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Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer

Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer

An existing antipsychotic drug could become the first targeted treatment for an aggressive type of breast cancer that is hard to treat. An existing drug may help in the fight against breast cancer. A study led by the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom reveals that the drug pimozide can reduce cancer cell numbers, […]

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Invasive lobular breast cancer: Prognosis and statistics

Invasive lobular breast cancer: Prognosis and statistics

Invasive lobular carcinoma is the second most common type of breast cancer. It affects the lobules of the breast, which are the structures that contain the glands that produce breast milk. According to the American Cancer Society, about 10 percent of people who get invasive breast cancer have invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC). Approximately 80 percent […]

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Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer

Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer

The existing drug estradiol can inhibit tumor growth in a subtype of triple-negative breast cancer. The researchers may soon test the repurposed drug in a phase II clinical trial. New findings may improve patient outcomes, as an existing drug inhibits the growth of an aggressive form of breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive […]

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Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

One of cancer researchers’ top priorities is discovering ways to reduce the risk that cancer will recur or metastasize. A recent, small-scale study may have found a common, cost-effective drug that does just that. An antibiotic might help prevent breast cancer from coming back. Cancer stem cells (CSCs), also known as tumor-initiating cells, are a […]

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What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

One common and effective treatment for breast cancer is radiation therapy. However, it does have some side effects. A doctor may recommend radiation therapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery and chemotherapy. There are two main types of radiation treatment: External beam radiation: This involves a doctor applying radiation from an external machine […]

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Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast

Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast

Diet can influence microbe colonies not only in the gut, but also in other body parts, such as the female breast in mammals. The influence is strong enough to create conditions that are pro- or anticancer. The Mediterranean diet is rich in fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, as well as olive oil. So concluded researchers […]

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New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

New research shows that a new cancer vaccine may be effective for treating a range of HER2-positive cancers, including the more aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. A new cancer vaccine showed promise in an early trial. Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive holds too much of the protein on the surface of its […]

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Can aspirin help treat cancer?

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it “time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?” Can a simple pill of aspirin help treat cancer? A new review investigates. Peter Elwood, of the […]

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Life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer

Life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer

Stage 3 breast cancer refers to cancer in the breast that has spread to several nearby lymph nodes. Doctors also describe breast cancer as stage 3 if a tumor is larger than 5 centimeters and cancer has spread to any lymph nodes, but not to distant organs. At stage 3, breast cancer may also spread […]