Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer

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

Diagnosis

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

This Innovative Technology Reduces the Need for Second Surgeries 

This Innovative Technology Reduces the Need for Second Surgeries 

As a patient, of course, you’ll be hoping and praying that the doctor manages to get the right amount of tissue the first time. Sadly, as with any balancing act, it’s not going to happen exactly the right way every time, no matter how hard your doctor tries or how...

Chemotherapy

Radiation

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....

Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy

Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Shah explain:the difference between hypofractionated radiation schedules and older, longer radiation schedules, as well as why accelerated schedules were createdthe benefits and possible risks of a hypofractionated radiation...

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...

Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth

Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth

Anew study finds that breast cancer prevention may be less about how many calories you consume and more about when you eat your meals. Source: Time-restricted eating may prevent tumor growth

Other New Research

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

Scientists Create First-of-Its-Kind Metabolic Road Map of Cancer 

Scientists Create First-of-Its-Kind Metabolic Road Map of Cancer 

Researchers are increasingly drawn to the study of metabolism, the collective suite of chemical reactions occurring in cells, for answers to questions about cancer. A new searchable database aids that quest. Source: Scientists Create First-of-Its-Kind Metabolic Road...

Nanoparticle Trains Immune Cells to Attack Cancer 

Nanoparticle Trains Immune Cells to Attack Cancer 

Cancer researchers are exploring all kinds of new and creative approaches to immunotherapy, treatments that help the immune system fight cancer. The latest involves nanoparticles that trains immune cells to attack cancer. Source: Nanoparticle Trains Immune Cells to...

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