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Study finds certain drugs used to treat eye diseases excreted into human breast milk

Certain drugs used to treat retinal diseases are excreted into breast milk, raising possible safety concerns for developing infants, suggests a first-of-its-kind study led by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and published in Ophthalmology. Ranibizumab and aflibercept are medications used to treat several retinal diseases. They contain an agent called anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF), […]

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Researchers relate amplification of chromosomal region with resistance to chemotherapeutic drug in breast cancer

Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), with the participation of collaborators from the Baylor College of Medicine (Houston) and the University Institute of Oncology of Asturias (IUOPA), publish today in Cancer Research a study where they relate the high number of copies of a chromosomal region with the appearance of resistance to a […]

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New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%

A new form of drug drastically improves survival rates of younger women with the most common type of breast cancer, researchers said on Saturday, citing the results of an international clinical trial. The findings, presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, showed that the addition of cell-cycle inhibitor […]

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New study targets breast cancer ‘double jeopardy’

An Australian study is set to deliver a world-first model of care to reduce cardiovascular disease in breast cancer survivors. Cardiovascular disease is Australia’s biggest killer and treatment for breast cancer increases the risk of cardiovascular disease further, yet no formal clinical pathway for prevention, monitoring and management of this risk exists—leading to care that […]