Tag: breast cancer

Scientists identify genetic play behind breast cancer recurrence

April 25, 2022

Undetectable microscopic pieces of tumour that remain after a mastectomy are a major factor for the recurrence of breast cancer – scientists from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, have recently discovered cell types with significant genetic changes that could kick-start recurrence. The discovery was made possible by an advanced technology developed at Georgetown […]

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New tool for more accurate detection of breast cancer in Asian women

March 7, 2022

Cancer Research Malaysia (CRM) have developed a diagnostic tool especially for Asian women that better identifies their likelihood of inheriting BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene faults. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are tumour suppressor genes that help keep breast, ovarian, and other types of cells from growing and dividing too rapidly or in an uncontrolled way. As most […]

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Genetic tool developed to assess breast cancer risk for Asian women

January 26, 2022

Women are advised to start breast cancer screening by age 50 at the latest to ensure better chances of treatment and survival in case of a positive diagnosis. However, in most Asian countries, many women who could be at risk of breast cancer do not go for screening. To empower women to proceed with the […]

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Even older women risk having breast cancer if mother or sister had the disease

February 14, 2018

The risk of getting breast cancer among older women does not diminish with age, a U.S. study states, adding that they women are more likely to develop breast cancer when a mother or sister had this disease. Family history has long been linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in younger women, who are […]

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Low-cost breast, cervical cancer interventions could save thousands of women

November 2, 2016

Scientists say that low-cost health interventions, costing as little as US$1.72 per person, could help prevent the deaths of hundreds of thousands of women in developing countries all over the world from breast and cervical cancer. Every year, almost 800,000 women die of cervical and breast cancer, with two-thirds of breast cancer deaths and 9 […]

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