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In Breast Cancer, a Victory for Common Sense In Breast Cancer, a Victory for Common Sense
An ambitious randomized clinical neither accrued its planned number of patients nor met its expected events but has changed cancer care anywayMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Involve Gene Therapy
Treatment options for malignant mesothelioma may soon include customized gene therapy, according to thoracic surgeon and scientist Dr. Prasad Adusumilli at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Gene therapy involves a laboratory reprogramming of a patient’s own T cells, which are a type of white blood cell, to recognize and destroy the cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first gene therapy specifically for pediatric leukemia, signaling the start of a new approach to cancer treatment in this country. The newly approved treatment is also known as chimeric antigen rece...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: CAR T cell therapy checkpoint blockade chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy Dr. Andy Haas Dr. Prasad Adusumilli Dr. Scott Gottlieb FDA Commissioner gene therapy cancer gene therapy for mesothelioma immunotherapy clinical trial mali Source Type: news

Qiagen Partners with Cell Diagnostics Company
ANGLE plc, a liquid biopsy company, has secured a valuable partnership with molecular testing giant Qiagen and an exclusive option agreement with Queen Mary University of London. ANGLE is known for Parsortix, its novel system for capturing and harvesting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood. A Large Selling Opportunity with Qiagen The co-marketing partnership with Qiagen isn’t just a major win for ANGLE—it will also give Qiagen, which has more than 500,000 customers, an additional opportunity in the liquid biopsy space and the ability to offer ANGLE’s unique CTC harvesting technology alongside its ow...
Source: MDDI - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Confirmed: Hormone replacement drugs, pushed heavily by doctors and pharma, found to accelerate the growth of breast cancer cells
(Natural News) Hormone replacement therapy is often touted for any number of things; these kinds of drugs are often given to women under the guise of reducing heart disease risk and minimizing the effects of menopause, for example. But are they really safe? While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) first gained popularity for reducing signs of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Quiz: Symptoms & Signs
Title: Breast Cancer Quiz: Symptoms& SignsCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 10/11/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 5:02:57 PM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Brain powered: Increased physical activity among breast cancer survivors boosts cognition
(University of California - San Diego) It is estimated that up to 75 percent of breast cancer survivors experience problems with cognitive difficulties following treatments, perhaps lasting years. Currently, few science-based options are available to help. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report in a pilot study of 87 female breast cancer survivors an increase in physical activity more than doubled the women's post-treatment mental processing speed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Charities unite to award $2.5 million for breast and prostate cancer research
(University of Adelaide) Leading Australian cancer researcher Professor Wayne Tilley has today been presented with a $2.5 million Breast& Prostate Cancer Linkage Grant, thanks to a groundbreaking collaboration between the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and the Movember Foundation in Australia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BBC reporter Satnam Rana films her breast cancer diary
The 40-year-old says she hopes to persuade more women to check themselves after she found a lump. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Clubs, India Women Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness
[Guardian] The Rotary Club of Lagos Island, District 9110, in collaboration with the Indian Women's Association, Lagos, have urged women to go for regular clinical breast examination to prevent breast cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Betty Akeredolu Takes Fight Against Cancer to Lagos
[Vanguard] Lagos State will play host to the Convener of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria, BRECAN, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Triple-negative breast cancer: Is a new treatment within reach?
Researchers are investigating the potential of a newly developed inhibitor that could lead to targeted treatments for an aggressive type of breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

UMass Amherst epidemiologist will seek hormone biomarkers of breast cancer risk
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Hankinson, who was the principal investigator of the Nurses' Health Study cohort at Brigham and Women's Hospital from 2006-11 and is now at UMass Amherst's School of Public Health and Health Sciences, says the investigation will take two directions, both related to recent findings that suggest measuring only 'the classic estrogens' as risk biomarkers may miss 'a sizeable component of estrogenic activity' also relevant to risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer has stalked my family for generations
When I was four, my mother ’s mother, my grandmother, died of breast cancer just as her mother, my great-grandmother, had done years earlier, writes Dr Ellie Cannon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include hospital factors relevant to readmission, hormone therapy, lymph node dissection in breast cancer, and the cost of bringing a new drug to market (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Endomag wins CE Mark for Magseed MIS breast cancer guide, inks 5-year distro deal
UK-based surgical guidance company Endomag said this week it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Magseed minimally invasive breast marker and that it inked a 5-year distribution deal with Sysmex. The company’s Magseed is designed to mark tumor sites with a ‘seed’, which it says is smaller than a grain of rice, up to 30 days prior to surgery. Endomag claims the procedure to implant the device takes only a few minutes, and that it cannot be dislodged before surgery. During the operation, the surgeon can use the company’s Sentimag device to locate the tumor before making an incision, red...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health endomag Source Type: news

Myriad Genetics Announces Positive Data Supporting New riskScore(TM) Test at the 36th Annual Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors
Validation of Residual Risk Score to Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Women without Hereditary Cancer Mutations Is Highly Statistically Significant SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 15, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MY... Diagnostics, Personalized Medicine, Oncology Myriad Genetics, riskScore, breast cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

HRT won't kill you - but menopausal women still face a difficult decision
A study this week concluded HRT does not shorten lives – but it still increases the risk of cancer, leaving those suffering symptoms with a tough choice to makeHormone replacement therapy (HRT), possibly the most controversial medicine ever invented,will not kill you. That was theconclusion this week of a big, respectable study in the United States that was one of the first to flag up the risk of breast cancer. Women who took the tablets to alleviate the hot flushes and night sweats that assail them, prevent them sleeping and can make life intolerable were no more likely to be dead 18 years later than women who did n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Menopause Medical research Women Health Science Society & wellbeing Source Type: news

Chemicals released after exercise can slow breast cancer
Exercise has long been linked to better outcomes for women with breast cancer - and a recent study might explain why. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer breakthrough: Why reducing belly fat could be life-saving
BREAST cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women in the UK - and risk factors include alcohol and being overweight. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple-shaped women are at risk of a deadlier form of breast cancer
Apple-shaped women are at risk of developing a deadlier form of breast cancer, whereas pear-shaped figures are prone to a treatable form of the disease, a new study inThe Oncologistsuggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

AACR: Cancer death rate continues to drop in U.S.
The number of people who are dying from cancer in the U.S. continues to fall,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AACR opposes Trump's 'draconian' research cuts ACS report shows cancer rates still falling SABCS: Global breast cancer mortality rates decline Cancer mortality continues to drop in U.S. AACR's cancer report brings good and bad news (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Obesity Type Influences Breast Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Abdominal fat associated with ER-/PR- cancer, but not ER+/PR+ (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Apple-shaped women at risk of a deadlier breast cancer
Experts stressed the findings, made by researchers at Shadong University, China, and published in The Oncologist, were important as breast cancer is becoming a 'pandemic'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most American women unaware of overdiagnosis of breast cancer
New research by the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, shows most women are not aware of the potential of overdiagnosis and overtreatment for breast cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez ’ s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus
In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very “popular” and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is in the second category. When Selena Gomez shocked her 126 […]Related:To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brief, intense exercise may keep breast cancer at bay
(Reuters Health) - Exercise has long been linked to better outcomes for women with breast cancer, and a recent study might explain why. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

$45 Million for Patients Harmed by Disgraced Breast Surgeon $45 Million for Patients Harmed by Disgraced Breast Surgeon
The private healthcare company that employed disgraced breast cancer surgeon Ian Paterson, who is now in jail, will pay compensation to his patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fibrous Dysplasia Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk
Breast cancer risk is more than three times as high in FD patients as in the general population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer Care
Title: Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How effective are mobile mammography programs?
Are mobile units as effective as stationary sites when it comes to ensuring...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: San Francisco hospital scores breast cancer grant NY governor signs breast cancer screening access bill Home visits boost breast cancer screening in Latinas Volpara wins 1st mobile install of VolparaDensity ASCO BCS research highlights benefits of mobile mammo, PET/MR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Link between breast cancer and obesity influenced by type of obesity, says Chinese study
(Wiley) Obese women with large bellies may be at risk of developing a different subtype of breast cancer than those with widespread fat accumulation, according to a new study published in The Oncologist. This suggests that the link between breast cancer and obesity may be more complex than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New inhibitor brings new hope
(University of Freiburg) Researchers found a possible new treatment for aggressive triple receptor-negative breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Low awareness of breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment among US women
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Did you know that routine mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer? Most American women aren't aware of these risks of breast cancer screening, reports a study in the October issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MRI effective in detecting postpartum breast cancers
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Pregnancy-associated breast cancer, which is rare but often aggressive, was detected with MRI in 98% of cases reviewed in a recent article published in the September 2017 edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons Play Big Role in Women ’ s Choices for Breast Cancer Care
Those with cancer in one breast less likely to get both removed if doctor is reluctant, study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection Non - Inferior to Axillary Node
Findings among women with T1 or T2 invasive primary breast cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Multivitamin Use May Cut Risk of Chemo - Induced Neuropathy
Use before breast cancer diagnosis tied to reduced symptoms of peripheral neuropathy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Why More Women Are Getting a Double Mastectomy
Recent research has shown that despite more having more treatment options, women with cancer in one breast are increasingly choosing to remove both breasts—even though experts in the field say the procedure is not necessarily accompanied by better outcomes. Now, a new study published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery finds that the increase is being driven in part by their surgeons. Doctors generally discourage contralateral prophylactic mastectomy—also known as CPM, or the removal of a healthy breast when the other has cancer—for women at an average risk for additional breast cancer. They do recommend it for wo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer breast cancer treatment contralateral prophylactic mastectomy double mastectomy lumpectomy symptoms breast cancer Source Type: news

Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer Care
Those with cancer in one breast less likely to get both removed if doctor is reluctant, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer, Mastectomy, Talking With Your Doctor (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer Care
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- A breast cancer patient's choice of surgeon can have a major effect on her treatment, according to a new study. That's because surgeons have a strong influence on whether early stage cancer patients have both breasts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

DoD grant to advance possible metastatic breast cancer treatment in record time
(Houston Methodist) A team of Houston Methodist researchers and clinicians received two grants totaling over $15.7 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) to accelerate a possible treatment for metastatic breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study shows influence of surgeons on likelihood of removal of healthy breast after breast cancer dia
(The JAMA Network Journals) Attending surgeons can have a strong influence on whether a patient undergoes contralateral prophylactic mastectomy after a diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Surgeons have major influence on breast cancer treatment
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A woman's choice of surgeon plays a significant role in whether she's likely to receive contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, an increasingly popular aggressive breast cancer surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy treatment option for selected breast cancer patients, genetic study suggests
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Immunotherapy drugs could help some breast cancer patients based on the genetic changes in their tumors, researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators find. Published today in Cancer Research, scientists identify particular genetic changes in a DNA repair mechanism in breast cancer. The results open up the possibility to another therapy option for around 1,000 breast cancer patients in the UK, who could benefit from existing drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Surgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer Care
Those with cancer in one breast less likely to get both removed if doctor is reluctant, study finds (Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Madabhushi receives radiology, pathology fusion patent
Anant Madabhushi, PhD, of Case Western Reserve University has been awarded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI diagnose Alzheimer's disease early? 3D MRI technique depicts postablation prostate changes Analytics may aid treatment of ER-positive breast cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Olivia Newton John's cancer fight
Olivia Newton-John was diagnosed a second time with breast cancer that had spread to her spine in May. The Grease star uses medical marijuana her husband grows to help ease her pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Safer Than You Think
The pendulum has swung from one extreme to the other when it comes to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat symptoms of menopause. At first, the replacement hormones—mostly a combination of estrogen and progestin to replace what the body stops making after menopause—were seen as a panacea. Doctors thought they could not only relieve hot flashes and night sweats, but also prevent chronic aging diseases like heart problems and weakening bones. But studies then found that the supplement hormones could lead to a higher risk of breast cancer—and that they didn’t protect the heart after all. In the l...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs estrogen Hormone Therapy hormones for menopause hot flashes night sweats progestin Reproductive Health treating menopause Source Type: news

Another CDK4/6 Drug Slows ER+ Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Abemaciclib makes case for first-line indication (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news