2013 Breast Cancer Researches

 

Breast cancer is a very treatable disease. There is a lot of ongoing research campaigns. Information is available to help both men and women with diagnosis and treatment. Here are a few research articles about breast cancer which may be of interest to you.

Nipple injections to treat breast cancer

Breast cancer AwarenessTargeting the milk ducts
Most breast cancers originate in cells lining the milk ducts – the thin tubes that carry milk from the milk glands (lobules) to the nipple. Injections via the nipple directly target this area, delivering the drugs where they are needed most.

Current treatment options include intravenous chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. While beneficial, these treatments can produce unpleasant side effects, and the body needs a period of time to rest and recover between treatments.

The researchers, all from Harvard, point out that intra-nipple injections spare other parts of the body.

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What`s new in breast cancer research and treatment?

Breast CancerStudies continue to uncover lifestyle factors and habits that alter breast cancer risk. Ongoing studies are looking at the effect of exercise, weight gain or loss, and diet on breast cancer risk.

Studies on the best use of genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations continue at a rapid pace. Scientists are also exploring how common gene variations may affect breast cancer risk. Each gene variant has only a modest effect in risk (10 to 20%), but when taken together they may potentially have a large impact.

Potential causes of breast cancer in the environment have also received more attention in recent years. While much of the science on this topic is still in its earliest stages, this is an area of active research.

A large, long-term study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is now being done to help find the causes of breast cancer. Known as the Sister Study, it has enrolled 50,000 women who have sisters with breast cancer. This study will follow these women for at least 10 years and collect information about genes, lifestyle, and environmental factors that may cause breast cancer. An offshoot of the Sister Study, the Two Sister Study, is designed to look at possible causes of early onset breast cancer.

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Big Breast Cancer Breakthroughs Of 2013

Yes, it’s true: One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. Still.

The fact is, “we’ve done a great job of increasing awareness of the disease, but prevention should be the goal for the next decade,” says Marc Hurlbert, PhD, executive director of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade. That doesn’t mean experts haven’t made enormous progress: There’s a lot of (very) hopeful news on how to treat the condition more permanently and less painfully, find it at an earlier (and more beatable) stage and even keep from getting it in the first place. Read on for reassurance and empowerment.

A great reason to work out
We know that exercise can reduce your breast cancer risk, but thanks to new research from the University of Minnesota, we’re learning how it may have that effect

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Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris was born in Europe but has lived in the US for many years. He attended college both in Europe and the US and completed medical school at the University of Texas. Residency and fellowship in oncology was completed at Baylor. Read More...
Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton

Dr. Chris Charlton