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Alcohol can triple original dose of medicine


July 27th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Always avoid alcohol while taking certain medicines because it actually triples the original dose, warn researchers.Lab experiments have demonstrated how alcohol made several drugs up to ... Read more...

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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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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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Taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer can save lives and cut medical costs


March 14th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): A new research has revealed that tamoxifen, taken by certain women as a preventive measure against breast cancer, saves lives and money.The study's results suggest that the ... 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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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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Cough syrup may help predict breast cancer drug’s effectiveness


November 20th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): Researchers have found that giving cough syrup to breast cancer patients might reveal on how well they will respond to a vital drug.Women often respond differently to Tamoxifen, ... 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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Why Tamoxifen fails to work on some breast cancer patients


February 24th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 24 (ANI): British scientists have revealed that they have found why some women suffering from breast cancer do not respond to treatment by the drug Tamoxifen.According to them, the drug ... Read more...

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Popular anti-depressant interferes with breast cancer treatment


February 9th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 9 (ANI): Taking a popular anti-depressant could slash chances of survival for women battling breast cancer, says a new study.Seroxat can interfere with a key breast cancer drug, say experts.Women ... Read more...

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Jennifer Lyon Of “Survivor” Passes Away Of Breast Cancer


January 21st, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Oregon, Jan 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jennifer Lyon, a former contestant of the "Palau" leg of the popular reality show, "Survivor", passed away at the premature age of 37. She had ... Read more...

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Chemo plus tamoxifen beneficial for some breast cancer patients


December 11th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): While a landmark study by the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) claimed that chemotherapy combined with tamoxifen could be beneficial for postmenopausal breast cancer patients, another study has claimed ... Read more...

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High-risk women hesitant to take breast cancer preventive drug


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new American study has found that women with high-risk of breast cancer are often reluctant to take the preventive drug tamoxifen.A team at the University of Michigan ... Read more...

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Study finds breast cancer changes with spread


November 4th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): Almost 40 percent of breast cancer tumours change form as they spread, according to a UK study.This, according to Breakthrough Breast Cancer scientists in Edinburgh, could mean that ... Read more...

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Breast cancer medication may have side effects


September 21st, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Three drugs that reduce a woman's chance of getting breast cancer have also been shown to cause adverse effects, according to a new report. The report is based on ... Read more...

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3 drugs found to reduce breast cancer risk, have distinct side effects


September 16th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Three drugs have been found to cut women's chances of contracting breast cancer, but each of them has distinct potential harms of its own, says a report.Issued ... Read more...

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Long-term tamoxifen use may up aggressive breast cancer risk


August 26th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Tamoxifen drug, commonly used for treating breast cancer, can actually increase the severity of the disease, finds a new study.The researchers showed that long-term tamoxifen use increases risk ... Read more...

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Breakthrough discovery may help develop breast cancer drug within 2yrs


August 25th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): British scientists have made a major breakthrough in search of a cure for breast cancer, and may develop a drug within two years to beat the life threatening ... Read more...

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Breast cancer drug effective against life-threatening fungal infections too


July 21st, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A drug used to prevent breast cancer recurrence has been found to show promise in fighting life-threatening fungal infections common in immune-compromised patients, such as infants born prematurely ... Read more...

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Majority of breast cancer patients take antioxidants despite likely risk


June 8th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): A large number of women with breast cancer go for antioxidant supplements while undergoing cancer treatment, despite the possible side-effects of the practice remain unknown, according to a ... Read more...

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Popular breast cancer drug could make disease more aggressive


December 4th, 2008 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): For some women, a leading breast cancer drug, called Tamoxifen, could make the disease more aggressive, according to scientists.Considered as a gold standard" for breast cancer ... Read more...

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Study to determine black cohoshs safety for breast cancer patients


October 8th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A researcher from the University of Missouri will conduct a study to determine how black cohosh - an herbal supplement often used to relieve hot flashes in ... Read more...

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New inhibitors of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells identified


June 17th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Researchers from University of Illinois, Colorado and North Carolina have identified some compounds that may inhibit the growth of estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells, thus opening up new ... Read more...

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Breast cancer patients with wild-type gene may benefit more from tamoxifen


April 30th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Breast cancer patients carrying a specific wild-type gene called may derive greater benefits from tamoxifen than women without it, according to a new study.The study showed that ... Read more...

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Acupuncture eases hot flushes in breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen


April 19th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Acupuncture can effectively ease hot flushes among women taking anti-oestrogen tamoxifen after breast cancer surgery, says a new study.Mrs Jill Hervik, a physiotherapist and acupuncturist at the ... Read more...

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Genes that cause drug resistance and aggressiveness in breast cancer identified


April 14th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 14 (ANI): Dutch researchers have identified a novel set of seven genes that causes drug resistance and aggressiveness in the most common form of breast cancer, and may ... Read more...

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Oestrogen shows promise as treatment for schizophrenia


March 19th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, Mar 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre at Monash University led by an Indian origin boffin have found that Oestrogen patches could be used to reduce the ... Read more...

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Breast cancer more aggressive among obese women


March 14th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): A new study has found that breast cancer can turn out to be more aggressive among obese women.The study, led by Dr Massimo Cristofanilli, associate professor of ... Read more...

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Obese women tend to develop more aggressive breast cancers


March 14th, 2008 - 3:50 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Overweight and obese women tend to develop more aggressive breast cancers with lower survival rates, according to a report in the latest issue of Clinical Cancer Research. "The ... Read more...

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Researchers link breast cancer recurrence to high levels of estrogen


March 6th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 6 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have shown that breast cancer recurrence post treatment is associated with high levels of estrogen in the blood.The team found ... Read more...

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Cancer drug may help treat manic bipolar disorder


March 4th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by admin
London, March 4 (IANS) Tamoxifen, a drug typically used in treating breast cancer, could possibly decrease symptoms of mania in cases of bipolar depression too, a new study contends. A low-key, three-week ... Read more...

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Researchers make breakthrough in breast cancer treatment


January 19th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Tenovus Centre for Cancer Research at Cardiff University have made a breakthrough in breast cancer treatment by inhibiting the activity of a certain protein that ... Read more...

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Chemotherapy and tamoxifen separately cut breast cancer recurrence risk


December 26th, 2007 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that in breast cancer patients, chemotherapy and tamoxifen separately, may reduce the risk of recurrence of breast cancer for at least 10 ... Read more...

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White women take supplemental breast cancer therapy more often than African-Americans


November 14th, 2007 - 1:49 am ICT by admin
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