Weekly Newsletter

Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

Here you’ll find useful information that complements the book.

Diagnosis

New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood

New device can detect cancer in just a drop of blood

A newly developed state-of-the-art diagnostic tool that is cost-effective and easy to make can detect the presence of cancer in the tiniest drop of blood. Source: New device can detect cancer in just a drop of...

Breast Cancers Diagnosed Between Mammograms are More Aggressive 

Breast Cancers Diagnosed Between Mammograms are More Aggressive 

Studying how and why breast cancers occur between mammograms may help researchers identify subgroups of women who need mammography more frequently, at younger ages, or those who would benefit from ultrasound or MRI technology. Source: Breast Cancers Diagnosed Between...

New breath test for cancer currently under trial

New breath test for cancer currently under trial

Researchers from the United Kingdom are currently testing the accuracy of a newly developed breath test that could diagnose cancer in a noninvasive way. Source: New breath test for cancer currently under...

Surgery

Hormone Therapy Before or Even Without Surgery? 

Hormone Therapy Before or Even Without Surgery? 

Early stage ER+ breast cancer patients who did not get surgery have no difference in survival and metastasis free survival after 12 years, although there are some additional local recurrences.Patients can sometimes feel nervous about reducing treatment, especially...

Changes with Radiation Treatment on the Horizon 

Changes with Radiation Treatment on the Horizon 

The Dutch team presented 10 year follow up results of the EORTC AMAROS trial, which compared radiation therapy or surgery to treat early breast cancer with positive sentinel node. Patients in both groups had the same overall survival and disease-free survival after...

Chemotherapy

Radiation

Tomosynthesis in breast screening: great expectations? 

Tomosynthesis in breast screening: great expectations? 

Digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as three-dimensional mammography, has been under investigation as a replacement for or complement to two-dimensional (2D) digital mammography in breast cancer screening for some years, with several prospective, population-based...

Two Radiation Therapy Approaches Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrences

Two Radiation Therapy Approaches Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrences

New results from two clinical trials suggest that either of two types of radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery for women with early-stage breast cancer can reduce the risk of the cancer returning. Source: Two Radiation Therapy Approaches Prevent Breast...

Lifestyle Issues

The Anti-Cancer Diet: Foods to Fight Cancer 

The Anti-Cancer Diet: Foods to Fight Cancer 

An anti-cancer diet is an important strategy you can use to reduce your risk of cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends, for example, that you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily and eat the right amount of food to stay at a healthy...

Other New Research

Behind the Scenes of a Radical New Cancer Cure 

Behind the Scenes of a Radical New Cancer Cure 

What if we could genetically engineer a patient’s own immune cells to spot and fight cancer, as a sort of “best hits” of genetic therapy and immunotherapy?Enter CAR-T. The technology uses T-cells, which are like the bouncers of the immune system. Source: Behind the...

Cancer: How close are we to curing it?

Cancer: How close are we to curing it?

Below, we review some of the most recent cancer research breakthroughs that give us renewed hope that better therapies and prevention strategies will soon follow suit. Source: Cancer: How close are we to curing...

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