A joint effort by breast cancer researchers and bioinformaticians has provided new insights into the molecular changes that drive breast development.
The memory and thinking problems experienced by cancer survivors, known as 'chemo brain' or 'chemo fog,' are not just the result of chemotherapy treatment, they may start as tumors form and develop, suggests a Baycrest-led study. Researchers found that female mice with a form of breast cancer demonstrated impaired performance on learning and memory tests before chemotherapy drugs were administered, according to recent findings published in the journal Neuroscience.
A new American Cancer Society study calculates the contribution of several modifiable risk factors to cancer occurrence, expanding and clarifying the role of known risk factors, from smoking to low consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Women prefer to get their mammograms every year, instead of every two years, according to a new study.
One of the most difficult to treat cancers - triple-negative breast cancer - may be vulnerable to a new approach, an early study indicates.
Women with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become large, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings suggest that women with higher BMI may need shorter intervals between mammography screening exams.
U of G scientists have made a discovery that could reduce the spread of cancer by hindering a protein that binds cancer cells together and allows them to invade tissues. The groundbreaking study identified a protein, known as cadherin-22, as a potential factor in cancer metastasis, or spread, and showed that hindering it decreased the adhesion and invasion rate of breast and brain cancer cells by up to 90 percent.
A new study published in the Journal of Public Health has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types of cancer, including those of the breast, kidney, bowel, and womb. However, after surveying 3,293 adults, taken as representative of the UK population, researchers found that only a quarter of respondents were aware of the link between obesity and cancer.
Mount Sinai researchers identify new protein in a common subtype of breast cancer which can potentially offer more effective therapies for the future.
An especially aggressive breast cancer cell can respond to hormone therapy if they express a specific protein known as estrogen receptor beta, according to research published in Oncotarget.