Does Mammography Lead to Fewer Late-Stage Breast Cancers?

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In a new study published in Cancer researchers concluded that in the last 30 years since mammography was introduced, the late-stage breast cancer incidence decreased by 37 percent.  Researchers took into account an observed trend of increased cancer incidence present since the 1940′s. The researchers looked at early-stage and late-stage breast cancer diagnoses between 1977-1979, before mammography was popular, and compared it with diagnoses...

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Can a Protein be Used to Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?

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A recent study published in Cell Death and Differentiation concluded that a protein that could prevent metastasis and recurrence of breast cancer has been identified. The absence of receptors for estrogen, progesterone, and Her2 in triple-negative breast cancer makes hormone therapies unsuccessful. Because of this lack of therapies,  the researchers examined a family of protein kinase enzymes, specifically, atypical protein kinase c lambda/iota...

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Can a Virus Kill Negative Breast Cancer Cells?

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A new study in Cancer Biology & Therapy concluded that a virus not known to cause disease kills triple-negative breast cancer cells and kills tumor growth from those cells in mice.  The virus, adeno-associated virus type 2 (AAV2),  infects humans but is not known to cause illness. In previous studies the virus initiated apoptosis (natural cell death) in cancer cells but did not alter normal cells. In this study the researchers tested AAV2...

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Does Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk Decrease with Physical Activity?

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A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention concluded that post menopausal women who undertook regular physical activity over the past 4 years that was equivalent to 4 hours of walking per week (cycling or other sports for 2 hours/week)  had a 10 percent lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those four years. Data was analyzed from over 59,300 post menopausal women in...

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Can NSAIDs Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence in Overweight, Obese Women

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A new study published in Cancer Research concluded that the recurrence of hormone related breast cancer was cut in half in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s). authors said “Our study suggests that limiting inflammatory signaling may be effective, less toxic approach to altering the cancer promiting effects of obesity and improving patient response to hormonal therapy.” ...

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Is there an Association between High Cholesterol and Breast Cancer?

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In a study presented recently at the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science meeting in Spain researchers concluded that there ia an association between high blood cholesterol and breast cancer based upon results of  a study over a 14 year period in the United Kingdom.  This retrospective study included more than 1 million people across the UK from 2000 to 2014. From a sample of 664,159 women 22,938 had hyperlipidaemia and 9,312 had breast cancer....

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Can a Blood Test Predict the Risk of Non-Hereditary Breast Cancer?

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Researchers report in a current issue of Genome Medicine that a simple blood test is being developed that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer even in the absence of a high risk BRCA1 gene mutation. They identified a DNA methylation signature in the blood of women with both the inherited genetic mutation of the BRCA1 gene and also who developed non-hereditary cancer. In the study they used blood samples...

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Does Limiting Carbs Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence in Women with Positive IGF1 Receptor?

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A new study published in Science Digest and scheduled for publication in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention next month concluded that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in women whose tumor tissue is positive for the IGF-1 receptor. The researchers said “There is a growing body of research demonstrating associations between obesity, diabetes, and cancer risk. ” “There are similarities...

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Can Sleep Influence Survival of Breast Cancer Patients?

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A recent study reported in the journal  Sleep concluded that sleep efficiency, a ratio of time asleep to time spent in bed can predict survival time for women with advanced breast cancer. Results showed that higher sleep efficiency was significantly associated with lower mortality over the next six years even after adjusting for baseline prognosis factors such as age, estrogen receptor status, and treatment received. The mean survival was 68.9...

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Can Fat in the Diet Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

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Greater risk of breast cancer: A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded that a high total and saturated fat intake are associated with a greater risk of estrogen receptor-and progesterone receptor-positive (ER+PR+) breast cancer and human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor- negative (HER2-) disease. Previous data on this association has been conflicting. In this study researchers prospectively analyzed...

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Can Peaches Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis?

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Researchers in a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry concluded that phenolic compounds in the extract of peaches are responsible for inhibition of metastasis. They said” Cancer cells were implanted under the skin of micewith an aggressive type of breast cancer cells, the MDA-MB-435, and what we saw was an inhibition of a marker gene in the lungs after a few weeks indicating an inhibition of metastasis when the mice...

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Can Physical Activity Reduce the Risk of Breast Cancer for All Women?

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A new study reported at the ninth European Breast Cancer Conference concluded that practicing sport for more than an hour daily reduces the risk of breast cancer of women at any age, weight or geographical location. When compared to women with the least physical activity they lowered their risk by 12%.  These results were based upon a mega analysis of 37 studies  published between 1987 and 2013 and including over 4 million women.  Although...

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