Category Archive: Research

Young breast cancer survivors and the 5 year milestone

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Because of treatment advances, more and more women are living longer after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Young, premenopausal women may live for many years with a history of the disease. Yet only… Continue reading

Top cancer advances 2009

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Each year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology releases a report that pinpoints the top advances in cancer treatment, prevention and screening. This year, ASCO identified 15 key advances in four areas.  Here is… Continue reading

Breast cancer changes with spread

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Nearly 40% of breast cancer tumours change form when they spread, a UK study shows.  The researchers say this could mean that patients require changes to their treatment regime. They analysed 211 tumours… Continue reading

CSI Breast Cancer

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I am a huge fan of the CSI series on TV – I am fascinated by the techniques, so I was intrigued to read today that breast cancer therapy that’s customized for each patient’s… Continue reading

More women choose contralateral prophylactic mastectomy

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The number of women with cancer in one breast who opt to have the other breast preventively removed — known as a contralateral prophylactic mastectomy — more than doubled from 1995 through 2005… Continue reading

Moving towards targeted cancer treatment

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Scientists are close to discovering how breast cells become cancerous it emerged yesterday. Dr Paul Edwards from Cambridge University has identified a gene called NRG1 which is linked to more than half of… Continue reading

Scientists on brink of cancer treatment revolution

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Cancer treatment will be dramatically transformed in the near future as a number of research projects reach fruition. Sir David Lane, chief scientist at Cancer Research UK,  revealed this week that teams are… Continue reading

Virtual cancer model developed

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Researchers at UK’s Dundee University have been given more than £1.5m to come up with a model that can measure the shape and speed of cancer. The university has long pioneered the use… Continue reading

More research needed to help DCIS

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So back to business again this morning and today I am highlighting a recent medical story which recommends that more research is needed to indicate which DCIS patients are candidates for less invasive surgery. This is something… Continue reading

How did you make your breast cancer surgery decision?

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I have just been reading the results of a  new study which shows that about three-quarters of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer have a friend or family member with them at their… Continue reading