Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

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

Diagnosis

Imagio Opto-Acoustic Imaging for Breast Lesions FDA Approved

Imagio Opto-Acoustic Imaging for Breast Lesions FDA Approved

Seno Medical, a San Antonio, Texas firm, has won FDA approval to introduce its Imagio device that utilizes opto-acoustic imaging to help physicians identify whether breast lesions are benign or malignant. It is hoped that this non-invasive and radiation-free...

Computer Model Uses DCIS Enzyme Organization to Predict Recurrence

Computer Model Uses DCIS Enzyme Organization to Predict Recurrence

The distinctive organization of enzymes in early breast ductal cancer can be used to correctly predict recurrences in 91% of cases, with 4% false negatives, a new study has found.  The diagnostic tool may assist with the early identification of patients at high risk...

Surgery

Freezing Breast Cancer Cells May Help Avoid Surgery

Freezing Breast Cancer Cells May Help Avoid Surgery

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month Approaching, Cedars-Sinai Experts Discuss New Treatment Options for Early-Stage, Low-Risk Breast Cancer Patients Source: Freezing Breast Cancer Cells May Help Avoid Surgery

This Innovative Technology Reduces the Need for Second Surgeries 

This Innovative Technology Reduces the Need for Second Surgeries 

This procedure-within-a-procedure takes just 5 minutes! Source: This Innovative Technology Reduces th 3 Ways to Deal With Emotional Abuse from Your Parents (for ... https://www.wikihow.com › ... › Abuse › Child Abuse Emotional abuse takes many forms. Your parents may...

Chemotherapy

Radiation

Proton therapy for breast cancer: What it is, uses, and procedure

Proton therapy for breast cancer: What it is, uses, and procedure

Unlike traditional radiation therapy, proton therapy does not use X-rays. Experts think that proton therapy may be safer than other radiation therapies because it targets a specific area and has less of an impact on the healthy tissue around cancer cells. Source:...

Radiopharmaceuticals Emerging as New Cancer Therapy 

Radiopharmaceuticals Emerging as New Cancer Therapy 

Now, researchers are developing a new class of drugs called radiopharmaceuticals, which deliver radiation therapy directly and specifically to cancer cells. The last several years have seen an explosion of research and clinical trials testing new radiopharmaceuticals....

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

A Clever New Strategy for Treating Cancer, Thanks to Darwin

A Clever New Strategy for Treating Cancer, Thanks to Darwin

Most advanced-stage cancers mutate, resisting drugs meant to kill them. Now doctors are harnessing the principles of evolution to thwart that lethal adaptation. Source: A Clever New Strategy for Treating Cancer, Thanks to Darwin | WIRED

How Close Are We to a Breast Cancer Vaccine?

How Close Are We to a Breast Cancer Vaccine?

Clinical trials for a breast cancer vaccine are set to begin in early 2021. See more information here. Source: Breast Cancer Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in 2021 | Patient Power

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