Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Fruit, Veggie Intake Doubled With Switch To Mediterranean Diet Plan

In a new study led by the University of Michigan Health System, women more than doubled their fruit and vegetable intakes and dramatically increased their consumption of “good” fats when they were counseled by registered dietitians and provided with a list of guidelines on the amount of certain...
December 22nd, 2008 | News | Read More

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Has Anti-Cancer Components

Good quality extra-virgin olive oil contains health-relevant chemicals, ‘phytochemicals’, that can trigger cancer cell death. New research published in the open access journal BMC Cancer sheds more light on the suspected association between olive oil-rich Mediterranean diets and reductions...
December 20th, 2008 | News | Read More

‘Molecular Manual’ For 100s Of Inherited Diseases Compiled By Researchers

An international research team has compiled the first catalogue of tissue-specific pathologies underlying hundreds of inherited diseases. These results provide information that may help treat conditions such as breast cancer, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease and autism. The report from scientists...
December 20th, 2008 | News | Read More

Breast Cancer Recovery Hampered By Poor Marriage

Researchers in the US found that breast cancer patients who had a poor relationship with their spouse or partner were likely to recover more slowly and experience worse physiological as well as psychological outcomes. Please read the complete article and let us know what you think below.
December 19th, 2008 | News | Read More

Daily Women’s Health Policy Report Examines Latest Research On Breast Cancer

The following summarizes news coverage of recently reported studies on breast cancer. ~ Tumor removal: An experimental device developed by a team at Duke University Medical Center can help surgeons determine if they have removed a breast cancer tumor in its entirety, reducing the chances that a patient...
December 18th, 2008 | News | Read More

Ovarian, Breast And Lung Cancer Survival Linked To Two Proteins

US scientists found that levels of two proteins called Dicer and Drosher that are involved in shutting down genes were linked to a woman’s chances of surviving ovarian cancer and similar effects were also found in lung and breast cancer patients. Women with high levels of these proteins ...
December 18th, 2008 | News | Read More

Cabinet Secretary For Health & Wellbeing Hears Breast Cancer Patient Experiences At Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Scottish Launch Event

Nicola Sturgeon, MSP and Deputy First Minister & Cabinet Secretary for Health & Wellbeing heard breast cancer patients talk about their experiences of breast cancer services in Scotland at Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Scottish Conversation event on Wednesday 10th December. Please read the...
December 18th, 2008 | News | Read More

ERMA’s Ban On The Use Of Endosulfan A Significant Step Forward For New Zealand Women

Breast Cancer Network NZ is delighted that ERMA has decided to ban the pesticide endosulfan in New Zealand. This chemical is acutely toxic and has hormone-mimicking qualities that are of great concern to Breast Cancer Network. Early exposure of our children and young people to endocrine-disrupting compounds...
December 18th, 2008 | News | Read More

Gene Subnetworks Predict Cancer Spread

The metastasis or spread of breast cancer to other tissues in the body can be predicted more accurately by examining subnetworks of gene expression patterns in a patient’s tumor, than by conventional gene expression microarrays, according to a presentation at the American Society for Cell Biology...
December 18th, 2008 | News | Read More

Women With HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Should Be Treated Aggressively, Researchers Report

Women with breast cancer who test positive for the HER2 gene — one of the most aggressive forms of the disease — should be treated aggressively after surgery, even in cases where present tumors are very small, researchers said Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the Please...
December 17th, 2008 | News | Read More