Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Breast Cancer In A Test Tube Wins Prize For Replacing Laboratory Animals

British scientists who developed an advanced three dimensional (3-D) model of human breast cancer in the test tube, have won a prestigious prize for replacing animal experiments in medical research. The award was made at an event at the House of Lords sponsored by former Minister for Science & Innovation...
March 30th, 2009 | News | Read More

Translational Research Identifies Marker Pointing Way To First Test For Breast Cancer Metastasis, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have identified a new marker for breast cancer metastasis called TMEM, for Tumor Microenvironment of Metastasis. As reported in the March 24 online edition of the journal Clinical Cancer Research, density of TMEM was associated...
March 30th, 2009 | News | Read More

Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Radiologist, Medical Oncologist, & Pathologist To Lead American Society Of Breast Disease

Society Elects New Officers and 5 Board Members Benjamin O. Anderson, Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, and founder, Breast Health Global Initiative, announced today that nine outstanding leaders in the field of breast cancer were elected to positions on the Society’s Board of Directors....
March 29th, 2009 | News | Read More

New Test May Predict Breast Cancer Metastasis

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have identified a new marker for breast cancer metastasis called TMEM, for Tumor Microenvironment of Metastasis. As reported in the March 24 online edition of the journal Clinical Cancer Research, density of TMEM was associated...
March 28th, 2009 | News | Read More

3 Times Greater Risk Of Aggressive Breast Cancer Subtype For Black Women

Lifestyle, age and weight have all been considered as risk factors for breast cancer. Now a study published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research has found that even taking these factors into consideration, black women face three times the risk of developing an aggressive ‘triple negative...
March 27th, 2009 | News | Read More

Predicting Spread Of Breast Cancer To Reduce Over- And Under-Treatment Of The Disease

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have previously shown that the co-mingling of three cell types can predict whether localized breast cancer will spread throughout the body. Now, a collaborative study led by investigators at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell...
March 27th, 2009 | News | Read More

Breakthrough’s Comment On Study Looking At The Cancer Plan And Cancer Survival Rates

A study published in The Lancet Oncology looks at the effect of the Cancer Plan on cancer survival rates. Dr Sarah Cant, Policy Manager at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, says: “The Cancer Plan was an important step towards improving cancer services in England and it’s encouraging to see...
March 27th, 2009 | News | Read More

Rep. Wasserman Schultz Proposes National Breast Cancer Educational Campaign Targeting Young, Ethnic Minority Women

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) on Monday introduced legislation that would direct HHS to develop a national breast cancer educational campaign aimed at women younger than age 40 and their doctors, the Washington Post reports. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.
March 26th, 2009 | News | Read More

Myriad Applauds New ACOG Guidelines For Hereditary Breast And Ovarian Cancer

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN) announced its support of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Practice Bulletin Number 103, dated April 2009, which sets forth ACOG’s clinical management guidelines for obstetricians and gynecologists. Please read the complete...
March 26th, 2009 | News | Read More

Coping Strategies Of Young Women With Breast Cancer Affected By Quality Of Life

Numerous studies have shown a relationship between coping strategies and quality of life (QOL) among women with breast cancer. In a study published in the online edition of Journal of Behavioral Medicine, an investigation of coping strategies and quality of life among younger women with breast cancer...
March 26th, 2009 | News | Read More