Developing liquid biopsy tests to diagnose cancer
Liquid biopsies can help to diagnose cancer in its early stages, and assist clinicians in monitoring the impact of treatment at any point. An EU- and industry-funded project has validated a series of tests for cancer cells to help develop more effective methods of diagnosis and more personalised treatments for lung and breast cancer - two of the most frequent malignancies in Europe. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 14, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Race may be factor in who completes breast cancer chemotherapy
(Reuters Health) - White women with breast cancer are more likely to complete their prescribed chemotherapy regimen than women of color, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nab-Paclitaxel/Carboplatin Should Be a First Option in TNBC
Chemotherapy remains a viable option in the setting of triple-negative breast cancer, and nab-paclitaxel/carboplatin should be considered a first-line option. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

TAILORx Provides'Clear Answer' for ER+ Breast Cancer TAILORx Provides'Clear Answer' for ER+ Breast Cancer
Lead investigator Joseph Sparano discusses the pivotal TAILORx trial presented at ASCO 2018. It's a'great day for patients,'says Kathy Miller.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer: Cause or Effect?
Title: Stress and Aggressive Breast Cancer: Cause or Effect?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/23/2011 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:09 PM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Hormone Therapy in Survivors of Breast Cancer
Title: Hormone Therapy in Survivors of Breast CancerCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 5/31/2001 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:07 PM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tucatinib Shows Promise in Phase I Study of HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
The HER2 TKI tucatinib plus capecitabine or trastuzumab were reasonably well tolerated and showed antitumor activity in a phase I trial of HER2-positive breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Critic calls JAMA study on mammo screening 'inadequate'
A study published January 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Both screening, treatment cut breast cancer deaths 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 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mo. passes breast tomosynthesis coverage bill
Before his May 29 resignation, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed a bill into...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT plus DM finds 90% more cancer than mammo alone DBT improves diagnostic mammography, too ARRS: Added radiation exposure from DBT is within limits DBT improves breast cancer screening in young women FDA authorizes ACR to accredit DBT devices (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Test predicts whether chemotherapy will help early-stage breast cancer patients
Among women with the most common type of breast cancer, those with certain genetic risk scores didn ’t benefit from receiving chemotherapy in addition to hormone therapy. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips for reducing your risk of breast cancer at any age
(Natural News) Aside from keeping us in good physical condition, a study has shown that regular exercise can help prevent breast cancer. However, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) warns that even though exercise like brisk walking can help reduce the risk of breast cancer among women of all ages, only a handful of Americans... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adjuvant Denosumab Fails to Reduce Recurrences, Deaths in Early Breast Cancer
The D-CARE study found adjuvant denosumab is devoid of benefits in high-risk early breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: John Schieszer Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Dangers of Belly Fat
If your waist measures 35 or more inches for women or 40 or more inches for men, chances are you ’ re harboring a potentially dangerous amount of abdominal fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Obesity Exercise Weight Diet and Nutrition Diabetes Breast Cancer Heart Dementia Source Type: news

Personal Health: To Take Care of Your Health, Measure Your Waist
If your waist measures 35 or more inches for women or 40 or more inches for men, chances are you ’ re harboring a potentially dangerous amount of abdominal fat. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Obesity Exercise Weight Diet and Nutrition Diabetes Breast Cancer Heart Dementia Source Type: news

Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer
(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use. Today, The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), published its endorsement of integrative therapy guidelines recently established by the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

WATCH: Encouraging new research in the fight against breast cancer
Immunotherapy uses precision medicine and the body's own immune system to help fight the disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Attendings and Errors; Testing for Colon Ca: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include fecal transplant for primary treatment of C. diff, new colorectal cancer screening guidelines, giving chemo a miss in breast cancer, and attendings and rates of medical errors. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?
A mammogram can help a doctor to diagnose breast cancer or monitor how it responds to treatment. Fatty breast tissue appears grey or black on images, while dense tissues such as glands are white. Benign and cancerous tumors, cysts, fibroadenomas, and calcifications also look white. Here, learn more about mammograms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Low-fat diet tied to improved breast cancer survival odds
(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients may have a better chance of survival when they follow a low-fat diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Immune recognition of somatic mutations leading to complete durable regression in metastatic breast cancer
This research article is the science behind the headline " Remarkable therapy beats terminal cancer " . The research presents a patient with chemorefractory hormone receptor (HR)-positive metastatic breast cancer who was treated with tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) reactive against mutant versions of four proteins —SLC3A2, KIAA0368, CADPS2 and CTSB. Adoptive transfer of these mutant-protein-specific TILs in conjunction with interleukin (IL)-2 and checkpoint blockade mediated the complete durable regression of metastatic breast cancer, which is now ongoing for>22 months. The authors state it represe...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Guided by a 21-Gene Expression Assay in Breast Cancer
This research article is the science behind the headlines " Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy " . The research concludes that the recurrence score based on the 21-gene breast cancer assay predicts chemotherapy benefit if it is high and a low risk of recurrence in the absence of chemotherapy if it is low; however, there is uncertainty about the benefit of chemotherapy for most patients, who have a midrange score. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer survey found 94% said treatment killed their sex life
Sharon Brooker, 44, from Peterborough, was quoted in the Breast Cancer Care survey. She admitted her six life grounded to a halt with her partner and they eventually split two years after her diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer ‘miracle’ immunotherapy treatment: Woman explains how she beat disease
BREAST cancer patient Judy Perkins was given months to live after her diagnosis. But, a breakthrough immunotherapy treated “cured” her tumour. ITV This Morning’s Dr Zoe reveals how the treatment works. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey of breast cancer survivors found 94% said treatment side effects KILLED their sex life
Sharon Brooker, 44, from Peterborough, was quoted in the Breast Cancer Care survey. She admitted her six life grounded to a halt with her partner and they eventually split two years after her diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New experimental cancer cure helping some patients when chemotherapy fails
(Natural News) There are plenty of heartbreaking stories about chemotherapy failing, but once in a while, that failure can actually have a happy ending. That’s what happened to 52-year-old Judy Perkins, who found herself a few months from death as breast cancer spread throughout her body. She had a mastectomy and had her lymph nodes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Understanding HER2-positive breast cancer
HER2-positive breast cancer? HER2-positive breast cancer is a breast cancer that tests positive for a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), which promotes the growth of cancer cells. While HER2-positive breast cancers tend to be more aggressive than other types of breast cancer, treatments that specifically target it are effective, and the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

U.S. FDA and European Medicines Agency Accept Regulatory Submissions for Review of Talazoparib for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients with an Inherited BRCA Mutation
June 7, 2018 - Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted for filing and granted Priority Review designation to the company ’s New Drug Application for talazoparib. The submission is based on results... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - June 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

More Women With Breast Cancer May Soon Be Skipping Chemo. Here ’s Why
Phyllis Lacetti found her own breast cancer when she felt an abnormal lump in her right breast in 2007. A nurse at Montefiore Medical Center, she had a lumpectomy to remove it, but an MRI afterward revealed remaining cancer cells, so she opted to get a mastectomy. Her cancer doctor recommended she get chemotherapy to ensure that her cancer wouldn’t recur, since Lacetti’s family history put her at high risk. Her sister and father had died of leukemia, and her brother passed away from thyroid cancer. Chemotherapy, he said, was her best option for preventing the cancer from returning. But Lacetti was reticent abo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Breast pain tends to prompt imaging overuse
Breast pain is common in women, but although it is not necessarily a sign of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mass. imaging spending, use higher than other states What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors? No need for RBMs: In-house efforts cut imaging rates Johns Hopkins tackles problem of unnecessary scans Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Machine learning helps detect lymphedema among breast cancer survivors
(New York University) Machine learning using real-time symptom reports can accurately detect lymphedema, a distressing side effect of breast cancer treatment that is more easily treated when identified early, finds a new study led by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and published in the journal mHealth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Young family's life on the 'Island of Grief'
After his wife died of breast cancer, Rupert Murrell decided to make a short film about his family's journey through grief. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Campaigning for Evidence: Sara Yaron - a patient's story
Sara Yaronhas been an active consumer ’s advocate since 1982, when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. By profession, she’s a private lawyer in Israel, engaged in medical malpractice lawsuits. After her diagnosis, she became involved with national and international organizations, all regarding health care, patient safety, pa tients rights to get updated medical information based on evidence, and patients rights.She recently was re-appointed to the Cochrane Consumer Network (CCNet) Executive for a further period of three years to 2021. Below is her story on how she got involved as a consumer advocate wit...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

How to do a breast examination
Jennifer Rusby from The Royal Marsden shows how women should check themselves for breast cancer. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A watershed in fighting cancer – but a miracle cure is a long way off | Charles Swanton
The latest advance in immunotherapy offers great hope, but there is much to learn before it can be translated into treatmentThese are exciting times to be a cancer researcher. The news this week that awoman ’s advanced breast cancer has apparently been eradicated by a therapy derived from her own immune system is a development many of us have waited a long time to hear. It ’spersonalised medicine, taken to the absolute limit, and a huge testimony to decades of hard work by a team of US researchers. And it ’s the sort of advance that genuinely deserves to be called a breakthrough.But those of us who treat ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Charles Swanton Tags: Cancer research Breast cancer Medical research NHS Science Health Society UK news World news Source Type: news

New approach to immunotherapy leads to complete response in breast cancer patient
A novel approach to immunotherapy developed by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has led to the complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who was unresponsive to all other treatments. This patient received the treatment in a clinical trial led by Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Surgery Branch at NCI's Center for Cancer Research (CCR), and the findings were published June 4, 2018 in Nature Medicine. NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
Title: Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast MRI improves PPV for BI-RADS category 4B lesions
Breast MRI improves the positive predictive value (PPV) of BI-RADS category...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Multiparametric MRI shines for suspected breast cancer Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women? Focus on FOCUS, a new DWI-MRI protocol for breast lesions Leave no invasive breast cancer behind by using MRI Evidence-based medicine 'misused' in breast MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression
A new and improved form of immunotherapy led to complete regression of breast cancer in a patient who had not responded to any other treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Older breast cancer patients in England less likely to survive
(Cancer Research UK) Older women diagnosed with breast cancer in England are less likely to survive their disease than those in Belgium, Poland, Ireland and the Netherlands according to research published today in the British Journal of Cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Lipofilling' technique found safe for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery
(Wiley) Autologous fat transfer, also known as 'lipofilling,' is a minimally invasive procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses the patient's own fat obtained by liposuction to perform breast reconstruction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Meet the best surgeons for breast cancer
We ’ve identified the country’s top consultants — as judged by their peers. We’ve canvassed their from around the country and asked them this very simple, but key, question. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'How a TV show led to my cancer diagnosis'
Maren and Margaret saw journalist Victoria Derbyshire speak about her breast cancer on The Real Full Monty. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - June 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Woman's late-stage breast cancer cured by breakthrough treatment   
Judy Perkins, 52, has been cured of her breast cancer by a revolutionary treatment that used supercharged versions of her own immunity cells to eliminate the disease, a new NIH study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Automatic Texting Helps Ease Stress of Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients Automatic Texting Helps Ease Stress of Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer Patients
A system of automated twice-daily texts and the ability to use text messaging to receive answers to questions about treatment helps relieve some of the stress of chemotherapy for women with breast cancer, researchers at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia reported Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Adding Abemaciclib Offers Good Outcomes in Pre-/Perimenopausal Breast Cancer
Dave LevitanJun 5, 2018The addition of abemaciclib to fulvestrant significantly improved PFS and time to subsequent chemotherapy in pre- and perimenopausal HR-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: A Source Type: news

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
Besides demonstrating an ability to eliminate breast cancer, Rosenberg and his team already have additional preliminary results suggesting that the technique is similarly effective against both liver cancer and colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pharmacy, News, Source Type: news

NHS scan gave me the all-clear but I still had cancer
LAST month it was revealed that 450,000 women in England were not called for breast cancer screening due to an NHS computer error. It has been estimated up to 270 women aged between 68 and 71 may have had their lives shortened by the blunder and an independent inquiry is under way. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rethinking Chemotherapy In Some Breast Cancer Cases
A new study released Sunday says that many women with early-stage breast cancer may not necessarily need chemotherapy as part of their treatment.(Image credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news