Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective

Leucine, an amino acid that the body requires for making protein, appears to have an unexpected function in the advancement of resistance to tamoxifen in breast cancer that evaluates favorable for the estrogen receptor. New research study in cell cultures discovers that lower levels of dietary leucine might enhance the efficiency of cancer drugs. Researchers … Read more

HMS researchers design algorithm that ID’s DNA defects, making more cancers treatable

Discovering DNA problems. A brand-new algorithm can be included into basic hereditary tests to recognize clients harboring a tumor-fueling DNA repair work problem discovered in several cancers treatable with existing drugs. Imagined is a 3-D illustration of a DNA hair and cancer cell. iStock HMS Researchers style algorithm able to ID formerly evasive cancers Medications … Read more

Exclusive breastfeeding tied to healthier cholesterol in teens

(File photo: AFP/Oliver Bunic) HONG KONG: Babies who consume nothing but breast milk for their first three months of life may have healthier cholesterol levels by adolescence than infants who drink formula, a new study suggests. Pediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune … Read more

Ovarian cancer patients undertested for mutations that could guide clinical care

Intermediate magnification micrograph of a low malignant potential (LMP) mucinous ovarian tumour. H&E stain. The micrograph shows: Simple mucinous epithelium (right) and mucinous epithelium that pseudo-stratifies (left – diagnostic of a LMP tumour). Epithelium in a frond-like architecture is seen at the top of image. Credit: Nephron /Wikipedia. CC BY-SA 3.0 Fewer than a quarter … Read more

Immune cells key to predicting cancer outcomes, research suggests

Scientists have identified key changes in immune cells within cancerous tumours that could help improve the development of treatments. The study also found a set of genes that are expressed at high levels in breast cancer tumours and linked to more aggressive cancer types. Researchers say the discoveries offer clues to diagnosis and predicting patient … Read more

Breast cancer: Estrogen byproducts may predict outlook

New research finds a link between the ratio of two types of estrogen metabolites and the risk of mortality from any cause among women who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer. New research adds another factor that may predict a person’s outlook after a breast cancer diagnosis. Approximately 1 in 8 women in the United … Read more

Most women need mammograms every other year starting at 50

Women at average risk for breast cancer can wait to start getting mammograms until age 50 and be screened every other year, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Many women worry about breast cancer, but most aren’t at high risk for these tumors due to factors like a family history of … Read more

Health Canada plans to suspend Allergan’s breast implant license

The Canadian health regulator said on Thursday it was advising Allergan Plc that it plans to suspend the license for the Botox-maker’s Biocell breast implants. FILE PHOTO: The Allergan logo is seen in this photo illustration November 23, 2015. To match special report USA-FDA/CASES REUTERS/Thomas White REUTERS: Health Canada plans to suspend the license for … Read more

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