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    • Not perfect, but progress!
      Researchers at the National Cancer Institute at Frederick have discovered a compound that could be an answer for breast cancer patients. -
      Denise O'Neill, who founded a Maryland breast cancer support program, is running out of time for researchers to find a new cancer drug.  <READ MORE>

      For more about Denise and her Cancer Support Groups click here.
       
    • FDA press release FDA approves Genetic Test to Predict Breast Cancer Relapse - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today cleared for marketing a test that determines the likelihood of breast cancer returning within five to 10 years after a woman's initial cancer. It is the first cleared molecular test that profiles genetic activity.  <READ MORE>
       
    • Herceptin treatment lowers recurrence rate in early breast cancer. Encouraging results for women with aggressive Her2-positive disease -
      The targeted drug trastuzumab, or Herceptin, previously shown to prolong survival in advanced breast cancer, dramatically reduced the chances of recurrence in patients with early-stage disease when given for one year following standard chemotherapy.  <READ MORE>
       
    • FDA Approves Herceptin for the Adjuvant Treatment of HER2-Positive Node-Positive Breast Cancer - South San Francisco, Calif. --  November 16, 2006 -Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Herceptin® (Trastuzumab), as part of a treatment regimen containing doxorubicin, ...  <READ MORE>
       
    • Red Meat Consumption Associated with Increased Risk for Breast Cancer - Boston, MA – Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have found that eating more red meat may be associated with a higher risk for hormone receptor–positive breast cancers in premenopausal women.  This research is published in the November 13, 2006 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.  <READ MORE>
       
    • Advanced Breast Cancer Patients Benefit More from Aromatase Inhibitors than Tamoxifen - Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) have proven superior to tamoxifen as a hormonal treatment for early-stage breast cancer in women with estrogen-sensitive tumors.  The third generation of these agents - letrozole, anastrozole, ...   <READ MORE>
       
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    • RNA Patterns May Aid Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer (May 01, 2007) -To distinguish between pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis, clinicians may soon be able to turn to the expression patterns of short strands of RNA -- so-called microRNAs.   <READ MORE>
  • Prostate
    • Hopkins Researchers Find a Better Blood Test For Prostate Cancer - New studies of a blood protein recently identified at Johns Hopkins, early prostate cancer antigen-2 (EPCA-2), may change the way men are screened for prostate cancer - a disease that kills tens of thousands of men every year.  <READ MORE>
  • Ovarian
    • SGO: Ovarian Cancer Screening Test Found Highly Accurate- SAN DIEGO, March 5 -- A highly sensitive blood test for ovarian cancer, based on six biomarkers, could be used to detect the disease while it is still in its curable early stages, researchers said here.  <READ MORE>
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    • UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER USING CRYOTHERAPY TO TREAT CANCEROUS AND PRECANCEROUS CONDITIONS OF THE ESOPHAGUS- SAN DIEGO (April 2, 2007)-- Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center are using a new cryotherapy technique to treat cancerous and precancerous conditions of the esophagus. The medical center is one of only a handful of facilities in the world...  <READ MORE>

 

 
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