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  • Converting Cancer Cells to Fat Cells to Stop Cancer’s Spread

    01/14/2019 7:17:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    technologynetworks ^ | Jan 14, 2019 | Laura Elizabeth Lansdowne
    A method for fooling breast cancer cells into fat cells has been discovered by researchers from the University of Basel. The team were able to transform EMT-derived breast cancer cells into fat cells in a mouse model of the disease – preventing the formation of metastases. The proof-of-concept study was published in the journal Cancer Cell. Malignant cells can rapidly respond and adapt to changing microenvironmental conditions, by reactivating a cellular process called epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), enabling them to alter their molecular properties and transdifferentiate into a different type of cell (cellular plasticity). Senior author of the study Gerhard Christofori,...
  • New Analysis of 20 Studies Finds 151% Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Abortion

    01/08/2019 6:39:56 PM PST · by kathsua · 18 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | Jan 7, 2019 | Angela Lanfranchi MD FACS
    In February 2017, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology published the “Epidemiology of breast cancer in Indian women.” Malvia, et al. found that from 1982-2005, the incidence of breast cancer had almost doubled. Breast cancer is now the leading cause of cancer deaths in women in India. India’s burden of breast cancer is ever increasing and now impacting 1.5 million women a year. Moreover women suffering from breast cancer were a decade younger than women in western countries. Most breast cancers in India occur in women in their 30s and 40s! Link to abortion In 2018, the Breast Cancer Prevention...
  • ‘I Have Metastatic Breast Cancer—but I Won’t Stop Running Ultras’

    12/19/2018 8:31:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 19, 2018 | Sarah Smith as told to Emily Shiffer
    Every time I work up a good sweat, I feel like my cancer cells are sweating, too. Over the past 7 years, running has been a constant for me. I ran cross country in middle school, but quit because I didn’t think I was good enough (silly me!). I’ve always been into fitness and ran casually in college, but it wasn’t until 2011 that I really buckled down and started running consistently. I ran my first marathon in 2012, and since then, I’ve run over 40 marathons and ultras. In fact, in September, I completed the Northcoast 24-Hour Endurance Run....
  • Oscar Nominee Sondra Locke Dies at 74

    12/13/2018 8:11:43 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 77 replies
    Variety ^ | 12/13/18 | Dave McNary
    Actress and director Sondra Locke, who received a supporting actress Oscar nomination in her first movie role for “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,” died Nov. 3 at 74. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed her death. She died due to breast and bone cancer, according to Radar Online, which reported that she was laid to rest at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary. Locke had a contentious relationship of more than a decade with Clint Eastwood, who first cast her in “The Outlaw Josey Wales.”
  • Immune-System Therapy Eradicated Breast Cancer in New Breakthrough

    06/04/2018 12:53:53 PM PDT · by libh8er · 22 replies
    Bloomberg | 06/04/2018 | Michelle Cortez
    Link Only https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-04/billions-of-fighting-cells-clear-woman-s-breast-cancer-in-study
  • Biologists' new peptide could fight many cancers

    01/16/2018 2:30:48 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    phys.org ^ | January 16, 2018 | by Anne Trafton, & Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers, including some forms of lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer, need to survive. The new peptide targets a protein called Mcl-1, which helps cancer cells avoid the cellular suicide that is usually induced by DNA damage. By blocking Mcl-1, the peptide can force cancer cells to undergo programmed cell death. "Some cancer cells are very dependent on Mcl-1, which is the last line of defense keeping the cell from dying. It's a very attractive target," says Amy Keating, an MIT professor of biology...
  • Study Of 1.8 Million Women Links Birth Control And Breast Cancer

    12/12/2017 10:03:47 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Federalist.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    Danish researchers have found there are approximately 13 additional breast cancer cases for every 100,000 women who use hormonal contraception for one year. Women who use hormonal birth control pills and other forms of contraceptives have a small but increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study from Denmark has found — the latest in a string of dangerous side-effects researchers have discovered about the risks of hormonal contraceptives. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, followed 1.8 million Danish women for an average of more than 10 years. Of those women, researchers identified 11,517 cases...
  • Welcome to the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute (BCPI)

    The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, which educates healthcare professionals and the general public through research publications, lectures, and the internet, on ways to reduce breast cancer incidence. The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute was started in 1999 by a scientist and three physicians to educate women and medical professionals. Our website was launched in 2002. Prevention is paramount because even early detection and a high cure rate won't spare a woman the trials of surgery, chemotherapy and the emotional toll on her and her loved ones. BCPI is dedicated to our commitment to educate women and...
  • ‘Veep’ Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    09/28/2017 11:08:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 28, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the Emmy-winning star of HBO’s comedy series Veep, just announced on Instagram that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. (you can read below her note, which also gives support to universal health care) Sources say she got the news the day after she won her sixth consecutive lead actress Emmy for the acclaimed HBO comedy and third consecutive best comedy series trophy for the show, which she also executive produces. Her illness is not related to the decision to make the upcoming seventh season of Veep its last, which was made weeks earlier. Veep‘s writing team will...
  • Drugs show promise in fighting breast, lung and prostate cancers

    06/05/2017 1:43:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 5, 2017 | CBS/AP
    Several drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease. What's especially striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer than the few months many new drugs provide.   Here are some highlights from the world's largest cancer meeting, the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago:
  • Cancer resources

    05/06/2017 11:29:57 AM PDT · by Dacula · 117 replies
    Self
    My wife has stage 4 metastatic cancer. She has battled this before and survived twice. This time the cancer has reached her brain and the doctors are a bit more apprehensive than before. Does anyone know about grants? All of her doctors are telling us to apply for grants to pay for her medicine. Any advice would be appreciated. I may not be able to respond right away, but I will do my best. Lots of planning and preparation on my part.
  • Newly discovered vulnerability in breast tumor cells points to new cancer treatment path

    04/18/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Provided by: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a breast with cancer (right). Credit: Public Domain ============================================================================================================== Cancer cells often devise ways to survive even in the presence of toxic chemotherapy. Now, a research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found a way to attack a process that tumor cells use to escape the effects of standard cancer drugs. The discovery is published online today in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Cancer drugs are no longer limited to toxic chemicals that can cause significant side effects. Many are specially designed targeted therapies that seek out...
  • Worldwide cover-up of Abortion/Breast Cancer link continues to mount, plays catch-up

    03/15/2016 5:24:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    nationalrighttolifenews.org ^ | March 14, 2016 | Joel Brind, Ph.D.
    It has been famously noted that facts—like the fact that abortion increases a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer (ABC link) — are stubborn things. One hopes that means that eventually, the truth always comes out. But along the way, we also see that necessity—like the political necessity to cover up the truth of the ABC link—is the mother of increasingly inventive ways to do just that. In fact, the latest technique is to resurrect a tired old bogeyman named “recall bias”, aka “response bias” or “reporting bias”, but in a particularly brazen way. The most recent study is yet...
  • Please pray for Heidi S.

    12/22/2015 2:09:22 AM PST · by Catmom · 8 replies
    Please pray for Heidi Schmid, a 28 year old woman who I sadly discovered died last week of metastatic breast cancer. She worked as a pharmacy tech at the local Safeway where I pick up my prescriptions. She was with her family in Aurora, Colorado when she died and leaves two small children behind. I don't know if their father or grandparents are caring for them now. This is a truly evil disease in young women and deserves every bit of research money it can get. Please honor her memory with any contribution you can, especially now at Christmas. The...
  • Israeli Company That Turns Tumors Into Ice Balls Now Sets Its Sight On Lung Cancer

    08/31/2015 7:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    NO CAMELS: Israel Innovation News ^ | 08/31/2015 | By Adam Van Heerden
    We’ve told you before about IceCure’s amazing tumor-freezing technology that destroys breast tumors by freezing them into ice balls. Now the company has set its sights on another killer – lung cancer. The Israeli biomedical company that pioneered the application of cryoablation (a process which uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy diseased tissue) as a treatment for benign breast tumors (fibroadenomas), intends to expand its technology to the treatment of lung cancer, with a new clinical trial to begin in Japan.Related articles The Israeli Blind Mole Rat May Hold The Key To Curing CancerIsraeli Doc Teaches Dogs To Sniff...
  • Mammograms may not reduce breast cancer deaths

    07/09/2015 12:28:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jul 6, 2015 11:02pm BST | (Reuters Staff/JAMA)
    Breast cancer screenings may not lead to fewer deaths but may lead to overdiagnosis, U.S. researchers suggest. In areas of the U.S. with high levels of screening, more tumors were diagnosed—but breast cancer death rates were no lower than in areas with fewer screenings, researchers report. “The mortality results that we observed are far from definitive,” cautioned Charles Harding, the study’s lead author from Seattle, Washington. “The most dramatic finding of our study is the immediately evident—and substantial—evidence of breast cancer overdiagnosis,” he told Reuters Health in an email. …
  • Pediatricians group: Young women must be told of abortion-breast cancer link

    04/22/2015 7:49:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/21/15 | Lisa Bourne
    April 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American College of Pediatricians has made a statement advising women to be informed about the link between abortion and breast cancer – at the same time recognizing the medical establishment has been reticent to admit the connection.“Although the medical community has been reluctant to acknowledge the link, induced abortion prior to a full term delivery, and prior to 32 weeks of gestation, increases the likelihood that a woman will develop breast cancer,” the physicians' organization stated on April 7. “This risk is especially increased for adolescents.”“The American College of Pediatricians urges women to 'Know...
  • Women who have had abortions 180% more likely to develop breast cancer, new study finds

    04/30/2014 2:29:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 30, 2014 | BEN JOHNSON
    AURANGABAD, Maharashtra, India, April 30, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Having an abortion makes women 180 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, according to a new study produced by a fellow at Johns Hopkins. Researchers studied 220 women in the city of Aurangabad, India, and found the odds ratio (OR) for developing breast cancer significantly increased with the number of abortions a woman had. “We observed strong positive association of positive family history in first degree relatives (OR- 3.1:95%CI, 2.12-5.03), number of abortions (OR- 2.8:95%CI, 1.82-5.12) and past history of benign breast disease (OR- 1.8:95%CI, 1.-3.03) in cases of breast...
  • Oldest evidence of breast cancer found in Egyptian skeleton

    03/29/2015 4:44:43 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Mahmoud Mourad; editing by John Stonestreet
    A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said the bones of the woman, who lived at the end of the 6th Pharaonic Dynasty, showed "an extraordinary deterioration". "The study of her remains shows the typical destructive damage provoked by the extension of a breast cancer as a metastasis," he said in a statement on Tuesday. Despite being one of the world's leading causes of death today, cancer is virtually absent in archaeological records compared to...
  • Abortion and Breast Cancer: The Stubborn Link Returns

    03/10/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/10/2015 | Joel Brind
    New studies show an alarming rate of the disease among women who have had abortions. Prominent abortion practitioner and promoter David Grimes bemoans that bumper stickers still warn that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer, even though, he asserts, that “theory . . . was debunked long ago.” So begins Grimes’s recent piece on the Huffington Post’s blog Healthy Living. “Long ago” was, though Grimes doesn’t say so, 1997 to 2008, when there flowed a stream of “debunking” publications — largely studies that were methodologically flawed — reporting that no abortion–breast cancer (ABC) link existed. They were effective in...