Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Risk Assessment Tool Not Reliable Predictor For Some Women At High Risk Of Breast Cancer

A statistical model commonly used to predict the risk of breast cancer in women was not accurate when used to evaluate women with atypical hyperplasia, according to a new Mayo Clinic study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Atypical hyperplasia (atypia) describes breast tissue with an increased...
November 6th, 2008 | News | Read More

Women Who Have Migraines Have Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Women who suffer from migraines may take at least some comfort in a recent, first-of-its-kind study that suggests a history of such headaches is associated with a significantly lower risk of breast cancer. Christopher I. Li, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center report...
November 6th, 2008 | News | Read More

Breast Cancer – Targeting A Protein Called Cyclin D1 May Block The Expansion Of Cancerous Stem Cells

Breast cancer stem cells are known to be involved in therapy resistance and the recurrence of cancerous tumors. A new study appearing in Clinical and Translational Science shows the mechanisms governing stem cell expansion in breast cancer (called Notch activity), and finds that therapy targeting a protein...
November 6th, 2008 | News | Read More

Top 5 Things That Kill Men

The top five things that kill men are heart disease, cancer, accidents, stroke and chronic lower respiratory diseases. There’s a lot you can’t control these days: the stock market, climate change, Monday Night Football. But you can manage much of your risk for the five most common killers of men....
November 5th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

Vitamin E, Selenium Does Not Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

A major study looking at whether vitamin E and selenium protect men against prostate cancer has been suspended after data showed the nutrients didn’t reduce risk, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Monday. The independent analysis of the $119 million study involving more than 35,000...
November 5th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

$1 Million Grant For Cancer Gene Therapy Research

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer death. Dr. Carl June, director of Translational Research at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine in Penn’s School of Medicine, has received $1 million over the next three...
November 4th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Better Treatments For Inherited Form Of Colon Cancer?

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute believe they may be one step closer to understanding how certain forms of colon cancer develop. In a study using siblings diagnosed with colon cancer, scientists discovered similarities on a region of a particular chromosome, referred to as 7q31. Researchers...
November 4th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

Designer Donna Karan Backs Yoga Project At Beth Isreal Hospital Cancer Ward

Famed fashion designer Donna Karan has sponsored a major project at Beth Israel to clinically prove that yoga, meditation and aromatherapy can enhance regimens of chemotherapy and radiation in treating cancer. Karan, founder of the DKNY line of clothing and a yoga enthusiast, has donated $850,000, through...
November 3rd, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

Vigorous Exercise Protects Against Breast Cancer

New research from the US suggests that vigorous exercise cuts the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women and is particularly effective for women who are not overweight. The study was the work of researchers at the National Cancer Institute and is published in the 31 October issue of the journal...
November 3rd, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

New Innovations Help Catch Breast Cancer Early

Although annual mammograms are strongly recommended and are often the best way to detect breast cancer, additional screening methods may sometimes be necessary, especially for women with dense breast tissue, family history or other risk factors. Magnetic Resonance Imaging: MRI uses magnets and radio...
October 31st, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More