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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...

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...

Breast cancer cells outsmart the immune system and thrive

Scientists discovered a new way breast cancer cells dodge the immune system and promote tumor growth, providing a fresh treatment target in the fight against the disease. While comparable mechanisms to avoid the immune system have been identified in...

Early investigations promising for detecting metastatic breast cancer cells

Research by engineers and cancer biologists at Virginia Tech indicate that using specific silicon microdevices might provide a new way to screen breast cancer cells' ability to metastasize. An image of their work provided to Biomaterials was s...

High dietary fat, cholesterol linked to increased risk of breast cancer

(PHILADELPHIA) Elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet play an important role in the growth and spread of breast cancer, say researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson. The study, published in the Janua...

Peptide delivers 1-2 punch to breast cancer in pre-clinical study

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) have discovered what may become a new weapon in the fight against breast cancer. For the first time, a peptide found in blood and tissue has been shown to i...

Penn researchers identify potential target for breast cancer therapy

PHILADELPHIA -- Overexpression or hyperactivation of ErbB cell-surface receptors drives the growth of many breast cancers. Drugs, like Herceptin, that block the receptors' signals halt tumor progression in some patients. However, not all pati...

UGA researchers identify key enzyme that regulates the early growth of...

Athens, Ga. ¬¬-- New University of Georgia research, published this week in the early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found that blocking the action of an enzyme called GnT-V significantly delays t...

Fat stem cells safe for breast reconstruction when cancer is dormant,...

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 15 -- Fat-derived stem cells can be safely used to aid reconstruction of breast tissue after mastectomy as long as there is no evidence of active cancer, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine....

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