UW researcher finds new, simple way to screen for breast cancer

(Carmen Groleau/ CBC News) — Omar Ramahi and his team at the University of Waterloo have come up with a new and simple way to screen for breast cancer that could be coming to the market in the near future. A professor of electrical and computer engineering by trade, Ramahi and his team have created […]

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One cup of milk per day associated with up to 50 per cent increase in breast cancer risk: study

(Nicole Bogart/ CTV News) — New evidence suggests that women who drink as little as one cup of dairy milk per day could increase their risk of developing breast cancer by up to 50 per cent. Researchers say the observational study gives fairly strong evidence that dairy milk or factors closely related to the consumption […]

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Why this 28-year-old P.E.I. woman chose to have a double mastectomy

(Sara Fraser/ CBC News) — Last week, 28-year-old Hannah Gehrels of Charlottetown said goodbye to her breasts. It was with mixed feelings, she said, but in the end the decision was simple: having them removed could save her life. “This definitely felt like the right decision for me, even though it’s hard in some ways,” […]

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Shannen Doherty reveals Stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis — here’s what it means

(Claire Gillespie/ Health.com) — Shannen Doherty had good news to share in 2017: her breast cancer, which she had been battling since 2015, was in remission. But this week, the actress, 48, revealed that her cancer journey isn’t over yet. In an interview with ABC News that aired Tuesday on Good Morning America, Doherty said […]

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Google AI tool can pinpoint breast cancer better than clinicians

(Erin Brodwin/ Scientific American) — Researchers at Google (GOOGL), working alongside experts at Northwestern University and three British medical institutions, have created an AI model that appears capable of more accurately spotting breast cancer in mammograms than human experts, according to a new study. The AI model both detected cases of breast cancer at higher […]

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Breast cancer cells use unexpected mechanism to suck up fats

(Genengnews.com) — The link between high-fat diets, obesity, and cancer has grown stronger over the past several years. Yet, the underlying molecular mechanisms have been slow to surface. Now, investigators from Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center set out to understand how fat from the diet might influence breast cancer (BC) cells. […]

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Taking certain vitamins during breast cancer chemo tied to recurrence, death

(Reuters Health) — Patients with breast cancer who use supplements during chemotherapy may be at an increased risk of recurrence and death, a new study suggests. Use of dietary supplements that boost levels of antioxidants, iron, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fatty acids appeared to lower the effectiveness of chemotherapy, researchers report in the Journal of […]

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Losing weight could slash breast cancer risk by up to 26% in women over 50: study

(Miriam Habtesellasie/ Women & Home) — Now new research has suggested that losing weight could play a key role in slashing the risk of the disease in women over 50. Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the Harvard research featured more than 180,000 participants aged 50 or over, pooling together data from […]

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Drug prevents breast cancer for over 10 years, findings reveal

(Graham Kajilwa/ Standard Digital) — A drug that reduces one’s chances of developing breast cancer by half has been found to still prevent growth of tumours years after patients stopped taking it. Findings published by The Lancet on December 12, 2019, found that the effect of anastrozole lasts more than five years even after the […]

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Hair dyes and straighteners linked to higher cancer risk, especially for black women

(Patty Neighmond/ NPR) — New research raises concern about the safety of permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners, especially among African American women. The study was published Wednesday in the International Journal of Cancer. Previous research in animals has found links between certain chemicals in hair dye and straighteners and cancer. But findings from […]

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