Breast Cancer - New, altered form of prolactin receptor found to drive breast cancer
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 New way to enhance treatment outcomes for breast cancerNew way to enhance treatment outcomes for breast cancer
 
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall. Although it can now be treated with drugs, many of these drugs mysteriously stop working after some time, causing a relapse.
 
   New, altered form of prolactin receptor found to drive breast cancerNew, altered form of prolactin receptor found to drive breast cancer
 
Prolactin is a hormone that has long been thought to play an important role in breast development and growth, as well as milk production during pregnancy.
 
   3D-mammography reduces the number of breast cancer cases diagnosed between routine screenings3D-mammography reduces the number of breast cancer cases diagnosed between routine screenings
 
3D-mammography reduces the number of breast cancer cases diagnosed in the period between routine screenings, when compared with traditional mammography, according to a large study from Lund University in Sweden. The results are published in the journalRadiology.
 
 Systematic review: Exposure to endocrine-disruptors could elevate breast cancer risk
 
Systematic review: Exposure to endocrine-disruptors could elevate breast cancer riskExposure to certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals could elevate the risk of breast cancer, according to a new comprehensive systematic review of epidemiological research.
 
 
 Researchers hope to make estrogen therapy a more accessible treatment for breast cancer patients
 
Researchers hope to make estrogen therapy a more accessible treatment for breast cancer patientsResearchers at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) hope to make estrogen therapy a more accessible treatment option for breast cancer patients who could benefit from it.
 
 
 Study identifies a pair of microRNA molecules that maintain the population of cancerous stem cells
 
Study identifies a pair of microRNA molecules that maintain the population of cancerous stem cellsA research team from Italy has discovered a pair of microRNA molecules that assist in maintaining a population of cancerous stem cells that fuel the growth of breast cancers and trigger tumor relapse after treatment.
 
 
 Deep learning algorithms improve diagnostic performance of breast ultrasound
 
Deep learning algorithms improve diagnostic performance of breast ultrasoundUltrasound is widely used to detect breast cancer early, but misdiagnosis of benign lesions as malignant tumors sometimes leads to unnecessary biopsies.