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Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start

(NBCNews) Aug 16, 2017 - Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up.

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Scientists Develop Blood Test That Spots Tumor-Derived DNA In People With Early-Stage Cancers

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Aug 16, 2017 - In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in blood and have used it to accurately identify more than half of 138 people with relatively early-stage colorectal, breast, lung and ovarian cancers.

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Cell Cycle-blocking Drugs Can Shrink Tumors By Enlisting Immune System In Attack On Cancer, Study Finds

(Dana-Farber) Aug 16, 2017 - In the brief time that drugs known as CDK4/6 inhibitors have been approved for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, doctors have made a startling observation: in certain patients, the drugs – designed to halt cancer cell division – do not just stop tumors from growing but can cause them to shrink, in some cases markedly.

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New Imaging Technique Could Predict Whether Primary Breast Cancer Will Spread To The Lung

(Medical Research Council [UK]) Aug 16, 2017 - Scientists funded by the MRC, Breast Cancer Now and other collaborators have developed an innovative imaging technique that could predict whether breast cancer will spread to the lung.

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How Decision-Making Habits Influence the Breast Cancer Treatments Women Consider

(University of Michigan/M Health Lab) Aug 15, 2017 - Worry about recurrence and radiation more often lead women to weigh double mastectomy.

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Why Early Peeks at Drug Trials Are Giving Investors Whiplash

(Wall Street Journal) Aug 14, 2017 - Upbeat initial report on a new Roche cancer treatment buoyed its stock. Then came the full study.

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Potential Treatment For Brain Cancer As Drug Shrinks Tumours

(University of Queensland [Australia]) Aug 14, 2017 - An international team of researchers has found a drug previously approved to treat breast cancer could also be used to shrink medulloblastoma, a common form of childhood brain tumour.

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Sneak Peek Into the ESMO 2017 Press Program

(ESMO) August 11, 2017 - ESMO 2017 is once again the place to be for breaking news on cancer research. ESMO 2017, the annual oncology congress organised by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in partnership with the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) will take place in Madrid, Spain, from 8 to 12 September at IFEMA, Feria de Madrid.

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Telemedicine OK for Genetic Testing and Counseling

(MedPage Today) Aug 9, 2017 - Genetic counseling and testing delivered via telephone matched up with the traditional in-person consultation in long-term psychosocial outcomes for women at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in a randomized trial, a researcher said here.

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New Agent Blocks Growth Of Recurring Breast Cancer Tumors

(UT Health San Antonio) Aug 9, 2017 - Researchers at UT Health San Antonio and two partner institutions are developing a new, first-in-class agent that has stopped the growth of estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in its tracks.

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Fat Rats Show Why Breast Cancer May Be More Aggressive In Patients With Obesity

(UCCC/Colorado Cancer Blogs) Aug 7, 2017 - Women with obesity are more likely to get breast cancer, and a number of studies have provided a reasonable explanation why: after menopause, fat tissue manufactures estrogen, and the estrogen then promotes tumor growth.

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Investigators Match Novel Cancer Mutations With Potential Therapies

(VICC)) Aug 7, 2017 - Research led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators may have solved a mystery about why a targeted therapy stops working in a small group of breast cancer patients.

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How A Chemo Drug Can Help Cancer Spread From The Breast To The Lungs

(Ohio State University) Aug 7, 2017 - The very same treatment that thwarts breast cancer has a dark side – it can fuel the spread of the disease to the lungs.

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For Older Breast Cancer Survivors, Unclear When To Stop Mammograms

(Reuters Health) Aug 4, 2017 - Older breast cancer survivors who may not live long enough to benefit from routine mammograms are still often getting them, while some who do have more years ahead are not being screened, according to a U.S. study.

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Mammography Overused in U.S. Breast Cancer Survivors?

(MedPage Today) Aug 6, 2017 - More than half of a nationally representative sample of older breast cancer survivors in the United States with a life expectancy of less than five years received annual surveillance mammography despite the unknown benefits of screening in this age group, a survey study showed.

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Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Stress Drugs Taken Prior to Surgery May Reduce Metastatic Recurrence

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Aug 7, 2017 - A new Tel Aviv University study finds that a specific drug regimen administered prior to and after surgery significantly reduces the risk of post-surgical cancer recurrence.

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Researchers Working On Blood Test To Detect Brain Metastases While Still Treatable

(Houston Methodist) Aug 4, 2017 - Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients who are at increased risk for developing brain metastasis, and also monitor disease progression and response to therapy in real time.

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Aggressive Breast Cancers May Contribute To Racial Survival Disparities

(UNC Lineberger) Aug 3, 2017 - A higher proportion of aggressive breast cancer subtypes such as “triple negative,” or “basal-like” breast cancers are seen in black women, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have found.

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Testing For Immune ‘Hotspots’ Can Predict Risk That Breast Cancer Will Return

(ICR [UK]) Aug 4, 2017 - Scientists have developed a new test that can pick out women at high risk of relapsing from breast cancer within 10 years of diagnosis.

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Avelas Biosciences Doses First Patient in Phase 2 Study of AVB-620 in Women With Primary, Nonrecurrent Breast Cancer Undergoing Surgery

(Yahoo! Finance) Aug 3, 2017 - Avelas Biosciences, Inc. today announced the first patient has been dosed in its Phase 2 clinical trial of AVB-620 in women with primary, nonrecurrent breast cancer undergoing surgery.

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