Updates to The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Breast Cancer
Here you’ll find useful information that complements the book.
Researchers from the University of Nottingham have developed a method of blood screening they believe could ultimately lead to the detection of breast cancer five years before clinical indicators appear. Source: Spotting breast cancer 5 years earlier - Big Think
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 blood
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...
Fat grafting, also known as autologous fat transfer, is a somewhat novel procedure occasionally performed after a mastectomy in place of traditional reconstruction procedures. Source: Post-Mastectomy Fat Grafting: 4 Pros and 4 Cons | The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Cryoablation might one day become a much less invasive alternative to mastectomy
Fluorescent tracer dyes could provide real-time feedback to surgeons during breast cancer surgery, maximizing the chance of removing all of the tumor, whilst preserving more healthy tissue. Source: Fluorescent Tracers Help Surgeons Remove Breast Cancer Tumors And...
Israeli firm Alpha Tau Medical has developed a new cancer treatment that attacks tumors while sparing healthy tissue. The treatment is called Alpha DaRT (Diffusing Alpha-emitters Radiation Treatment), according to The Jerusalem Post. Source: New Israeli Cancer...
The following examples show overall survival rates for people with different types of cancer, along with the percentage of those receiving chemotherapy as part of their treatment. Source: Chemotherapy: Success rates for different cancers
Researchers from the Czech Republic hope this could be a 'gentler' form of chemo, with conventional treatments 'poisoning' cells and causing nasty side effects Source: Chemical found only in breast milk 'breaks tumours into tiny fragments' - Nexus Newsfeed
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...
A first-of-its-kind study compares the cure rates and side effects of proton therapy and X-ray radiation for people with various forms of cancer. Source: Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation
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...
Observational studies have repeatedly indicated that high consumption of certain foods may increase the likelihood of developing cancer. Source: Cancer and Diet 101: How What You Eat Can Influence Cancer
Recently banned cancer-causing additives will be on grocery shelves all year, unless companies are pressured. Source: FDA Bans Cancer-Causing Food Additives, But Won’t Enforce Until 2020
Phthalates are endocrine-disrupting, and their effects on the human reproductive system has been of great interest. In humans, the primary exposure to phthalates is through food and beverages wrapped in plastic; in vitro studies have suggested that certain phthalates...
Other New Research
Targeted breast cancer therapies are treatments that target specific characteristics of cancer cells. Learn more about targeted therapies for breast cancer. Source: Targeted Therapies for Breast Cancer: Ibrance, Herceptin, Verzenio, and More
New research finds that the diabetes drug metformin changes stem cancer cells in a way that makes them easier to target with a new form of treatment. Source: Is a diabetes drug the key to aggressive breast cancer?
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...