News tagged ‘BreastCancer’ clear
- 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
- The new van features digital imaging to provide more accurate breast cancer screenings to women in Boston-area communities.
- Wendy Chen, MD, MPH, a breast cancer expert at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute helps tackles some of the myths and misconceptions about breast cancer risk. She answers some of the more common questions, explains the studies behind the answers, and provides risk-lowering tips.
Tags: BreastCancer, Nutrition, PatientEducation, Prevention
- 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
- Eating red meat during adolescence might heighten risk of
breast cancer New study is the first prospective study to show a
connection between a diet high in red meat during adolescence and the
development of pre-menopausal breast cancer.
- 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
- Scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their colleagues have found a genetic marker that predicts which aggressive "triple negative" breast cancers and certain ovarian cancers will likely respond to platinum-based chemotherapies.
Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer, Genomics, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers
- 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.
- Younger women are more likely to be diagnosed with later-stage breast
cancer, and treatment may affect fertility. Dana-Farber's specialized
program addresses the unique needs of these patients.
- Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, and colleagues identified a network of growth-spurring genes that drive stem-like breast cancer cells enriched in triple-negative breast tumors.
Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics
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