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Fighting cancer with cheap treatment and screening

Cancer is the most feared disease worldwide, and it is even more so in India where treatment outcomes are uncertain because of delayed diagnosis, patchy availability of specialised treatment and long and expensive therapies that most people without health insurance cannot afford. Cancer continues to be diagnosed in late stages, when treatment is more toxic […]

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Case report describes four breast cancer cases post transplant

(HealthDay)—A single multiorgan donor transmitted breast cancer to four transplant recipients, according to a case report published recently in the American Journal of Transplantation. Yvette A.H. Matser, from the VU University Medical Center in the Amsterdam, and colleagues reported four cases of breast cancer transmission to transplant recipients from a single organ donor. The donor […]

Health Problems

Breakthrough for difficult-to-treat breast cancer

Chemists at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered the use of a metal compound that inhibits the enzyme closely associated with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), one of the most difficult forms of breast cancer to treat. The metal compound is found to inhibit the TNBC tumours with less toxicity in mice, thus their work […]

Kids Health

Cannabinoid in breast milk up to six days after marijuana use

(HealthDay)—Most breast milk samples have measurable Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) up to about six days after maternal use, according to a study published online Aug. 27 in Pediatrics. Kerri A. Bertrand, M.P.H., from the University of California in San Diego, and colleagues quantified cannabinoids in human milk after maternal marijuana use. Fifty breastfeeding women who reported marijuana […]

Kids Health

Marijuana found in breast milk up to six days after use

With the legalization of marijuana in several states, increased use for both medicinal and recreational purposes has been documented in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Although national organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that breastfeeding mothers do not use marijuana, there has been a lack of specific data to support health or neurodevelopmental concerns […]

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Combined Digital Screening Best for Detecting Breast Cancers

MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 — The combination of digital mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detects 90 percent more breast cancers than digital mammography alone, according to a study published in the August issue of Radiology. Pierpaolo Pattacini, M.D., from AUSL Reggio Emilia in Italy, and colleagues compared DM to DBT+DM for breast cancer […]

Health Problems

New regulator in aggressive breast cancer cells discovered

Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. Here, important receptors are missing, which often serve as targets for treatments. Thus, these tumors are unlikely to respond to current therapies. Researchers from the Leibniz Institute on Aging – Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI) in Jena now identified the protein TRPS1, which is commonly […]