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December 15, 2014

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6:36 AM | Treatment for Elderly with Breast Cancer May Not Be as Effective
A new analysis has found that while clinical trial data support omitting radiation treatments in elderly women with early stage breast cancer, nearly two-thirds of these women continue to receive it. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Results published in 2004 from a large, randomized […] The post Treatment for Elderly with Breast Cancer May Not Be as Effective appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Palta, M., Palta, P., Bhavsar, N., Horton, J. & Blitzblau, R. (2014). The use of adjuvant radiotherapy in elderly patients with early-stage breast cancer: Changes in practice patterns after publication of Cancer and Leukemia Group B 9343, Cancer, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28937

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6:36 AM | Treatment for Elderly with Breast Cancer May Not Be as Effective
claimtoken-548f952b76556 A new analysis has found that while clinical trial data support omitting radiation treatments in elderly women with early stage breast cancer, nearly two-thirds of these women continue to receive it. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Results published in 2004 from a large, […] The post Treatment for Elderly with Breast Cancer May Not Be as Effective appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Palta, M., Palta, P., Bhavsar, N., Horton, J. & Blitzblau, R. (2014). The use of adjuvant radiotherapy in elderly patients with early-stage breast cancer: Changes in practice patterns after publication of Cancer and Leukemia Group B 9343, Cancer, DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28937

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December 11, 2014

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7:26 PM | Immune system unleashed: Immunotherapy shows promise for some of the toughest cancers
What if our immune system could be mobilized to attack a tumor in the same way it fights the common cold or fends off an infection? Cancer experts at UChicago are leading the way in unleashing the body's ability to fight back.
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2:53 PM | Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Reduces Cancer Rates
ByThe Toombst New evidence finds that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly 30% over at least 20 years. Tamoxifen is a common breast cancer drug. Used to treat breast cancer by blocking the estrogen receptor on cancer cells. This action prevents hormone dependent breast cancer from growing and spreading throughout the body. Attacking the cancer this way is very efficient, the threat against it comes from mutations that makes it possible for the cancer to grow […]
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2:53 PM | Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Reduces Cancer Rates
ByThe Toombst New evidence finds that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen reduces breast cancer rates by nearly 30% over at least 20 years. Tamoxifen is a common breast cancer drug. Used to treat breast cancer by blocking the estrogen receptor on cancer cells. This action prevents hormone dependent breast cancer from growing and spreading throughout the body. Attacking the cancer this way is very efficient, the threat against it comes from mutations that makes it possible for the cancer to grow […]

December 10, 2014

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8:15 PM | Early trial of new drug shows promise for patients with triple-negative breast cancer
Early results of a clinical trial by Dr. Rita Nanda show that nearly 20% of patients with triple-negative breast cancer--which currently has no targeted treatments--respond to a drug called pembrolizumab.
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7:40 PM | Heavy Metal! Zinc Test Diagnosing Breast Cancer?
ByThe Toombst Zinc Test Diagnosing Breast Cancer? Another potential blood test that might be used to screen for cancer. Researchers think that it’s possible to use a zinc test to find breast cancer at an early stage. Breast cancer is a hot research topic mainly because of how many fall ill each year. Each years companies compete to sell pink products that benefits research to find a cure for the disease. Though some of these attempts are hilarious, which the daily show demonstrated the […]
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7:40 PM | Heavy Metal! Zinc Test Diagnosing Breast Cancer?
ByThe Toombst Zinc Test Diagnosing Breast Cancer? Another potential blood test that might be used to screen for cancer. Researchers think that it’s possible to use a zinc test to find breast cancer at an early stage. Breast cancer is a hot research topic mainly because of how many fall ill each year. Each years companies compete to sell pink products that benefits research to find a cure for the disease. Though some of these attempts are hilarious, which the daily show demonstrated the […]

December 06, 2014

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8:31 AM | Risk of cancer associated with autism: small but present
Whilst understanding the power that headlines can have, alongside the way that statistics can sometimes mislead and/or be misrepresented, I don't want to shy away from the findings presented by Huey-Ling Chiang and colleagues [1] reporting that: "patients with autistic disorder have an increased risk of cancer."Curiosity often leads to trouble.Based yet again on data derived from the fantastic resource that is the Taiwan National Health Insurance database (see here for some other research […]

Chiang, H., Liu, C., Hu, Y., Chen, S., Hu, L., Shen, C., Yeh, C., Chen, T. & Gau, S. (2014). Risk of Cancer in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Autistic Disorder, The Journal of Pediatrics, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.10.029

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December 01, 2014

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12:49 AM | Public Health in the News – November 30, 2014
Global The burden of tuberculosis in pregnant women is substantial. A new study in the Lancet shows how maternal care services could provide an important platform for tuberculosis detection, treatment initiation, and subsequent follow-up. What works in the battle of … Continue reading →

November 21, 2014

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7:33 PM | Occupational health and safety leaders honored, new policies adopted at American Public Health Association annual meeting
The OHS Section’s annual meeting at APHA brings together the best of public health: solid research, community-based methods, policy and politics, social justice and solidarity.
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7:33 PM | Occupational health and safety leaders honored, new policies adopted at American Public Health Association annual meeting
The OHS Section’s annual meeting at APHA brings together the best of public health: solid research, community-based methods, policy and politics, social justice and solidarity.
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