Tag Archives: Breast

Genetic study provides most comprehensive map of risk to date of breast cancer risk

A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer has identified more than 350 DNA ‘errors’ that increase an individual’s risk of developing the disease. The scientists involved say these errors may influence as many as 190 genes. The results, published today in the journal Nature Genetics, provide the most comprehensive map of breast… Read More »

Colorado teen, 18, severely brain-damaged after breast implant surgery gone wrong, family says

A Colorado teenager suffered cardiac arrest during a breast implant procedure in August and is now severely brain-damaged, according to her family, who filed a lawsuit against her plastic surgeon and nurse last week. Emmalyn Nguyen, 18, went under the knife for breast augmentation to be performed by Dr. Geoffrey Kim at Colorado Aesthetics and Plastic… Read More »

FDA Approves Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for HER2-Positive Unresectable or Metastatic Breast Cancer Following Two or More Prior Anti-HER2 Based Regimens

FDA Approves Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for HER2-Positive Unresectable or Metastatic Breast Cancer Following Two or More Prior Anti-HER2 Based Regimens Print this page 20 December 2019 — AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Enhertu® (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) for the treatment of adult… Read More »

10-day breast cancer therapy as effective as 6-week alternative: study

A groundbreaking study has found a breast cancer treatment that takes just 10 days could be just as effective as a more invasive version that lasts around six weeks. A decade-long analysis of accelerated partial breast cancer radiation — which involves targeting only the affected area — on patients with early-stage cases appeared to have… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Theranos redux? Not really. But claim of a ‘simple’ test for breast cancer warrants scrutiny

Once again the lure of a “simple” test has made headlines. This time the catalyst was a news release issued by the UK’s National Cancer Research Institute. Its title: “Simple blood test for early detection of breast cancer.” In fact, no such test exists. As the body of the PR news release acknowledged, it’s an… Read More »