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Researchers pinpoint genetic pathways involved in breast cancer

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Using recent advances in genomics, researchers have uncovered a genetic pathway that affects the development of breast cancer, work that could help predict which patients are at risk of relapse for the disease. By st...

6-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants, NIH study...

Giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of HIV transmission to the infants at age 6 months compared with giving infants the drug daily for six weeks, acco...

An appeal to the caregiving values of rural women for breast...

KNOXVILLE, TN -- March 2, 2011 -- In an effort to develop strategies for breast health awareness in rural populations researchers asked the question, "What message strategies will motivate Appalachian women to attend to breast health issues and...

Study finds breast cancer incidence rates no longer declining in US...

ATLANTA -- February 28, 2011 -- A sharp decline in breast cancer incidence rates among non-Hispanic white women in the U.S. after a dramatic drop in the use of postmenopausal hormone therapy did not continue through 2007, according to a new study f...

Protein and microRNA block cellular transition vital to metastasis

HOUSTON - Like a bounty hunter returning escapees to custody, a cancer-fighting gene converts organ cells that change into highly mobile stem cells back to their original, stationary state, researchers report online at Nature Cell Biology. ...

Multiple childbirth linked to increased risk of rare, aggressive ‘triple-negative’ breast...

SEATTLE -- Full-term pregnancy has long been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, but a new study finds that the more times a woman gives birth, the higher her risk of "triple-negative" breast cancer, a relatively uncommon but particula...

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...

UT Southwestern launches clinical trial for treatment of breast cancer using...

DALLAS -- Feb. 15, 2011 -- Breast-cancer patient Kristin Wiginton is the first to be treated at UT Southwestern Medical Center with high-beam radiation using the Accuray CyberKnife System, which offers improved cosmetic results, less radiation exp...

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