Category Archive: Research

Boosting Tamoxifen’s Effectiveness

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SCIENTISTS in London have found a potential new way of boosting the effectiveness of the anti-breast cancer drug, tamoxifen. The work carried out by and her team at the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research… Continue reading

Latest research on triple-negative breast cancer

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Women with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer respond twice as well to chemotherapy if Cetuximab is added, researchers revealed at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan, Italy. They… Continue reading

Hope for ER-negative breast cancer patients

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Women who have estrogen (ER)-negative breast cancer may have more drug-treatment options than previously thought, a Creighton University study suggests. The study is reported in the Oct. 11 online version of the journal… Continue reading

Pass It On… Until Every Woman Knows

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The life-science company, Genomic Health,  have announced the launch of an online campaign, Pass It On… Until Every Woman Knows, to educate people about personalized breast cancer treatment and the Oncotype DX® breast cancer… Continue reading

Breast cancer patients struggle with physical limitations after treatment

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With better detection and treatment, more breast cancer patients are surviving longer. Yet, despite improved survival rates, many patients struggle with physical limitations after treatment – as many as 39 percent, according to the… Continue reading

What causes cancer?

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Is there a history of breast cancer in your family? That is one of the questions I was frequently asked when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, the idea in the public’s mind… Continue reading

‘Genetic link’ to breast cancer

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Researchers say they have identified a series of gene variations which together may play a role in the development of a common breast cancer.  A study of women in Finland and Sweden found… Continue reading

Top eight cancer signs pinpointed

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The eight unexplained symptoms most closely linked to cancer have been highlighted by researchers at Keele University. The team also points to the age at which patients should be most concerned by the… Continue reading

Friends offer ‘a survival boost’

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Did you read the latest research which finds that having a good network of friends and neighbours boosts survival chances by 50%? Lead researcher of the Brigham Young University team, Julianne Holt-Lundstad says there… Continue reading

Could fish oil reduce risk of breast cancer?

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A recent report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, adds to the growing evidence that fish oil supplements may play a role in preventing… Continue reading