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…

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 tumours develop they rapidly outgrow their existing…

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 information.      BERKELEY — Researchers at the…

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 when eating broccoli and Brussels sprouts can…

Peaches, plums induce deliciously promising death of breast cancer cells

2010 study posted for filing   Contact: Kathleen Phillips ka-phillips@tamu.edu 979-845-2872 Texas A&M AgriLife Communications       AUDIO:   Breast cancer cells — even the most aggressive type — died after treatments with peach and plum extracts in lab tests at Texas AgriLife Research recently, and scientists say the…Click here for more information.   COLLEGE STATION…

Prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to breast cancer

2010 study for filing Contact: Aaron Lohr alohr@endo-society.org 240-482-1380 The Endocrine Society A study in mice reveals that prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, like bisphenol-A (BPA) and diethylstilbestrol (DES), may program a fetus for life. Therefore, adult women who were exposed prenatally to BPA or DES could be at increased risk of breast cancer, according…

79th Health Research Report 08 APR 2010 – Reconstruction

  In this Issue:   1. Chemical exposure before mid-30s may be critical in breast cancer development Postmenopausal breast cancer and occupational exposures 2. American industry’s thirst for water: First study of its kind in 30 years 3. Medicine residues may threaten fish reproduction 4. Researchers show some cells in pancreas can spontaneously change into…

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 Environmental Medicine . Women exposed to synthetic…

Spices halt growth of breast stem cells, U-M study finds ( Curcumin, piperine )

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Nicole Fawcett nfawcett@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A new study finds that compounds derived from the spices turmeric and pepper could help prevent breast cancer by limiting the growth of stem cells, the small number of cells that fuel a tumor’s growth. Researchers…

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 type of second breast cancer, such use…

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 mice at this point, begin to address…

Second lumpectomy for breast cancer REDUCES survival rates

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Karen Finney karen.finney@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu 916-734-9064 University of California – Davis Health System UC Davis researchers find disturbing trend in treating recurrent breast cancer (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A majority of women with breast cancer today are candidates for lumpectomy, allowing for conservation of most of their breast tissue. Results of a…

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. Prenatal exposure to pesticide additive linked with…