New 7-gene test strategy could improve life expectancy for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer
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  April 19, 2017  
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 New 7-gene test strategy could improve life expectancy for women at risk of hereditary breast cancerNew 7-gene test strategy could improve life expectancy for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer
 
Value in Health, the official journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, announced today the publication of new research indicating that testing for variants in 7 cancer-associated genes (versus the usual process of testing in just 2 genes) followed by risk-reduction management could cost-effectively improve life expectancy for women at risk of hereditary breast cancer.
 
 
 Strawberry extract can inhibit spread of breast cancer cells, mice study showsStrawberry extract can inhibit spread of breast cancer cells, mice study shows
 
A study by European and Latin American researchers has shown that strawberry extract can inhibit the spread of laboratory-grown breast cancer cells, even when they are inoculated in female mice to induce tumours.
 
   Positive emotion intervention improves health in people newly diagnosed with HIVPositive emotion intervention improves health in people newly diagnosed with HIV
 
When individuals recently diagnosed with HIV were coached to practice skills to help them experience positive emotions, the result was less HIV in their blood and lower antidepressant use, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
 
 Scalp cooling technology to fight cancer causing alopecia (hair loss) approved by the FDA
 
Scalp cooling technology to fight cancer causing alopecia (hair loss) approved by the FDAPaxman Coolers Limited announced today that The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the company to market the Paxman Scalp Cooling System, a scalp cooling technology that was developed by a British family to reduce hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
 
 
 Bacteriophages may help combat antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'
 
Bacteriophages may help combat antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'Viruses that specifically kill bacteria, called bacteriophages, might one day help solve the growing problem of bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotic treatment.