Category Archive: Research

Broccoli fights breast cancer

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According to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, a compound derived from broccoli could help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells( the… Continue reading

Breast cancer gene clue discovery

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Five genetic clues to why some women have a family history of breast cancer have been identified by UK researchers. It brings to 18 the number of common genetic variations linked to a… Continue reading

Breast cancer screening debate

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I am very aware of the debate that has been ongoing among experts about the effectiveness of breast screening and  how this can cause confusion and anxiety for some women. Last year a Danish… Continue reading

Minimally invasive approach may help curtail spread of cancer

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Interesting  and a little personally frustrating  to read that new research claims breast cancer patients benefit from a minimally invasive procedure to curtail the spread of cancer after the tumour has been removed.… Continue reading

Personalised cancer treatment a step closer

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A genetic test could one day spot breast cancer patients most at risk of relapsing after treatment with a commonly used powerful chemotherapy. US researchers tested tumours for activity from two genes which… Continue reading

Breast cancer is not a single disease

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We all know that no two cancers are exactly the same, but now new research has shown that breast cancer is not a single disease but a collection of at least five separate… Continue reading

Revolution in breast screening on the cards

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Results of research currently being undertaken in Ireland could lead to a simple blood test for breast cancer, writes Dr Muiris Huston in today’s Irish Times. The term paradigm shift may have been overused… Continue reading

Herceptin and HER2+ breast cancer

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Using Herceptin with chemotherapy, instead of after, clearly improves treatment of women with HER2+ breast cancer, and should be the new standard of care, says a Mayo Clinic researcher who led what is… Continue reading

Scientists crack ‘entire genetic code’ of cancer

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  Scientists have unlocked the entire genetic code of two of the most common cancers – skin and lung – a move they say could revolutionise cancer care. Not only will the cancer… Continue reading

Scientists track “live” spread of breast cancer cells

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Scientists have tracked the spread of breast-cancer cells “live” for the first time in an advance which it is hoped will lead to new cures. The team tagged cancer cells with a protein that… Continue reading