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Olive Oil Found to Help Fight and Prevent Breast Cancer

Olive Oil Found to Help Fight and Prevent Breast Cancer

Extra-virgin olive oil contains biologically active compounds that have the capacity to shrink certain malignant breast tumors, according to recent research. The study, performed at the Catalan Institute of Oncology in Girona, Spain, focused on tumor tissue in laboratory culture that was expos... Read More


Radiation Raises Risks for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Radiation Raises Risks for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Research performed on breast cancer patients has discovered that individuals below age 45 who receive radiation therapy have a much greater chance of encountering cancer in the other, or contralateral, breast. The risk was found to especially higher among women with breast cancer in their fami... Read More


Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

A new system nimbly finds tumors masked by dense breast tissue that mammograms ordinarily can't spot - and at half the cost and with a vastly lower rate of false positives. The technique, known as Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), is especially targeted at the nearly one-fourth of women above 40... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


Hypnosis Helps Control Hot Flashes

Hypnosis Helps Control Hot Flashes

Hot flashes can make life hell for women going through menopause. And they'e especially torturous for those who are being treated for, or who have just finished treatment for, breast cancer. So the federal government funded a five-week study at Baylor University in which 51 survivors of breas... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study by Kaiser Permanente Researchers has found that the effects of alcohol on breast cancer are the same, regardless of whether a woman drinks wine, beer, or liquor. The ethyl alcohol found in those drinks and the quantity consumed are the factors that weigh heavily on breast cance... Read More


Is there a relation between Deodorants and breast cancer?

Is there a relation between Deodorants and breast cancer?

British scientists measured the aluminum content inside of breast tissue to find a relation between breast cancer and deodorants. They found that there is a significantly higher portion in the outer regions of the breast that have the greatest exposure to antiperspirant. This recent study ide... Read More


Vitamin D and Calcium Associated With Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Vitamin D and Calcium Associated With Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Calcium & Vitamin D intake may lower Breast Cancer risk You already knew that calcium and Vitamin D are important for health. But a new study by a team of researchers at Harvard Medical Center suggests that pre-menopausal women who get those nutrients either from foods or supplements are ... Read More



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