Re: Breast cancer screening error: fatal mistake or lucky escape?

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The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has bad news for lovers of bacon and booze: Eliminating processed meats and alcohol from your diet may help reduce your risk of developing cancer. The third report from the WCRF’s Continuous Update Project, an ongoing effort to inform consumers about lifestyle habits that may be related to cancer, provides numerous recommendations for people looking to minimize their risk of getting cancer. But two, in particular, are likely to cause a stir for many Americans. First, the WCRF recommends significantly or totally cutting back on processed meats including bacon, salami, hot dogs and...
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Authors: Brandão M, Pondé NF, Poggio F, Kotecki N, Salis M, Lambertini M, de Azambuja E Abstract INTRODUCTION: HER2-positive disease is an aggressive subtype of breast cancer that has been revolutionized by anti-HER2 directed therapies. Multiple drugs have been developed and are currently in clinical use, including trastuzumab, lapatinib, pertuzumab, T-DM1, and neratinib, alone or combined in 'dual HER2-blockade' regimens. Areas covered: A comprehensive literature review was performed regarding the current state and the future of combination regimens containing anti-HER2 agents, focusing on their effi...
Source: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Expert Rev Anticancer Ther Source Type: research
AbstractAdvances in breast cancer treatment have markedly increased survivorship over the past three decades, with over 3.1 million survivors expected to live into their 70s and 80s. Without symptom relief interventions, nearly 35% of these survivors will have life-altering and distressing cognitive symptoms. This pilot study explored associations between serum markers of vascular aging, laterality in cerebral oxygenation, and severity of cognitive impairment in women, 12 –18 months after chemotherapy for stage 2/3 invasive ductal breast cancer. Fifteen women (52–84 years) underwent a brief cognitive ...
Source: AGE - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: 30 July 2018 Source:International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 546, Issues 1–2 Author(s): Ashay Jain, Gajanand Sharma, Gargi Ghoshal, Prashant Kesharwani, Bhupinder Singh, U.S. Shivhare, O.P. Katare The work entails a novel strategy of formulating the lycopene loaded whey protein isolate nanoparticles (LYC-WPI-NPs) solely using the rational blend of biomacromolecule without using equipment-intensive techniques. The LYC-WPI-NPs were fabricated as a substantial drug delivery platform, with maximum entrapment, spatial and controlled release manners, exceptional plasma concentration, and perspectiv...
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Publication date: August 2018 Source:European Polymer Journal, Volume 105 Author(s): Anna Li Volsi, Calogero Fiorica, Michele D'Amico, Cinzia Scialabba, Fabio Salvatore Palumbo, Gaetano Giammona, Mariano Licciardi Efficient theranostic tools are today more and more frequently represented by the nano-sized systems. In this paper, polymeric micelles were produced and exploited to encapsulate both an antitumor drug (Doxorubicin) and gold core–shell quantum dots nanoparticles (Au-SiO2/QDs). α,β-poly(N-hydroxyethyl)-dl-aspartamide (PHEA) was functionalized with lipoic acid (LA), polyethylenglycol (PEG), and fo...
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AbstractThe Human Genome Project and the continuing advances in DNA sequencing technology have ushered in a new era in genomic medicine. Successful translation of genomic medicine into clinical care will require that providers of this information are aware of the level of understanding, attitudes, perceived risks, benefits, and concerns of their patients. We used a mixed methods approach to conduct in-depth interviews with participants in the NCI-funded Breast Cancer Family Registry (BCFR). Our goal was to gain a better understanding of attitudes towards different types and amounts of genomic information, current interest ...
Source: Journal of Community Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
AbstractOverweight and obesity are increasing worldwide, but the extent in breast cancer patients is unknown. The two aims were to study secular trends in preoperative body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and breast volume and their impacts on clinical outcome. BMI, waist circumference, and breast volume were measured preoperatively in 24 –99-year-old primary breast cancer patients (n = 640) in Sweden 2002–2016. The measurements were analyzed alone and combined in relation to recurrence and overall survival (OS). BMI, waist circumference, and breast volume increased 2002 –2016 (ptrends 
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Publication date: 1 November 2018 Source:Food Chemistry, Volume 265 Author(s): Hazrulrizawati Abd Hamid, Aizi Nor Mazila Ramli, Normaiza Zamri, Mashitah M. Yusoff Eleven compounds were identified during profiling of polyphenols by UPLC-QTOF/MS. In abundance was quercetin-3-O-α-l-arabinofuranoside in M. malabathricum ethanolic leaves extract while 6-hydroxykaempferol-3-O-glucoside was present in the leaves extract of M. decenfidum (its rare variety). TPC and TFC were significantly higher in M. decemfidum extract than M. malabathricum extract. During DPPH, FRAF and β-carotene bleaching assays, M. decemfidum extra...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Individual evaluation and appropriate explanation is significant to further children's understanding of their mother's illness. Future studies with larger sample size are needed to explore the understanding for children of different ages, in order to provide specific help for these children. PMID: 29784143 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Eur J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Invitation glitch could date back further than previously thought, says cancer specialistMany more women could have missed out on breast cancer screening invitations dating back further than previously thought, according to a cancer expert.The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said this month thatwomen ’s lives may have been cut short by an IT error, which meant 450,000 patients in England missed crucial examinations.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Breast cancer Health Society Cancer research Medical research Science NHS Hospitals Women Life and style Source Type: news
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