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How body worries force women to miss breast cancer signs

HEALTH NOTES: Women unhappy with the size and shape of their bust could delay breast cancer diagnosis since they’re less likely to carry out checks Body hang-ups could delay breast cancer diagnosis, according to a major survey.  Women dissatisfied with the size and shape of their bust are less likely to self-examine, a vital step […]

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Protein AKAP8 suppresses breast cancer metastasis

A protein naturally produced in the body has been found to suppress breast cancer metastasis in animal models of human tumors. Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine also found that high levels of this protein, AKAP8, predicts a better survival for breast cancer patients. The findings, in the current edition of the journal Nature […]

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Updated guidelines issued for ER, PgR testing in breast cancer

(HealthDay)—In an American Society of Clinical Oncology/College of American Pathologists updated guideline, published online Jan. 13 in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, recommendations are presented for estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PgR) testing in breast cancer. Kimberly H. Allison, M.D., from the Stanford University School of Medicine in […]

Health Problems

A new role for a triple-negative breast cancer target

Unlike almost every other organ, the mammary gland does not develop until after birth. And it’s unusually dynamic, shape-shifting during menstrual cycles, puberty, pregnancy, and lactation. These changes require energy. In a study using a new, genetically altered mouse model, researchers led by Rumela Chakrabarti of Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine have uncovered a key […]