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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Some advanced breast cancer patients can survive longer with better treatments: experts call for clinical trial

Lisbon, Portugal: International experts have called for a clinical trial to investigate the best ways for identifying and treating a small but important group of patients with advanced breast cancer who can survive for long periods without their disease progressing. … Continue reading

Published Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at 2:09 pm
Posted in Cancer

Medicines for breast cancer: the affordability controversy

Lisbon, Portugal: New and better drugs to treat diseases such as advanced breast cancer will have little effect on improving patient outcomes if a country does not have good healthcare structures in place, Professor Richard Sullivan told the Advanced Breast … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 6th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Higher insulin is an independent prognostic factor in advanced breast cancer: patients may be helped by simple lifestyle changes

Lisbon, Portugal: Patients with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastasised) and who have higher insulin levels than normal, but are not diabetic, have a significantly worse prognosis compared with those with normal insulin levels, … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 10:00 am
Posted in Cancer

Stop the damaging messages about advanced breast cancer and include us in your discussions say patients

Lisbon, Portugal: Organisations that issue “damaging messages” about advanced breast cancer [1] need to be identified and educated to change the way they talk about the disease, a patient told the Advanced Breast Cancer Third International Consensus Conference. In another … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer