More Body Fat = Less Breast Cancer Risk Before Menopause (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Adiposity in young adulthood or childhood could be critical factor, investigators said (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - June 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

More Body Fat Might Lower Odds of Breast Cancer in Younger Women
THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 -- A new international review suggests that having more body fat may protect premenopausal women from developing some types of breast cancer. " We found strong evidence of an inverse association of body mass index [BMI] with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Uganda:Cancer - the Silent Killer Eating Away At Ugandans
[Observer] Breast cancer is one of the most widespread cancers amongst women in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intravaginal Testosterone for Vulvovaginal Atrophy Intravaginal Testosterone for Vulvovaginal Atrophy
Is there sufficient evidence to recommend the use of intravaginal testosterone as treatment for vulvovaginal atrophy? Is it safe for women with breast cancer taking an aromatase inhibitor?Menopause (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Is increased BMI associated with reduced risk of premenopausal breast cancer?
(JAMA Network) Higher body mass index (BMI), especially in early adulthood, may be associated with reduced risk for premenopausal breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Higher body fat linked to lower breast cancer risk in younger women
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) An analysis co-led led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher linked higher body mass index, or BMI, to lower breast cancer risk for younger women, even for women within a normal weight range. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

More Body Fat Might Lower Odds of Breast Cancer in Younger Women
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - June 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A ray of hope for advanced breast cancer
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kiberstis, P. A. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Cancer cases in older people set to surge
By 2035 nearly 250,000 over-75s will get cancer each year Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine could 'eradicate' cervical cancer NICE rejects adjuvant use of breast cancer drug Lung cancer drug likely to be approved for wider NHS use Thousands of women with breast cancer may be spared chemotherapy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Breast reconstruction more satisfying than implants after cancer, survey says
Patients who had reconstruction after a mastectomy for breast cancer had more satisfaction and higher quality of life than those with implants, according to a survey. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Cancer cells thrive in stiffer tissue
(Natural News) In a report from News Wise, Indiana-based researchers reported that stiffer breast tissues increase the risk of developing breast cancer. They warn that stiffness in the connective tissue increase the chances of the tumor spreading to healthy cells. The researchers were investigating the growth and secondary growth of malignant tumors. In order to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of Older Breast Cancer Patients Varies Across Europe Treatment of Older Breast Cancer Patients Varies Across Europe
Treatment of older breast-cancer patients varies significantly from country to country in Europe, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Model finds drug combos to treat triple-negative breast cancer
A computer program has found a combination of drugs that can treat triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications
One in five require more surgery, and in 5 percent of cases, reconstruction fails. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Breasts Implants Breast Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Mastectomy Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

ASCO Endorses Some Complementary Therapies in Breast Cancer ASCO Endorses Some Complementary Therapies in Breast Cancer
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has endorsed guidelines from the Society of Integrative Oncology for the use of some integrative therapies, such as acupuncture, in patients with breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Rebuilding my body: breast reconstruction in England
This report compiles evidence from Freedom of Information requests conducted by the Breast Cancer Now in 2017. It shows that 47 out of 208 CCGs in England have established policies to restrict reconstruction services for non-clinical reasons. The emerging policies – which have been described by the charity as'totally unacceptable'and'not in the best interest of patients'– include limiting the number of surgeries women are allowed, enforcing a time-frame on their completion and denying'balancing surgery'to the unaffected breast to achieve symmetry with the reconstruction, resulting in widespread variation in car...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in China - and it is on the rise
Among women in China, rates of breast cancer rose around 3.5% each year between 2000 and 2013. In comparison, breast cancer among American women decreased by about 0.4% a year over the same timeframe. China's rapid urbanisation and development of multiple 'megacities' - a city with 10 million or more inhabitants - reveals higher rates of breast cancer in urban areas, and in more densely-populated areas. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business and Industry Source Type: news

Complementary Therapies in Breast Cancer Endorsed
Some Complementary Therapies in Breast Cancer Endorsed (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast MRI underutilized in high-risk women
Supplemental screening breast MRI is underused by women at higher risk of breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast MRI improves PPV for BI-RADS category 4B lesions 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 Evidence-based medicine 'misused' in breast MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kenya:Cancer Patients Cling on Hope as Drug Runs Out
[Nation] A group of patients on an expensive breast cancer drug have been forced to delay their treatment after Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) ran out of the drug four weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Will a Trastuzumab Biosimilar Work in Early HER2+ Breast Cancer?
The trastuzumab biosimilar ABP 980 showed noninferiority to trastuzumab in a large trial of patients with early HER2-positive breast cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

When Reconstructing a Breast, Patient's Own Tissue Is Best
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - June 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pertuzumab after surgery for early breast cancer not cost effective, says NICE
Women with a type of early breast cancer may not benefit from continuing or starting a drug after having surgery, NICE says in draft guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Report on breast reconstruction in England
A breast cancer charity is accusing CCGs of restricting access to breast reconstruction services for non-clinical reasons. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?
A study suggests that blocking certain epigenetic proteins with drugs could prevent women at high risk of breast cancer from developing the disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

'Kiss of death' cancer
It's called the 'kiss of death'. Triple negative breast cancer has no targeted drug therapy and, as such, the only hope for these patients is chemotherapy. Triple negative breast cancer is aggressive and deadly. Patients are currently treated by chemotherapy but there is no guarantee of success - and unfortunately, for those that chemotherapy does not work, the survival rate remains only 12 months. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Breast cancer symptoms: Watch out for these signs of the cancer
BREAST cancer symptoms begin to appear when cells grow and divide uncontrollably in this area. You should check your whole breast regularly for any warning sign of breast cancer. Watch out for these three signs of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer symptoms: Changes in breast size could be a sign - how to spot signs
BREAST cancer symptoms begin to appear when cells grow and divide uncontrollably in this area. You should check your whole breast regularly for any warning sign of breast cancer. Watch out for these three signs of the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Group reveals work on hybrid acoustic-optical imaging
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology have developed an imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Synthesized 2D mammo works well for density assessment Critic calls JAMA study on mammo screening 'inadequate' Breast pain tends to prompt imaging overuse Mammography compliance leads to other screening tests Breast cancer survivors don't get regular mammograms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Contemporary Evaluation of Breast Lymph Nodes in Pathology Contemporary Evaluation of Breast Lymph Nodes in Pathology
This review highlights evidence from recent practice-changing clinical trials on new approaches to sentinel lymph node biopsy and axillary lymph node dissection in breast cancer patients.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Breast cancer could be prevented by targeting epigenetic proteins, study suggests
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that epigenetic proteins promote the proliferation of mammary gland stem cells in response to the sex hormone progesterone. The study, which will be published June 19 in the Journal of Cell Biology, suggests that inhibiting these proteins with drugs could prevent the development of breast cancer in women at high risk of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Kiss of death' cancer
(Monash University) Monash researchers have developed a computer program which has revealed a previously unknown combination of drugs that may be the answer to Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), using genetic and treatment data from TNBC cells grown in labs and from hundreds of patients world-wide. Importantly researchers can tell, by inputting patients' genomic and proteomic information into their computer model, who may benefit from this drug combination or not -- saving precious time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Why you ’re less likely to get breast cancer treatment at age 75
While 96 per cent of patients aged 50 to 69 have surgery to remove tumours, this falls to 76 per cent for those over 70. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It Was Supposed to Be an Unbiased Study of Drinking. They Wanted to Call It β€˜ Cheers. ’
Buried in a new N.I.H. report are disturbing examples of coordination between scientists and the alcohol industry on a study that could have changed America ’ s drinking habits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Alcoholic Beverages Clinical Trials Alcohol Abuse Breast Cancer Heart Liquor National Institutes of Health Collins, Francis S Source Type: news

Study: Laser-sonic scan better than mammogram for breast cancer screening
Researchers have developed a quicker, better and cheaper way than mammograms to detect breast cancer: a laser scanner that can find tumors in 15 seconds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D can prevent breast cancer
Researchers from the non-profit organisation GrassrootsHealth, San Diego, California, found that those with 60ng/ml are a fifth less likely to suffer than those with just 20ng/ml. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports
Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast cancer risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

The force is strong within us: New study explores cell mechanics at work
(Arizona State University) An ASU research team focused on measuring the stiffness, bending, twisting and viscosity of individual cells -- focused on a breast cancer cell line -- using all of the most state-of-the art technology at their disposal. How both healthy and cancerous cells respond to this environment -- and whether there are key differences that can be identified for future diagnostic applications was of keen interest to both the NCI and the physicists taking on the NCI's challenge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Panitumumab Tied to Better Chemo Response in Inflammatory Breast Cancer Panitumumab Tied to Better Chemo Response in Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Hundreds of breast cancer patients 'denied reconstruction'
One in five NHS bodies is limiting access to corrective surgery, a breast cancer charity report says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 4 trusts deny women reconstructive surgery after breast cancer
Up to 3,500 women in England undergo breast reconstruction each year and experts say it is vital for restoring their confidence and femininity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 6/16/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 6/16/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Robert Trousdale, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, discusses knee and hip replacement surgeries. Also on the podcast, Dr. Lonzetta Neal, an internal medicine specialist at Mayo Clinic, discusses genetic testing for breast cancer risk. And Dr. Phillip Young, a radiologist at Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Reduce your risk of breast cancer by 21% by simply eating one more serving of veggies a day
(Natural News) According to research, eating more vegetables daily can help lower your risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 21 percent. The paper, which was published in the European Journal of Cancer, analyzed various studies via meta-analysis to confirm if women who followed diets high in fruit and vegetables did have a lower risk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 35-Year-Old Woman With a Change in HER2 Expression Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Invasive Breast Cancer
A 35-year-old woman noticed a mass in her right breast and underwent a diagnostic workup, including a mammogram that revealed a 2.4-cm mass and ultrasound that showed two adjacent masses, as well as enlarged axillary lymph nodes. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Ericson Stoen, MD, Peter Kabos, MD, Kelly C. Borden, MD, Regina J. Brown, MD, Virginia F. Borges, MD, MMSc, Jennifer R. Diamond, MD Source Type: news

The Use of Surgery and Radiotherapy as Treatment of Regional Nodes in Breast Cancer Patients
This article discusses the ways in which pathologic regional nodal status affects clinical decisions about locoregional and systemic treatment, reviews published literature and guidelines, and aims to provide a practical perspective on treatment approach in the face of a broad range of data and recommendations. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Melissa P. Mitchell, MD, PhD, Priyanka Sharma, MD Source Type: news

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Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Ultrasound links meat allergen to heart disease
Using intravascular ultrasound, researchers from the U.S. National Institutes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET may help spot protein clumps in heart disease 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events Breast cancer treatments may boost heart disease risk Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Laser-sonic scanner aims to replace mammograms for finding breast cancer
(California Institute of Technology) Lihong Wang, Caltech's Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has developed a laser-sonic scanning system that can identify breast tumors quickly and safely. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news