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When Cancer Steals the Joy of Food

By TARA PARKER-POPE — From nytimes.com

— Cancer steals much from the people it afflicts. For Anna Stoessinger, a gastronome, stomach cancer meant giving up a lifelong celebration of food.
With nothing but a small intestine left to digest food, my gastronomic future would hold only small, frequent meals, consumed slowly and deliberately, without…

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Novel Technique Switches Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells to Hormone-Receptor Positive Cells

By http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111101141347.htm — From sciencedaily.com

— Within many hormone-receptor positive breast cancers lives a subpopulation of receptor-negative cells — knock down the hormone-receptor positive cells with anti-estrogen drugs and you may inadvertently promote tumor takeover by more dangerous, receptor-negative cells. A study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…

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No Brakes On Breast Cancer Cells

By ScienceDaily — From sciencedaily.com

— Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have discovered a tiny RNA molecule, called miR-520, which at once blocks two important pathways in the development of cancer in cells. In estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer, the production of this microRNA is often reduced and this is correlated…

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New breast cancer gene found

By Rachael Rettner — From foxnews.com

— Scientists have identified a new gene that may increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new study from Finland.
In the study, mutations in this gene, called Abraxas,were linked to cases of hereditary breast cancer.
Researchers have now identified more than 10 genes that increase breast…

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First Prospective Analysis Links Breast and Pancreatic Cancer Risk With Lynch Syndrome

By American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) — From sciencedaily.com

— A new prospective study of patients with Lynch syndrome — an inherited disorder of cancer susceptibility caused by mutations in specific DNA repair genes — provides the first strong evidence that people with Lynch syndrome face significantly increased risks of breast and…

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Protein That Functions in Normal Breast May Also Contribute to Breast Cancer Metastasis

By Elsevier Health Sciences. — From sciencedaily.com

— The trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) protein protects and maintains the integrity of the epithelial surface in the normal breast. New research has found that while TFF3 protein expression is higher in well-differentiated low grade tumors and therefore associated with features of a good prognosis…

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New Target Identified to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer

By ScienceDaily — From sciencedaily.com

— A new potential target to slow breast cancer tumor progression and metastasis has been identified by a team of researchers led by Dr. Richard Kremer from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Complications in breast cancer patients are commonly caused by the spread…

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Scientists Use Old Theory to Discover New Targets in Fight Against Breast Cancer

By Salk Institute for Biological Studies — From sciencedaily.com

— Reviving a theory first proposed in the late 1800s that the development of organs in the normal embryo and the development of cancers are related, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have studied organ development in mice to unravel how breast…

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Army doctor develops breast cancer vaccine

By Michelle Tan — From armytimes.com

— Developed by Col. (Dr.) George Peoples, chief of surgical oncology at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, NeuVax is a vaccine that targets breast cancer patients who have been treated and are in remission. Its goal is to reduce or eliminate the risk of the cancer…

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