Cancer death disparities linked to poverty, lifestyle
Yale researchers have found that disparities in cancer death rates are linked...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography Patient navigators help black women with mammograms Risk-based CT lung screening could be more efficient Lancet: Cancer survival rates improve but vary widely Insurance affects women's breast cancer mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers have discovered that the drug estradiol may work as a new treatment for a type of triple-negative breast cancer, which is highly aggressive. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Award winners named for the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
(American Association for Cancer Research) The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will honor three renowned researchers for their work in breast cancer at the 2018 SABCS. Ian Smith, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, will receive the William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award; Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, will receive the 2018 AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research; and Zena Werb, PhD, will receive the 2018 AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New options for breast cancer drug development found in estrogen receptors
(Case Western Reserve University) Many breast cancer drugs block estrogen receptors inside cancer cells. Blocking the receptors early in disease progression staves off metastasis. But most patients with advanced disease eventually develop drug resistance, leaving doctors desperate for alternatives. Now, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have uncovered a previously uncharacterized, bridge-like structure within the human estrogen receptor that could serve as a valuable new drug target. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mapping genetic differences in breast cancer can improve care for underserved populations
(University of Chicago Medical Center) A new study comparing DNA and RNA data from Nigerian breast cancer patients to patients in a United States database found that aggressive molecular features were far more prevalent in tumors from Nigerian women than in black or white American women. Those differences could explain disparities in breast cancer mortality for Nigerian women and hasten a shift to precisely targeted therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Anti-psychotic drug could treat aggressive breast cancer
(University of Bradford) A commonly-used anti-psychotic drug could also be effective against triple negative breast cancer, the form of the disease that is most difficult to treat, new research has found. The study, led by the University of Bradford in the UK, also showed that the drug, Pimozide, has the potential to treat the most common type of lung cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A compound from the cheese fruit found to demonstrate anti-cancer properties
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine revealed that nordamnacanthal, also called NDAM, has anti-breast cancer activities. NDAM is an anthraquinone extracted from the cheese fruit (Morinda citrifolia), which is known for having immunomodulating and cytotoxic activities. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women. Aside from this, it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neratinib is effective in breast tumors bearing both amplification and mutation of ERBB2 (HER2)
Mutations in ERBB2, the gene encoding epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family member HER2, are common in and drive the growth of "HER2-negative" (not ERBB2 amplified) tumors but are rare in "HER2-positive" (ERBB2 amplified) breast cancer. We analyzed DNA-sequencing data from HER2-positive patients and used cell lines and a patient-derived xenograft model to test the consequence of HER2 mutations on the efficacy of anti-HER2 agents such as trastuzumab, lapatinib, and neratinib, an irreversible pan-EGFR inhibitor. HER2 mutations were present in ~7% of HER2-positive tumors, all of which were metasta...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cocco, E., Javier Carmona, F., Razavi, P., Won, H. H., Cai, Y., Rossi, V., Chan, C., Cownie, J., Soong, J., Toska, E., Shifman, S. G., Sarotto, I., Savas, P., Wick, M. J., Papadopoulos, K. P., Moriarty, A., Cutler, R. E., Avogadri-Connors, F., Lalani, A. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Four Myths About Breast Cancer Debunked
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lose Excess Pounds, Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Four Myths About Breast Cancer Debunked
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lose Excess Pounds, Lower Breast Cancer Risk?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women who lost weight had lower breast cancer risk
Even moderate weight loss in postmenopausal women might reduce risk of invasive breast cancer Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Rising skirt size linked to postmenopausal breast cancer risk Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Waist size predicts type 2 diabetes risk Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alcohol causes 1 in 13 breast cancers
Alcohol is the cause of 1 in 13 of the 55,100 cases of breast cancer diagnosed each year in the UK, according to Public Health England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence
Metastasis and recurrence are huge challenges for breast cancer researchers. One group believes that an existing antibiotic might provide help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Clinicians Not'Choosing Wisely' for Breast Cancer Imaging Clinicians Not'Choosing Wisely' for Breast Cancer Imaging
Too many clinicians are inappropriately imaging patients with early breast cancer, increasing radiation exposure and cost as well as risk for unnecessary procedures, two new studies show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life
Title: Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your LifeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New study shows promise for targeting breast cancer metastasis
(University of Kentucky) A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a protein known as collagen XIII could be key for suppressing breast cancer metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Metastatic breast cancer patients report high level of financial impact
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) A study led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers investigated the extent and severity of negative financial effects of cancer among women with breast cancer that has spread in the body. The preliminary results were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's Quality Care Symposium, held Sept. 28-29 in Phoenix. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer drug could be used to treat life-threatening leukaemia
(Newcastle University) A recently-approved breast cancer drug could be used to target and treat a life-threatening leukaemia, new research has revealed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 8, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Weight loss linked to lower breast cancer risk for postmenopausal women
(Wiley) In a study of postmenopausal women, participants who lost weight had a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or gained weight. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that weight loss may help lower postmenopausal women's breast cancer risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why breast cancer survivors need mammograms
Breast cancer survivors are not getting the recommended number of mammograms following surgery, according to a recent study?led by?Dr. Kathryn Ruddy, a Mayo Clinic oncologist. The mammogram screening study found that one year after surgery, 13 percent of breast cancer survivors had not followed up with any breast imaging. And only 50 percent of patients [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life
SUNDAY, Oct. 7, 2018 -- Breast cancer screening is the most reliable way to detect the disease when it's at an early stage and is most treatable, experts advise. " Today, there is greater awareness of the disease, and breast cancer is being detected... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - October 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dramatically reduce your breast cancer risk by simply eating more cruciferous vegetables
(Natural News) The odds of a woman developing breast cancer are downright frightening, with one out of every eight women expected to develop invasive breast cancer at some time in her life. Although there’s no way to guarantee you won’t be one of them, there are quite a few things you can do to stack... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospitalization Rates Vary by Type of Chemo for Elderly Breast Cancer Patients
Different cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens are associated with varying rates of hospitalization following their use in older women with stage IV breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?
Radiation can be an effective treatment for breast cancer, but it does have side effects. Doctors may recommend this therapy in combination with others, such as surgery and chemotherapy. Learn more about how radiation for breast cancer affects the body and what short- and long-term side effects to expect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Atlanta hospitals study personalized treatments, better care for breast cancer
From clinical trials to studies on health disparities, efforts are underway across Atlanta to improve breast cancer care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Erin Moriarty Source Type: news

In show of solidarity, women donate their hair to breast cancer survivors
"GMA" is spotlighting ways to help or donate this Breast Cancer Awareness month. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Women donate their hair to breast cancer survivors live on 'GMA'
The daughters and sister of two inspiring breast cancer survivors cut off their hair live on "GMA" in an emotional show of solidarity, and to make wigs for women in need. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Nutritionist Rachel Beller demos antioxidant-rich recipes to stay healthy and strong
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Beller shows how to make three dishes that she says can boost your immune system. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

From the Editor-in-Chief: 'Going pink' to fight breast cancer
About 266,120 women (and 2,550 men) will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the U.S. this year, Breastcancer.org estimates. More than 41,000 of these cases will result in death. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Mel Mel éndez Source Type: news

From the Editor-in-Chief: 'Going pink' to fight breast cancer
About 266,120 women (and 2,550 men) will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the U.S. this year, Breastcancer.org estimates. More than 41,000 of these cases will result in death. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mel Mel éndez Source Type: news

Navigating a breast cancer diagnosis is challenging, but HR pros can provide key support
A survey conducted by the nonprofit organization Cancer and Careers found that 38 percent of people surveyed continued to work during cancer treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Sunderland Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT fails for peripheral T-cell lymphoma outcomes
Don't expect much help from FDG-PET/CT results in predicting progression-free...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT helps stage men with breast cancer, too PET/CT key to NIH's tuberculosis research plan PET/CT makes case for directing cervical cancer treatment Prescan tutorial eases patient concerns about PET/CT Can deep learning monitor lesions on F-18 NaF PET/CT? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D, DNA Methylation, and Breast Cancer Vitamin D, DNA Methylation, and Breast Cancer
What is the mechanism by which vitamin D may offer protection against breast cancer?Breast Cancer Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

WellStar Health System supports breast cancer patients
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime, making breast cancer the second most prevalent cancer affecting women. If you ’re one of those women beginning this journey, you are not alone. WellStar Health System supports breast cancer patients both medically and emotionally, offering a comprehensive spectrum of diagnostic tools and treatment options, including 3D mammography. Learn more about breast cancer screenin g and treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: WellStar Health System Source Type: news

DOD grant to fund potential treatment for metastatic breast cancer
(Medical University of South Carolina) A team of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Hollings Cancer Center researchers received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to test a potential therapeutic antibody that could block breast cancer growth with fewer side effects, opening up potential for future drug development. The team will deploy innovative molecular imaging tools to study a crucial mechanism that appears to drive tumor development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer patient shares her story
Christen Chandler went from being a nursing student at Emory University to also being a cancer patient after being diagnosed with estrogen-receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. She started treatment with a nationally recognized cancer team at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University that offered the most advanced treatment including surgery and radiation.   Four and a half years into treatment, her cancer progressed and she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Now, as a mother of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Emory Healthcare Source Type: news

Morehouse School of Medicine fights cancer with education and research
Some of the highest cancer morbidity and mortality rates in United States exist in Georgia, according to American Cancer Society. Racial and ethnic cancer health disparities undermine our communities and our health care system. African Americans are more likely to suffer from cancer health inequities and get sicker, develop complications, and die from cancer, than compared to other groups. African Americans are 40% more likely to die from breast cancer and twice as likely to die from cervical and … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Morehouse School of Medicine Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets USFDA nod for breast cancer drug
The company said it will manufacture the drug at the group's formulations manufacturing facility at SEZ, Ahmedabad. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is Axillary Dissection Necessary in Early Breast Cancer?
Nearly 10 years of follow-up from a large clinical trial have confirmed that axillary dissection is not necessary in patients with early breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Can Trastuzumab Duration Be Shortened in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer?
The Short-HER study was unable to show noninferiority of 9 weeks of trastuzumab compared with the standard 1 year in women with HER2-positive breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Processed Meats Increase Risk of Breast Cancer
They analyzed studies that included more than 1.2 million women and found that those who regularly ate processed meats were 9 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, CNN reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sandra Lee reveals why she let cameras film her battle with breast cancer
Lee's journey of beating breast cancer is the subject of a new HBO documentary. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

WATCH: Sandra Lee opens up about her breast cancer journey
The celebrity chef filmed her battle and recovery in an inspiring new documentary "Rx: Early Detection," and talks about what she wants other women to know live on "GMA." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

How to check for breast cancer lumps: Dr Hilary gives live demonstration
BREAST cancer awareness month is this month, and as part of the campaign to highlight the most common type of cancer in the UK, Dr Hilary Jones gave a live demonstration on how to check for lumps on Lorraine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news

How Scientists Are Treating Breast Cancer Using the Immune System
As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
Source: TIME: Science - October 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized breast cancer news Frontiers of Medicine Source Type: news