breast cancers

Fatty diet during pregnancy may cause cancer in offspring


September 12th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Pregnant women who gorge on fatty foods may increase the chances of their daughters and even grand-daughters developing breast cancer in later life, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Twin viruses linked to prostate cancer


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) Two common viruses linked to human cancers are both present and may even be collaborating with each other in most male prostate cancers.A new research has ... Read more...

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This drug can reduce breast cancer recurrence


September 27th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) Zoledronic acid, a group of drugs, tried out on breast cancers among post-menopausal women has shown promising results.Mainly used to treat osteoporosis, zoledronic acid is also ... Read more...

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Red wine’s benefits for heart overestimated?


September 20th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Red wine, popularly touted as a remedy for a host of medical condtions, has no protective qualities to prevent heart disease, says a new study."In particular, ... Read more...

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Cuba launches world’s first lung cancer retardant


September 7th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) Cuba has launched the world's first therapeutic drug against lung cancer.The drug CimaVax-EGF comes following a 25-year research into tobacco smoking related diseases by ... 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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Preventive use of breast cancer drugs urged


March 28th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) Up to one in 10 women could benefit from anti-cancer treatments such as tamoxifen even before they show signs of the disease. But there are concerns ... Read more...

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Ready-to-eat meat contains few cancerous compounds


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Good news for meat lovers: Most ready-to-eat meat products contain very few cancerous compounds, according to Kansas State University research.J. Scott Smith, professor of food chemistry, and ... Read more...

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Ready-to-eat meat foods largely free of carcinogens


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Prefer eating a hot dog than enjoying some rotisserie chicken as a new research says that hot dogs as well as pepperoni and deli meats ... Read more...

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Diamonds may help fight hard-to-treat cancers


March 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Diamonds are considered women's best friend, but it could soon become a cancer patient's best friend too- thanks to a new study.Researchers from the Northwestern University in ... Read more...

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Obesity could increase aggressive breast cancer risk


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): New research has found that obese women who do not exercise are more likely to get one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancers, suggests a study.The ... Read more...

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Multiple childbirth linked to increased risk of ‘triple-negative’ breast cancer


February 25th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has found that the more times a woman gives birth, the higher her risk of 'triple-negative' breast cancer, a relatively uncommon but particularly aggressive subtype ... 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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Red wine makes cancer drug more potent


February 15th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 15 (IANS) Resveratrol, a compound which gives red wine its colour, makes breast cancer drug rapamycin more potent.Lab tests found the ingredient can prevent cancer cells from developing resistance to ... Read more...

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Red wine compound ‘can give a boost to breast cancer treatment’


February 15th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that resveratrol - a compound found in red wine - when combined with rapamycin can have a tumor-suppressing effect on breast cancer cells that are ... Read more...

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Hot flushes tied to lower risk of breast cancer


January 26th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have shown that women who have experienced hot flushes and other symptoms of menopause may have a ... 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...

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How progesterone and estrogen increase breast cancer risk


January 19th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered how the hormones progesterone and estrogen interact to increase cell growth in normal mammary cells and mammary cancers.The novel finding may explain why postmenopausal women ... Read more...

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New potential target for breast cancer therapy identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Researchers have identified a potential target for breast cancer therapy.Overexpression or hyperactivation of ErbB cell-surface receptors drives the growth of many breast cancers. Drugs, like Herceptin, that block ... Read more...

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Depression drug may relieve pain from breast cancer treatment


December 13th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug usually used to treat depression and anxiety disorder helped in reducing joint and muscle pain linked with a breast cancer ... Read more...

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Depression drug may ease pain from breast cancer treatment: Study


December 12th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 12 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug, commonly used to treat depression and anxiety disorder, can effectively reduce joint and muscle pain associated with a breast cancer treatment.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Vitamin D, sun exposure cuts breast cancer risk


December 12th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) A diet that combines Vitamin D with plenty of sunlight can reduce breast cancer risk in women by 43 percent. A new study of 70,000 women conducted ... Read more...

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Trio of drugs may help fight ‘triple negative’ breast cancer


December 11th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 11 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have tested a blend of three drugs that could treat so called triple negative breast cancer.Women with such cancers lack all ... Read more...

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Sporadic breast cancers linked to ineffective DNA repair systems


November 30th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has revealed that breast cancers that arise sporadically, rather than through inheritance of certain genes, likely start with defects of DNA repair mechanisms that allow ... Read more...

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Women can ‘inherit breast cancer from mother’s or father’s side’


October 25th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women at risk of breast cancer miss out on tests and early diagnosis because their father's family's health history is disregarded.Canadian researchers ... Read more...

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Oestrogen therapy ’causes ovarian cancer to grow five times faster’


October 21st, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that oestrogen therapy used by menopausal women causes a type of ovarian cancer to grow five times faster.Researchers at the University of Colorado ... Read more...

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Postmenopausal hormone therapy ‘ups breast cancer risk’


October 20th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Use of estrogen plus progestin among postmenopausal women is associated with an increased incidence of more advanced breast cancers and with a higher risk of deaths attributable to ... Read more...

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Vegetable intake linked to decreased breast cancer risk


October 13th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Scientists have found that women with high vegetable intake are less likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer than women with low vegetable intake.Investigators of the Boston University ... Read more...

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Evidence of unusual drug-resistant breast tumours found


October 9th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 09 (ANI): Scientists have found how gene expression that contributes to drug resistance is ramped up in unusual types of breast tumours.The findings by the researchers at the University of ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for some breast cancers discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new therapeutic target for some breast cancers.A protein that pumps calcium out of cells also moonlights as a signal to get massive quantities of ... Read more...

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Oz scientists make breast cancer breakthrough with protein discovery


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): Making a huge breakthrough in potential breast cancer treatment, Australia's Brisbane-based researchers have found that the concentration of a protein that moves calcium into a specific area ... Read more...

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How HRT and the Pill can lead to breast cancer


September 30th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): Synthetic sex hormones called progestins used in hormone replacement therapy, HRT, and in contraceptives can increase the risk of breast cancers, say experts.And now medical researchers at the ... Read more...

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Now, a disposable device to identify aggressive breast cancers


September 29th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new disposable device based on advances in microfluidics that may help identify advanced breast cancer patients who are candidates for therapy with the drug ... Read more...

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Preventive mastectomies pay off for some women


September 4th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 4 (ANI): A long-term study of women who are genetically prone to breast or ovarian cancer has shown that those who undergo major preventive surgeries had a reduced risk of ... Read more...

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