Researchers found a possible new treatment for aggressive triple receptor-negative breast cancer.
The breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of microRNA than that of mothers with babies born at term, which may help premature babies catch up in growth and development, according to researchers.
Even small tumors can be aggressive, according to a study in patients with early stage breast cancer. Researchers found that nearly one in four small tumors were aggressive and patients benefited from chemotherapy. Aggressive tumors could be identified by a 70-gene signature.
Z-endoxifen, a potent derivative of the drug tamoxifen, could itself be a new treatment for the most common form of breast cancer in women with metastatic disease, report investigators.
Dear E. Jean: I’ve always been flat-chested, but I had a great figure with a good butt and legs. After giving birth to our baby daughter, I breast-fed and my boobs looked amazing!
Now, a year later, I’m back to normal weight, and I have no boobs at all. My husband always said, “Don’t worry, you can have them augmented,” but with the costs of educating our child, feeding her, and finishing my grad degree, we’ll never be able to afford the procedure. I enjoy my life, but I can’t avoid feeling ugly and unfixable. I know physical beauty is not everything, but how can I stop feeling bad about my breasts? —New Mommy on the Block
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My Dear Miss Block: Breasts are like movie stars. Those who want to be noticed are ignored, and those who want to be left alone are harassed. Show your cute, taut, sylphlike shape. Make tight sweaters and T-shirts your style. In a world of plastic and saline, the streamlined siren rules.
In other words, if you change the way you see your breasts, your breasts will change.
P.S. Not a philosopher? Girl, I can fix your boobs for free. Ready? Snap on a Miracle Bra. Good. We’re done. Now forget your bust. I promise you everybody else has.
This letter is from the E. Jean archive.
Breast cancer cells with defects in the DNA damage repair-genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 have a mutational signature known in cancer genomics as ‘Signature 3.’ But not all breast tumor cells exhibiting Signature 3 have BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. Therefore, some consider Signature 3 a biomarker for ‘BRCAness,’ a sign of a breakdown in BRCA-related DNA repair in general and not BRCA damage in particular.
A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both breasts. The way women generally approach big decisions, combined with their values, impacts what breast cancer treatment they consider, the study also found.
Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumor at late stages of disease development, scientists have found. The results show that catching and treating breast cancer before it spreads is a realistic goal. It also opens the door to predicting which drugs will work against breast cancer that has already spread.
A first-in-class molecule can prevent breast cancer growth when traditional therapies stop working, new research indicates.
Young black women are more likely to have a type of breast cancer that does not express any of the receptors for targeted biologic therapies, an analysis of approximately 1,000 invasive breast tumors has confirmed. The study also identified variation by ethnicity within a clinical breast cancer type that has the greatest mortality disparity.