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Women who carry genetic mutations in the “breast cancer genes,” called BRCA1 and BRCA2, have about a 70 percent chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetimes, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA, as reported in … Continue reading

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Women with breast cancer have long faced complicated choices about the best post-surgical course of treatment, as discussed in this column from medical researchers published in The Conversation. One particular concern has been the traditional daily radiation therapy many women … Continue reading

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A group of prominent cancer doctors is planning a novel assault on high drug costs, using clinical trials to show that many oncology medications could be taken at lower doses or for shorter periods without hurting their effectiveness, in this … Continue reading

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How do we treat advanced cancers that have resisted every standard treatment? This report in the New York Times discusses an answer that already carries promise. In a trial of 86 cancer patients, with tumors of the pancreas, prostate, uterus … Continue reading

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Women who have had early-stage breast cancer and become pregnant do not have a greater chance of recurrence and death than those who do not get pregnant, according to results released from the largest study to ever explore the issue, … Continue reading

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One month ago we discussed how the CRISPR genome-editing tool offers promise in cancer immunotherapy. The revolutionary gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 is often described as “molecular scissors” for its ability to turn previously improbable feats of genetic engineering into exercises in … Continue reading

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The mental fog often experienced by breast cancer patients after chemotherapy might be due more to post-traumatic stress than to the cancer drugs, a new study suggests, in this report from Reuters. “Patients who complain of cognitive problems may actually … Continue reading

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The US Food & Drug Administration approved the first ever cancer drug that treats specific genetic traits of the disease, rather than the part of the body in which the cancerous tumor is located, as reported by the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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