Category Archive: Research

Results of UK study on how cancer impacts on patients’ finances

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Macmillan Cancer Support  have commissioned research from the University of Bristol to look into the financial costs of cancer and have discovered some shocking results –  results which will come as no surprise… Continue reading

Recommendations to coordinate and improve cancer survivors’ care

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Originally posted on Health & Family:
An aging population coupled with improved treatment methods mean more people will survive cancer. But at what cost? The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) released its…

Cancer discovery offers hope of tackling spread of disease

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Scientists have discovered how cancerous cells can “elbow” their way out of tumours, offering clues for new drugs to prevent cancers spreading. They say they have identified a protein called JAK which helps… Continue reading

New research identifies breast cancer patients likely to respond to tamoxifen

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Cancer researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson and an international team of collaborators have discovered a biomarker in breast cancer that may help identify which women will respond to anti-estrogen therapy.… Continue reading

Tissue sample appeal to breast cancer patients

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BREAST CANCER patients in Ireland have been urged to donate tissue samples to a research programme which has the potential to help those with the most severe form of the disease. The national… Continue reading

Scientists discover key breast cancer gene

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Cancer experts have identified a gene which can cause a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer to develop. ZNF703 is the first “oncogene” to be discovered in five years. It is overactive in… Continue reading

Latest study finds radical surgery to remove lymph nodes not always necessary

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I’ve always had a problem with the fact that I had axillary clearance of my lymph nodes when I now believe a sentinel lymph node biopsy would have been the better option (as it… Continue reading

Breast cancer survivors at greater risk of hip fractures

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According to the latest research,  a combination of early menopause due to breast cancer treatment and common drugs used to treat breast cancer, could be weakening the bones of breast cancer survivors once… Continue reading

New test can predict breast cancer outcomes

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Researchers from McGill University’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC), the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School have discovered… Continue reading

Understanding a sentinel lymph node biopsy

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When breast cancer spreads, it often appears first in the sentinel node–the first node to which the tumor drains. I had a full axillary clearance when diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 – no… Continue reading