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Category: Breast Cancer

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October 1, 2018

What Doctors Know About Reducing Breast Cancer Risk

Women can’t control whether they get breast cancer in many cases, but there are steps to take that can improve the odds of avoiding this common disease.

Breast Cancer

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October 16, 2017

4 Things to Know About Breast Cancer in Men

While it’s rare, men get breast cancer too. Finding it early can be hard, which often causes it to spread faster in men than in women.

Breast Cancer, Cancer

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September 11, 2017

Aggressive breast cancers may contribute to racial survival dispari...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Melissa Troester, PhD, published results of an analysis of approximately 1,000 invasive breast tumors. The study confirmed that young black women are more likely to have "triple negative," or "basal-like," breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, Cancer, News, Social Justice, Studies, Women's Health

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Gary L. Johnson

January 25, 2017

Researchers unlock mechanism of drug resistance in aggressive breas...

UNC Lineberger researchers find how triple negative breast cancer cells are able to bypass treatment with trametinib, an FDA-approved drug. The researchers also used lab models of breast cancer to test a potential treatment approach that could prevent resistance.

Breast Cancer, Treatment

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Maki Tanioka

December 14, 2016

For invasive breast cancer, researchers identify biomarkers of trea...

UNC Lineberger researchers reported at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium they have identified biomarkers they believe can be used as part of a larger model to predict how patients with HER2-positive operative breast cancer will respond to the targeted treatment trastuzumab, commercially known as Herceptin, and chemotherapy.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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December 14, 2016

Genetic alterations more common in tumors of older patients with me...

In preliminary findings presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers showed that older patients were as likely as younger patients to receive targeted therapy and enroll in therapeutic trials based on their sequencing results.

Breast Cancer, Genetics, Research, Seniors

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Katherine Hoadley

December 14, 2016

Researchers developing model to predict if chemotherapy will work f...

In a study presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, UNC Lineberger researchers led by Katherine Hoadley, PhD, reported they developed a model that can predict which triple negative breast cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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Carey Anders

December 14, 2016

Brain metastasis persists despite improved targeted treatment for H...

At this year's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, UNC Lineberger researchers and collaborators shared the outcomes of their investigation into the incidence of brain metastasis after a series of drugs were approved to treat HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, starting with trastuzumab, also known as Herceptin, in the United States in 1998.

Breast Cancer, Neurology, Treatment

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