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

Zimbabwe:UK-Based Cancer Survivor Launches Anka Beauty Range
[New Zimbabwe] A United Kingdom (UK) based Zimbabwean breast cancer survivor, Prisca Chireka, launched her beauty product in the country this Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Asparagus amino acid helps deadly breast cancer to spread
An amino acid derived from a wide range of foods, including asparagus, helps triple-negative breast cancer to spread in the body, a new study has found. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Researchers uncover how cancer stem cells drive triple-negative breast cancer
(Cleveland Clinic) Cleveland Clinic researchers have published findings in Nature Communications on a new stem cell pathway that allows a highly aggressive form of breast cancer -- triple-negative breast cancer -- to thrive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Gene Assay Informs Chemo Decision in Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- 10-year recurrence risk of 3.5% in low-risk, node-positive disease (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - February 8, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Many breast cancer survivors may die of heart disease, doctors warn
(Reuters Health) - The same advances in breast cancer treatment that have dramatically improved survival in recent years have also left a growing number of women vulnerable to potentially fatal cardiovascular problems, the American Heart Association warns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

60-Year-Old Drug May Hold Clues To Stopping Spread Of Breast Cancer
One of the oldest chemotherapy drugs in the world may be able to stop breast cancer spreading, according to a new study. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Spread of breast cancer linked to compound in asparagus and other foods
Using drugs or diet to reduce levels of asparagine may benefit patients, say researchersBreast cancer patients could be encouraged to cut asparagus and other foods from their diets in the future to reduce the risk of the disease spreading, scientists say.Researchers are investigating whether a change in diet could help patients with breast tumours after studies in mice showed that asparagine, a compound first identified in asparagus but present in many other foods, drives the spread of the disease to other organs.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Cancer research Science UK news Health Medical research Society Source Type: news

Cutting out asparagus may stop breast cancer spreading
Researchers from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute found feeding mice with breast cancer a diet low in the the amino acid  asparagine reduces their tumours' ability to spread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reasons Not To Freak Out About Risk Of Heart Disease After Breast Cancer
Concern about treatment toxicity is all-the-more reason to find breast cancer early. To live to be 65 years old.. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Source Type: news

Cutting out meat may stop breast cancer spreading
Researchers from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute found feeding mice with breast cancer a diet low in the the amino acid  asparagine reduces their tumours' ability to spread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food may influence cancer spread
Study slowed breast cancer spread by blocking the nutrient asparagine. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer spread 'could be prevented with diet and drugs combination'
A COMBINATION of diet and drugs could hold the key to preventing the spread of breast cancer, scientists say. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why More Scientists Are Running For Office in 2018
Getting scientists to become more politically involved has been an ongoing movement this year, with groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society encouraging scientists to voice their opinions and even join protests, like the March for Science in April 2017. Now, hundreds of scientists and STEM professionals are running for public office in 2018, for everything from Senate seats to a spot on the local school board. “I’m not a politician, I’m a doctor,” reads the first line of Dr. Jason Westin‘s bio on his campaign website for Texas’s 7t...
Source: TIME: Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized 314 Action CDA climate change EPA evidence-based medicine healthytime jason Westin Mai Khanh Tran onetime public health Science scientists scientists running for office Source Type: news

Why More Scientists Are Running For Office in 2018
Getting scientists to become more politically involved has been an ongoing movement this year, with groups like the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Chemical Society encouraging scientists to voice their opinions and even join protests, like the March for Science in April 2017. Now, hundreds of scientists and STEM professionals are running for public office in 2018, for everything from Senate seats to a spot on the local school board. “I’m not a politician, I’m a doctor,” reads the first line of Dr. Jason Westin‘s bio on his campaign website for Texas’s 7t...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized 314 Action CDA climate change EPA evidence-based medicine healthytime jason Westin Mai Khanh Tran onetime public health Science scientists scientists running for office Source Type: news

Fracking is linked to breast cancer
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts found uncontrolled cell division occurs in mice exposed to chemicals used in fracking, which contaminate water supplies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet may influence the spread of a deadly type of breast cancer, study finds
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) A single protein building block commonly found in food may hold a key to preventing the spread of an often-deadly type of breast cancer, according to a new multicenter study published today in the medical journal Nature. Investigators found that by limiting an amino acid called asparagine in laboratory mice with triple-negative breast cancer, they could dramatically reduce the ability of the cancer to travel to distant sites in the body. Among other techniques, the team used dietary restrictions to limit asparagine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scientists halt breast cancer spread
(Cancer Research UK) Scientists have discovered that an amino acid called asparagine is essential for breast cancer spread, and by restricting it, cancer cells stopped invading other parts of the body in mice, according to research part-funded by Cancer Research UK and published in the journal Nature today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Insight into chromatin therapies for breast cancer could aid personalized medicine
(Boston University School of Medicine) Most traditional chemotherapy for cancer has dangerous side effects, but new research is finding ways to develop 'targeted agents' that reduce the side effects and are better tailored to individual patient needs. While these innovations are exciting, a new study shows how certain cancer inhibitors need to be examined more carefully to better understand fine-grained effects and counter-effects, which could yield more effective and safer therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UPMC researchers solving treatment resistance in most common breast cancer
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) For the first time researchers have identified recurrent ESR1 fusion proteins in human breast cancer, to understand how they function and help lead to improved treatments for the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer patients often mispredict well-being after mastectomy
(JAMA Network) Women with breast cancer who underwent a mastectomy without breast reconstruction generally underestimated their future quality of life, while those who had immediate reconstruction generally overestimated it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prostate cancer warning: Dr Chris urges men to watch out for these four symptoms
PROSTATE cancer is now the third most common cause of cancer death in the UK and has overtaken breast cancer. Symptoms usually develop slowly and can be hard to detect, so Dr Chris Steele revealed four warning signs to look out for on This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men with prostate cancer have access to fewer nurses
For every urological nurse in the NHS there are 166 new prostate cancer cases a year – twice as many as the 86 cases for every breast cancer nurse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Doc Explains Colorectal Is a Worrisome Health Issue
[Daily News] WHILE national records cite cervical cancer as the second most troublesome disease in Tanzania behind breast cancer, the Aga Khan hospital has slotted colorectal cancer in the position. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is the mammography debate an example of 'fake science'?
In today's world of "fake news" and "alternative facts," is the debate over...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy USPSTF's breast cancer screening recs dampen compliance Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Loved one's death could spur aggressive measures against breast cancer
(Ohio State University) A woman's memories of a loved one's experience with cancer could play a significant role in how she approaches breast cancer prevention in her own life, a new study has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health indicators for newborns of breast cancer survivors may vary by cancer type
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UA Cancer Center team targets tumor suppressor to treat 'triple-negative' breast cancer
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) A team led by UA Cancer Center researchers Agnieszka Witkiewicz, MD, and Erik Knudsen, PhD, screened for drugs that could target triple-negative breast cancer tumors, producing several new therapeutic candidates for this difficult-to-treat cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

So men are dying because they don ’t have women’s brains? Show me the evidence
Mortality rates for prostate cancer are rising, but not because of any neurological determinismIt is the crossover moment. For the first time, more men are dying of prostate cancer than women are from breast cancer. Any GP surgery will offer a blood test to check a man ’s prostate-specific antigen (PSA) indicating cancer. All men have to do is ask.The trouble is that, as we all know, men are from Mars. They don ’t go to GPs, don’t talk about illness and believe in their own invincibility. Men with their compartmentalised brains are inherently greater risk-takers and believe they will beat the odds. In any...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Will Hutton Tags: Neuroscience Gender World news Women UK news Cancer Health Society Cancer research Medical research Life and style Feminism Source Type: news

'You could feel it in your veins, like how cold it was': Using paint and selfies to cope with chemo
After being diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer when she was just 24, Lauren Sylliboy said the enormity of her illness didn't hit her right away. But exactly 14 days after her first chemotherapy treatment, that changed. Her hair started falling out and Sylliboy said she looked in the mirror and realized her illness was showing. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Unreserved Source Type: news

NY marks $38M for breast cancer screening initiative
Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York announced that $37.7 million in funding has been...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? USPSTF's breast cancer screening recs dampen compliance Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening ACR releases breast cancer screening criteria NY governor signs breast cancer screening access bill (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prostate cancer now kills more in UK than breast cancer
Prostate cancer now kills more people in the United Kingdom than breast cancer, according to numbers released Friday by Prostate Cancer UK. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estimated Biopsy Rate Varies After Breast Cancer Treatment
Incidence of breast biopsy higher among women treated with brachytherapy versus whole - breast irradiation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Death rate from prostate cancer overtakes breast cancer
For the first time, more men are dying from prostate cancer each year than women are from breast cancer, a charity has warned. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 2, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

New York state awards 5 breast cancer screening grants
The state has awarded five grants to Western New York providers to help improve access to breast cancer screening. In all, a total of $37.7 million was awarded as part of the “Get Screened, No Excuses” initiative, with funds to support peer educators in community settings, patient navigators to help women as they undergo screening and operate mobile mammography vans in underserved neighborhoods. Niagara F alls Memorial Medical Center and United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia were funded… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Best Practices for States to Identify and Address Breast Cancer Disparities
Post outlines best practices, lessons learned, and resources to assist health departments in addressing breast cancer disparities. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prostate cancer symptoms: What is the prostate and what does it actually do?
PROSTATE cancer has now overtaken breast cancer as the third biggest cancer killer in the UK, behind lung and bowel cancer. But what is the prostate, and what does it do? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer overtakes breast cancer to become third biggest killer - signs of disease
PROSTATE cancer symptoms include needing to urinate more frequently, and having a weak flow of urine. The disease has overtaken breast cancer to become the UK ’s third biggest cancer killer in the UK. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the Heart
Title: Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/1/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prostate cancer now kills more people than breast cancer, UK figures reveal
Male illness now third most common cause of cancer death behind lung and bowelProstate cancer has become the third most common cause of cancer death in the UK, overtaking breast cancer, despite improvements in survival rates for both.The top cancer killer in the UK is lung cancer, which claimed 35,486 lives in 2015, followed by colorectal cancer, with a toll of 16,067 people.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Prostate cancer Cancer research Science UK news Health Medical research Society Source Type: news

'Better screening and new drugs for prostate cancer now'
We have seen prostate cancer death rates rising year on year, from around 3,500 in the mid-1960s to more than 11,800 currently – and now overtaking deaths from breast cancer for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer is now a bigger killer than breast cancer
More than 11,800 men a year are now killed by the disease in Britain, compared with about 11,400 women dying of breast cancer, placing the disease as the third biggest cancer killer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer deaths overtake those from breast cancer
An ageing population means more men are developing and dying from prostate cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Tough on the Heart
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - February 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer treatments can raise heart risks
Heart disease and cancer are the top two leading causes of death in the United States -- and a new paper highlights how these major health concerns can intertwine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer therapies can raise heart risks, doctors warn
Some breast cancer treatments may raise the risk of heart disease, according to a warning issued by the American Heart Association. Patients should still undergo lifesaving treatments but not neglect their heart health, doctors say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news