A new study of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute suggests that dietary interventions may help improve women's risk of dying due to breast cancer. Research participants saw a 20 percent reduction of death risk related to the malignancy.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2019
New research from the University of Pennsylvania explores the importance of time of day in medical screenings. Results show that doctors are more inclined to order cancer screenings in the morning than in the afternoon.
Public Health May 14, 2019
Researchers found that lower levels of amino acid leucine in the body can suppress drug resistance to tamoxifen among ER-positive breast cancer patients. Fortunately, leucine is not naturally produced in the body and are only sourced from animal meats.
Medicine April 23, 2019
Using cooking oil multiple times and at high heat increases its likelihood to cause cancer. These oils have properties that trigger tumor cell proliferation, metastases, and lipid metabolism changes.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2019
For the first time in over 20 years, the FDA issued amendments to the national mammography standards. According to the federal agency, the proposed changes will improve and modernize breast cancer screening.
Public Health March 29, 2019
The FDA approved the first immunotherapy drug to treat breast cancer. The medication was specifically prescribed for patients with triple-negative breast cancer, which is the metastatic and advanced-stage disease.
Medicine March 9, 2019
Scientists in the United Kingdom developed a tool that can predict breast cancer risk in women. The team believes that the still-unreleased tool will lead to early detection and increase survival rate.
Public Health January 16, 2019
Women who experienced persistent hot flashes during menopause are likely to develop breast cancer, new research revealed. Scientists claimed that highs and lows in estrogen exposure may trigger the condition years later.
Public Health January 6, 2019
Women who have given birth were found to have increased risk of developing breast cancer up to 23 years after their most recent childbirth. Should mothers be alarmed of this risk?
Public Health December 12, 2018
Do doctors tell mothers about the link between breastfeeding and reduced risk of getting breast cancer? A new study shows that most of those who know about it did not get their information from their doctor.
Feature | Health December 8, 2018
Doctors at a Texas hospital livestreamed a patient's breast cancer surgery for everyone to see. It was their way of honoring this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Feature | Health October 26, 2018
A new study has proven that the combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy has enabled the immune system to attack triple-negative breast cancer in patients. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that affects young women.
Public Health October 22, 2018
The Breast Cancer Care charity found that there is a significant lack of specialist nurses in the United Kingdom to care for patients suffering from terminal cancer. The government promised access to dedicated nurses to everyone who needs them.
Public Health October 15, 2018
Starbucks Indonesia launched three special pink drinks to raise awareness for breast cancer. Portion of the proceeds of the sales of the drinks will be donated to the nonprofit organization Lovepink Indonesia.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 10, 2018
Researchers reviewed previous studies linking processed and red meat to cancer. They confirmed that eating bacon, ham, sausages, and other similar types of food increase the risk of breast cancer.
Public Health October 4, 2018
'Overwatch' launched a $15 'Pink Mercy' skin back in May, with all proceeds pledged to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The drive was a hit, raising more than $12.7 million for the BCRF.
Video Games July 10, 2018
Scientists created a drug using a self-assembling supramolecular system. The drug was designed to perform two jobs in one take: release the major immune cells in the body and stop certain cells from helping cancer cells grow.
Medicine July 4, 2018
Possible cancer tumors are more difficult to detect in women with dense breast than those with non-dense tissues. A new study looking at breast density can now classify dense breasts more accurately.
Public Health June 27, 2018
Researchers found that flight attendants have higher rates of several forms of cancer particularly breast, melanoma, and non-melanoma skin cancer. What makes cabin crews vulnerable to developing cancer?
Public Health June 26, 2018
A 44-year-old mother accused the doctor, who performed her double mastectomy, of giving her breasts implants following the surgery. The woman claimed she did not consent to the implants.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2018
A baby girl born prematurely due to her mother's cancer diagnosis is struggling for life after being rushed to the hospital. She suffered a brain injury after coding six times.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018
Doctors successfully cured a woman of late-stage breast cancer using a new form of therapy. The groundbreaking new treatment harnesses the patient’s own immune cells to kill off cancerous ones.
Medicine June 6, 2018
Women with breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy and opt for endocrine or hormonal therapy instead. However, related studies have shown that endocrine therapy presents a myriad of adverse events.
Medicine June 4, 2018
The TAILORx study showed that the genomic test Oncotype DX can help determine if a breast cancer patient can safely get hormone therapy alone. Who can skip chemotherapy?
Medicine June 3, 2018
A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer days after finding out she was pregnant decided not to have an abortion. The Kansas native gave birth to a healthy baby boy in 2017.
Public Health May 26, 2018
Blizzard released a new Pink Mercy skin in an "Overwatch" event. The color scheme mirrors the color of the ribbon symbolizing breast cancer awareness in support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which will receive 100% of the sales.
Video Games May 9, 2018
In the UK, up to 270 women may have succumbed to breast cancer due to a screening error that caused them to miss a second check-up. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt publicly apologized.
Public Health May 2, 2018
A new study suggests that nose gas sensors could detect breast cancer by collecting breath and urine samples. Research proved that the method's ability to determine the cancer cells are accurate.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2018
Exposure to artificial light at night, particularly blue light generated by smartphone and tablet screens, has been linked to increased prostate cancer and breast cancer risks. Researchers cited the importance of knowing the health risk posed by artificial light.
Public Health April 27, 2018
Hitachi, a Japanese multinational conglomerate company, announced that it is conducting the trial of a method that can detect cancer through urine samples. If successful, the country would be the first in the world to possess such technology.
Medicine April 18, 2018
As the body's immune system is busy with the healing process after a breast cancer surgery, it stops to restrain the growth of stray cancer cells, which can lead to new tumors. How can this be prevented?
Public Health April 12, 2018
Researchers have discovered that women with more muscle mass have higher chances of surviving breast cancer. Exercise apparently not only helps lower breast cancer risk but also helps women who have already been diagnosed with it.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2018
Without warning and explanation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services removed crucial information about breast cancer from its website in December 2017. The reason? It wasn’t used that much and wasn’t mobile-friendly.
Public Health April 3, 2018
Testing for three variants of BRCA gene mutation can now be made at home using a simple test kit. All it takes is spitting into a collection tube, without needles and other painful processes involved.
Public Health March 7, 2018
A new research linked the consumption of ultra-processed foods to a higher risk of cancer. Ultra-processed food, such as packed snacks, chocolate bars, instant noodles, and frozen meals, contains chemicals not commonly used for cooking.
Public Health February 15, 2018
Researchers discovered that limiting the intake of the amino acid asparagine also slowed down the spread of breast cancer. Food intake has been linked to cancer growth in the past, and this new study is another example of the connection.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2018
The American Heart Association released a scientific statement, warning that some breast cancer therapies pose serious risks of heart disease. According to the organization, breast cancer survivors are more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer.
Medicine February 2, 2018
Higher body fat level is linked to increased breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women with normal BMI. How do fat cells influence odds for developing estrogen receptor-positive cancer?
Public Health January 27, 2018
A new recently published research found testing all women aged 30 and above for the 'Angelina Jolie gene' mutation, even when not at risk, may prevent cancer. Researchers say the approach is also cost-effective compared to today's methods.
Medicine January 18, 2018
A study has found that women with breast cancer, who have been treated at a cash-strapped hospital, will have a lower chance of receiving breast reconstruction surgery immediately. Breast cancer patients usually undergo either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy.
December 14, 2017
Study found a link between use of hormonal contraceptives and increased risk for breast cancer. Does this mean that women should stop relying on hormonal birth control methods?
Public Health December 7, 2017
Despite recent advancements in treatment options, one in eight women is still at great risk of developing breast cancer. To prevent invasive malignancies to progress, doctors encourage more women to embrace positive lifestyle changes and early screening tests.
Public Health November 7, 2017
A woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals over 'unnecessary mastectomy and hysterectomy.' Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit claims she was misled by medical professionals who told her she was carrying 'cancer-causing genes' and that she needed to undergo surgery.
Medicine October 28, 2017
Artificial intelligence offers a new kind of help in identifying benign and high-risk breast lesions. Researchers believe that a machine learning model could be used in the future to eliminate unnecessary surgery and improve the treatment of breast cancer patients.
Robotics October 19, 2017
The White House turned pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as landmarks from other countries also did the same. First Lady Melania Trump released a statement to support the movement, urging women to talk to their doctors about it.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2017
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