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Electromagnetic fields may hinder spread of breast cancer cells

Electromagnetic fields might help prevent some breast cancers from spreading to other parts of the body, new research has found. The study showed that low intensity electromagnetic fields hindered the mobility of specific breast cancer cells by preventing the formation of long, thin extensions at the edge of a migrating …

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Should All Breast Cancer Patients Undergo Genetic Testing?

Imagine having to counsel a patient who has been diagnosed with breast cancer about the the possibility she may need to have her stomach removed. That’s what happened to Marc Tischkowitz, MD, PhD, an oncologist affiliated with Cambridge University Hospitals National Health Service (NHS) Trust in the United Kingdom. The …

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Artificial intelligence scores another victory in diagnosing breast cancer

Human doctors once again fell short of artificial intelligence in a test to accurately diagnose breast cancer, adding yet more evidence that AI-aided diagnostics may soon be commonplace. Researchers at the University of Washington and UCLA created a system that was able to distinguish between a pair of conditions that …

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Artificial intelligence could yield more accurate breast cancer diagnoses

UCLA researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that could help pathologists read biopsies more accurately and to better detect and diagnose breast cancer. The new system, described in a study published in JAMA Network Open, helps interpret medical images used to diagnose breast cancer that can be difficult for …

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More breast cancer being diagnosed in young women

Dr Benita Tan is a general surgeon specialised in elective breast surgery. She is a senior consultant at the Singapore General Hospital and an adjunct Associate Professor at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School of Singapore. She talked to Star Health about various aspects of breast cancer and surgery during her …

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Red meat can increase chances of breast cancer: Study

Consuming red meat can increase the chances of breast cancer, a study published in International Journal of Cancer this week revealed. The Sister Study was a US and Puerto Rico-based nationwide prospective cohort study that evaluated environmental and genetic risk factors for breast cancer. The enrollment period was between 2003 …

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Association Between Pathologic Complete Response After Neoadjuvant

A large comprehensive patient-level meta-analysis showed that achieving pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy correlates with significantly improved event-free survival and overall survival in patients with localized breast cancer. These findings were particularly robust in triple-negative breast cancer and HER2-positive breast cancer. Event-free and overall survival were similar regardless of …

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Promising Blood Test Could Help to Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence

Doctors have gotten much better at detecting and treating breast cancer early. Drug and chemotherapy regimens to control tumors have gotten so effective, in fact, that in some cases, surgery is no longer necessary. In up to 30% of cases of early-stage breast cancer treated before surgery, doctors can’t find …

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Prince Harry Reveals the ‘Maximum’ Number of Children

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are thinking about the future for their son, Archie Harrison — and perhaps one more child. Harry interviewed Dr. Jane Goodall for the September issue of British Vogue (which his wife guest edited!), and their conversation quickly turned to preserving the world for the next …

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Japan’s Former Empress Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Will Have Surgery in the Fall

Japan’s Empress Emerita Michiko has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will have surgery in the fall. On Friday, the Imperial Household Agency said the 84-year-old’s cancer is at an early stage and preparations are underway for her to undergo surgery as early as September. A “tumorous mass” was detected …

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