Adding TKIs Could Increase Responses in Metastatic HER2+ Breast Cancer
A laboratory study found that combining anti-HER2 TKIs with trastuzumab and pertuzumab can result in enhanced anticancer activity in HER2+ breast cancer cell lines. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Jade Goffin, woman dying from brain cancer makes £250k therapy plea
Jade Goffin, 30, from London, thought she'd beaten a rare form of breast cancer after undergoing treatment. But she was heartbroken to find it then spread into her brain... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women On Herceptin Need Regular Heart Checks
Women who take the chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) for HER2-positive breast cancer can be at higher risk for heart failure and should have their hearts monitored during treatment, new research finds. The complication is not common, and in many cases, the benefits of the chemotherapy still outweigh the risks. But regular checks should be a priority. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- The widely used chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) can be life-saving for women with HER2-positive breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease. But new research now adds to mounting evidence that the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
Title: Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on HerceptinCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FES-PET enhances treatment for metastatic breast cancer
By identifying differences in estrogen receptor expression through PET imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FES-PET detects estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer PET aids tough breast cancer cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Women dubious about risk-based breast cancer screening
Women are skeptical about risk-based breast cancer screening protocols, according...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Would risk-based breast screening be more cost-effective? Breast MRI underutilized in high-risk women Twitter hashtag war erupts over breast screening Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women? What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Problems persist for breast cancer detection in Morocco
In advance of ECR 2019's focus on Africa, we have a special report about Morocco....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Research spotlights breast screening shortfall in Iran Breast cancer care in Afghanistan presents challenges Large Egyptian study shows breast cancer, density link Mobile ultrasound brings care to rural areas in Morocco Breast cancer risk profiles differ in developing nations (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Back to the future: breast cancer reprises pathways found in fetal cells
(Salk Institute) Salk Institute scientists have uncovered a reason for the uncanny likeness between cells in the most malignant cancers and the embryonic cells of the organ in which the cancer originated: cells in human basal-like breast cancers share features with the embryonic mammary (breast) stem cells that are the progenitors of all cell types in the mammary gland (of a mouse). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Paper identifies genes associated with risk for aggressive breast cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has identified specific genes associated with increased risk for triple-negative breast cancer, providing the basis for better risk management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New genes discovered that may increase risk for triple-negative breast cancer
While breast cancer affects millions of women, it's not all the same. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Breast cancer: Simple blood test could identify women at risk of deadliest tumours
A SIMPLE blood test could identify women at risk of developing the deadliest breast tumours, according to new research. Scientists have discovered more than half a dozen genes that trigger 'triple-negative' cases - the most aggressive form that is hardest to treat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - August 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Scout Marks the Spot in Soft Tissue for Cancer Treatment
Cianna Medical celebrated another regulatory milestone this week after FDA cleared its Scout reflector for an extended indication, allowing the tiny device to be used to mark soft tissue sites, including lymph nodes.  The non-radioactive wire-free localization device is smaller than a grain of rice (4mm) and won the gold award in the 2017 Medical Device Excellence Awards for the category of ER and OR tools, equipment, and supplies. Last year FDA cleared the device for implantation in breast cancer patients without restrictions on the length of time that it can remain in the breast. The reflector is completely p...
Source: MDDI - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Implants Source Type: news

Provider factors influence breast cancer screening
Variations among women in breast cancer screening are due to provider and health...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shared decision-making for mammography could be clearer Radiologist factors influence mammography recall rates Geographic factors affect mammography uptake Mammography screening should consider radiation risk Would risk-based breast screening be more cost-effective? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cardiac Surveillance in Breast Cancer Survivors Who Received IMC Radiation?
Internal mammary chain radiation therapy for breast cancer is associated with increased cardiac toxicity, in particular when paired with anthracyclines. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Strongly worded PET/CT reports influence follow-up
When radiologists use strong, specific follow-up recommendations in FDG-PET/CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely Second opinions change half of breast imaging results Do radiologists call clinicians too often? Yes and no For the patient's sake, radiology reports must be clear Radiologists' expertise cuts inappropriate imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Update on Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia Update on Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia
Biomarkers indicating progression to carcinoma are needed for atypical ductal hyperplasia.Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Prioritize cardiac monitoring for high-risk breast cancer patients
(American College of Cardiology) Overall, heart failure is an uncommon complication of breast cancer treatment; however, the risk is higher in patients treated with certain types of chemotherapy and lower in younger patients, according to a study in a special 'Imaging in Cardio-oncology' issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Researchers concluded that cardiac monitoring should be a higher priority for high-risk patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo research team identifies genes that increase risk for triple-negative breast cancer
(Mayo Clinic) A research team led by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., a geneticist at Mayo Clinic, has identified specific genes associated with an increased risk for developing triple-negative breast cancer. Their research was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Solving its insolubility, researchers discover method to deliver curcumin to cancer cells
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Scientists have discovered that curcumin to be an effective agent for killing cancer cells. Curcumin's effective has been extremely limited because it isn't natually soluble in water. Recently, however a team led by Dipanjan Pan, a professor of bioengineering, has created a sophisticated metallocyclic complex using platinum that has not only enabled curcumin's solubility, but whose synergy has proven 100 times more effective in treating various cancer types such as melanoma and breast cancer cells than using curcumin and platinum agents separately. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

PET tracer identifies estrogen receptor expression differences in breast cancer patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) In metastatic breast cancer, prognosis and treatment is largely influenced by estrogen receptor (ER) expression of the metastases. However, little is known about ER expression across metastases throughout the body and surrounding normal tissue. Using a PET tracer, researchers in the Netherlands have been able to identify differences in ER expression, which could help guide treatment for metastatic breast cancer patients. The study is featured in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's August issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Are Clinicians Discussing Financial Toxicity With Breast Cancer Patients?
Many breast cancer patients report that clinicians do not engage adequately regarding management of financial toxicity associated with their diagnosis, according to a new survey. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does radiation-induced breast cancer occur?
A new study shows that low levels of tumor-suppressing protein PTEN in breast stroma tissue could raise women's risk of radiation-triggered breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Tx in Breast Cancer
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has endorsed the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) guideline on the use of integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment, according to a special article... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Irrefutable evidence proves that honey and bee pollen improve menopausal symptoms in breast cancer patients
(Natural News) As the most common cancer among women around the world, breast cancer is one of the biggest health issues of our time. It’s also quite controversial, as you might expect, from a problem that has the potential to generate so many profits. In addition to living with a constant worry of developing this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI speeds up radiation therapy planning
With a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, planning for radiation therapy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI best quantitative MRI in prostate lesions? Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely SNMMI: Early prostate cancer therapy extends lives SNMMI: Fluciclovine-PET changes prostate treatment SNMMI: New therapy aids patients with neuroendocrine tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

TGFB1 Mutation Ups Radiation-Induced Breast Fibrosis Risk
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- The C-509T allele in the promoter region of transforming growth factor β (TGFB1) is associated with radiation-induced breast fibrosis risk among patients with early-stage breast cancer, according to study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Increasing evidence proves the undeniable therapeutic benefits of vitamin D
(Natural News) In 2014, breast cancer, the most common cause of cancer in women, claimed at least 41,000 lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, health experts advised that patients can fight cancer with proper supplementation, particularly an increased intake of vitamin D. Vitamin D, disease prevention, and recommended intake If the public... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mammography can lead to other preventive services
With millions of women presenting for mammography screening each year, the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammography compliance leads to other screening tests More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adjuvant Bevacizumab Fails to Help in High-Risk Breast Cancer
The addition of bevacizumab to adjuvant chemotherapy regimens does not improve survival in women with high-risk breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Global Lung Ca Deaths Expected to Rise 43% Among Women by 2030
(MedPage Today) -- Decline in breast cancer mortality projected between 2015 and 2030 (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - August 1, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Lung cancer death rates among women to increase by nearly half by 2030
A new study has found that the lung cancer mortality rate for women worldwide is expected to increase 43 percent by 2030 and the breast cancer rate will decrease by nine percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beer packed with vitamins and nutrients invented for women whose sense of taste is damaged by chemo
Breast cancer organisation Mamma Help in the Czech Republic has invented an alcohol-free, vitamin and nutrient packed beer which they hope will appeal to women undergoing chemotherapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?
Sustainable weight loss. Protection from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Improved brain health. Enhanced physical fitness and strength. It seems like every week, researchers turn up some new and profound benefit associated with intermittent fasting: eating schedules that incorporate regular periods of low or no food consumption. By eating normally for several days a week and eating much less on the others, a person may be able to shift her body’s cellular and metabolic processes in ways that promote optimal health. And experts who study intermittent fasting say that while many blanks still need to be filled in, s...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

For Women Worldwide, Lung Cancers Rise as Breast Cancers Decline
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- As women around the world wage war against cancer, good news on the breast cancer front is tempered by predictions that lung cancer deaths could rise more than 40 percent. Researchers in Spain reported that between 2015... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast tissue tumor suppressor PTEN: A potential Achilles heel for breast cancer cells
(Medical University of South Carolina) A highly collaborative team of researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina and Ohio State University report in Nature Communications that they have identified a novel pathway for connective tissue PTEN in breast cancer cell response to radiotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer mortality rates among women projected to increase by over 40 percent by 2030
(American Association for Cancer Research) The global age-standardized lung cancer mortality rate among women is projected to increase by 43 percent from 2015 to 2030, according to an analysis of data from 52 countries. The global age-standardized breast cancer mortality rate is projected to decrease by 9 percent in the same time frame. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Studies: Long-Term Heart Risks After Breast Cancer Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Risk impact of modern radiotherapy techniques unclear (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

How nature helps empower people going through cancer treatment
Carol Mason was on the edge — strung out between depression and high anxiety. She had recently received news that the chemotherapy and its accompanying nausea, vomiting and intense fatigue she had been enduring for months to treat her metastatic breast cancer wasn’t working. Her latest scan had revealed new lesions on her bones and liver.Mason, 70, needed some way to quiet her mind and her fears, and marshal her energy for the road ahead. She was open to anything that would give her a vacation from her current nightmare. That ’s when she heard about a new approach to traditional mindfulness training. Mind...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For Women Worldwide, Lung Cancers Rise as Breast Cancers Decline
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - August 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA warns on ‘ vaginal rejuvenation ’ procedures
FDA head Dr. Scott Gottlieb today released a statement warning about “vaginal rejuvenation” procedures intended to treat conditions related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual function, saying that the products used in the procedures “don’t have adequate evidence to support their use for this purpose.” Gottliebb said that the procedures use lasers or energy-based devices to destroy or reshape vaginal tissue, and while the FDA has approved such devices for treating serious conditions such as the destruction of abnormal or precancerous cervical or vaginal tissues, the devices and proced...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Alma Lasers Cynosure Inc. InMode Aesthetic Solutions sciton Source Type: news

Nigeria:Breast Cancer - With N1 Million, 333 Nigerian Women Can Be Saved Annually
[Vanguard] Are you a philanthropic organisation? A stakeholder in cancer care and support,? Even if you are not, do you know that with a donation of N1 million every year, you can save the lives of 333 Nigerian women from breast cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors could save £200m a year if they stop prescribing pricey drugs
NHS Improvement believes that some of the biggest savings in the UK could be made if doctors stopped prescribing the breast cancer wonder drug Herceptin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How doctors could save £200million a year if they stop prescribing expensive drugs
NHS Improvement believes that some of the biggest savings in the UK could be made if doctors stopped prescribing the breast cancer wonder drug Herceptin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In the Loop: Breast cancer survivors head to Italy for International Dragon Boat Festival
A Jacksonville-based dragon boat racing team made up of breast cancer survivors does most of its paddling locally, but a recent event gave the Mammoglams a reason to take their skills overseas. Five years ago, Laura Brown dipped a toe ? or paddle, as it were ? into?dragon boat racing?and fell in love. "It?s a [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Contact inhibitory Eph signaling suppresses EGF-promoted cell migration by decoupling EGFR activity from vesicular recycling
The ability of cells to adapt their response to growth factors in relation to their environment is an essential aspect of tissue development and homeostasis. We found that signaling mediated by the Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases from cell-cell contacts changed the cellular response to the growth factor EGF by modulating the vesicular trafficking of its receptor, EGFR. Eph receptor activation trapped EGFR in Rab5-positive early endosomes by inhibiting Akt-dependent vesicular recycling. By altering the spatial distribution of EGFR activity, EGF-promoted Akt signaling from the plasma membrane was suppressed, thereby ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stallaert, W., Brüggemann, Y., Sabet, O., Baak, L., Gattiglio, M., Bastiaens, P. I. H. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Should Every Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Undergo NGS? Should Every Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Undergo NGS?
Experts debate the advantages and disadvantages of next-generation genomic sequencing in patients with metastatic breast cancer.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Article Source Type: news