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Research advances breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction surgery will become both safer and more realistic thanks to research led by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia.
Professor Dietmar W. Hutmacher from QUT’s Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation…

Breast cancer survivors at higher risk for falls

St. Louis, MO, March 4, 2011 — The combined effects of chemotherapy and endocrine therapy may increase the risk of bone fractures in breast cancer survivors. In a study scheduled for publication in the April issue of the Archives of Physical Medic…

Time to raise how many mammograms radiologists must read?

Radiologists who interpret more mammograms and spend some time reading diagnostic mammograms do better at determining which suspicious breast lesions are cancer, according to a new report published online on February 22 and in print in the Apr…

Protein fuels inflammation in pancreatic and breast tumors

Separate studies published online on February 21 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org) identify a protein that drives tumor-promoting inflammation in pancreatic and breast tumors.
Inflammatory reactions come in several flavors –…

Overabundance of protein expands breast cancer stem cells

HOUSTON – An essential protein for normal stem cell renewal also promotes the growth of breast cancer stem cells when it’s overproduced in those cells, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the February editi…