Category Archive: Research

Guide to Latest Cancer Research

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Check out Cancer Care’s booklet, Your Guide to the Latest Cancer Research and Treatments , which features highlights from the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with up-to-date… Continue reading

Updates from San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference

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I look forward each year to hearing about the latest studies to emerge from the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference – an international scientific symposium for interaction and exchange among basic scientists… Continue reading

Latest research on treatment of DCIS

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Women with the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are significantly less likely to develop invasive disease if they are given radiotherapy after surgery, and the effect… Continue reading

MRI screening for women with history of breast cancer

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Women with a personal history of breast cancer should consider annual screening with MRI in addition to mammography, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North… Continue reading

Cough medicine may help identify how tamoxifen is metabolised

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Cough medicine could be used as way of predicting how well individual patients metabolise tamoxifen used in the treatment of their breast cancer, according to new research. The findings suggest that it could… Continue reading

Side Effects of Aromatase Inhibitors

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Women being treated for breast cancer with aromatase inhibitors may experience extremely low estrogen levels resulting in a wide variety of side effects that a typical postmenopausal woman without cancer may not experience.… Continue reading

Meet hero doctor of cancer patients

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He is known simply as the ‘Gene Stalker’: a doctor driven by a “murderous resolve” and single-minded determination to cure cancer. Watch this YouTube clip of UCLA’s Dr Slamon talk about the development of… Continue reading

Jellyfish cells to “diagnose” cancer

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Not quite sure what to make of this latest research! Luminous cells from jellyfish can be used to diagnose cancers deep inside the body. The process, developed by a research team from the Yorkshire Cancer… Continue reading

Understanding inflammatory breast cancer

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Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), an aggressive and rare malignancy, is often initially misdiagnosed as an infection or rash. However, getting the correct diagnosis quickly is critical for patients because the disease spreads beyond… Continue reading

What lies behind the headlines?

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There are two words which appear regularly on the search engine terms on this blog – “information overload”. Google directs searchers to the post can you have too much information which explores the question of how… Continue reading