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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

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

Cancer drug case study: Tyverb

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Jo Waters, 55, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She had a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.  Then she had six cycles of Herceptin. It appeared to work. “I had two years of… 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

Diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer

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A summary of “Diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer, including locally advanced disease—summary of NICE guidance” appears in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).       This is… Continue reading

Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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One of the audience questions I frequently hear asked at conferences relates to treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer. As we know by now, breast cancer is not one form of cancer, but many different “subtypes” of… Continue reading

Sheryl Crow Testifies on Breast Cancer

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This video piece features testimony from breast cancer survivor, Sheryl Crow before a House Health subcommittee to support a bill funding breast cancer in Washington, DC last year. In this short video extract, Sheryl emphasises that she… Continue reading