Tag: Breast

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 […]

Watercress may ‘turn off’ breast cancer signal

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Sophie Docker S.Docker@soton.ac.uk 0044-023-805-98933 University of Southampton The research, unveiled at a press conference today (14 September 2010), shows that the watercress compound is able to interfere with the function of a protein which plays a critical role in cancer development. As […]

To revert breast cancer cells, give them the squeeze

Contact: Sarah Yang scyang@berkeley.edu 510-643-7741 University of California – Berkeley Compression restores normal growth in malignant cells              IMAGE:   Shown are fluorescence images of uncompressed (left) and compressed (right) colonies of malignant breast epithelial cells. Compressed colonies are smaller and more organized. Click here for more […]

Study shows how dietary supplement may block cancer cells

2010 study posted for filing   Contact: Darrell E. Ward Darrell.Ward@osumc.edu 614-293-3737 Ohio State University Medical Center COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have discovered how a substance that is produced […]

Chemical exposure before mid-30s may be critical in breast cancer development

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Postmenopausal breast cancer and occupational exposures Occupational exposure to certain chemicals and pollutants before a woman reaches her mid-30s could treble her risk of developing cancer after the menopause, suggests research published in Occupational and […]

Long-term tamoxifen use increases risk of an aggressive, hard to treat type of second breast cancer: 4 fold increase

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Kristen Woodward kwoodwar@fhcrc.org 206-667-5095 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Study finds a more than four-fold increased risk of ER negative second cancers SEATTLE – While long-term tamoxifen use among breast cancer survivors decreases their risk of developing the most common, less aggressive […]

Dioxins in Food Chain Linked to Breastfeeding Ills

2009 study posted for filing Exposure to dioxins during pregnancy harms the cells in rapidly-changing breast tissue, which may explain why some women have trouble breastfeeding or don’t produce enough milk, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. Researchers believe their findings, although only demonstrated in […]

137th Health Research Report 07 SEP 2008

 Full Report at www.healthresearchreport.me Editors Top Five:   1. Study Finds How BPA Affects Gene Expression, Anxiety; Soy Mitigates Effects 2. Vitamin B3 may offer new tool in fight against ‘superbugs’ 3. Johns Hopkins team finds ICU misdiagnoses may account for as many annual deaths as breast cancer 4. […]

Wormwood ( Artemesia ) may hold key to non-toxic Cancer and Leukemia treatment

Reposted at Request from 26-Nov-2001 Contact: Rob Harrill rharrill@u.washington.edu 206-543-2580 University of Washington Two bioengineering researchers at the University of Washington have discovered a promising potential treatment for cancer among the ancient arts of Chinese folk medicine. Research Professor Henry Lai and assistant research Professor Narendra Singh have […]