Category Archive: Research

Putting the brakes on cancer

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IT SEEMS LIKE the perfect combination – a substance that kills cancer cells while sparing healthy cells, writes Claire O’Connell in today’s Irish Times. Not only that, the biochemical in question is involved… Continue reading

Researchers target telomeres to attack cancer

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Hoping to develop more effective long-term attacks on cancer, researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine are conducting the first human tests of a breast cancer drug regimen that includes a compound… Continue reading

Exercise can relieve depression post-breast cancer

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Back again to the theme of exercise and breast cancer. This time the research focuses on exercise as a tool to battle the symptoms of depression and anxiety which may be attendant to… Continue reading

Inflammatory breast cancer

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The drug lapatinib could be used to treat aggressive inflammatory breast cancer suggest the findings of a recent study. For patients resistant to conventional anthracycline or taxane and trastuzumab, treatment options are limited. Lapatinib inhibits… Continue reading

Mother-daughter breast density study

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A unique mother-daughter study that used magnetic resonance to measure breast density in younger women shows that percent of breast water could be linked to the risk of breast cancer in middle age and… Continue reading

Aggressive treatment for early breast cancer

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A particularly fast-growing form of breast cancer should be treated aggressively after surgery even when tumors are very small, according to recent research that could dramatically alter treatment for women diagnosed with breast cancer. The… Continue reading

Irish scientist behind cancer research breakthrough

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AN IRISH scientist has published groundbreaking research that could offer new hope in the efforts to develop an effective treatment for cancer. Dr Catherine Hogan, who is originally from Co Cork, has been… Continue reading

The needs of cancer survivors ignored

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I came across the following UK survey which supports what I have been saying about the post treatment period of  cancer and echoes the experience of cancer survivors in Ireland too. People living with… Continue reading

Physically fit women less likely to die from breast cancer

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Physically fit women are less likely to die from breast cancer, according to a study by researchers at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. The findings are published in… Continue reading

New study on removal of margins of breast tumour

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Removing large margins of surrounding healthy tissue when operating on a breast tumour is not of benefit, according to new analysis carried out by Dublin-based researchers. Recent decades have seen a move towards… Continue reading