Surgeons play big role in women's choices for breast cancer care
A breast cancer patient's choice of surgeon can have a major effect on her treatment, according to a new study.
CONCLUSIONS: Axillary dissection could safely be omitted in patients with 1-2 macrometastatic SLN and without ENE who undergo BCT and axillary radiotherapy. PMID: 28945489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract Genetic studies have linked the VTI1A‐TCF7L2 region with risk of multiple cancers. However, findings from these studies were generally inconclusive. We aimed to provide a synopsis of current understanding of associations between variants in the VTI1A‐TCF7L2 region and cancer susceptibility. We conducted a comprehensive research synopsis and meta‐analysis to evaluate associations between 17 variants in this region and risk of seven cancers using data from 32 eligible articles totaling 224,656 cancer cases and 324,845 controls. We graded cumulative evidence of significant associations using Venice criteria and...
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Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes may be prognostic for early - stage TNBC in African - American patients
The gene expression profiles of MDA-MB-231 cell line of breast cancer and xenografts derived from this tumor in murine model were analyzed using GeneChip Human Transcriptome array 2.0 platform (Affymetrix). A more than 1000-fold increase in theMIR1973 gene expression was observed in the xenografts compared to the original cell line. Real-time reverse transcription PCR showed that the content of mature hsa-miR-1973 microRNA encoded by this gene was elevated in the xenografts by more than 300 times. According to microarray analysis, none of hsa-miR-1973 target genes available in the databases changed the expression in the ce...
(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer surgeons play a big role in deciding whether women with early-stage breast cancer undergo a controversial operation to have both breasts removed, even when cancer is found in only one, a new study shows.
Increased daily aerobic activity triples processing speed on both objective and self-rated cognition tests in previously sedentary breast cancer survivors.Medscape Medical News
Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected
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