Fertility Drugs Won't Raise Breast Cancer Risk
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Women battling infertility are often given medications to help them conceive, and potential side effects are always a concern. Now, research suggests use of the drugs won't raise a woman's odds for breast... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

SFRP2 and PD-1 immunotherapy combination halts osteosarcoma metastasis in model
(Medical University of South Carolina) In a cancer that has not seen new targeted therapies for over 20 years, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center researcher and oncologist Nancy Klauber-DeMore, M.D., is pioneering new discoveries. Using a combination of personal passion and expertise, Klauber-DeMore shifted her knowledge of the pro-angiogenic protein SFRP2 in breast cancer to address the lack of treatment options for patients with aggressive metastatic osteosarcoma. The results of the combination treatment with SFRP2 and PD-1 antibodies in a preclinical model were published in Cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

TSHZ2 is an EGF-regulated tumor suppressor that binds to the cytokinesis regulator PRC1 and inhibits metastasis
Unlike early transcriptional responses to mitogens, later events are less well-characterized. Here, we identified delayed down-regulated genes (DDGs) in mammary cells after prolonged treatment with epidermal growth factor (EGF). The expression of these DDGs was low in mammary tumors and correlated with prognosis. The proteins encoded by several DDGs directly bind to and inactivate oncoproteins and might therefore act as tumor suppressors. The transcription factor teashirt zinc finger homeobox 2 (TSHZ2) is encoded by a DDG, and we found that overexpression of TSHZ2 inhibited tumor growth and metastasis and accelerated mamma...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - June 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Uribe, M. L., Dahlhoff, M., Batra, R. N., Nataraj, N. B., Haga, Y., Drago-Garcia, D., Marrocco, I., Sekar, A., Ghosh, S., Vaknin, I., Lebon, S., Kramarski, L., Tsutsumi, Y., Choi, I., Rueda, O. M., Caldas, C., Yarden, Y. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Vaccum-powered device which sucks out cancerous tissue could be a new way to remove breast cancer
The machine sucks out cancerous tissue via a special needle inserted into the breast, and doctors say it is suitable for small and medium breast tumours up to one inch in size. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACR's new breast cancer screening guidance focuses on minority women
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society for Breast Imaging o...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Does chest CT have a role in breast imaging? COVID-19 widens disparities in breast screening USPSTF releases final research plan for breast cancer screening recs COVID-19 caused 'sharp decline' in breast cancer screening ACR reaffirms support for annual mammography at 40 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rapid Update to ASCO Breast Cancer Guidelines After OlympiA Data Rapid Update to ASCO Breast Cancer Guidelines After OlympiA Data
Guidelines for the treatment of BRCA-mutated breast cancer have been updated to incorporate the recent significant results from the OlympiA trial with olaparib (Lynparza).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fertility drugs used in IVF do NOT increase the risk of women developing breast cancer, study finds
There was no significant increase in the risk of breast cancer among women treated with any ovarian stimulation drug for infertility, say King's College London scientists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elastography helpful in breast microcalcification cases
Shear-wave elastography could be useful in helping decide whether women undergoin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High BPE on breast MRI linked to BRCA mutation for breast cancer Mammography or COVID-19 vaccine? Experts say, 'Get both' Breast MRI useful in detecting early interval cancers High BMI linked to higher risk of interval breast cancer Majority of breast cancer patients use complementary therapies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

21-Gene Assay and Breast Cancer Mortality in DCIS 21-Gene Assay and Breast Cancer Mortality in DCIS
Could this genetic assay help identify which DCIS patients are most at risk for breast cancer mortality?Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fertility drugs do not increase breast cancer risk, study finds
(King's College London) Drugs routinely used during fertility treatments to release eggs do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, new research has shown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sanford Health partners with Infervision for AI applications
Sanford Health is partnering with artificial intelligence developer Infervisio...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AlgoMedica, InferVision partner on imaging AI software Infervision launches AI software to detect coronavirus Infervision unveils AI app, RSNA sessions Sectra lands enterprise imaging contract Personalized breast cancer screening study launches (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

She couldn't find a cancer wig, so she started a company
When Dianne Austin was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she joined the one-in-three Black women who would develop cancer in their lifetime. Like many patients, she would undergo chemotherapy and lose her hair. But what started as a trip to her hospital ’s cancer-center boutique turned into a nationwide search as she looked for an afro-textured wig that resembled her natural hair. That's when she launched her own business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Green Source Type: news

Does chest CT have a role in breast imaging?
Chest CT isn't usually associated with breast cancer detection, but maybe i...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI-based program helps follow up incidental lung nodules on CT Incidental findings common but rarely serious on pediatric brain MRI AI can predict malignancy for multiple pulmonary nodules How high a price for incidental lung nodules on CT? Should chest CT scans be reviewed for breast lesions? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast MRI finds more recurrent cancer
Breast MRI does a better job than mammography in detecting recurring cance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High BPE on breast MRI linked to BRCA mutation for breast cancer Breast MRI useful in detecting early interval cancers Weak supervision yields strong results for AI in breast MRI PET/MRI advances efforts for virtual biopsy in breast cancer AI, radiomics can predict cancer in lesions found on breast MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Key Strategies for Managing Breast Cancer Brain Metastases Key Strategies for Managing Breast Cancer Brain Metastases
Breast cancer specialist Kevin M. Kalinsky, MD, discusses the interplay of tumor characteristics and treatment options.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Expert Interview Source Type: news

One in every 100 dies by their own hand, each suicide ‘a tragedy’ – WHO
New research published by the UN health agency on Thursday revealed that suicide remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide – taking more lives each year than HIV, malaria, breast cancer, war and homicide. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adding checkpoint inhibition to anti-HER2 breast cancer therapy brings no benefit
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Adding an immune checkpoint inhibitor to anti-HER2 treatment in breast cancer does not improve pathological complete response (pCR), according to the primary analysis of the IMpassion050 trial presented today during the ESMO Virtual Plenary. The phase III trial is the first to report data comparing a neoadjuvant anti-HER2 based regimen with or without the anti-PD-L1 antibody atezolizumab in patients with high-risk, HER2-positive early breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural killers: Using the body's cells to target breast cancer
(Clemson University) A Clemson University researcher has developed a protein which links natural killer cells in the human body's immune system to breast cancer cells. It's a novel approach to developing breast cancer-specific immunotherapy and could lead to new treatment options for the world's most common cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High BPE on breast MRI linked to BRCA mutation for breast cancer
Background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on breast MRI has already been linke...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can help predict mortality from metastatic breast cancer AI could help improve cancer detection on breast ultrasound How important is age in breast cancer risk assessment? Weight linked to risk of 2nd cancer after breast cancer Women of color still face barriers in breast cancer treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Race Doesn ’ t Affect Risk for Genes That Raise Breast Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Kheiron brings Mia to Australia, New Zealand
Artificial intelligence software developer Kheiron Medical Technologies ha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: UCSF launches AI center for medical imaging Video from ECR 2019: Hugh Harvey on validation of AI Kheiron launches AI software for breast cancer screening Kheiron gets funding to test deep-learning mammo software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

For Residual TNBC Post-Chemo, Capecitabine Should Be Offered For Residual TNBC Post-Chemo, Capecitabine Should Be Offered
For high-risk patients with triple-negative breast cancer who have residual disease following neoadjuvant therapy, Dr Kathy Miller says we must accept capecitabine as the standard of care.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Race Doesn't Affect Risk for Genes That Raise Breast Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 -- Rates of breast cancer-related genetic mutations in Black and white women are the same, according to a new study that contradicts previous research. It found that about 5% of both groups of women have a genetic mutation... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Swollen lymph nodes after vaccination? Fear not
Swollen lymph nodes developed in breast imaging patients in Israel shortly afte...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammography or COVID-19 vaccine? Experts say, 'Get both' FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer Breast MRI useful in detecting early interval cancers PET/MRI advances efforts for virtual biopsy in breast cancer PET imaging shows how COVID vaccines confound cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Researchers develop super-resolution brain PET
Researchers have developed a new PET imaging system that significantly increase...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer PET/MRI advances efforts for virtual biopsy in breast cancer PET imaging shows how COVID vaccines confound cancer detection PET/CT detects major depression in cancer patients FDG-PET/CT may increase survival in SCC patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

High BPE on breast MRI linked to BRCA gene mutation for breast cancer
Background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on breast MRI has already been linke...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can help predict mortality from metastatic breast cancer AI could help improve cancer detection on breast ultrasound How important is age in breast cancer risk assessment? Weight linked to risk of 2nd cancer after breast cancer Women of color still face barriers in breast cancer treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivor: 'I kept telling myself God would use me for something bigger'
After Devora Ascott Black discovered her triple negative breast cancer had progressed while receiving treatment at another hospital, she sought a second opinion at Wake Forest Baptist ’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. After finishing her treatment, Black shows no evidence of having cancer, and as a member of the Radiology Patient and Family Advisory Council, helps the team at Wake Forest Baptist make decisions that affect current and future patients. “When diagnosed with canc er, I knew it wasn’t… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Wake Forest Baptist Health Source Type: news

Oncologists, Breast Cancer Patients Differ on Alternative Therapies
Oncologists underestimate patient use of complementary and alternative treatments and often differ with patients in their opinions of approaches that offer benefits (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Olaparib Beneficial for BRCA-Mutated HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Olaparib Beneficial for BRCA-Mutated HER2-Negative Breast Cancer
Dr Kathy Miller shares the'biggest news in the breast cancer world'from ASCO, with presented data showing the benefit of olaparib in patients with high-risk,BRCA-mutated HER2-negative disease.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 12, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

AI Could Sharply Reduce Mammography Workload AI Could Sharply Reduce Mammography Workload
Using AI to help analyze mammograms and tomosynthesis could eliminate up to 70% of radiology workload in breast cancer screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

FDA grants accelerated approval to sacituzumab govitecan-hziy for metastatic triple negative breast cancer
Hematology / Oncology News Burst (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA grants accelerated approval to pembrolizumab for locally recurrent unresectable or metastatic triple negative breast cancer
Hematology / oncology news burst (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA approves margetuximab for metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer
On December 16, 2020, FDA approved margetuximab-cmkb (MARGENZA, MacroGenics) in combination with chemotherapy, for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer who have received two or more prior anti-HER2 regimens, at least one of which was for metastatic disease. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Black and white women have same mutations linked to breast cancer risk
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The prevalence of genetic mutations associated with breast cancer in black and white women is the same. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Research, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes
A new study finds those who have adequate levels of vitamin D when diagnosed with breast cancer have better long-term outcomes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes
THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 -- Breast cancer patients who have adequate levels of vitamin D— the " sunshine vitamin "— at the time of their diagnosis have better long-term outcomes, a new study finds. Combined with the results of prior... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes
Title: Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer OutcomesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among patients with breast cancer
(JAMA Network) This survey study among women with breast cancer in Mexico evaluates their specific concerns about and high hesitancy rate toward COVID-19 vaccination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men
Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 10, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Covid Mexico: HALF of breast cancer patients hesitant to get vaccine say they fear side effects
A survey conducted in Mexico found that one-third of breast cancer patients are hesitant to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, and half of those hesitant are afraid of potential side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Risk Up With Inflammatory Potential of Diet
Women in highest quintile of inflammatory score of the diet had significantly increased risk, especially premenopausal women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Risk Up With Inflammatory Potential of Diet
WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021 -- The inflammatory potential of diet is associated with breast cancer risk overall, according to a study presented during Nutrition 2021, the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held virtually from June 7... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast MRI useful in detecting early interval cancers
Supplemental screening with MRI is a good tool for detecting interval cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Weak supervision yields strong results for AI in breast MRI High BMI linked to higher risk of interval breast cancer PET/MRI advances efforts for virtual biopsy in breast cancer AI, radiomics can predict cancer in lesions found on breast MRI Breast MRI proves useful for mastectomy staging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cholesterol metabolite induces production of cancer-promoting vesicles
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Scientists studying the link between cholesterol and breast cancer report that a byproduct of cholesterol metabolism causes some cells to send out cancer-promoting signals to other cells. These signals are packaged in membrane-bound compartments called extracellular vesicles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk in African-Americans tied to genetic variations
(Weill Cornell Medicine) Two gene variants found in African American women may explain why they are more likely to be diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) than white women of European ancestry, according to Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. The study findings may have implications for developing better risk assessment tools for TNBC in African-American women and for understanding why they have poorer TNBC outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACE Inhibitor Prevents LVEF Decline After Breast Cancer Drugs ACE Inhibitor Prevents LVEF Decline After Breast Cancer Drugs
For women with HER2-positive early breast cancer, concurrent therapy with ACE inhibitor lisinopril can help to prevent a decline in left-ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Novel Gene Panel Predicts Who Can Skip RT in Early Breast Cancer Novel Gene Panel Predicts Who Can Skip RT in Early Breast Cancer
A novel 16-gene panel can both identify patients with a low risk of recurrence if they were to skip postsurgery radiation therapy, and predict which patients would be unlikely to benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Weak supervision yields strong results for AI in breast MRI
Using a nontraditional approach to training a deep-learning algorithm yielde...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High BMI linked to higher risk of interval breast cancer AI, radiomics can predict cancer in lesions found on breast MRI AI can improve performance of breast MRI Meta-analysis finds good news, bad news for radiology AI research How to combat false negatives on breast MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Woman's Diet Might Help Her Avoid Breast Cancer
Title: A Woman's Diet Might Help Her Avoid Breast CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news