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March 22, 2019

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Researchers Predict 1.4 Million Deaths from All Cancers in 2019 in the EU

Mar. 18, 2019 — Death rates from breast cancer are predicted to fall in all European Union (EU) countries in 2019 with the exception of Poland, according to new ... read more

Enzyme USP15 May Have Potential Role in Future Treatment of Various Cancers

Mar. 15, 2019 — A team has found that the deubiquitinating enzyme USP15 is a potential biomarker for treatments of pancreatic cancer, as well as ovarian and breast ... read more

A New Method to Diagnose Cancer Cells Inside Lymph Nodes

Mar. 14, 2019 — The vast majority of cancer deaths occur due to the spread of cancer from one organ to another, which can happen either through the blood or the lymphatic system. However, it can be tricky to detect ... read more

New Gene Hunt Reveals Potential Breast Cancer Treatment Target

Mar. 8, 2019 — Researchers have developed a way to discover elusive cancer-promoting genes, already identifying one that appears to promote aggressive breast cancers. The team developed a statistical approach to ... read more

Robots Can Detect Breast Cancer as Well as Radiologists

Mar. 5, 2019 — A new article suggests that artificial intelligence systems may be able to perform as accurately as radiologists in the evaluation of digital mammography in breast cancer ... read more

Cancer Survivors See Mostly Positives in How They Have Changed

Feb. 26, 2019 — Two years after diagnosis, breast cancer survivors have four times more positive than negative thoughts about changes they experienced because of their illness, a new study ... read more

For Young Adult Cancer Survivors, Debt and Work-Related Impairments

Feb. 25, 2019 — One of the largest-ever studies of work-related risks in young adult cancer survivors finds that of 872 survivors, 14.4 percent borrowed more than $10,000 and 1.5 percent said they or their family ... read more

Older Biologic Age Linked to Elevated Breast Cancer Risk

Feb. 22, 2019 — Biologic age, a DNA-based estimate of a person's age, is associated with future development of breast cancer, according to scientists. Biologic age was determined by measuring DNA methylation, a ... read more

PET Scans Show Biomarkers Could Spare Some Breast Cancer Patients from Chemotherapy

Feb. 21, 2019 — In an effort to further individualize therapy and avoid over-treating patients, researchers report a new study using PET scans has identified a biomarker that may accurately predict which patients ... read more

Coping With Cancer: Partners Can Reframe Challenging Situations

Feb. 21, 2019 — Spouses can help breast cancer patients with coping by positively reframing the cancer experience and other negative experiences. In general, positive reframing -- finding the silver lining -- was ... read more

New 'Smart Drug' Shows Promise for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Feb. 20, 2019 — A clinical trial has found that patients responded to a new 'smart drug' for women with an aggressive form of breast ... read more

New AI Able to Identify and Predict the Development of Cancer Symptom Clusters

Feb. 20, 2019 — Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy could soon benefit from a new AI that is able to identify and predict the development of different combinations of symptoms -- helping to alleviate much of ... read more

'Cellular Barcoding' Reveals How Breast Cancer Spreads

Feb. 15, 2019 — A cutting-edge technique called cellular barcoding has been used to tag, track and pinpoint cells responsible for the spread of breast cancer from the main tumour into the blood and other ... read more

Link Between Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Ignored by Women Most at Risk

Feb. 13, 2019 — Middle aged women aren't getting the message about the proven link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer, at a time when more are drinking while cancer rates in their age bracket are ... read more

DDT Exposure Tied to Breast Cancer Risk for All Women Through Age 54

Feb. 13, 2019 — All women exposed to high levels of DDT are at increased risk for breast cancer through age 54, but the timing of cancer risk depends on when they were first exposed. Women exposed before 14 years of ... read more

How Breast Tissue Stiffening Promotes Breast Cancer Development

Feb. 12, 2019 — By examining how mammary cells respond in a stiffness-changing hydrogel, researchers discovered that several pathways work together to signal breast cells to turn cancerous. The work could inspire ... read more

Large Study Fails to Link Phthalates and Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Feb. 12, 2019 — In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to the plasticizing and ... read more

New Machine Learning Method Could Spare Some Women from Unnecessary Breast Surgery

Feb. 12, 2019 — Researchers have developed and evaluated a machine learning approach of using patient core needle biopsy data to identify the risk that atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) breast lesions may upgrade to ... read more

PET Imaging Agent May Allow Early Measurement of Efficacy of Breast Cancer Therapy

Feb. 11, 2019 — Physicians may soon have a new way to measure the efficacy of hormone therapy for breast cancer ... read more

More Than Half a Million Breast Cancer Deaths Averted in the US Over Three Decades

Feb. 11, 2019 — Latest US estimates indicate that since 1989, hundreds of thousands of women's lives have been saved by mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment. The findings point to progress ... read more

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