News tagged ‘BreastCancer’ clear
- 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.
- 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.
- Dana-Farber's Judy Garber, MD, MPH, an internationally recognized leader in clinical and translational research on breast cancer, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.
Tags: BreastCancer, Honors, Genetics
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Women being treated with breast cancer drugs known as aromatase inhibitors can markedly ease the joint pain associated with the drugs by engaging in moderate daily exercise, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Yale University investigators report in a study to be presented during the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Tags: BreastCancer, Exercise
- 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
- 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
- The new van features digital imaging to provide more accurate breast cancer screenings to women in Boston-area communities.
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