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Fox Chase researchers uncover new risk factors for brain metastases in...

SAN ANTONIO, TEX. (December 9, 2010) -- -- Nearly one-fifth of all metastatic breast cancer patients develop brain metastases and have significantly shorter overall survival than patients who do not have brain involvement. One way to improve the ...

The most aggressive forms of breast cancer elude cellular control mechanisms...

About 30% of breast cancer patients have tumours that show rapid growth and invasion through the body. A common denominator in all of these cases is the presence of a large number of Her2 proteins in tumour cellular membranes. Consequently, these ag...

Erythropoietin counteracts breast cancer treatment with herceptin

HOUSTON - Red-blood-cell-boosting drugs used to treat anemia may undermine breast cancer treatment with Herceptin, a targeted therapy that blocks the cancer-promoting HER2 protein, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...

Study sheds light on aromatase inhibitor joint pain syndrome

Breast cancer patients are more likely to have joint pain from taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) if they have advanced stage cancer, according to a study presented at the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting, held Nov. 7-11, in Atlanta....

Breast cancer patients prefer silicone over saline implants after mastectomy

A new study has found that women who receive silicone implants after a double mastectomy are more satisfied with their breasts than women who receive saline implants. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer S...

Fox Chase researchers identify risk factors for the spread of breast...

SAN DIEGO, CA (November 1, 2010) -- Breast cancer, one of the most prevalent cancers in women, afflicts an additional 200,000 women each year and causes about 40,000 deaths annually. The disease often extends to neighboring lymph nodes, in part, thr...

Women fight the effects of chemotherapy long after treatment ends

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For some women, the effects of breast cancer, the most common cancer affecting women, do not end when they leave the hospital. Now, researchers in the University of Missouri School of Health Professions have studied the lives of...

Identifying subsets of patients who will respond to subsequent lines of...

In a study presented at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), Dr Giovanni Bernardo from Fondazione Maugeri in Pavia, Italy, presented results that suggested it may be possible to identify subsets of metastatic brea...

‘Chemobrain’ for real in breast cancer patients

Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center have published the first report using imaging to show that changes...

Partners of breast cancer patients are at risk of developing mood...

A new analysis finds that men whose partners have breast cancer are at increased risk of developing mood disorders that are so severe...

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