breast cancer patients

Green vegetables vital for breast cancer patients


April 5th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Women diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to survive if they eat up their greens, a study suggests.A Chinese study has found a link between ... Read more...

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Squamous cell cancer on the rise in India


March 29th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Squamous cell cancer, a type of esophageal cancer, is on rise in India as more people are getting addicted to tobacco, a leading cancer specialist said ... Read more...

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Gene test may bring safe chemotherapy


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Doctors have discovered a way of identifying breast cancer patients likely to suffer life-threatening side effects from chemotherapy, the Daily Mail reported Friday.Their research could eventually ... Read more...

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Awareness key to beating breast cancer, say experts (Feb 4 is World Cancer Day)


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) In India, almost 80 percent of breast cancer patients are in an advanced stage when they come to a hospital, say doctors. Among the prime ... Read more...

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Alarming rise in cancer cases in India: Expert


January 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Jan 27 (IANS) India is not yet prepared to fight cancer despite the nation adding about a million new patients annually, warns a top healthcare expert."The number of cancer ... Read more...

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12,000 walk in Dubai for breast cancer awareness


October 29th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 29 (IANS) A massive crowd of 12,000 people walked for over three km in Dubai to help spread awareness about breast cancer and provide support to patients.Breast cancer ... Read more...

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Drug counters bone-damaging effects of breast cancer medication


October 10th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) An osteoporosis drug counteracts the bone damaging side-effects of some breast cancer medications.The study indicates that some breast cancer patients could take zoledronic acid in addition ... Read more...

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Exercise can cut risk of cancer returning


August 8th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Regular exercise can cut by 40 percent the risk of cancer returning, say experts. Breast cancer patients who work out have more than a 40 percent ... Read more...

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Indian enterprise to set up $30 mn cancer centre in Ethiopia


July 24th, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ethiopia, July 24 (IANS) An Indian healthcare enterprise plans to construct a cancer care centre in Ethiopia at a cost of over $30 million.Dinesh Madhavan, marketing director of HealthCare Global ... Read more...

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Flaxseed no cure for hot flashes during menopause


June 6th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Flaxseed provides no benefit in easing hot flashes like sweating and rapid heartbeat among breast cancer patients and postmenopausal women.The placebo-controlled study, conducted by Mayo Clinic ... Read more...

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Silencing ‘hedgehog’ molecule halts cancer


June 6th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) Breast cancer cells are known to create the conditions for their own survival by communicating their needs to the healthy cells surrounding them.Now researchers have identified ... Read more...

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Drugs to cure breast cancer could be available in 5 years


May 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 04 (ANI): British scientists have identified three key breast cancer genes in a breakthrough likened to finding gold in Trafalgar Square.The discovery could save thousands of lives a year by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Personalized cancer medicine now a step closer to reality


April 16th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have come one step closer to personalized cancer medicine.Identifying gene mutations in cancer patients to predict clinical outcome has been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cheap diabetes drug could help fight breast cancer


April 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) A low cost diabetes drug could benefit breast cancer sufferers. Anthony Howell, director of the breakthrough breast cancer research unit at the University of Manchester, said: ... Read more...

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Soy food safe for breast cancer survivors


April 6th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that soy food consumption does not increase the risk of cancer recurrence or death among survivors of breast cancer.Researchers investigated the association between ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Possible clues to tamoxifen resistance in breast cancer patients found


March 31st, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer patients who become resistant to tamoxifen may have low levels of a protein called Rho GDI-alpha.Women whose tumors have estrogen ... Read more...

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Worrying about breast cancer returning can hit women’s quality of life


March 28th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 28 (ANI): Some women with early stage breast cancer are vulnerable to excessive worrying about cancer recurrence, according to a new study.The study also indicates that worrying about cancer recurrence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic pathways involved in breast cancer identified


March 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a genetic pathway that affects the development of breast cancer.The discovery could help predict which patients are at risk of relapse for the disease.By studying ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scalp cooling cap may help patients undergoing chemotherapy keep hair


February 25th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center will conduct a feasibility study to test the use of a scalp cooling device that breast cancer patients will wear while undergoing ... Read more...

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New technology could serve as a future cancer predisposition test


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technology that detects distinct genetic changes differentiating cancer patients from healthy individuals and could serve as a future cancer predisposition test.The research team, ... Read more...

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Key culprit in breast cancer metastasis identified


February 17th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the key culprit in breast cancer metastasis.When doctors discover high concentrations of regulatory T cells ... Read more...

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Few women seek help for sexual issues following cancer treatment


February 15th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A survey has found that many women who survive breast and gynecologic cancers want medical help for their sexual issues, but most do not get it.The poll of ... Read more...

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New test to better predict breast cancer outcomes discovered


January 28th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene signature that can accurately predict which breast cancer patients are at risk of relapse, thereby sparing those who are not from the burdens ... Read more...

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Anti-estrogen medication ‘cuts risk of dying from lung cancer’


January 24th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): Tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen breast cancer medication, may reduce an individual's risk of death from lung cancer, says a new study.The research supports the hypothesis that there is a ... Read more...

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Pakistan could see rise in breast cancer cases


January 23rd, 2011 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) Pakistan could face an increase in the number of breast cancer patients in the future because of the unhealthy lifestyle led by most women as well as late ... Read more...

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Strong social support benefits breast cancer patients


January 21st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new research has suggested that breast cancer patients who have a strong social support system in the first year after diagnosis are less likely to die or ... Read more...

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Avoidable breast cancer risk factors identified


January 19th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study by scientists at the German Cancer Research Center has identified avoidable breast cancer risk factors.The research team, led by Karen Steindorf and Jenny Chang-Claude, has ... Read more...

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Breast cancer patients with diabetes ‘50pc more likely to die’


January 19th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A comprehensive review of research, conducted by Johns Hopkins physicians, has found that breast cancer patients are nearly 50 percent more likely to die of any cause if ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New genetic signatures of breast cancer drug resistance identified


January 11th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): Researchers have identified more than 30 breast cancer gene targets-including several novel genes-that are involved in drug resistance to a leading chemotherapy treatment.The study conducted by Josh LaBaer's ... Read more...

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Personality traits affect quality of life following breast reconstruction


January 4th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that certain personality traits are linked to higher quality-of-life scores in breast cancer patients, who undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy.Dr. Silvio Bellino and colleagues of ... Read more...

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Key info about breast cancer risk can be found in ‘junk’ DNA


December 17th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientist have discovered that a new genetic biomarker, which indicates an increased risk for developing breast cancer, can be found in an individual's "junk" (non-coding) DNA.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Breast cancer among pregnant women on rise


December 13th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Breast cancer rates among pregnant women are on the rise, warns an expert. The diagnosis of the disease in expectant mothers leads to a terrible dilemma as the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New imaging technique may reduce lymphedema in breast cancer patients


December 13th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Scientists have used a new imaging technique that may help in reducing lymphedema in breast cancer patients by 55 percent.Researchers at the Mayo Clinic reported that integrating single ... Read more...

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Treatment of pregnant breast cancer patients shouldn’t be delayed


December 13th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Lead researcher of the German Breast Group has suggested that treatment of breast cancer should not be delayed just because the women is pregnant.Based on study results detailing ... Read more...

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Novel imaging technique may cut lymphedema in breast cancer patients


December 12th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Oncologists have pointed out that integrating single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with the computerized tomography (CT) scans may offer breast cancer patients substantial protection against lymphedema.The ... Read more...

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