Micro-CT visualizes early fetal development
Dutch researchers have released images acquired using micro-CT that depict...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast MRI helps radiologists identify ectopic pregnancy 3D micro-CT primed to revamp breast cancer imaging Micro-CT unveils curious history of ancient manikins Micro-CT detects early tumor growth in lymph nodes Micro-CT reveals hawk mummy is actually a human fetus (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pregnancy reprograms breast cells, reducing cancer risk
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Women who are pregnant before the age of 25 have a decreased risk of breast cancer throughout their lives. Searching for the mechanism behind this life-saver, CSHL researchers discovered that pregnancy reprograms the breast cells to turn off a cancer gene and turn on a gene that arrests cell growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ERLEADA ® (apalutamide) Significantly Improved Overall Survival in Patients with Non-Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
RARITAN, NJ, May 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today results from the final analysis of the pivotal Phase 3 SPARTAN study demonstrating ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly improved overall survival (OS), compared to ADT alone, in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who were at high risk of developing metastases.[i] Results will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract #5516) beginning May 29th. ERLEADA® ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Rise in breast cancer fueled by more than later pregnancy, lower birth rate
Rising breast cancer rates in the U.S. during the last 40 years have long been linked with women opting to have children later in life, if at all. An analysis published Friday, however, challenges that idea. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy feared she would lose her baby
Kirsty Guy, 30, from Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, assumed a lump in her right breast was a symptom of her pregnancy and claims she was reassured by her GP. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Depth of Solid Tumor Portfolio at ASCO GU
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Combining neurologic and blood pressure drugs reduces breast tumor development in mice
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Adding a medication used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraines to a blood pressure medicine reversed some aspects of breast cancer in the offspring of mice at high risk of the disease because of the high fat diet fed to their mothers during pregnancy. Conversely, this treatment combination increased breast cancer development in the offspring whose mothers had not been fed a high fat diet during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saving lives, improving mother's care
This report, the sixth MBRRACE-UK annual report of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity, includes: surveillance data on women who died during or up to one year after pregnancy between 2015 and 2017 in the UK; Confidential Enquiries into the care of women who died between 2015 and 2017 in the UK and the Republic of Ireland from cardiovascular causes, hypertensive disorders, early pregnancy conditions and accidents; a Morbidity Confidential Enquiry into the care of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer patients want more info on treatment downside
One in three adults wish they had known more about side effects before beginning...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Black women still at higher risk of breast cancer death ASTRO: Radiation can nix side effects of T-cell therapy ASTRO: AI predicts side effects from radiation therapy How does chemo during pregnancy affect child development? Advanced imaging offers insight into targeted therapies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Woman who underwent chemotherapy for rare form of cancer during pregnancy kisses her 'miracle' baby
Jade Devis, 36, of Rancho Cucamonga, California, was diagnosed with stage 2 triple-negative breast cancer, a rare form of the disease, just a few months after learning that she was pregnant. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Viagra BMTs, Pregnancy Stress, Breast Cancer Vaccine The Week That Wasn't: Viagra BMTs, Pregnancy Stress, Breast Cancer Vaccine
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Africa: More Breastfeeding Could Save the World $1 Billion Every Day
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur -Breastfeeding can help prevent diarrhea and pneumonia, two major causes of infant death, and protect mothers against ovarian and breast cancer (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 18, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Beagles Diagnosing Cancer ‘Could Work with Mesothelioma’
Specially trained beagles could one day detect mesothelioma by scent, according to the lead researcher of a recent study detailing the dog breed’s stunning accuracy with lung cancer. Dr. Thomas Quinn, clinical professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, believes the dogs could be equally effective with pleural mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. “Absolutely, this could work with mesothelioma. There is no reason why it wouldn’t,” Quinn told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “That is another cancer with strong potential for this to work well.” Th...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 10, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Is Pregnancy Safe Following Breast Cancer for Patients With a BRCA Mutation?
A large international study looked at whether pregnancy is safe after breast cancer for women who have a BRCA mutation. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Lauren M. Dembeck Source Type: news

Women Die From Heart Attacks More Often Than Men. Here ’s Why — and What Doctors Are Doing About It
Lilly Rocha was 37 years old in 2008 when she began having strange symptoms. When people asked her questions, she knew the answers but couldn’t articulate them. A tingling sensation on her left breast became painful. She thought she might have breast cancer, but her doctor assured her she was just experiencing stress from her demanding job. Her symptoms continued to get worse, and doctors continued to dismiss her. Three months later, at work, she became seriously ill. Luckily, her boss recognized the symptoms—chest and jaw pain and numbness in her left hand—and drove her to the nearest emergency room, whe...
Source: TIME: Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara Sadick Tags: Uncategorized heart health Source Type: news

Pregnancies Tied to Breast Cancer Odds for High-Risk Women Pregnancies Tied to Breast Cancer Odds for High-Risk Women
Having more than one pregnancy has long been linked to lower odds of breast cancer, and a new study suggests that may hold true even for some women with genetic mutations that put them at high risk for these malignancies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pregnancies tied to breast cancer odds for high-risk women
(Reuters Health) - Having more than one pregnancy has long been linked to lower odds of breast cancer, and a new study suggests that may hold true even for some women with genetic mutations that put them at high risk for these malignancies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Number and timing of pregnancies influence breast cancer risk for women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation
(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Researchers confirm the lower risk of breast cancer from multiple pregnancies and from breast feeding seen in average risk women extends to those at the highest risk of breast cancer, according to the largest prospective study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations carriers to date. Women with BRCA1 mutations who had two, three or four or more full-term pregnancies were at 21 percent, 30 percent, and 50 percent decrease risk of breast cancer compared to women with a single full-term pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk remains elevated 20-30 years after childbirth
New research shows pregnancy first elevates breast cancer risk, but becomes protective over time. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists find that breast cancer protection from pregnancy starts decades later
Breast cancer risk remains elevated 20-30 years after childbirth. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists find that breast cancer protection from pregnancy starts decades later
(NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences) In general, women who have had children have a lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who have never given birth. However, new research has found that moms don't experience this breast cancer protection until many years later and may face elevated risk for more than 20 years after their last pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 14, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Risk May Rise After Childbirth, but Is Still Low
Women who recently gave birth may have an increased risk of breast cancer that lasts about 20 years. But for most, the overall risk is still small. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Breast Cancer Pregnancy and Childbirth Breasts Breastfeeding Annals of Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Risk for Breast Cancer Linked to Pregnancy History (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Large pooled analysis suggests parity may not be protective for women under age 55 (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 12, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Pregnancy History
(MedPage Today) -- Pooled analysis suggests parity may not be protective for women under age 55 (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - December 10, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Improved Long-Term Pregnancy Outcomes for Goserelin & #43; Chemo
THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 -- For premenopausal women with stage I to IIIA estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer, goserelin plus chemotherapy is associated with an increased likelihood of becoming pregnant without an... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sex hormone blocker increases likelihood of pregnancy in breast cancer patients
The sex hormone blocker, goserelin, protects the ovaries from breast cancer chemotherapy, improving the likelihood of future pregnancy, according to research published in theJournal of the National Cancer Institute. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Is Good for the Mother, and Not Just the Baby
Women who breast-feed are less likely to develop breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis and may have improved cardiovascular health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Breast Cancer Breastfeeding Women and Girls Ovarian Cancer Pregnancy and Childbirth Diabetes Babies and Infants Parenting Infant Formulas Source Type: news

While Pregnancy May Be Possible After Chemo, How Many Patients ’ Plans Change?
While becoming pregnant is generally possible for younger breast cancer patients, researchers believe many women change their minds after treatment. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - October 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Source Type: news

Pregnancy possible after chemotherapy for breast cancer patients, but many no longer wish
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Chemotherapy is known to have a negative impact on the reproductive potential of young breast cancer patients. Its effects on women's post-treatment fertility, however, are still poorly understood. A study to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, has confirmed that natural pregnancies are possible after chemotherapy but that survivors' desire to have children decreases greatly after treatment, calling into question the need for systematic recourse to fertility preservation measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women treated for cancer have higher CHF risk in pregnancy
Anthracycline-exposed women should receive close cardiac surveillance during pregnancy Related items fromOnMedica Child cancer survivors can become pregnant as adults Breast cancer during pregnancy need not harm baby Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Would you trust a £200 scanner to check your breasts at home? Ground-breaking new gadgets developed
Over the past three years, boffins have been focusing on women’s health concerns, from fertility and contraceptives to breast cancer and pregnancy care. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RoomLab CEO: On Fighting Cancer, A Surprise Pregnancy And Raising Investment
“It was an enormous shock,” says Suzann Bozorgi after a deep breath. The entrepreneur is still new to talking about the breast cancer diagnosis that rocked her life. Yet her mental and physical experience of cancer have directly influenced her the two businesses she's founded. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kitty Knowles, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Pregnant woman, 29, diagnosed with terminal cancer after scan 17 weeks into her first pregnancy
Laura King, a nursery director from Surrey, beat breast cancer in 2017. After the all-clear, she and her husband decided to start a family. Weeks later, she was diagnosed with secondary bone cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abortions in the U.S. Are Safe and Effective, a New Report Says
The majority of legal abortions performed in the U.S. are safe, free of complications and devoid of long-term health effects, according to a comprehensive new report. A committee assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine analyzed available data on abortion safety, quality and care. The resulting report, published Friday, says the four major abortion methods used in the U.S. — medication, aspiration, induction and dilation and evacuation (D&E) — are all safe and effective, and that complications are rare. The vast majority of U.S. abortions — 90% — are also perfor...
Source: TIME: Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Reproductive Health Source Type: news

News Analysis: Birth Control Pills Protect Against Cancer, Too
A small increased risk of breast cancer among women using hormonal contraceptives may be more than offset by the pills ’ protective effects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Women and Girls Breast Cancer Birth Control and Family Planning Hormones Estrogen Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

No hormone-based contraceptive risk-free, study finds
New birth control methods that use lower doses of hormones to prevent pregnancy still increase a woman ’s risk of breast cancer by 20 percent, according to a study of 1.8 million Danish women published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The study of health data from 1.8 million women in Denmark found 68 cases of breast cancer occurring annually in every 100,000 women using hormonal birth co ntrol versus 55 cases a year among nonusers, The New York Times reported.  Dr. Marisa Weiss, an oncologist… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Pregnancy does not increase ‘risk of breast cancer recurrence’
Pregnancy poses no greater risk to breast cancer survivors, according to Belgian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Pregnancy poses no greater risk to breast cancer survivors
(Oxford University Press USA) A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that pregnancy does not incur a greater risk of relapse for survivors of breast cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

MRI effective in detecting postpartum breast cancers
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Pregnancy-associated breast cancer, which is rare but often aggressive, was detected with MRI in 98% of cases reviewed in a recent article published in the September 2017 edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Some women with history of pre-eclampsia have significantly lower risk for breast cancer
(Buck Institute for Research on Aging) Utilizing samples from the California Teachers Study, Buck Institute researchers have demonstrated that women with a history of pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure, have as much as a 90 percent decrease in breast cancer risk if they carry a specific common gene variant. Further studies are now underway to determine the mechanism of this protection in an effort to develop new breast cancer prevention strategies for all women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Women of Color, Access to Vital Health Services Is Threatened
Across a broad range of issues, the policy priorities of the Trump administration and conservatives in Congress are likely to have a devastating impact on many Americans. One group at particular risk from current efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act (ACA), gut Medicaid and slash domestic programs are women of color, their families and communities.   Women of color have long experienced stark health disparities in areas like cervical and breast cancer, unintended pregnancy, and pregnancy-related complications. The root causes stem from a long history of racism and discrimination, including lack of access to high-qua...
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Maternal high-fat diet raises risk across generations
Exposure to a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of breast cancer in daughters and great-granddaughters, new research suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

High-fat diet in pregnancy may cause breast cancer
Researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington DC also found mice offspring had a lower response to cancer treatment and a worse prognosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fat diet in pregnancy may increase breast cancer risk
A recent study with mice at Georgetown University shows a high-fat diet during pregnancy can increase the risk of breast cancer over generations. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fat diet in pregnancy increases breast cancer risk over generations in animal study
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Feeding pregnant female mice a diet high in fat derived from common corn oil resulted in genetic changes that substantially increased breast cancer susceptibility in three generations of female offspring, reports a team of researchers led by scientists at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 3, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

9 Women On Why They Switched From Cardio To Weight Training
Anna Danes was a lifelong runner, jogger and walker, but after giving birth to her daughter 12 years ago, she got busy and wasn’t able to keep up her regular exercise routine. She quickly noticed changes in her body, especially her weight beginning to creep up, and eventually went back to a cardio-heavy routine. She wasn’t seeing results, though, and after successfully battling breast cancer, getting divorced and shaking off her old life as a lawyer to become a jazz singer (her sophomore album, “Find Your Wings,” topped iTunes’ jazz chart in 2016), she knew it was time for a change. “I&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At World's Largest Cancer Meeting, Doctors Discuss Safety Of Pregnancy After Breast Cancer
Now, there ’s ample data to assuage most concerns. Among 1207 women with breast cancer before age 50, those who later delivered babies experienced no more likelihood of recurrence than did those who didn’t bear more children. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Source Type: news

At The World's Largest Cancer Meeting, Doctors Discuss Safety Of Pregnancy After Breast Cancer
Now, there ’s ample data to assuage most concerns. Among 1207 women with breast cancer before age 50, those who later delivered babies experienced no more likelihood of recurrence than did those who didn’t bear more children. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Source Type: news