Breast Cancer

Weight training programs help breast cancer patients recover faster

Weight training programs help breast cancer patients recover fasterWashington, Feb. 16 - A new study has found that breast cancer survivors can reap benefits of weight training programs.

Through that study, researchers at Florida State University and other institutions found that if you put female breast cancer survivors on a weight training program and fed them prunes, they could at least maintain their current levels of muscle mass and bone density.

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Undergoing double mastectomy like Jolie could save many women with breast cancer risk

Undergoing double mastectomy like Jolie could save many women with breast cancer riskLondon, Feb 12 : Following Angelina Jolie's example, who had both her breasts removed last year to cut her breast cancer risk, can save many lives of women with the risk.

One year on, new evidence has emerged of the procedure's benefits for women with a breast cancer gene mutation, which once again raises questions over how strongly it should be recommended for high risk women.

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Now, tumeric powder drug to help beat breast cancer

Now, tumeric powder drug to help beat breast cancerLondon, Feb 11 : Researchers have developed revolutionary new drugs from a common kitchen ingredient like tumeric to help beat breast cancer.

According to a new study at the University of Louisville, curcumin, a spice used in the preparation of tumeric powder, reduced the size of tumours in mice by a third while slowing the reproduction rate of rogue cells, the Daily Express reported.

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Smoking may increase breast cancer risk

Smoking may increase breast cancer riskNew York, Feb 10 : Young women who smoke have a significantly higher risk of developing most common type of breast cancer, a study shows.

The majority of recent studies evaluating the relationship between smoking and breast cancer risk among young women have found that smoking is linked with an increased risk.

The present study, published in the online journal Cancer, evaluates the risks according to different subtypes of breast cancer.

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More exercise can lower mortality in breast cancer survivors: Study

More exercise can lower mortality in breast cancer survivors: StudyWashington, Jan 30 - Breast cancer survivors, who meet the exercise regimen recommendations of 2.5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity per week, sufficiently lower their risk of mortality.

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Key protein behind breast cancer's spread to brain

Key protein behind breast cancer's spread to brainNew York, Jan 7 - In a major breakthrough, a cancer-research team has identified a protein that may be the crucial reason behind breast cancer spreading to the brain.

Using cell models, the researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that breast cancer cells harness a protein called alphaB-crystallin to help them stick to endothelial cells that line the small blood vessels in the brain.

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High sugar ups risk of breast cancer

High sugar ups risk of breast cancerNew York, Dec 19 - If you are obese or diabetic and have not yet had your breasts examined, it’s time to visit the doctor.

Scientists have now discovered why high blood sugar coupled with diseases such as obesity and diabetes can raise the risk of breast and other cancers.

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High cholesterol fuels growth and spread of breast cancer

High cholesterol fuels growth and spread of breast cancer Washington, Dec 15 - A new study has revealed that in patients with high cholesterol, the presence of a certain molecule that mimics the structure of estrogen may lead to increased tumor growth, and inhibit the effects of common estrogen-blocking cancer therapies.

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Breast cancer drug halves disease risk in post-menopausal women

Breast CancerLondon, Dec. 13 - A new study has shown that taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole for five years reduces the chances of developing the disease in high risk post-menopausal women by 53 percent compared with women who took a placebo.

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BRCA-negative results may 'not always' imply reduced breast cancer risk

BRCA-negative results may 'not always' imply reduced breast cancer riskWashington, Dec 01 - A new study has found that women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer compared with women in the general population.

Women with certain mutations in their BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are at increased risk for breast cancer. However, the study suggested that it may not always be true.

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Soon, simple blood test to detect early stages of breast cancer

Soon, simple blood test to detect early stages of breast cancerWashington, Nov 15 - A new research has suggested that early stages of breast cancer could soon be diagnosed from blood samples.

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists, who are developing the technology, said that what could someday be the first blood test for the early detection of breast cancer was shown in preliminary studies to successfully identify the presence of breast cancer cells from serum biomarkers.

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Potential new treatment for triple-negative breast cancer discovered

Potential new treatment for triple-negative breast cancer discovered Melbourne, Oct 15 - Australian researchers have identified a new method to treat ' triple-negative' breast cancer, which is an aggressive disease that mainly affects younger women.

The treatment, which is based on two drugs that are already in use, is currently being tested on mice, but human trials are expected to start soon, News. com. au reported.

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Double mastectomy in women with cancer in one breast may not boost life expectancy

Double mastectomy in women with cancer in one breast may not boost life expectancyWashington, Oct. 8 - Women suffering from cancer in one breast, and having their healthy breast removed are not going to enjoy increased life expectancy, a new study has suggested.

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Main culprit behind breast cancers discovered

Main culprit behind breast cancers discoveredLondon, February 7 : University of Minnesota researchers have uncovered a human enzyme responsible for causing DNA mutations found in the majority of breast cancers.

The discovery of this enzyme - called APOBEC3B - may change the way breast cancer is diagnosed and treated.

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Now, a simple test will tell if breast cancer is likely to return

Now, a simple test will tell if breast cancer is likely to returnLondon, Jan 19 : A simple blood test could predict if the most common form of breast cancer will come back after treatment, scientists suggest.

By providing an early warning the technique would spare some women unnecessary treatment with gruelling anti-cancer drugs.

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Gene switch may hold key to fight breast cancer

Gene switch may hold key to fight breast cancerSydney, Jan 2 : Researchers have found a "genetic switch," that allows them to change breast cancer cells and make them more responsive to treatments like anti-oestrogen therapies, which could help open up new cures for the disease.

Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney found the molecule, known as ELF5, which can turn genes on or off.

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Organic diet helped me beat breast cancer, says Marchioness of Worcester

Organic diet helped me beat breast cancer, says Marchioness of Worcester London, December 31 : The Marchioness of Worcester, who survived breast cancer, has credited an organic diet and complementary medicine with helping her beat the disease.

The former actress had breast and lymph cancer diagnosed in 2009.

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Delaying childbirth `may reduce aggressive breast cancer risk in younger women`

Delaying childbirth `may reduce aggressive breast cancer risk in younger women`Washington, December 13 : Younger women who wait at least 15 years after their first menstrual period to give birth to their first child may reduce their risk of an aggressive form of breast cancer by up to 60 percent, researchers say.

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Pioneering breast cancer treatment turns tumour into `ball of ice`

Pioneering breast cancer treatment turns tumour into `ball of ice`London, December 10 : Breast cancer patients may no longer need to go through painful surgery, thanks to a new technique that destroys cancerous tumours by freezing them.

In this pioneering treatment, a supercooled needle tip is repeatedly inserted into the cancerous tissue to turn it into a ball of ice, before it is then defrosted, leaving the tumour damaged, the Daily Mail reported.

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Now, breakthrough drug that cuts breast cancer death rate by a third

Now, breakthrough drug that cuts breast cancer death rate by a thirdLondon, December 8 : Researchers have developed a new breakthrough drug that cuts the risk of dying early by one-third for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Women on combination treatment of pertuzumab alongside the `wonder' drug Herceptin and chemotherapy lived on average for 18 months without their disease worsening, compared with 12 months for those not taking it.

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Women who eat fruits and veggies less likely to develop breast cancer

Women who eat fruits and veggies less likely to develop breast cancerLondon, Dec 8 : A five-year old girl from Walsall in the West Midlands, has had a pioneering surgery to repair a large gap in her spine using bone taken from her legs.

Before the operation, Rosie Davies was "basically a timebomb," her family said.

Missing bones in her spine meant her upper body weight was unsupported and her inner organs were being crushed.

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Rice bran may help prevent cancer

Rice bran may help prevent cancerLondon, December 6 : Researchers including one of Indian origin are conducting a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of rice bran in preventing the recurrence of colon cancer.

And a recent University of Colorado Cancer Center review has shown that rice bran offers promising cancer prevention properties.

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Drug that sends cancers `to sleep` brings hope for millions

Drug that sends cancers `to sleep` brings hope for millions	London, November 24 : Scientists have discovered how to send cancer cells "to sleep" to stop the disease in its tracks.

They have created a new drug that "flips" molecular switches in the cancer's structure so it cannot multiply, the Daily Express reported.

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Drinking a glass of wine per day could help women beat breast cancer

Drinking a glass of wine per day could help women beat breast cancerLondon, Nov 7 : A glass of wine a day boosts the survival chances of women with breast cancer by up to a fifth, scientists have revealed.

Those who drink in moderation are more likely to recover from the illness than those who abstain, the Daily Mail reported.

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Lactation protein suppresses tumours and metastasis in breast cancer

Lactation protein suppresses tumours and metastasis in breast cancerLondon, October 25 : A study including Indian origin researchers have shown that a protein that is necessary for lactation in mammals also acts as a tumour suppressor in breast cancer.

The protein, called Elf5, inhibits the critical cellular transition that is an early indicator of breast cancer and metastasis, according to the research conducted at the University at Buffalo and Princeton University.

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