Archive for the ‘News’ Category

BN ImmunoTherapeutics Updates On Phase I/II Studies With Breast Cancer Vaccine

BN ImmunoTherapeutics, Inc. provided updated data from its clinical studies with its breast cancer vaccine, MVA-BN(R)-HER2, in development as therapy of metastatic breast cancer patients whose tumours over-express HER2. The study met its primary endpoint with regards to safety and by showing an immune...
February 24th, 2009 | News | Read More

Comment From Breakthrough Breast Cancer On Letter Criticising Breast Screening In Today’s Times, UK

Please find below Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s comment on the story in today’s Times: “NHS is accused of leaving women in the dark about screening risks”, following a letter criticising the NHS Breast Screening Programme. Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Breakthrough Breast...
February 23rd, 2009 | News | Read More

Innovation For Women’s Health – The New MRI Breast Scanner From Siemens

Siemens Healthcare recently presented its first MRI breast scanner, Magnetom Espree-Pink. This 1.5-Tesla system is the latest innovation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from Siemens, featuring a dedicated solution for breast examinations. Particularly for obese and claustrophobic patients,...
February 23rd, 2009 | News | Read More

Concerns Over Minimally Invasive Surgery For Breast Cancer

Minimally invasive breast surgery may be trading better cosmetic outcomes for worse rates of cure, warns a senior doctor in an editorial published on http://www.bmj.com today. Effectiveness and safety, as well as aesthetic outcomes, need to be considered when planning surgery for breast cancer, writes...
February 20th, 2009 | News | Read More

Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment For Breast Cancer Gives Cause For Concern

A senior doctor in an editorial published today on bmj.com, alerts that minimally invasive breast surgery may compromise rates of healing in favor of improved cosmetic results. Monica Morrow, chief of Breast Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, explains that when planning...
February 20th, 2009 | News | Read More

New Study Reports Improved Patient Outcomes For Breast Cancer Patients

A new clinical study published this month in The Breast Journal (Vol. 15, No. 1) reports that high-quality patient outcomes for breast-conserving surgery can be achieved in the community hospital setting. This is one of the few and the most recent studies of its kind and is particularly relevant given...
February 19th, 2009 | News | Read More

Agendia Publishes Direct Evidence That MammaPrint Predicts Benefit Of Chemotherapy In Breast Cancer

Agendia, a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics, announced that a study demonstrating the direct predictive ability of its breast cancer recurrence test, MammaPrint(R), has been published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Additionally, the study authors have been invited...
February 19th, 2009 | News | Read More

Breast Cancer Survivors At Higher Risk Of Recurrence With Use Of Synthetic Steroid

An article in The Lancet Oncology’s February issue reports that a breast cancer patient´s risk of recurrence increases considerably with the use of Tibolone, a synthetic steroid used in preventing osteoporosis and treating menopausal symptoms. As a result, breast cancer survivors and current...
February 19th, 2009 | News | Read More

Cancer Survivors Less Likely To Be In Employment

Breast cancer survivors are less likely to have jobs, says a new study published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) . The report explains that this is especially the case for breast and gastrointestinal cancer survivors. The authors explain that the long-term effects of cancer...
February 18th, 2009 | News | Read More

Use Of Breast MRI To Supplement Standard Imaging: New Guidelines

Updated guidelines for physicians that represent best practices for using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to newly diagnose breast cancer and to make treatment decisions for breast cancer have been published in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Breast radiologists and surgeons...
February 18th, 2009 | News | Read More