Tag: "breast" at medical news
Drug shows activity against brain metastases
...of brain metastases in some patients with advanced breast
cancer, according to results of a clinical trial b...in combination with other drugs as a treatment for breast
cancer that has spread to the brain. Results of this study indicate that lapatinib, when given alo...
Herceptin does not increase heart failure in patients long term
...ptin) and combination chemotherapy for early-stage breast
cancer did not increase over time according to a f...sts assess the risk of heart failure in individual breast
cancer patients prior to treatment with Herceptin and chemotherapy. Their findings will be announced...
Brain-boosting pill alleviates post-chemotherapy fogginess
...tion provided relief to a small group of Rochester breast
cancer survivors who were coping with a side effec...Sixty-eight women, who had completed treatment for breast
cancer, participated in an eight-week clinical trial testing the effects of modafinil (Provigil). Al...
Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer
CHICAGO - Despite modest overall improvements in breast
cancer survival rates for women with advanced dise... (ASCO), is the first to show that improvements in breast
cancer survival only benefit white women and that the disparity between black and white breast
Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen
...radiation therapy; loss of libido, hot flashes and breast
tenderness for hormone therapy. There are no physical side effects associated with watchful waiting....
Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
..., produce unwanted side effects, such as growth of breast
tissue. "This [gabapentin] provides an immediate clinical option that has not been previously available for treatment of hot flash side effects, and it is a welcome one," Dr. Loprinzi says....
Genetic mutations identified for type of gastric cancer
...reased risk for diffuse gastric cancer and lobular breast
cancer. "The identification of CDH1 mutations offe... Newfoundland. Due to concentrations of lobular breast
cancer cases, two branches of this family had been diagnosed as having hereditary breast
cancer and ...
Tumor cell activity may provide clues for treating breast cancer in young women
DURHAM, N.C. -- When women under 50 develop breast
cancer the disease tends to be more aggressive and...th. More than 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast
cancer in 2006, and about 22 percent -- or approximately 46,000-- were under the age of 50. The num...
Exercise lowers insulin in breast cancer survivors
CHICAGONormally sedentary breast
cancer survivors who completed an exercise program...t and became more active could lower their risk of breast
cancer recurrence, scientists couldnt explain how it worked. Jennifer Ligibel, MD, of Dana-Farber,...
E/Tablet technology may provide benefits to patients, researchers
...he study was funded by Pfizer Inc. In the study, breast
cancer patients used E/Tablets to enter information about themselves and to answer survey questions about the user-friendliness of the E/Tablets. Nearly all of the patients reported that the tablets were easy to read, easy to navigate and were a comf...
MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients
...ers use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in new breast
cancer patients has found MRI to be superior to mammography in finding additional tumors in a breast
in which cancer has already been diagnosed, and in detecting new tumors in a patients supposedly hea...
Study supports activity of GEMZAR in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer
... first-line, post-surgical treatment of metastatic breast
cancer, was the subject of a study presented today...couraging results in the pre-surgical treatment of breast
cancer. The study was presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncol...
Targeted, oral agent Enzastaurin shows favorable results
... ASCO this year examined studies of enzastaurin in breast
cancer, first-line glioblastoma, ovarian and pancr... on cell signaling, proliferation and apoptosis in breast
cancer, testing in Phase I/II with radiation combination therapy for first-line treatment of gliobla...
GlaxoSmithKline honors cancer research pioneer Gianni Bonadonna with new ASCO Award and Fellowship
...translational researchers of merit in the field of breast
cancer and enable emerging investigators to undert... ground-breaking research in adjuvant treatment of breast
cancer and the development of the combination chemotherapy regimen that remains the gold-standard tr...
Susan G. Komen for the Cure and American Society of Clinical Oncology partner in national initiative
...the Cure, the worlds largest grassroots network of breast
cancer survivors and advocates, will invest $10 million over the next four years in partnership with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the worlds leading professional organization representing physicians of all oncology specialties, t...
Better insight into brain anatomical structures
...d specifically bind to receptors on the surface of breast
cancer cells. In mouse brains with breast
cancer metastases, the tumors were clearly highlighted by the antibody-coupled contrast agent. The s...
Increasing radiation dose shortens treatment time for women who choose breast sparing treatment
Radiation therapy after lumpectomy for early-stage breast
cancer can be safely delivered in higher daily dos...gical option. The curative outcome for early-stage breast
cancer is the same whether a woman chooses to have a lumpectomy or mastectomy, the removal of the en...
Intake of vitamin D and calcium associated with lower risk of breast cancer before menopause
... may have a lower risk of developing premenopausal breast
cancer, according to a report in the May 28 issue ...nimal studies have linked calcium and vitamin D to breast
cancer prevention, according to background information in the article. However, epidemiologic studie...
Drinking 4 or more cups of coffee a day may help prevent gout
...d debated for its impact on health conditions from breast
cancer to heart disease. Among its complex effects on the body, coffee or its components have been linked to lower insulin and uric acid levels on a short-term basis or cross-sectionally. These and other mechanisms suggest that coffee consumption m...
UCLA pediatrician honored with prestigious achievement award
...arasmus, and transmission of HIV infection through breast
milk. In the early days following the initial discovery of AIDS, Stiehm was a leader in the recognition of AIDS in children and in efforts to prevent the transmission of HIV from infected mothers to fetuses. He also played an instrumental role in...
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