Rethinking neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
This BMJ analysis notes that neoadjuvant chemotherapy may not be beneficial to patients as increased pathological response of primary tumour does not translate into a survival benefit. It suggests that the widespread use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy should be reduced. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should chest CT scans be reviewed for breast lesions?
What should be done with incidental breast lesions detected in women receiving...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy AI algorithm matches radiologists in breast screening exams Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer caused by BRCA gene less dangerous than thought
The research, led by the University of Southampton, concludes that BRCA-mutated breast cancer is no more dangerous or aggressive than any other form of the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer gene mutation 'doesn't affect survival'
Research also suggests a double mastectomy may not improve survival for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BRCA gene mutation 'doesn't affect breast cancer survival'
Young women with breast cancer have the same survival rates regardless of whether they have the BRCA gene mutation, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Treatment Approved for Breast Cancer Caused by Specific Gene Mutation
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - January 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lentils, nuts and cereals reverse breast cancer treatment
Estrogen fuels the growth of common forms of breast cancer. Some treatments work by blocking estrogen, but foods like soy beans reverse their effects, a Scripps University study warns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lump in this area of the body is a sign of breast cancer (and it’s not the the breast)
BREAST cancer is usually only associated with women, but in rare cases men can get it too. The signs and symptoms to watch out for are very similar, including a lump, swelling or small bumps in either armpit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lump in this area of the body is a sign of breast cancer (and it’s not the breast)
BREAST cancer is usually only associated with women, but in rare cases men can get it too. The signs and symptoms to watch out for are very similar, including a lump, swelling or small bumps in either armpit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACR releases appropriateness summaries for patients
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released the first examples of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS renews ACR's data registry for 2018 ACR calls for summer radiology internship applications ACR revises Appropriateness Criteria ACR names 2018 gold medalists ACR releases breast cancer screening criteria (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption and Breast Tumor Gene Expression Alcohol Consumption and Breast Tumor Gene Expression
Does moderate alcohol intake affect biological processes and pathways associated with breast cancer?Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Estrogen-mimicking compounds in foods may reduce effectiveness of breast cancer treatment
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have discovered that two estrogen-mimicking compounds found in many foods appear to potently reverse the effects of palbociclib/letrozole, a popular drug combination for treating breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New Treatments vs Screening in Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths New Treatments vs Screening in Reducing Breast Cancer Deaths
Improvements in breast cancer screening and novel treatments have contributed to breast cancer mortality reductions in recent years, although the impact varies by disease subtype, say US scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Many women uninformed about breast cancer surgery options
(Reuters Health) - - Women with breast cancer often feel rushed to make a decision about surgery, and some of them might benefit from more time and better educational materials to inform their treatment choices, two recent studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Risks for Radiation in Scleroderma Patients with Breast Cancer? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Acute toxicity and disease flares were rare (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - January 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Night shift nurses at higher risk of developing common cancers
Female nurses who regularly work nights are significantly more likely to develop breast cancer and other common forms of the disease than those on day shifts, suggests a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 10, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Dissatisfaction With Breasts May Mean Fewer Self-Checks for Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 -- Women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts -- whether too big or too small -- may be less likely to perform self-exams to check for signs of breast cancer, new research suggests. These women are also more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher risk of hormone-related cancers in female night shift workers
According to a review, published inCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers& Prevention, female night shift workers in North America and Europe are at greater risk of developing hormone-related cancers, including breast cancer.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths in Half
Title: Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths in HalfCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New breast cancer test 'could cut out chemo'
Dr Anita Grigoriadis, who led the research at King's College in London has discovered that one quarter of women with cancer in their lymph nodes will not see the disease spread further. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths in Half
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - January 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Research: New screenings, treatments dramatically reduce breast cancer deaths
Breast cancer deaths have dramatically declined as a result of new drugs and better screenings since 2000, six independent groups of researchers have concluded. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths in Half
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths
Which factor -- screening or treatment -- has been behind the sharp reduction...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? Personalized breast cancer screening study launches USPSTF's breast cancer screening recs dampen compliance Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening ACR releases breast cancer screening criteria (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Xcision Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for the GammaPod Stereotactic Radiotherapy System for Breast Cancer
COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 9, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Xcision Medical Systems, LLC has announced that the GammaPod Stereotactic Radiotherapy System, the world's first noninvasive external beam system optimized for partial breast treatme... Devices, Oncology, FDA Xcision Medical Systems, GammaPod, Stereotactic, Radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Screening, Treatment Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths in Half
TUESDAY, Jan. 9, 2018 -- Breakthroughs in breast cancer screening and treatment have slashed the percentage of women dying from the disease, a new analysis reveals. " Advances in screening and treatment are saving lives, " said lead researcher Sylvia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug Penetrance of Veliparib and Carboplatin in TNBC Drug Penetrance of Veliparib and Carboplatin in TNBC
Researchers investigate whether non-response to chemotherapy in TNBC is due to insufficient drug penetration.Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Journal Article Source Type: news

New treatments, screening methods dramatically reduce breast cancer deaths, study finds
(Stanford University Medical Center) Six groups of researchers, including one from Stanford, collaborated to study the effect of advances in breast cancer screening and treatment on mortality rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Targeting breast cancer through precision medicine
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) University of Alberta researchers have discovered a mechanism that may make cancer cells more susceptible to treatment. The research team found that the protein RYBP prevents DNA repair in cancer cells, including breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UC researchers find protein that mediates formation of HER2-driven breast cancer
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) Researchers at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine have identified for the first time that the estrogen receptor-binding protein MED1 is a critical mediator of HER2-driven breast cancer, identifying it as a potential therapeutic target. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists identify breast cancer patients who may develop incurable secondary cancers
(King's College London) Scientists from King's College London, funded by Breast Cancer Now, believe they have found a way to identify lymph-node positive breast cancer patients who are most likely to develop incurable secondary tumors (metastases) and those who are less at risk. The research is published on the Jan. 9 in The Journal of Pathology: Clinical Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Working Night Shift May Raise Women's Odds for Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - January 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Night Shifts Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Especially for Nurses Night Shifts Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Especially for Nurses
A meta-analysis confirms an increased risk for cancer, particularly breast cancer, in women working night shifts. The increase was'remarkable'in night nurses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Athenex gets closer to clinical trials in China
Athenex Inc. (Nasdaq:ATNX) has taken another step forward in its efforts to bring an oral breast cancer drug to market in Asia.   The Buffalo-based biopharmaceutical firm received an acceptance from the Chinese Food& Drug Administration for an investigational new drug (IND) application for Oraxol, an oral version of its oral formulation of the chemotherapy formulation paclitaxel. It’s the next in a series of okays from FDA groups across the world, including the United States, South America,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Night shifts raise women's cancer risk
Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Night shifts raise women's chances of cancer by 19%
Skin cancer was raised by 41%, breast cancer by 32% and stomach cancer by 18%, found Sichuan University in China. Night-shift nurses were found to have the biggest risk of breast cancer – 58%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene test to predict breast cancer recurrence less cost effective in real world practice
(Georgetown University Medical Center) The most commonly used gene expression profile test, Oncotype DX ® , used to help predict breast cancer recurrence may not be as cost-effective as once thought, say a team of researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about breast cancer in teens
A look at breast cancer in teens, a rare condition meaning statistics are hard to find. Included is detail on checking yourself and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Keto Diet Last, DASH First In New Diet Rankings
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If you’re a fan of the “fat-burning” keto diet, you’ll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It’s tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet. Both stress eating a ton of protein and minimal carbs, putting the dieter into “ketosis,” when the body breaks down both ingested and stored body fat into ketones, which it uses as energy. People on such diets often deal with fatigue and light-headedness as they adjust to a lack of carbohydrates. Though the experts on the US News and Wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Weight Loss Source Type: news

Planmed Oy wins FDA nod for Clarity 2D digital mammography system
Planmed Oy said yesterday it won FDA approval for its Planmed Clarity 2D full-field digital mammography system. The company said the Clarity 2D system is designed to provide improved image quality, optimal ergonomics and usability for breast cancer screenings. The system also supports diagnostic work-up examinations and biopsy procedures, Planmed said. “We are excited that we can now introduce our fantastic Planmed Clarity 2D system in the United States. The system received the European Economic Area’s CE mark in early 2016 and it’s also available in Latin America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. The fe...
Source: Mass Device - January 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Planmed Source Type: news

Take a Number: Cancer Deaths Continue a Steep Decline
More than two million patients have been saved by advances in diagnosis and treatment since 1991, according to new data. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Prostate Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Breast Cancer Lung Cancer Pancreatic Cancer Deaths (Fatalities) American Cancer Society Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Just two sausages per week may raise breast cancer risk
Researchers suggest that eating just 9 grams of processed meats per day, or two sausages per week, could increase women's risk of breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Collaborative Global Study Casts New Light on Breast Cancer ’s Genetic Roots; Will Soon Provide Anatomic Pathologists and Clinical Laboratories with New Tools to Diagnose and Treat Cancer
In the same way that BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations helped pathologists identify women with increased breast cancer risks in the late 1990s, this new study isolates an additional 72 mutations medical laboratories may soon use to diagnose breast cancer and assess risk factors For 20 years genetic scientists, anatomic pathologists, and medical laboratories have employed […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 5, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology breast cancer Cambridge University cancer screening Centre for Cancer Genetic Epi Source Type: news

Discuss all options for fertility preservation with patients, clinicians urged
And include transgender people and those with congenital conditions Related items fromOnMedica Fertility treatments may impact on breast cancer risk Infertility UK to expand trials of womb transplants Fertility preservation for girls with cancer ‘haphazard’ Patients face postcode lottery for IVF, new data shows (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

U.S. Cancer Deaths Steadily Dropping: Report
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - January 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening?
Could a breast cancer screening protocol based solely on a woman's risk factors...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Personalized breast cancer screening study launches Risk-based mammo screening misses almost 60% of cancers New study to tackle personalized breast screening Does 'personalized screening' = healthcare rationing? Set your breast clinic apart with risk-based resources (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Antitumor and Bone Effects of Everolimus in Breast Cancer Antitumor and Bone Effects of Everolimus in Breast Cancer
Why does this mTOR inhibitor have bone-protective effects?Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

New cancer model shows genomic link between early-stage and invasive breast cancer types
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A new genetic-based model may explain how a common form of early-stage breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) progresses to a more invasive form of cancer say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Breast size dissatisfaction affects self-examination
(Anglia Ruskin University) New research shows that women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts are less likely to carry out regular self-examinations to screen for breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news