Archive for the ‘News’ Category

To Screen Or Not To Screen For Breast Cancer

Women are often told that mammography saves lives. But rarely is the question asked, ‘how often?’ Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, set out to examine how often this life-saving event occurs. Unrealistic expectations may influence...
April 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More

New Mobile Mammography Unit Offers Residents Of Rural Northern Louisiana First-Ever Access To Free Breast Cancer Screening Exams

A breakthrough partnership is bringing free digital mammograms for the first time to over-40 women who live in the rural parishes of northern Louisiana. Starting today, a new mobile mammography unit will visit Union General Hospital in Farmerville, Louisiana, where mammograms have not been available....
April 2nd, 2009 | News | Read More

GSK Submits TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) (lapatinib) For First-Line Treatment Of Metastatic Breast Cancer In Europe, US

GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) announced the submission of two simultaneous regulatory applications to expand the use of TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) (lapatinib). If approved, TYVERB(R)/TYKERB(R) could be used as a first-line therapy regimen combined with anti-hormonal therapy for patients with hormone-sensitive,...
April 2nd, 2009 | News | Read More

IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference, Brussels, Belgium, May 7-9, 2009

A coalition of leading European breast cancer organizations has come together to launch an important new type of scientific conference, which aims to ensure breast cancer patients benefit as quickly as possible from cutting-edge research. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think...
April 2nd, 2009 | News | Read More

Experts Question Benefits Of Breast Cancer Screening

US experts aiming to promote better-informed decision making in healthcare have questioned the benefits of mammography for breast cancer screening, saying that to save one life, nearly 3,000 women have to be tested. Women are often told that mammography saves lives, but the question “how...
April 2nd, 2009 | News | Read More

Debate Grows In Britain Over Benefits Of Mammograms

Health officials in Britain are re-evaluating informational handouts on breast cancer screening after a letter to the Times of London from women’s health advocates and experts criticized a lack of information about potential harms from the screenings and an overstatement of the benefits, the Please...
April 1st, 2009 | News | Read More

Caltech Researcher Helps Develop Technique That Homes In On Aggressive, Difficult-To-Treat HER2+ Breast Cancer Cells

Combining a compound known as a gallium corrole with a protein carrier results in a targeted cancer therapy that is able to detect and eliminate tumors in mice with seemingly fewer side effects than other breast-cancer treatments, says a team of researchers from the California Institute of Technology...
April 1st, 2009 | News | Read More

A Powerful New Tool For Researchers: Cancer Genomics Browser

A Cancer Genomics Browser developed by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, provides a new way to visualize and analyze data from studies aimed at improving cancer treatment by unraveling the complex genetic roots of the disease. The browser consists of a suite of web-based tools...
April 1st, 2009 | News | Read More

GSK Appeals Against NICE Decision To Deny Women Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment, Tyverb(R) (Lapatinib), UK

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirmed that it is to appeal against the decision by NICE to deny NHS funding for Tyverb® (lapatinib), a treatment for an aggressive form of advanced breast cancer (ErbB2-positive).1 If successful the appeal will enable the NHS to offer a similar level of access to lapatinib...
March 31st, 2009 | News | Read More

In Skin Cancer Study, Genetic Analysis Of Key Group Of Enzymes May Pave The Way For More Individualized Treatments

National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have identified a gene that suppresses tumor growth in melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The finding is reported in the journal Nature Genetics as part of a systematic genetic analysis of a group of enzymes implicated in skin cancer and many...
March 30th, 2009 | News | Read More