Breast Cancer News

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

A study analyzing breast screening for older women in the Netherlands found that the program did not produce the expected sharp fall in cases of advanced disease in this group.
Dartmouth researchers have found that African American women receive less breast reconstruction after mastectomy regardless of where they received their care.
Postmenopausal women with diverse gut bacteria exhibit a more favorable ratio of estrogen metabolites, which is associated with reduced risk for breast cancer, compared to women with less microbial...
Scientists are developing an 'electronic skin' that could detect and image small lumps that are currently undetectable by clinicians.
A review and position statement of the EORTC Imaging GroupImaging technologies are very useful in evaluating a patient's response to cancer treatment, and this can be done quite effectively for...
The experimental drug nintedanib, combined with standard chemotherapy with paclitaxel, causes a total remission of tumours in 50% of patients suffering from early HER-2- negative breast cancer, the...
One of the goals of genome sequencing is to identify genetic mutations associated with increased susceptibility to disease.
Upstream of the proteins that cancer cells use to proliferate sits RBM4, a gene-splicing protein that UNC researcher Zefeng Wang, PhD, discovered is drastically reduced in human lung and breast...
Healthy food choices to optimize #healing after surgery http://t.co/IpipMdKJpv
A study conducted by National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) has shown that age per se is not a contraindication to breast cancer surgery, and such surgeries may be safely performed for women aged 80...
William M. Sikov, a medical oncologist in the Breast Health Center and associate director for clinical research in the Program in Women's Oncology at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, served...
A new breast cancer vaccine candidate, (GP2), provides further evidence of the potential of immunotherapy in preventing disease recurrence.
Myriad Genetics, Inc. has announced that the Myriad myRisk™ Hereditary Cancer test significantly improved the detection of cancer-causing mutations by 46 percent in patients with breast...
Despite its acceptance as standard of care for early stage breast cancer almost 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy (BCT), with some...
When factoring in what is now known about breast cancer biology and heterogeneity, breast conserving therapy (BCT) may offer a greater survival benefit over mastectomy to women with early stage...
An experimental regimen of once-weekly breast irradiation following lumpectomy provides more convenience to patients at a lower cost, results in better completion rates of prescribed radiation...
Soy supplementation alters expression of genes associated with breast cancer, raising concerns that soy could have adverse effects in breast cancer, according to a new study published in the JNCI...
Study: No, wearing a #bra will not cause #BreastCancer http://t.co/x7qjWp2Ekt via @TIMEHealth
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.
The #BreastCancer Reconstruction Blog: Who is and who isn't a good #DIEPflap candidate? http://t.co/OxHwlGMqIo
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified an enzyme that controls the spread of breast cancer.
Breast cancer cells can lay the groundwork for their own spread throughout the body by coaxing cells within lymphatic vessels to send out tumor-welcoming signals, according to a new report by Johns...
In a new study, researchers claim to have disproved a 20-year rumor that wearing an underwire bra for 12 hours a day increases risk of breast cancer.
The color teal in September represents Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This may be the most difficult women's cancer to detect and treat, yet many women are unaware of the risks.

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