Breast Cancer News
October 29, 2020

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New Way to Target Some Rapidly Dividing Cancer Cells, Leaving Healthy Cells Unharmed

Scientists say they have found a new way to kill some multiplying human breast cancer cells by selectively attacking the core of their cell division ...

Personal Use of Permanent Hair Dye Not Associated With Greater Risk of Most Cancers or Cancer Death

Women who use permanent hair dye products to colour their hair at home do not experience greater risk of most cancers or greater cancer related ...

Single Dose Radiotherapy as Good as Conventional Therapy for Most Women With Early Breast Cancer

For most women with early breast cancer, a single dose of targeted radiotherapy during surgery is just as effective as conventional radiotherapy, ...

DNA Damage to Breast Cells from Chemicals in Some Cosmetics, Sunscreens

A new approach to studying the effects of two common chemicals used in cosmetics and sunscreens found they can cause DNA damage in breast cells at surprisingly low concentrations, while the same dose ...
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What Do Breast Cancer Cells Feel Inside the Tumor?

Using a new technique, a team of researchers has found tiny and previously undetectable 'hot spots' of extremely high stiffness inside aggressive and invasive breast cancer tumors. Their ...

Effective Cancer Immunotherapy Further Linked to Regulating a Cell 'Suicide' Gene

Researchers have added to evidence that a gene responsible for turning off a cell's natural 'suicide' signals may also be the culprit in making breast cancer and melanoma cells ...

Cancer Cells Take Over Blood Vessels to Spread

In laboratory studies, researchers observed a key step in how cancer cells may spread from a primary tumor to a distant site within the body, a process known as ...

Researchers Pinpoint Hierarchy of Breast Cancer Cells as Potential Cause for Treatment Resistance

Researchers say it can take cells in different forms or 'life stages' to cause cancer to grow and ...

Half of Breast Cancer Survivors Had Delays in Care Due to COVID-19

The results of an online questionnaire of 609 breast cancer survivors in the US suggest that nearly half of patients experienced delays in care during the early weeks of the COVID-19 ...

Immunotherapy Extends Survival in Mouse Model of Hard-to-Treat Breast Cancer

Immunotherapies for cancer -- treatments that prime the immune system to attack tumors -- are valuable weapons in the anti-cancer arsenal. But some cancers are more difficult to target with this ...

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Meets Its Match

One member of a larger family of oxygen sensing enzymes could offer a viable target for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), researchers report in a new study. The findings might offer hope to this ...

Widening Cancer Gene Testing Is Cost Effective and Could Prevent Millions of Cancer Cases

Screening entire populations for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations could prevent millions more breast and ovarian cancer cases across the world compared to current clinical practice, according ...

Credit-Card Sized Tool Provides New Insights Into How Cancer Cells Invade Host Tissues

Researchers have developed a credit-card sized tool for growing cancer cells outside the human body, which they believe will enhance their understanding of breast cancer metastasis. The device ...

Glowing Dye May Aid in Eliminating Cancer

When a solid cancer is surgically removed, any small piece that is left behind increases the chance of a local recurrence or spread. In a pilot study of dogs with mammary tumors, a disease very ...

Discovery of Key Protein Behind Cancer Relapse and Progression Can Lead to New Therapies

Reports show that cancer is the second-highest leading cause of death globally. A recent study by scientists provides new evidence supporting the presence of a key mechanism behind progression and ...

Two New, Powerful Small Molecules May Be Able to Kill Cancers That Other Therapies Can't

Scientists have identified and developed two potent small molecules that appear to suppress tumor growth in multiple cancers even when other treatments cease to work, possibly due to the development ...

A Good Vitamin D Status Can Protect Against Cancer

A good vitamin D status is beneficial both in cancer prevention and in the prognosis of several cancers, according to a new research review. The anti-cancer effects of vitamin D are especially ...

'Terminator' Protein Halts Cancer-Causing Cellular Processes

New research finds that a protein called TiPARP acts as a terminator for several cancer-causing transcription factors, including HIF-1, which is implicated in many cancers, including breast cancer. ...

Association Between Outdoor Light at Night and Breast Cancer Risk Among Postmenopausal Women

Outdoor light at night was linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in a recent ...

A Satisfying Romantic Relationship May Improve Breast Cancer Survivors' Health

Breast cancer survivors in romantic relationships who feel happy and satisfied with their partners may be at lower risk for a host of health problems, new research ...

Scientists Find a Switch to Flip and Turn Off Breast Cancer Growth and Metastasis

Researchers have identified a gene that causes an aggressive form of breast cancer to rapidly grow. More importantly, they have also discovered a way to ''turn it off'' and ...

Cancer Researchers Locate Drivers of Tumor Resistance

How do tumors change their behavior and resist anticancer therapies? Cancer biologists have documented genetic signals that promote the conversion of cancer cells into those that resist ...

Genome Study Links DNA Changes to the Risks of Specific Breast Cancer Subtypes

An analysis of genetic studies covering 266,000 women has revealed 32 new sites on the human genome where variations in DNA appear to alter the risks of getting breast ...

Killing 'Sleeper Cells' May Enhance Breast Cancer Therapy

The anti-cancer medicine venetoclax could improve the current therapy for estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, according to preclinical studies. The promising preclinical results for this ...

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