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New Genetic Area Linked With Breast Cancer

NASHVILLE — U.S. cancer researchers say they have identified an area on chromosome 6 that’s strongly linked with breast cancer susceptibility in Asian women. The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators led by Dr. Wei Zheng said identification of the genetic “locus” might...
February 27th, 2009 | News | Read More

Pregnancy Shouldn’t Delay Cancer Diagnosis

HOUSTON — Young women should not let pregnancy delay diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, U.S. researchers say. The study findings, published in the journal Cancer, indicated pregnancy had no impact on breast cancer survival after 10 years, but found women who were pregnant had been more likely...
February 27th, 2009 | News | Read More

Major Study On Diagnocure’s GCC Biomarker Published In JAMA

QUEBEC CITY, QC and WEST CHESTER, PA — The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Vol. 301, #7, this week published positive results from a major prospective 5-year multicenter study of over 400 enrolled patients demonstrating that guanylyl cyclase C (GCC) is the strongest independent...
February 27th, 2009 | News | Read More

Hair Dye Study Finds No Cancer Link

Women who dye their hair, even if they’ve dyed it for decades, have no greater risk of multiple-myeloma cancer than women who don’t, says a new study coauthored by a University at Albany professor. “The take-home message is encouraging,” says Erin Bell, assistant professor in...
February 27th, 2009 | News | Read More

Phase III Study Showed Tarceva In Combination With Avastin As First-Line Maintenance Therapy Improved Progression-Free Survival In Advanced Lung Cancer

Genentech, Inc. announced that a Phase III study (ATLAS) of Tarceva (erlotinib) in combination with Avastin (bevacizumab) as maintenance therapy following initial treatment with Avastin plus chemotherapy in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) met its primary endpoint. The study was stopped early...
February 27th, 2009 | News | Read More

New Treatment Freezes Damaged Cells In Esophagus

FORT WORTH, Texas — Victor Santiago appeared amazingly relaxed as he waited for his doctor to put a tube down his throat and spray the inside of his esophagus with liquid nitrogen. It didn’t bother him that he is among the first patients in North Texas to undergo cryoablation to treat damaged...
February 27th, 2009 | News | Read More

Genta Submits Randomized Study Of Tesetaxel In Patients With Advanced Gastric Cancer To FDA For Special Protocol Assessment

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. — Genta Incorporated announced today that the Company has submitted a proposal to the Food and Drug Administration for a randomized clinical trial of tesetaxel, an oral taxane chemotherapy compound, for Special Protocol Assessment (SPA). A SPA is intended to secure agreement...
February 27th, 2009 | News | Read More

Aurora(R) Breast MRI Society Holds Annual Meeting In Puerto Rico

Healthcare and breast radiology professionals from around the world recently attended the annual meeting of the Aurora® Breast MRI Society in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “The three-day meeting provided the opportunity for dedicated breast radiologists to learn about the latest advances in breast...
February 26th, 2009 | News | Read More

Alcohol Consumption Might Increase Risk Of Breast, Other Cancers Among Women, Study Says

Consuming even moderate amounts of alcohol could increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer or other cancers by 13%, according to a British study scheduled to be published March 4 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the Please read the complete article and let us know what...
February 26th, 2009 | News | Read More

Waiting Period After Breast Biopsy Triggers High Stress Hormone Levels, Study Finds

Women who are waiting for the results of a breast biopsy have stress hormone levels equivalent to those of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a study published recently in the journal Radiology, the Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.
February 26th, 2009 | News | Read More