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Breast cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. When breast cancer cells spread to other parts of the body, they are called metastases. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast, like the ducts or the lobes.
Researchers discover biological pathway that plays vital role in tumor development

Researchers discover biological pathway that plays vital role in tumor development

An international team led by researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and the Technion Integrated Cancer Center has discovered a biological pathway that plays an important role in tumor development. [More]
Older women with metastatic breast cancer more likely to have genetic alterations in tumors

Older women with metastatic breast cancer more likely to have genetic alterations in tumors

A University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led analysis has found that women who are 65 years or older with metastatic breast cancer were more likely to have a cancer-linked genetic alterations in their tumors, and had a larger total number of genetic alterations, than younger patients overall. [More]
Brain metastasis persists in women with HER2-positive breast cancer despite new targeted therapies

Brain metastasis persists in women with HER2-positive breast cancer despite new targeted therapies

While new targeted treatments developed across the past two decades have led to dramatic survival improvements for women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators report that rates of breast cancer brain metastasis for women with this disease have not substantially declined. [More]
Pathogenic variants in certain genes increase woman's likelihood of developing breast cancer

Pathogenic variants in certain genes increase woman's likelihood of developing breast cancer

Inherited pathogenic variants in protein coding genes BARD1 and RAD51D increase a woman's likelihood of developing breast cancer, according to research conducted at Mayo Clinic and presented today at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. [More]
Study shows involvement of lipid metabolism in tumour metastasis

Study shows involvement of lipid metabolism in tumour metastasis

A study headed by Salvador Aznar Benitah, ICREA researcher at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, and published today in Nature identifies metastasis-initiating cells through a specific marker, namely the protein CD36. [More]
Study explores causes of diagnostic delays and impact on treatment in cancer patients

Study explores causes of diagnostic delays and impact on treatment in cancer patients

Patients wait an average of four months before seeking a cancer diagnosis, researchers report at the ESMO ASIA 2016 Congress in Singapore. [More]
Scientists discover ribosomal protein-based cancer signature

Scientists discover ribosomal protein-based cancer signature

A research team at the University of Basel's Biozentrum has investigated the expression of ribosomal proteins in a wide range of human tissues including tumors and discovered a cancer type specific signature. [More]
Scientists identify potential dual-acting therapeutic strategy for aggressive form of breast cancer

Scientists identify potential dual-acting therapeutic strategy for aggressive form of breast cancer

A promising new combination therapy for a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer has been identified by Weizmann Institute scientists, as was recently reported in Cancer Research. [More]
New report estimates global burden of cancer cases and deaths in 2015

New report estimates global burden of cancer cases and deaths in 2015

In 2015, there were an estimated 17.5 million cancer cases around the globe and 8.7 million deaths, according to a new report from the Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration published online by JAMA Oncology. [More]
Study explores fitness training approach during breast cancer treatment in multi-sport athlete

Study explores fitness training approach during breast cancer treatment in multi-sport athlete

Professional athletes undergoing treatment for cancer often are in the headlines. [More]
Latina women with breast cancer likely to experience many gaps in survivorship care, research suggests

Latina women with breast cancer likely to experience many gaps in survivorship care, research suggests

Breast cancer patients in one of the United States' largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority groups are likely to experience numerous gaps in care following their primary treatment, research from Oregon State University suggests. [More]
New optical fibre probe can help surgeons detect breast cancer tissue during surgery

New optical fibre probe can help surgeons detect breast cancer tissue during surgery

Working with excised breast cancer tissue, researchers from the University of Adelaide developed the device to differentiate cancerous cells from healthy ones. [More]
UC San Diego scientists reveal surprising role for Hippo pathway in subduing tumor immunogenicity

UC San Diego scientists reveal surprising role for Hippo pathway in subduing tumor immunogenicity

Previous studies identified the Hippo pathway kinases LATS1/2 as a tumor suppressor, but new research led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine scientists reveals a surprising role for these enzymes in subduing cancer immunity. The findings, published in Cell on December 1, could have a clinical role in improving efficiency of immunotherapy drugs. [More]
Treatment with biosimilar drug improves progression-free survival in breast cancer patients

Treatment with biosimilar drug improves progression-free survival in breast cancer patients

Among women with metastatic breast cancer, treatment with a drug that is biosimilar to the breast cancer drug trastuzumab resulted in an equivalent overall response rate at 24 weeks compared with trastuzumab, according to a study published online by JAMA. [More]
MSHS introduces DigniCap scalp cooling system to reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss

MSHS introduces DigniCap scalp cooling system to reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss

The Mount Sinai Health System announced the launch of the DigniCap scalp cooling system, which was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced hair loss in women with breast cancer, in three of its cancer center locations. [More]
Combination treatment may be valuable therapeutic option for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer

Combination treatment may be valuable therapeutic option for HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer

Finding the ideal combination of targeted, hormonal and chemotherapeutic agents to treat HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer has been challenging researchers for decades. [More]
Novel imaging technique shows promise to detect, monitor and guide therapy for prostate cancer

Novel imaging technique shows promise to detect, monitor and guide therapy for prostate cancer

An international group of researchers report success in mice of a method of using positron emission tomography scans to track, in real time, an antibody targeting a hormone receptor pathway specifically involved in prostate cancer. [More]
Type 2 diabetes drug may someday help combat breast and ovarian cancers

Type 2 diabetes drug may someday help combat breast and ovarian cancers

A drug used now to treat Type 2 diabetes may someday help beat breast and ovarian cancers, but not until researchers decode the complex interactions that in some cases help promote tumors, according to Rice University scientists. [More]

Researchers create new method to analyze big data for better predictions

Researchers at Princeton, Columbia and Harvard have created a new method to analyze big data that better predicts outcomes in health care, politics and other fields. [More]
Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Acupuncture treatments after mastectomy help women cope with post-operative symptoms

Women who had acupuncture treatments after breast cancer surgery at Abbott Northwestern Hospital had a greater reduction in pain, nausea, and anxiety and were better able to cope on the first post-operative day compared with patients who had traditional care, according to a study published in the Oncology Nursing Forum in November. [More]
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