Psychosocial stress could play a role in the etiology of breast cancer aggressiveness, particularly among minority populations, according to study results presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, held here from Sept. 18-21, 2011.
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Women with a healthy body weight before and after diagnosis of breast cancer are more likely to survive the disease long term, a new study finds. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society’s 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. The study, conducted in nearly 4,000 breast cancer survivors, found that obesity is strongly […]
Recently published research shows that coffee drinkers enjoy not only the taste of their coffee, but also a reduced risk of cancer with their java. More detailed research published today in BioMed Central’s open access journal Breast Cancer Research shows that drinking coffee specifically reduces the risk of antiestrogen-resistant estrogen-receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer. Check the […]
The persistent fatigue that plagues one out of every three breast cancer survivors may be caused by one part of the autonomic nervous system running in overdrive, while the other part fails to slow it down. That imbalance of a natural system in the body appears linked to the tiredness and exhaustion that can burden […]
Breast cancer survivors who experience extreme weight gain have an increased risk of death after breast cancer diagnosis. Moderate weight gain did not affect breast cancer outcomes. These study results were presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011.
In the single largest cancer genomics investigation reported to date, scientists have sequenced the whole genomes of tumors from 50 breast cancer patients and compared them to the matched DNA of the same patients’ healthy cells. This comparison allowed researchers to find mutations that only occurred in the cancer cells. They uncovered incredible complexity in […]
Katarina Sjövall studied the partners of individuals with colorectal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, or prostate cancer for her thesis at Lund University. The study shows that the number of diagnosed diseases among partners increased by 25% after their loved one’s cancer diagnosis.
Scientists from the Women’s Health Initiative found a relationship between obesity, physical inactivity, and triple-negative breast cancer (i.e., a subtype of breast cancer characterized by a lack of estrogen, progesterone, and HER2 expression). Triple-negative breast cancers account for about 10 to 20 percent of all breast cancers and are associated with an extremely poor prognosis […]