Scientists halt breast cancer spread

Scientists halt breast cancer spread   Scientists have discovered that an amino acid called asparagine is essential for breast cancer spread, and by restricting it, cancer cells stopped invading other parts of the body in mice, according to new research. Citation: Asparagine bioavailability governs metastasis in a model of breast cancer. Nature, 2018; DOI: 10.1038/nature25465…

LSUHSC research finds combo of plant nutrients killed 100% of sample breast cancer cells

Contact: Leslie Capo lcapo@lsuhsc.edu 504-568-4806 Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA – A study led by Madhwa Raj, PhD, Research Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and its Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, has found that a super cocktail of six natural compounds in vegetables, fruits,…

Young breast cancer patients often overestimate benefit of having healthy breast removed (unlikely to improve their chance of survival )

Contact: Robbin Ray robbin_ray@dfci.harvard.edu 617-632-4090 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute BOSTON — Young women with breast cancer often overestimate the odds that cancer will occur in their other, healthy breast, and decide to have the healthy breast surgically removed, a survey conducted by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators indicates. The survey also shows that many patients opt for…

Antihypertensives linked with increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Contact: Kristen Woodward media@fhcrc.org 206-667-2210 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Calcium-channel blockers in particular are associated with significantly increased risk SEATTLE – Older women who take certain types of medication to combat high blood pressure may be putting themselves at greater risk for developing breast cancer, according to a new study by a team of…

Statins risk for women: Taking cholesterol-lowering drug for more than ten years ‘doubles chances of the most common breast cancer’

Previous studies had shown  cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce the risk of certain cancers Research had only looked at women on drugs  for less than five years Experts say drugs could affect hormone  regulation which could lead to breast cancer By  Pat Hagan PUBLISHED: 16:17 EST, 19  July 2013 |  UPDATED: 18:05 EST, 19 July 2013…

Omega-3 fatty acids more effective at inhibiting growth of triple-negative breast cancer

Contact: Diana Quattrone diana.quattrone@fccc.edu 215-728-7784 Fox Chase Cancer Center     WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2013)—Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that omega-3 fatty acids and their metabolite products slow or stop the proliferation, or growth in the number of cells, of triple-negative breast cancer cells more effectively than cells from luminal types…

Vitamin D Holds Promise in Battling a Deadly Breast Cancer, SLU Researchers Say

January 22, 2013 Carrie Bebermeyer 314.977.8015 bebermcl@slu.edu Fight Against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Takes Three Steps Forward ST. LOUIS — In research published in the Jan. 21 issue of The Journal of Cell Biology, a team led by Susana Gonzalo, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University, has discovered a molecular…

Harms from breast cancer screening outweigh benefits if death caused by treatment is included

Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Cancer expert remains to be convinced by breast screening review Harms from breast cancer screening outweigh benefits if death caused by treatment is included Michael Baum, Professor emeritus of surgery at University College London says that, while deaths from breast cancer may be avoided, any benefit will…

Herbal treatments for postmenopausal symptoms can be recommended as an alternative to HRT

Contact: Rebecca Jones rjones@rcog.org.uk 020-777-26444 Wiley Herbal and complementary medicines could be recommended as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for treating postmenopausal symptoms says a new review published today in The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (TOG). The review outlines the advantages and limitations of both pharmacological and herbal and complementary treatments for women with…