MIT’s new AI model detects future breast cancer risk better than current models

(Rich Haridy/ New Atlas) — A deep learning model, trained on thousands of mammograms, can now predict whether a person is at a high risk of developing breast cancer. Better than any current model, the new system can identify subtle changes in breast tissue and determine how likely it is that cancer could develop within […]

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Diet rich in coffee, fruits, vegetables and whole grains may cut breast cancer risk by 65%

(Olivia Petter/ The Independent) — Consuming a diet that is rich in coffee, fruits and vegetables may help reduce the risk of breast cancer, new research suggests. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Navarra and the University of Jaen, both in Spain, found that certain foods may protect against the risk of […]

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Is it better to ‘contain’ rather than destroy cancer?

(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — A new approach to cancer therapy suggests that doctors may be able to keep cancer in check by placing metastatic cells in a state of dormancy, thus blocking them from giving rise to new tumors. A recent study in mice has found that an existing drug could effectively contain […]

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23andMe testing for breast cancer gene may be highly unreliable, study finds

(SurvivorNet) — In a new study, researchers found that popular 23andMe’s genetic test for a dangerous mutation associated with breast cancer isn’t reliable. According to researchers, the test doesn’t catch the mutations for 90 percent of women. The study was presented at the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics annual meeting, but it’s important […]

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A very old antibiotic shows promise in treating fatal form of breast cancer

(Reviewed by Alina Shrourou/ Medical Life Sciences News) — Of the three major subtypes of breast cancer, “triple negative” is the most lethal: half of all breast cancer deaths are attributed to it, whereas it accounts for only about 15% of incidences of breast cancer. And unlike other breast cancers, it is resistant to most […]

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For survivors, breast cancer can threaten another part of their lives: Sexual intimacy

(Barabara Sadick/ Washington Post) — Jill was just 39 in July 2010 when she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Her longtime boyfriend had felt a lump in her right breast. Two weeks later, she had a mastectomy and began chemotherapy. The shock, stress, fatigue and treatment took its toll on the relationship, and […]

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Reused cooking oil promotes progression of late-stage breast cancer

(Pranjal Mehar/ Tech Explorist) — Deep-frying is a popular form of food preparation used globally and throughout the United States. Each time dietary oils are heated to deep-frying temperatures, they undergo chemical alterations that result in a new matrix of lipid structures. These lipid products include triglyceride dimers, polymers, oxidized triglycerides, and cyclic monomers, which […]

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Scientists find clues to predicting recurrence of breast cancer

(Amy Norton/ Healthday News) — Figuring out which breast cancer patients will live disease-free after treatment is a bit of a guessing game. But new research indicates breast cancer cells hold molecular clues that may allow doctors to predict who is at high risk of having a recurrence up to 20 years later. It has […]

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As the oceans rise, so do your risks of breast cancer

(Jane E. McArthur/ The Conversation) — It is encouraging to see greater attention in the media to the issue of climate change and its effects on the life-support systems of the planet. The link between breast cancer and the environment, however, is being overlooked. Premenopausal women exposed to high levels of air pollution have a […]

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Quebec warns women with textured breast implants of cancer risk

(Canadian Press) — The Quebec Health Ministry wants all the thousands of women in the province who have received textured breast implants since 1995 to be warned of a potential cancer risk. The government has asked the province’s hospitals and clinics to contact all patients who received that specific type of implant in the last […]

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