Tag Archive: breast cancer research

Body image and sexual functioning after breast cancer‏

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Lindsey Rosman, a doctoral student in the department of psychology at East Carolina University contacted me recently about a confidential online survey she is conducting as part of her research into body image… Continue reading

Scientists discover key breast cancer gene

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Cancer experts have identified a gene which can cause a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer to develop. ZNF703 is the first “oncogene” to be discovered in five years. It is overactive in… Continue reading

Miss Pink Elegance

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Katie at Uneasy Pink posted a compelling essay about a recent event (in the form of a fashion show) to raise money for the cause of breast cancer. Hosted by a Susan G. Komen for… Continue reading

Breast cancer survivors at greater risk of hip fractures

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According to the latest research,  a combination of early menopause due to breast cancer treatment and common drugs used to treat breast cancer, could be weakening the bones of breast cancer survivors once… 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

Statins may help prevent breast cancer

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Cholesterol-lowering statins may help to prevent breast cancer build up resistance to the gold standard treatment, a study has found. Laboratory research carried out in the US suggests tumours are shielded against the… Continue reading

Breaking news from ASCO Annual Meeting 2009

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer have both transcript and audio recording of Breaking News from the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology with Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc (transcript, audio recording).… Continue reading

Equalizing the relationship between doctor and patient

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   I have just been reading a profile of Dr Laura Esserman, breast cancer researcher and surgeon, who is committed to equalizing the unequal relationship between doctor and patient.   There is no… Continue reading

Army of Women

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Have you heard of the Love/Avon Army of Women partnership?  It is driven by two key partnerships that will accelerate the research necessary to discover ways to prevent breast cancer: a partnership between the… Continue reading

Clinical trials benefit patients

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Many Irish breast cancer patients are benefiting from being able to join clinical trials that were not available in this country before, a major international conference on breast cancer in Galway has heard. Prof… Continue reading