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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Audit of NHS Breast Screening Programme reveals significant variations between hospitals in adverse outcomes for treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ

Glasgow, UK: Analysis of data from the UK NHS Breast Screening Programme has shown significant variations in the outcomes of treatment for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) between UK hospitals. Dr Jeremy Thomas, a consultant pathologist at the … Continue reading

Published Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 11:30 am
Posted in Cancer

Results from NHS Breast Screening Programme study finds a third of women might benefit from more frequent mammograms

Glasgow, UK: A study of over 50,000 women participating in the UK NHS Breast Screening Programme has found that, while three-yearly screening intervals are appropriate for the majority of women, approximately one third of women are at higher risk of … Continue reading

Published Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 11:30 am
Posted in Cancer

Harms outweigh benefits for women aged 70 and over in national breast cancer screening programmes

Glasgow, UK: Extending national breast cancer screening programmes to women over the age of 70 does not result in a decrease in the numbers of cancers detected at advanced stages, according to new research from The Netherlands. Instead, researchers told … Continue reading

Published Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 10:30 am
Posted in Cancer

Regular physical activity reduces breast cancer risk irrespective of age

Glasgow, UK: Practising sport for more than an hour day reduces the risk of contracting breast cancer, and this applies to women of any age and any weight, and also unaffected by geographical location, according to research presented to the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 11:30 am
Posted in Cancer

Deaths from breast cancer fall in Europe, but unexplained differences between countries remain

Glasgow, UK: Improvements in treatment, as well as enhanced access to care, underlie the sustained decreases in breast cancer mortality seen in 30 European countries [1] from 1989 to 2010. But there are notable variations between different countries that cannot … Continue reading

Published Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 11:30 am
Posted in Cancer

Obesity and diabetes have adverse effects on outcomes across different tumour types and should be taken into account when planning breast cancer treatment

Glasgow, UK: Both obesity and diabetes have adverse effects on outcomes in breast cancer patients who receive chemotherapy as primary treatment before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy), according to research to be presented at the 9th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-9) on … Continue reading

Published Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 11:30 am
Posted in Cancer

Where are we with breast cancer in 2013? Good news for some, bad for others

Glasgow, UK: The global burden of breast cancer remains immense in 2013, with over 1.6million new cases being diagnosed annually. This burden has been increasing at a rate of 3.1% per year, and while the majority of new cases are … Continue reading

Published Thursday, March 20th, 2014 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Radiotherapy after mastectomy benefits women with breast cancer that has spread to just a few lymph nodes

Glasgow, UK: Women whose breast cancer has spread to just a few lymph nodes under their arm are less likely to have their disease recur or to die from it if they have radiotherapy after mastectomy, according to new research … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 6:30 pm
Posted in Cancer

Genetic testing may improve selection of women with ER+ breast cancer for ten rather than five years of hormonal therapy

Glasgow, UK: Genetic analyses of results from 1125 postmenopausal women being treated for oestrogen responsive breast cancer have shown that some of them are more likely than others to have a late recurrence of their cancer and might benefit from … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries

Exposure to passive smoking in childhood causes irreversible damage to the structure of children’s arteries, according to a study published online in the European Heart Journal [1]. The thickening of the arteries’ walls associated with being exposed to parents’ smoke, … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology
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