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'Electronic skin' could improve early breast cancer detection

Scientists are now developing an "electronic skin" that will aid in the detection of breast masses.

Disparities persist in early stage breast cancer treatment

Despite its acceptance as standard of care neary 25 years ago, barriers still exist that preclude patients from receiving breast conserving therapy (BCT), according to research presented at the ASCO 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium.

Adding drugs to standard chemotherapy improves response in triple-negative breast cancer

Adding carboplatin and/or bevacizumab to the standard treatment regimen significantly improved pathologic complete response rates in patients with triple-negative breast cancer, according to a new phase 2 study.

Novel drug safe for patients with leukemia

Results of a phase I clinical trial showed that a new drug targeting mitochondrial function in human cancer cells was safe and showed some efficacy in a heavily pretreated cohort of patients.

No association found between wearing a bra and breast cancer

No association found between wearing a bra and breast cancer

A recent study found no link between bra wearing and increased breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women.

Once-weekly breast radiation regimen improves on current treatment

An experimental regimen of once-weekly breast irradiation after lumpectomy provides more convenience to patients at less expense, and results in better completion rates of prescribed radiation treatment.

Novel immunotherapy vaccine decreases recurrence of HER2-positive breast cancer

Novel immunotherapy vaccine decreases recurrence of HER2-positive breast cancer

A new immunotherapy vaccine candidate for breast cancer shows promise, having reduced recurrence rate by more than fifty percent.

Prostate cancer treatment controversy continues as study finds watchful waiting not enough for some men

An active controversy among oncologists concerns watchful waiting versus more active treatment for prostate cancer.

Concurrent radiation and chemotherapy after surgery effective in high-risk endometrial cancer

Radiation therapy with concurrent paclitaxel chemotherapy after surgery can be effective to treat patients with high-risk endometrial cancer, according to new research.

Ovarian cancer oncogene found in 'junk DNA'

Examination of mined junk DNA sequences has helped identify a non-protein-coding RNA whose expression is linked to ovarian cancer.

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