COUNTERPOINT: LHRH Agonists vs Ovarian Ablation for Suppression of Ovarian Function in Premenopausal Breast Cancer Patients
Though LHRH agonists may be the preferred method of ovarian function suppression, ovarian ablation is a viable option for select premenopausal breast cancer patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH Philip D. Poorvu, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Oncology Journal Source Type: news

POINT: LHRH Agonists vs Ovarian Ablation for Suppression of Ovarian Function in Premenopausal Breast Cancer Patients
Reversible ovarian function suppression using LHRH agonists is the preferred first treatment for most premenopausal breast cancer patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Gini F. Fleming, MD Padma Rajagopal, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Oncology Journal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Common drugs may halt post-surgery relapse
Some people develop early metastases following breast cancer surgery. New research sheds light on why that happens, and how it might be prevented. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Busting Myths Surrounding Cancer and Genetic Testing
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - April 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pregnant woman, 29, diagnosed with terminal cancer after scan 17 weeks into her first pregnancy
Laura King, a nursery director from Surrey, beat breast cancer in 2017. After the all-clear, she and her husband decided to start a family. Weeks later, she was diagnosed with secondary bone cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alopecia caused by hormone therapy in breast cancer
A study, published inJAMA Dermatology, reports that endocrine therapy-induced alopecia in breast cancer patients is mechanistically similar to androgenetic alopecia.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Multiparametric MRI shines for suspected breast cancer
Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging each have advantages...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women? Leave no invasive breast cancer behind by using MRI Breast MRI technique helps cancer detection without contrast Multiparametric MRI can help avoid renal mass biopsies BMJ: Multiparametric MRI has role in prostate screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DBT improves breast cancer screening in young women
Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography improves breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA authorizes ACR to accredit DBT devices DBT know-how boosts FFDM recall, cancer detection rates Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose DBT screening shows greatest benefit for younger women DBT plus 2D mammography improves radiologist performance (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chemotherapy-Associated Neuropathy in Early Breast Cancer Chemotherapy-Associated Neuropathy in Early Breast Cancer
Neuropathic symptoms may persist in over 80% of patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Quality of Life Predicts Mortality in Older Breast Cancer Patients
Compared to model with only traditional prognostic variables, one with HRQOL measures performs better (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Video: Mammogram for breast cancer & mdash; What to expect
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HER2+ Breast Cancer Subtypes Resistant to TKIs Through Differing Mechanisms
Laboratory studies suggest that mechanisms of resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy differ between the specific subtypes of HER2-positive breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Breast Cancer HER2-Positive Breast Cancer News Source Type: news

Quality of Life Predicts Mortality in Older Breast Cancer Patients
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- For older women with early-stage breast cancer, measures of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) predict 10-year mortality independently of traditional breast cancer prognostic variables, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endocrine Therapy - Induced Alopecia Seen in Breast Cancer
92 percent had grade 1 severity alopecia with endocrine tx; pattern similar to androgenetic alopecia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

WATCH: New study in mice explores how breast cancer surgery may trigger cancer spread
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about a new study that suggests the wound healing following surgery in mice may trigger the spread of cancer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Post-surgery healing process could trigger cancer spread, study in mice suggests
The new study sheds light on breast cancer spread after surgery in mice. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Endocrine Therapy-Induced Alopecia Seen in Breast Cancer
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- For patients with breast cancer, endocrine therapy-induced alopecia (EIA) has a pattern that is similar to androgenetic alopecia, according to a study published online April 11 in JAMA Dermatology. Azael Freites-Martinez,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctor says 'nipple play' is all one in three women need to ORGASM
According to LA-based breast-cancer surgeon Dr Kristi Funk, solely caressing the nipples during foreplay, with no stimulation 'down there', is enough to make one-third of women climax. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why 'nipple play' is all one in three women need to ORGASM, claims doctor
According to LA-based breast-cancer surgeon Dr Kristi Funk, solely caressing the nipples during foreplay, with no stimulation 'down there', is enough to make one-third of women climax. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Prevention
Title: Breast Cancer PreventionCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/23/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Healing after tumor removal linked to recurrence of breast cancer
A study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has revealed that while breast cancer surgery could lead to the spread of tumor cells, cheap medications can stop metastasis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Healing after breast cancer surgery may cause tumor reoccurance
The wound healing process following breast cancer treatment surgeries may trigger a spread of the disease in the following months, researchers said Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ctDNA Shows Wide-Ranging Promise in Breast Cancer ctDNA Shows Wide-Ranging Promise in Breast Cancer
From breast cancer screening to detecting minimal residual disease after treatment, circulating tumor DNA testing has many promising applications in breast cancer management.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news

Working Together Wins The Day
If the constant talk about collaboration reflects an awkward truth, it ’s that pharma’s silos too often silence the patient voice and stymie progress. Today, Jen Horonjeff was named this year's Patient Advocate for her efforts in breaking down these barriers — both in her personal and professional life — at eyeforpharma’s annual Philadelphia event.She praised the Patient Advocate award for shining a light on the value that comes from collaborating with patients to co-create solutions, and for recognizing the efforts that are happening outside of the industry.“It is such an honour to win ...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Chapman Source Type: news

US body fat measure predicts obstetric complications
A woman's body fat index measured by ultrasound appears to be a better gauge...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI links maternal obesity to newborn brain growth Study: Do fetal anatomy US scans earlier in obese women Obese patients require special attention during rad therapy Obese women less likely to complete mammograms Obese women less likely to survive breast cancer, even after treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ikonopedia set to debut new breast US reporting module
Breast imaging software developer Ikonopedia is unveiling its next-generation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ikonopedia installs breast imaging software in Calif. Ikonopedia debuts new analytics tools at RSNA 2017 Ikonopedia unveils resolution manager at RSNA 2016 Ikonopedia hosts web version of breast cancer risk tool Ikonopedia completes remote installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Delaying diagnostic testing could be costly for patients
Patients who delay receiving diagnostic tests such as a CT scan after receiving...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR, SBI: Some black women need earlier breast screening Less isn't always more with breast screening recall rate Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women? JAMA report on U.S. healthcare spending calls out imaging Race matters for breast cancer screening protocols (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

RB1 gene mutations underlie clinical resistance to CDK 4/6 inhibitor breast cancer therapy
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A multi-institutional research team has identified what may be a novel mechanism underlying acquired resistance to CDK 4/6 inhibitor treatment for breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quebec 1st province in Canada to cover full cost of prosthetics for breast cancer patients
Quebec will now cover the cost of breast prosthetics for cancer patients who have undergone complete or partial mastectomies, Health Minister Gaétan Barrette said Tuesday morning. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Is YOUR indoor cat or dog consuming parabens? The preservatives are poisoning pets
(Natural News) Parabens: the dangers posed by these synthetic additives are well documented by now. They’ve been linked to the increased risk of breast cancer and early puberty, as well as reduced sperm levels. As such, manufacturers of cosmetics and personal care products have been trying to phase out parabens from their goods. The same... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early 'chemobrain' intervention needed for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
(National University of Singapore) More support is needed to help breast cancer patients and survivors manage 'chemobrain' symptoms, such as memory loss, short attention span and mental confusion, according to a study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The nuclear translocation of the kinases p38 and JNK promotes inflammation-induced cancer
The stimulated nuclear translocation of signaling proteins, such as MAPKs, is a necessity for the initiation and regulation of their physiological functions. Previously, we determined that nuclear translocation of the MAPKs p38 and JNK involves binding to heterodimers comprising importin 3 and either importin 7 or importin 9. Here, we identified the importin-binding region in p38 and JNK and developed a myristoylated peptide targeting this site that we called PERY. The PERY peptide specifically blocked the interaction of p38 and JNK with the importins, restricted their nuclear translocation, and inhibited phosphorylation o...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maik-Rachline, G., Zehorai, E., Hanoch, T., Blenis, J., Seger, R. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Theresa May reveals £75m plan to speed up prostate cancer diagnosis
The extra money a year will take annual research spending to £40million – roughly the amount invested in breast cancer research, which has long had an advantage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

May's war on prostate cancer: Prime Minister reveals £75m plan to speed up diagnosis
The extra money a year will take annual research spending to £40million – roughly the amount invested in breast cancer research, which has long had an advantage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Theresa May launches £75m drive against prostate cancer
Project will see 40,000 men recruited for research into the disease, which kills more than 11,000 a yearThe prime minister is to launch a new drive against prostate cancer, which kills more than 11,000 men every year in the UK and causes great anxiety and sometimes suffering for the 47,000 men who get a diagnosis.Theresa May will announce £75m for research that will recruit 40,000 men into trials for better diagnosis and treatments for the disease, whichrecently overtook breast cancer to become the third biggest cancer killer in the UK. That is partly down to earlier detection and better treatment of breast cancer, a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Theresa May Cancer research Health Medical research Science Politics UK news Prostate cancer Society Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 4/9/18
Need advice? Study says look to the web. A free web-based decision aid that aims to help women with breast cancer make choices about their reconstruction surgery could help save money, according to a new study published in Psycho-Oncology. The study, which took place in Australia, looked at 106 women who used the online service, called BRECONDA, and 116 women who received the standard of care. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study: Breast cancer survival rate better with more muscle mass
Breast cancer patients with higher muscle mass have a greater survival rate, according to a statistical analysis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer warning: Four in 10 cases diagnosed late
DEATHS from prostate cancer overtook female deaths from breast cancer earlier this year, but many prostate cancers are still being diagnosed late. Here ’s what to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemo or radiotherapy do NOT raise people's risk of heart disease  
Researchers from the German Cancer Research Centre found breast-cancer patients given chemo or radiotherapy have no greater risk of death from heart disease than the average person. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Muscle Improves Breast Cancer Patients' Odds
Those with more muscle had higher survival rates, regardless of their age or cancer stage, ABC News reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Muscle Improves Breast Cancer Patients' Survival Odds
Title: More Muscle Improves Breast Cancer Patients' Survival OddsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer therapy: All clear for the heart
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Many breast cancer therapies cause damage to the heart. However, in the largest study of its kind so far, scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now shown that the risk of death from heart disease in breast cancer patients following radiotherapy or chemotherapy is no higher than it is among the average population. Good risk management in the hospitals as well as control screenings at short intervals seem to make up for elevated risks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increases In CVD Risk Factors Linked to Worse Survival in Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Up to 3x higher risk of acute heart failure and stroke with co-morbid diabetes, CAD, hypertension (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What Muscle Has To Do With Breast Cancer Survival
Here is what a study recently published in JAMA Oncology found about women who had low muscle mass. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

D.C. Week: HHS Scraps Breast Cancer Info
(MedPage Today) -- Also, endometriosis patients protest ACOG treatment guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients fare better if they have muscle: Study
A new study published in JAMA Oncology finds that women with breast cancer who have more muscle mass have a better chance of survival. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients fare better if they have muscle
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First Trial of Three Aromatase Inhibitors First Trial of Three Aromatase Inhibitors
Clinicians should use factors such as patient preference, tolerability, and cost to determine best adjuvant therapy for postmenopausal patients with early breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

WATCH: Can pasta help you lose weight?
Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down the key takeaways from a study that linked pasta to weight loss and a study that found higher muscle mass in women with breast cancer may lead to better survival odds. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Muscle mass, adiposity on CT predict breast cancer survival
Measurements of muscle mass and adiposity drawn from the CT scans of patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly Photon-counting breast CT shows promise CT data predict survival of prostate cancer patients CAD for breast CT is improved with spiculation detection MDCT: Kalender offers update on breast CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news