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  • A gene whose existence was detected only a couple of years ago may increase women's risk of breast cancer when inherited in a mutated form, and may contribute to prostate cancer as well, researchers at Dana-Farber and colleagues in Finland report in a new study.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics, Genetics

  • A Dana-Farber study challenges the hypothesis that "cancer stem cells" — a small number of self-renewing cells within a tumor — are responsible for breast cancer progression and recurrence, and that wiping out these cells alone could cure the disease.

Tags: BreastCancer, StemCellTransplant

  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, has announced the appointment of Eric P. Winer, MD, a nationally known medical oncologist, researcher and educator from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical Center, as its chief scientific advisor.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Normally sedentary breast cancer survivors who completed an exercise program reduced the levels of insulin in their blood, revealing a likely link between physical activity and better outcomes, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.

Tags: BreastCancer, Exercise

  • Using a novel three-part screening process, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have identified a gene that is made inappropriately in about a third of all breast cancers. The discovery, reached in collaboration with researchers at Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, is reported in the June 15, 2007, issue of the journal Cell.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • A combination of a "targeted" therapy and chemotherapy shrank metastatic brain tumors by at least 50 percent in one-fifth of patients with aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer, according to data presented by Dana-Farber investigators at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Tags: BreastCancer, BrainTumors

  • Elevated levels of anxiety may cause women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer, to overestimate their risk of recurrence or dying from breast cancer, suggests a study led by Dana-Farber researchers.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • In a new study examining disparities in postmastectomy breast reconstruction, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber concluded that lack of patient-provider discussion may contribute to socioeconomic, age and race-related inconsistencies in the use of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

Tags: BreastCancer, Disparities

  • When a form of cancer that begins in the milk ducts of the breast invades neighboring tissue to spread to other parts of the body, the cause lies not in the tumor cells themselves but in a group of abnormal surrounding cells that cause the walls of the duct to deteriorate like a rusty pipe, according to a new study led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • Black and Hispanic women are less likely than white women to receive the radiation therapy routinely prescribed following surgery for early breast cancer, according to a study by Dana-Farber researchers.

Tags: BreastCancer, Disparities

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