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Uganda:After the Mengo Hospital Deaths
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -As early as 9am on Feb.09, people had started gathering at Centenary Park. It was yet another 'free medical camp'. Organized by the Mulago hospital based College of Health Sciences, people would at this camp get free checkups for cervical cancer, breast cancer, hypertension and dental care among others. Organisers of the camp were just starting to hang the banners and set up tables but people were already queuing. I sensed it could get crowded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

LEDs and Breast Cancer: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, flammable hand rubs (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 18, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients: A reply - Gaitanidis A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Measures for risk factor stratification to prevent suicide mortality in breast cancer patients - Foong PY, Srilatha B, Ong YJ.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Breast MRIs May Lead to More Biopsies That Catch Fewer Cancers Breast MRIs May Lead to More Biopsies That Catch Fewer Cancers
Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Eye tracking helps assess anesthesiologists' US skill
Eye-tracking technology has the potential to monitor the progress of trainee...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound US improves success rate of pediatric artery cannulation Point-of-care ultrasound helps find fluid Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Breast reconstruction patients often less satisfied than expected post surgery
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Many breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with or without immediate reconstruction mispredict future satisfaction with aspects of physical and sexual health post-surgery, according to a new study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Liquid biopsy' can help predict outcomes in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer
(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) A clinically relevant 'liquid biopsy' test can be used to profile cancer genomes from blood and predict survival outcomes for patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), according to new research published by a multi-institutional team of researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Another Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise In Mice
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Improves Arm Mobility After Lymph Node Dissection Physical Therapy Improves Arm Mobility After Lymph Node Dissection
Guided exercise with a physical therapist after breast-cancer surgery to remove lymphatic tissue helps women quickly regain full range of arm motion, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast MRIs may lead to more biopsies that catch fewer cancers
(Reuters Health) - Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bone Markers Can Predict Bone-Specific Recurrence in Early Breast Cancer
Several markers of bone formation and resorption were found to be predictive of bone-specific recurrence in patients with early breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Beyond APHINITY: What Now After Pivotal Breast Cancer Trial? Beyond APHINITY: What Now After Pivotal Breast Cancer Trial?
Dr Kathy Miller speaks with APHINITY's principal investigator about whether survival in HER2+ disease can be pushed even further.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk
A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Dr. Theresa Schwartz revamps cancer care at SLU Hospital
Before Theresa Schwartz arrived as a SLUCare physician and surgeon at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, there wasn ’t extensive programming designated to provide care for women with breast cancer and benign breast diseases at the hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sabrina Medler Source Type: news

Dr. Theresa Schwartz revamps cancer care at SLU Hospital
Before Theresa Schwartz arrived as a SLUCare physician and surgeon at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, there wasn ’t extensive programming designated to provide care for women with breast cancer and benign breast diseases at the hospital. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sabrina Medler Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: A Cancer Researcher Takes Cancer Personally
Dr. C. Anthony Blau, who has multiple myeloma, started a company to crowdsource an individualized approach to his disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Multiple Myeloma Research Tumors Medicine and Health Source Type: news

First comparison of common breast cancer tests finds varied accuracy of predictions
(Queen Mary University of London) Commercially available prognostic breast cancer tests show significant variation in their abilities to predict disease recurrence, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London of nearly 800 postmenopausal women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Highly Processed Foods Tied to Higher Cancer Risk
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

This Is the Link Between Processed Foods and Cancer
Processed snacks, drinks and desserts may be associated with a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study. The research, published Wednesday in The BMJ, focused on ultra-processed foods, which tend to be high in fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt. (Past research has found that Americans get 61% of their calories from highly processed foods.) In the new study, researchers found that, among almost 150,000 French adults, a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in a person’s diet was correlated with a 12% higher risk of cancer. The paper is the first to explore the link between cancer and ultra-pro...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

DenseBreast-info.org to launch European content
Breast density education group DenseBreast-info.org has announced a plan to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DenseBreast-info.org releases Spanish-language video Coalition: Payment for yearly breast screening threatened Breast density groups release resources in Spanish A radiologist confronts her own breast cancer New nonprofit group launches breast density website (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Warning from the American Heart Association: Breast cancer treatments, such as radiation and chemo, can cause heart failure
(Natural News) Sometimes the cure is worse than the ailment, the saying goes, and a new warning from the American Heart Association is shedding light on the quandary many women face when weighing breast cancer treatment against the potential side effects. According to the group, some of the most popular breast cancer therapies can actually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabis over chemo: Woman says the oil cured her aggressive breast cancer in 5 months
(Natural News) When Dee Mani, now 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer last March, her doctors suggested chemotherapy. She originally agreed to undergo one year of the treatment for her triple negative breast cancer – the deadliest type – but later had second thoughts. After seeing her sister suffer and die after undergoing chemotherapy for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family history increases breast cancer risk even for older women
(Reuters Health) - Women are more likely to develop breast cancer when a mother or sister had this disease, and the risk associated with family history doesn ’t appear to diminish with age, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Drug copies ready to take next bite out of Roche's cancer sales
LONDON (Reuters) - European oncologists will soon get their hands on cut-price copies of breast cancer drug Herceptin, turning the screws on maker Roche and giving another boost to a new breed of companies focused on so-called biosimilars. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do some breast cancers become treatment-resistant?
A significant number of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers are resistant to regular therapies. Why is that, and how can this obstacle be addressed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Cancer history in relatives boosts breast cancer risk
Having a first-degree relative with a family history of breast cancer sharply...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? Do older women benefit from continued mammo screening? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Imaging system helps determine chemo efficacy against breast cancer
A new optical imaging system helps determine which breast cancer patients will best respond to chemotherapy, according to researchers at Columbia University. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ky. Medicaid expansion improves breast cancer care
Early data from Medicaid expansion in Kentucky since the passage of the Affordable...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Tax reform bill overturns ACA's individual mandate Study: ACA led to more early-stage cancer diagnoses CMS: State healthcare spending growth on the rise (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Photos show the reality of battling breast cancer
Helen Sheil, 76, from Queensland, had both breasts removed after being diagnosed with the disease 20 years ago, however, the condition has returned and spread to the mother-of-two's bones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Full integration of digital breast tomosynthesis reduces false positive rates, study shows
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Rates of false positive breast cancer screening exams fell significantly after complete integration of diagnostic digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), potentially leading to higher quality, lower costs, and fewer unnecessary biopsies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, DC. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study sheds new light on mechanism of breast cancer treatment resistance
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) A study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has illuminated a specific mechanism by which estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancers can become resistant to standard therapies and metastasize. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medicaid expansion in Kentucky improves breast cancer care for women 20 to 64 years old
(American College of Surgeons) In Kentucky, one of the Medicaid expansion states, a University of Louisville study of breast cancer care has found a connection between Medicaid expansion and improved quality of breast cancer care, including an increase in diagnosis of early stage disease and greater utilization of breast-conserving surgery instead of more invasive operations such as mastectomy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Family history increases breast cancer risk in older women: Weighing screening options
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women -- those ages 65 and older. The findings of a new study could impact mammography screening decisions later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NIR light may identify breast cancer patients who will benefit most from chemotherapy
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond to chemotherapy. The imaging system may be able to predict response to chemotherapy as early as two weeks after beginning treatment. Findings from a first pilot study of the new imaging system -- a noninvasive method of measuring blood flow dynamics in response to a single breath hold -- were published today in Radiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Duloxetine Cuts Joint Pain From Preventive Breast Cancer Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Joint pain presents significant barrier to aromatase inhibitor adherence (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 11, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This protein fuels triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers report that they have identified a new stem cell pathway that drives the development of highly aggressive triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Patients with breast cancer live longer with soft chemo  
Traditional chemotherapy drugs can cause such severe side effects that they are often not given to older people in the late stages of cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Soft' Chemo Plus Targeted Therapy Works in HER2 Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Combo increased PFS in older patients and had an acceptable safety profile (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - February 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Xtandi Shows Potency in Advanced AR-Positive TNBC Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Growing evidence suggests that enzalutamide may meet an unmet need in this patient population. (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 9, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

ASTRO commends payment freeze for radiation treatment
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) said it commends the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO chair set to testify on Medicare payment reform ASTRO: Short radiation course safe for breast cancer ASTRO: Breast radiation 'less scary' than expected ASTRO awards $275K to researchers ASTRO honors 43 researchers at annual meeting (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

UAB Cancer Center receives largest donation from BCRFA
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama has made a record donation of $950,000 to the UAB Comprehensive Care Center.   BCRFA presented the donation Feb. 2 from all of its fundraising efforts during the prior year, including the sales of specialty breast cancer research license plates, BCRFA events, individual and community support. Over half of the amount raised was from sales due to the license plates.  Commu nity support induced 20 Alabama fire departments who sold T-shirts in October… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Lab notes: Cheddar Man and Falcon X – not a crimefighting duo, but this week in science!
Where to even begin this week? Could it be with the news thathuman eggs have been developed in the lab for the first time? Or that researchers think they may have spotted a link between asparagine – a compound found in asparagus and other foods – and thespread of breast cancer? Maybe thatarchaeologists have discovered an exciting new Neolithic monument in Windsor? All of those things are certainly exciting, but really the two most thrilling stories this week are certainly Cheddar Man and Falcon Heavy: not a crimefighting duo but an exciting double-header of science and archaeology. Cheddar Man is Britain &rsquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

Africa:'Cancer I Could Deal With. Losing My Breast I Could Not.'
[Bhekisisa] For those with breast cancer, a mastectomy may seem like the best option. But Joanna Moorhead is glad she chose less extensive surgery. The taxi arrived at dawn but it could have come even earlier; I'd been awake all night. I was terrified about the day that lay ahead and what it would mean for the rest of my life. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Woman battled breast cancer at the same time as her dog
Sara Page, 54, who lives in Cornwall, discovered she had an aggressive tumour in her left breast just months after being told her Border Collie-Labrador cross Freyja, aged nine, had incurable cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Soft chemotherapy is very effective in older patients when added to targeted treatment in an aggressive breast cancer subtype
(European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) A trial published todayin The Lancet Oncology, shows that, in older patients with HER2 positive metastatic breast cancer (an aggressive breast cancer subtype where the cancer has spread to other parts of the body), a combination of a 'soft' chemotherapy with antiHER2 therapy is highly active and has low toxicity, important in a frail population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Amino Acid Fuels Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
BOSTON (CBS) – A new study says diet could affect the spread of a deadly type of breast cancer. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai found that an amino acid called asparagine, which is found in many types of food, may fuel tumor cells. When the scientists eliminated asparagine from the diets of mice with “triple-negative” breast cancer, the cancer was less likely to travel to distant sites in the body. Asparagine is found in dairy, beef, poultry, eggs, fish, nuts, whole grains, and asparagus, but most fruits and vegetables are low in asparagine. Does this mean that you should remove all these foods from your diet...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Breast Cancer Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local asparagine Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:First Lady Screened for Cervical, Breast Cancer
[The Herald] Firsty Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa was yesterday screened for cervical and breast cancer at United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) as a way of motivating women to do the same as the country intensifies the fight against the silent killer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news