Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Global HER2 Positive Breast Cancer Trial Opens In NJ

The American Cancer Society estimates 183,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the United States last year with more than 40,000 deaths. In New Jersey alone there were 6,300 new cases and 1,400 deaths. It is those statistics on which researchers at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ)...
February 11th, 2009 | News | Read More

Breast Cancer Treatment Personalized By New Genomic Test

A set of 50 genes can be used to reliably identify the four known types of breast cancer, according to research conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and collaborating institutions. Using this 50-gene set, oncologists can potentially predict the most effective therapy for...
February 10th, 2009 | News | Read More

Studies Released At Cancer Disparities Conference Examine Women’s Health Issues

The following summarizes news coverage of women’s health-related studies presented last week at the American Association for Cancer Research’s Science of Cancer Health Disparities conference in Carefree, Ariz. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.
February 10th, 2009 | News | Read More

New Test For Breast Cancer Will Help Guide Treatment Choices

One in eight women in the United States will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer in their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Now a new test will help physicians determine the best possible treatment for each patient. “Our research...
February 10th, 2009 | News | Read More

Although Pregnancy Can Delay Diagnosis And Treatment, It Has No Impact On Breast Cancer

A new study finds women who develop breast cancer while pregnant or soon afterwards do not experience any differences in disease severity or likelihood of survival compared to other women with breast cancer. The study is published in the March 15, 2009 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the...
February 10th, 2009 | News | Read More

Studies Released At Conference Examine Racial, Ethnic Cancer Disparities

The following summarizes news coverage of studies presented this week at the American Association for Cancer Research’s Science of Cancer Health Disparities conference in Carefree, Ariz. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.
February 9th, 2009 | News | Read More

Nano Drug Outcome Predicted By Scientists

Scientists including one from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston successfully predicted the outcome of a nano drug on breast tumors in a pre-clinical study. Their research could help determine which patients will respond best to cancer-fighting nano drugs. Researchers from the...
February 8th, 2009 | News | Read More

Augmenting The Breast Screening Program

If more women could be persuaded to attend for regular breast screening in the UK, fewer would die needlessly of undiagnosed breast cancer. Now, researchers at two major UK hospitals and colleagues in academia suggest that primary care could play a vital role in addressing this issue. The team details...
February 8th, 2009 | News | Read More

Breakthrough Comment On HRT Breast Cancer Risk, UK

Breakthrough Breast Cancer comment responding to the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, titled: ‘Breast cancer use of estrogen plus progestin in postmenopausal women’. Study carried out by the Women’s Health Initiative. Dr Sarah Cant, Policy Manager at Breakthrough...
February 8th, 2009 | News | Read More

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Helps To Combat Breast Cancer, According To Spanish Scientists

UGR News Researchers of the Catalonian Institute of Oncology (Spain) and the University of Granada (Spain) have discovered that extra virgin olive oil may help to combat breast cancer, according to a paper published in the last issue of the renowned scientific journal BMC Cancer. The scientists have...
February 6th, 2009 | News | Read More