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Infographic: ‘Bionic breasts’ could restore sensation after mastectomies

As many as 100,000 breast cancer patients have one or both breasts removed in mastectomies every year in the United ...
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DNA tests can guide breast cancer treatment, while also raising questions we can’t yet answer

In a new era of precision medicine, the role of genetics is becoming increasingly critical to determine who might benefit ...
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Viewpoint: We need to rebrand the BRCA ‘breast cancer’ genes to help men understand their own risks

Both men and women have the same risk of developing BRCA1 and 2 gene mutations, but men are ten times less likely to get ...
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There’s a potential threat from cancer-spotting AI: overdiagnosis

These days, it might seem like algorithms are out-diagnosing doctors at every turn, identifying dangerous lesions and dodgy moles with ...
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Exploring the inaccuracy of mammograms and the threat of false positives

In the spring of 2014, Dominique Berry went to see her doctor to have an irritating skin condition examined. During ...
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Second opinion? Google AI spots breast cancer more accurately than radiologists, in trial

Researchers at Google, working alongside experts at Northwestern University and three British medical institutions, have created an AI model that ...
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BRCA nightmare: Genetic testing analysis changes—after preventive surgery

When she was in her early 30s, Katy Mathes decided to check her cancer risk. A genetic test showed a ...
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Menopausal hormone therapy linked to breast cancer risk—even after patients stop taking drugs

A sweeping new analysis adds to the evidence that many women who take hormone therapy during menopause are more likely ...
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Expanded screening recommended for BRCA breast cancer gene. Federal panel stops short of suggesting all women should be tested.

On [August 20], the US Preventive Services Task Force, a panel of federally appointed independent experts that makes recommendations about ...
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Viewpoint: I wish I learned about my breast cancer risk from a genetic counselor instead of 23andMe

I opened the email from 23andMe, saying a report was ready for me to read. That click changed my life ...
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New cancer-fighting strategy: Coaxing breast cancer cells to turn into harmless fat cells

Researchers have been able to coax human breast cancer cells to turn into fat cells in a new proof-of-concept study ...
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Podcast: Should you get your entire genome sequenced? The pros and cons of diving into your DNA

Given how little we know about how variations in the genome affect health and disease, is direct-to-consumer whole genome sequencing ...
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‘Why did I get cancer?’ We can do more to alleviate ‘angst, guilt’ accompanying a diagnosis

More time spent explaining the biology of cancer to patients can help alleviate angst and guilt.  ...
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Inaccuracies in consumer genetic tests for BRCA mutations prompt call for crackdown from UK doctors

Senior doctors have called for a crackdown on consumer genetic tests, following an influx of patients who have been wrongly ...
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Night owls may have a greater risk of breast cancer, study says. But altering sleep habits is unlikely to change that.

Sleep traits could be a risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests. Women who said they preferred to get ...
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Artificial intelligence could change the way we detect, treat breast cancer

The same technology that powers Siri and face recognition on your iPhone has also found success in medicine. By automatically ...
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IVF raises breast and ovarian cancer risks for women over 40 as much as 65%? That’s what headlines scream, but here’s how statistics lie and scare people

Statistics related to medical risks and care often unnecessarily frighten people, and lousy journalism doesn't help ...
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10-minute cancer test? Researcher explains breakthrough discovery

Matt Trau, a professor of chemistry at the University of Queensland, stunned the science world back in December [2018] when ...
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A ‘wake-up call for women’: Low-fat diet rich in fruit and vegetables reduces breast cancer risk, study says

Women who followed a lower-fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables and grains had a lower risk of dying of breast ...
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Viewpoint: Widespread DNA testing for breast cancer risk is ‘an irresponsible idea’

While predictive genetic testing is useful and even crucial for many populations, new medical advances are routinely overhyped in the ...
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Some mammograms harder to read than others. FDA wants breast density data included in reports

The Food and Drug Administration on [March 27] proposed requiring mammogram providers to tell women with dense breast tissue that ...
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Relapse risk could be predicted by cancer’s ‘internal wiring’

The "internal wiring" of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers. The ...
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US approves immunotherapy for breast cancer for first time

Roche’s cancer immunotherapy Tecentriq (atezolizumab), a PD-L1 inhibitor, scored its fifth Food and Drug Administration approval on [March 8], for advanced triple-negative ...
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Should all women get BRCA genetic testing as part of ‘routine medical care’? Key panel says ‘no’

Primary care providers should screen women for personal, family and/or ethnic history of breast, ovarian, tubal or peritoneal cancer to ...
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Do all breast cancer patients need genetic testing?

The nation’s breast surgeons are advising that all patients diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing to check for ...
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Only 18% of people with breast and ovarian cancer genes knew they were carriers, study found. How can we make DNA screening work better?

New research shows that only 18% of those who tested positive for breast cancer genes knew they had them ...
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Can aggressive cancer cells be transformed into ‘harmless fat’?

Imagine if you could turn aggressive cancer cells into harmless fat. Scientists in Switzerland say they've done just that, in ...
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Finding echoes of cancer journey in Netflix’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

The 'choose your own path' nature of Bandersnatch echoes a journey with breast cancer ...