Younger women may face higher costs for breast cancer treatment than older patients
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  May 21, 2017  
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 Younger women may face higher costs for breast cancer treatment than older patientsYounger women may face higher costs for breast cancer treatment than older patients
 
Younger women may face higher costs for breast cancer care than older patients at least in part because they're diagnosed when tumors are more advanced and require more aggressive treatment, a recent U.S. study suggests.
 
 
 Breast cancer cells undergo stiffening state prior to becoming malignant, study showsBreast cancer cells undergo stiffening state prior to becoming malignant, study shows
 
A study published now on Nature Communications shows that breast cancer cells undergo a stiffening state prior to acquiring malignant features and becoming invasive.
 
   Researchers develop new imaging technique to ensure complete removal of tumor during surgeryResearchers develop new imaging technique to ensure complete removal of tumor during surgery
 
Of the quarter-million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, about 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue while preserving as much healthy breast tissue as possible.
 
   New imaging technology could reduce the need for additional cancer surgeriesNew imaging technology could reduce the need for additional cancer surgeries
 
Engineers at the Optical Imaging Laboratory led by Caltech's Lihong Wang have developed an imaging technology that could help surgeons removing breast cancer lumps confirm that they have cut out the entire tumor--reducing the need for additional surgeries.
 
 Paxman to showcase FDA approved scalp cooler for chemotherapy induced alopecia at ASCO
 
Paxman to showcase FDA approved scalp cooler for chemotherapy induced alopecia at ASCOA pioneering scalp cooling treatment that prevents alopecia in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy will be showcased at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for the first time since gaining FDA clearance.
 
 
 Researchers identify DNA repair deficiency in many types of solid tumors
 
Researchers identify DNA repair deficiency in many types of solid tumorsA new investigation of more than 48,000 stored tumor samples finds evidence of a key deficiency in a repair mechanism designed to keep DNA from being mutated and causing cancer.