time previous abdominal surgery isn't an issue in experienced hands.
If you're considering breast reconstruction using your own tissue (a "flap" procedure), it's important to know that achieving the best results usually involves several stages and takes time.
The latest interim data from XPAND, AirXpanders Inc.'s U.S.-based, head-to-head pivotal study of its new, needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system for mastectomy patients undergoing...
AICR has released the Continuous Update Project (CUP) Report on Breast Cancer Survivors in the US.
One of the first-known oncogenes has a protein partner that helps breast cancer proliferate and when it's blocked, so is the cancer, scientists report.
The risk of developing cancer in a salivary gland might be higher in people with mutations in either of two genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer, according to a new study by researchers...
With Australian breast cancer survival rates at an all-time high, Cancer Australia's Pink Ribbon Breakfast focused on the importance of follow-up care to ensure the 15,000 women diagnosed this year...
More than two-thirds of women who have had mastectomies struggle with persistent pain, but it doesn't have to be that way.
A study by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) health researchers in collaboration with The Wesley Hospital Kim Walters Choices Program has found that women treated for breast cancer improved...
Pfizer Inc. is uniting with leaders in the breast cancer community in a public call-to-action to expand the breast cancer dialogue to include metastatic breast cancer.
The genetic fingerprint of a metastatic cancer is constantly changing, which means that the therapy that may have stopped a patient's cancer growth today, won't necessarily work tomorrow.
The DNA of a woman whose lethal thyroid cancer unexpectedly "melted away" for 18 months has revealed new mechanisms of cancer response and resistance to the drug everolimus, said researchers from...
Flap viability index can show critical level of blood flow for popular DIEP technique, reports study in PRS Global OpenFor women undergoing breast reconstruction using the advanced "DIEP"...
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They emerge at night, while we sleep unaware, growing and spreading out as quickly as they can. And they are deadly.
Treatment approaches to reduce the risk of bone complications (metastasis) associated with breast cancer may be one step closer to becoming a reality.

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