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    By: Emily Woodruff From: nola.com About 268,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and 41,000 will die from the disease. Now, a study by a Louisiana researcher suggests a drug to prevent breast cancer or stop its progression may already exist. Suresh Alahari, a professor of biochemistry and genetics at the LSU Health ...
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    By: Amy Mone From: medicalxpress.com Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered that a cell adhesion protein, E-cadherin, allows breast cancer cells to survive as they travel through the body and form new tumors, a process termed metastasis. Their conclusions, obtained through laboratory experiments and in mouse models, help explain how metastasis works in the most common form ...
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    By: Lindsey Wahlstrom-Edwards Source: antidote.me I have never been one for anniversaries, but life after my sister’s diagnosis with triple positive breast cancer seems to be full of them. December 1st she found a tumor. December 15th we learned it was cancer. December 17th – her 35th birthday – we learned it was HER2+. December 26th – the fourth anniversary ...
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    By: Laura Joszt From: ajmc.com All patients with metastatic breast cancer should undergo genetic testing, according to a new study on the prevalence of pathogenic/likely pathogenic (P/LP) variants in patients with metastatic breast cancer. The results, published in JAMA Oncology, highlight that there is a high prevalence of P/LP variants among the group of patients with metastatic breast cancer, which could have ...
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    By: Jill Weberding From: medium.com Clinical trials are the only avenue that advances in medicine occur. Every approved drug or treatment must go through the clinical trial process. With the increasing pace of science and technology advances, there were 19 drugs with new approvals for cancer treatment in 2018 according to “CenterWatch” (n.d.). Despite the excitement of tapping into the ...
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    By: Christina Bennett, MS From: cancernetwork.com When deciding about surgery for breast cancer, women, especially those with a lower household income, factored cost of treatment into their decision, according to a study reported in the Journal of Oncology Practice. Julie Nangia, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at the Lester and Sue Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, ...
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