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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Poor and immigrant women less sensitized to need for mammograms — Canadian Cancer Society

(Canadian Press) — At the launch of its 11th ‘Memo-mamo’ fundraising campaign on Saturday, the Canadian Cancer Society is paying special attention to poor, immigrant women who are vastly underrepresented among those who undergo a periodic breast cancer screening test. People in their 50s and 60s are encouraged to have a mammogram every two years […]

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Breast cancer: An innovative blood test could aid early detection

(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — Researchers are developing a blood test that could help detect breast cancer 5 years before any symptoms become apparent. This method would also be less uncomfortable and more cost effective than traditional mammograms. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common type of cancer […]

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Lifestyle modifications prevent one in three breast cancer cases

(Health Europa) — A new report has estimated that one in three breast cancer cases could be prevented through lifestyle changes. Modifications such as weight management, physical activity, nutrition, and alcohol consumption can all contribute to a healthier lifestyle that can help to minimize risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer […]

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Sex after breast cancer can be painful (and we need to talk about it)

(Rachel Moss/ HuffPost UK) — Nearly half of women who have had breast cancer go on to experience sexual difficulties, but many are too embarrassed to seek help. This is the finding of a new survey, from Breast Cancer Now, suggesting more than 150,000 women in the UK have experienced sexual difficulties, including vaginal dryness, […]

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