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Loved one's death could spur aggressive measures against breast cancer

(Ohio State University) A woman's memories of a loved one's experience with cancer could play a significant role in how she approaches breast cancer prevention in her own life, a new study has found.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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The objective of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) and The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH) Expert Consensus Panel was to create a point of care algorithm for treating genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in women with or at high risk for breast cancer. The consensus recommendations will assist healthcare providers in managing GSM with a goal of improving the care and quality of life for these women. The Expert Consensus Panel is comprised of a diverse group of 16 multidisciplinary experts well respected in their fields. The panelists individually conducted an evidence-ba...
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Consensus Recommendations Source Type: research
Objective: Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is a condition frequently observed in menopause. Its symptoms can significantly affect the quality of life of patients. Since VVA is related to estrogen deficiency, chemotherapy and hormone therapy for breast cancer (BC) might cause VVA by inducing menopause. Given the lack of effective treatment for VVA in BC survivors, we retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of fractional microablative CO2 laser therapy in these patients. Methods: We treated 82 BC survivors with three cycles of CO2 laser after failure of topical nonestrogenic therapy. The severity of symptoms ...
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Also, is it time to consider oncoplastic surgery for breast cancer?
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - Category: Hematology Source Type: news
Authors: Giordano SH, Elias AD, Gradishar WJ Abstract The emergence of CDK4/6 inhibitors has changed the treatment algorithm for advanced/metastatic estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. In pivotal trials of palbociclib, ribociclib, and abemaciclib, doubling in progression-free survival has been seen. All 3 agents in this class are now included in the NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer, and clinicians should be incorporating these agents into their treatment algorithms. The other important issue in this breast cancer setting is extended duration of endocrine therapy. Most of the benefit is modest and toxicity is...
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
Heat shock factor 1 confers resistance to lapatinib in ERBB2-positive breast cancer cells, Published online: 24 May 2018; doi:10.1038/s41419-018-0691-xHeat shock factor 1 confers resistance to lapatinib in ERBB2-positive breast cancer cells
Source: Cell death and disease - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Response to Roberts et al. 2018: is breast cancer truly caused by MSH6 and PMS2 variants or is it simply due to a high prevalence of these variants in the population?, Published online: 24 May 2018; doi:10.1038/s41436-018-0029-1Response to Roberts et al. 2018: is breast cancer truly caused by MSH6 and PMS2 variants or is it simply due to a high prevalence of these variants in the population?
Source: Genetics in Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
Cancer Science, EarlyView.
Source: Cancer Science - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
This article summarizes the results of 30 y of follow-up of cancer and noncancer effects in Ukrainian cleanup workers after the Chornobyl accident. The number of power plant employees and first responders with acute radiation syndrome under follow-up by the National Research Center for Radiation Medicine decreased from 179 in 1986–1991 to 105 in 2011–2015. Cancers and leukemia (19) and cardiovascular diseases (21) were the main causes of deaths among acute radiation syndrome survivors (54) during the postaccident period. Increased radiation risks of leukemia in the Ukrainian cohort of 110,645 cleanup workers ex...
Source: Health Physics - Category: Radiology Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research
Objectives The aim of this study was to demonstrate the utility of a comprehensive program involving management-based evidence, telemedicine, and patient navigation to provide genetic counseling services for patients with ovarian and breast cancer across a geographically large health care system. Methods We identified all patients with newly diagnosed ovarian and breast cancer in our health care system from January 2013 to December 2015 through the cancer registry. Referral characteristics and testing outcomes were recorded for each year and compared using the χ2 or Fisher exact test. Results Because the implem...
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Clinical Genetics Source Type: research
P2X7 is a nonselective cation channel activated by extracellular ATP. P2X7 activation contributes to the proinflammatory response to injury or bacterial invasion and mediates apoptosis. Recently, P2X7 function has been linked to chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain. P2X7 may contribute to pain modulation both by effects on peripheral tissue injury underlying clinical pain states, and through alterations in central nervous system processing, as suggested by animal models. To further test its role in pain sensitivity, we examined whether variation within the P2RX7 gene, which encodes the P2X7 receptor, was associated wi...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
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