Breast Cancer - 3D mammograms increasing in popularity for breast cancer screening in the USA
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  July 8, 2019  
  Breast Cancer  
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#ALT# Targeting the Estrogen Receptor in Breast Cancer

Estrogen is commonly referred to as a sex hormone due to its key role in the development of secondary sex characteristics and the regulation of the female reproductive system. However, its effects are much more wide-reaching, impacting the immune and cardiovascular systems, bone density and metabolic processes.

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   3D mammograms increasing in popularity for breast cancer screening in the USA3D mammograms increasing in popularity for breast cancer screening in the USA
 
More and more women are undergoing 3D mammograms for breast cancer screening in the US, with rates increasing from 13 percent to 43 percent between 2015 and 2017, according to a new study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal. The study claims that the new technology digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is more effective than 2D mammograms.
 
   Unhealthy gut microbiome may make breast cancers more aggressive finds studyUnhealthy gut microbiome may make breast cancers more aggressive finds study
 
A new study from the researchers at the University of Virginia Cancer Center connects an unhealthy gut microbiome with breast cancer that can become invasive and spread to other organs faster. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal Cancer Research.
 
 New genetic marker linked to higher risk of premenopausal breast cancer
 
New genetic marker linked to higher risk of premenopausal breast cancerUniversity of Alberta researchers have added a new genetic marker to the breast cancer map, helping to expand the list of genetic mutations clinicians can watch for in cancer screenings.
 
 
 Researchers develop DNA nanorobots that target breast cancer cells
 
Researchers develop DNA nanorobots that target breast cancer cellsAccording to the Mayo Clinic, about 20% of breast cancers make abnormally high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2).
 
 
 Women of color may face elevated risks of developing triple-negative breast cancer
 
Women of color may face elevated risks of developing triple-negative breast cancerA new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, shows that women of color and young women may face elevated risks of developing triple-negative breast cancers, which are often aggressive and do not respond to hormone therapy or targeted therapy.
 
 
 New telementoring program seeks to improve quality of care for breast cancer patients
 
New telementoring program seeks to improve quality of care for breast cancer patientsA new program led by The University of Kansas Cancer Center seeks to improve community oncology providers' knowledge of genetic testing in breast cancer patients, as well as provide tools to allow genetic counseling and testing to be incorporated in their clinical practice.
 
 
 New EU-funded research project aims to fight breast cancer
 
New EU-funded research project aims to fight breast cancerThe ability to control key forces that drive biological functioning would be a boon for a number of medical fields. With a focus on breast cancer, an EU-funded project is bringing together different research communities to work towards understanding and controlling cellular mechanics.
 
 
 National effort to document intricate cell types and states in breast cancer tissues
 
National effort to document intricate cell types and states in breast cancer tissuesUniversity of California, Irvine researchers will lead an unprecedented national effort to document the intricate cell types and states in breast tissue that underlie cancer.