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Exciting Frontier Beckons For Cancer Treatment

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a new ‘breakthrough’ designation for cancer drugs, so that any that are deemed to be successful can effectively be fast-tracked through the trial process and brought to market quicker. Many respected physicians in the field of cancer research backed the move, including Robert Schneider of New [...]

Your 10 Point Plan for Reducing Your Cancer Risk

Cancer of all varieties is one of the world’s most prolific killers.  Cancer is also a disease that touches most of us at some stage in our lifetimes, with almost everyone either fighting a variant of cancer themselves, or having a friend or family member who does so. While research continues across the world developing [...]

Will New DNA Diagnostics Reduce Breast Cancer Numbers?

NextGen DNA sequencing technology to reduce genetically linked breast cancer. The NextGen DNA sequencing technology is being met with a great deal of excitement, because it will provide a more comprehensive testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer genes. These are the genes that are related to inherited cancerous mutations. By next [...]

Could Hunger be Linked to Breast Cancer?

Research from WWII shows a link between extreme hunger as a child, and the development of breast cancer. Recently some interesting information relating to breast cancer came to light. It seems that Jewish women who suffered sever hunger during WWII were five times more likely to develop breast cancer. The October issue of [...]

New Drug Target in Breast Cancer

Researchers at the Imperial College London have now identified a novel protein –LMTK3, which is involved in the process of drug resistance in breast cancer. This protein can purportedly act as a target for new treatments. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and affects around 46,000 women annually. Although anti-oestrogen drugs [...]

Reasons for Breast Cancer Among Men

Breast cancer is very rare in men although the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are a bit similar to women with breast cancer. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute (1), breast cancer in men occurs in about 1 percent of breast cancer cases. In the UK, there are around 300 men diagnosed annually, compared with [...]

Digital vs Film-Screen Mammography for Breast Cancer

  Breast cancer is, like all cancers, something that should be caught as early as possible, and testing has proven to be a very good thing. Although the rate of breast cancer rose throughout the 90s, the amount of death it caused over that time actually went slightly down, which some experts believe [...]

Herceptin or Trastuzumab: Efficacy, Side Effects

  Herceptin, generic trastuzumab, is a new treatment for breast cancer made by Genentech.  It is a humanized antibody to the HER2 receptor, which is over expressed in 20-30% of breast cancer.  By binding to that receptor and damaging malignant cells, Herceptin can help treat breast cancer. Herceptin is a powerful, targeted treatment [...]

Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer & Side Effects

What is this drug? Tamoxifen is a treatment for breast cancer in both men and women that works by blocking estrogen from stimulating breast tissue.  That stimulation leads in part to roughly 2/3 of breast cancers, and so blocking it is quite important, and Tamoxifen is the most popular breast cancer medication for that reason. [...]