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BCN News Articles for: November 1, 2014

  • Delivering a One-Two Punch: New Drug Combination Shows Promise as Powerful Treatment for Breast Cancer
  • Combined SFK/mTOR Inhibition Prevents Rapamycin-Induced Feedback Activation of AKT and Elicits Efficient Tumor Regression
  • Ecological momentary assessment of sleep, symptoms, and mood during chemotherapy for breast cancer
  • Strategies for fertility preservation in young early breast cancer patients
  • A prognostic factor index for overall survival in patients receiving first-line chemotherapy for HER2-negative advanced breast cancer: An analysis of the ATHENA trial
  • Communication, coping, and quality of life of breast cancer survivors and family/friend dyads: a pilot study of Chinese-Americans and Korean-Americans
  • Efficacy of platinum-based chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer patients with metastases confined to the lungs: a single-institute experience
  • Metastatic breast cancer subtypes and central nervous system metastases
  • MS-20, A Chemotherapeutical Adjuvant, Reduces Chemo-Associated Fatigue and Appetite Loss in Cancer Patients
  • Patient empowerment in cancer pain management: an integrative literature review
  • Blood Vessel Growth in the Brain Relies on a Protein Found in Tumor Blood Vessels
  • Gpr124 Controls CNS Angiogenesis and Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity by Promoting Ligand-Specific Canonical Wnt Signaling
  • Improving breast cancer chemo by testing tumors in a dish
  • Quantitative Optical Imaging of Primary Tumor Organoid Metabolism Predicts Drug Response in Breast Cancer
  • Chest Radiation to Treat Childhood Cancer Increases Patients' Risk of Developing Breast Cancer
  • Breast cancer in female survivors of Wilms tumor: A report from the National Wilms Tumor late effects study
  • Subgroup effects in a randomised trial of different types and doses of exercise during breast cancer chemotherapy
  • A survey study of women's responses to information about overdiagnosis in breast cancer screening in Britain
  • Prognostic value of isolated tumor cells and micrometastases of lymph nodes in early-stage breast cancer: A French sentinel node multicenter cohort study
  • A phase I pharmacokinetics study of lapatinib and tamoxifen in metastatic breast cancer (EORTC 10053 Lapatam study)
  • Outcomes of patients with lobular in situ neoplasia of the breast: The role of vacuum-assisted biopsy
  • The impact of socioeconomic status on access to cancer clinical trials
  • Cancer exosomes are 'micro factories' that aid in tumor growth
  • Cancer Exosomes Perform Cell-Independent MicroRNA Biogenesis and Promote Tumorigenesis
  • A switch to dampen malignancy
  • ASPP2 controls epithelial plasticity and inhibits metastasis through β-catenin-dependent regulation of ZEB1
  • Screening with Tomosynthesis and Mammography Is Cost-Effective
  • Comparative Effectiveness of Combined Digital Mammography and Tomosynthesis Screening for Women with Dense Breasts
  • High protein expression of EZH2 is related to unfavorable outcome to tamoxifen in metastatic breast cancer
  • Association of tamoxifen use and increased diabetes among Asian women diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Utilisation of primary and secondary G-CSF prophylaxis enables maintenance of optimal dose delivery of standard adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer: An analysis of 1655 patients
  • One-step nucleic acid amplification assay for intraoperative prediction of non-sentinel lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients with sentinel lymph node metastasis
  • Impact of trastuzumab treatment beyond disease progression for advanced/metastatic breast cancer on survival - Results from a prospective, observational study in German
  • Does the cancer drugs fund lead to faster uptake of cost-effective drugs? A time-trend analysis comparing England and Wales
  • Health Care Shortfalls for LGBT Young Women
  • Health Disparities Among Young Adult Sexual Minorities in the U.S.
  • Generic Medications Boost Adherence to Breast Cancer Therapy
  • The Change From Brand-Name to Generic Aromatase Inhibitors and Hormone Therapy Adherence for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
  • New analysis methodology may revolutionise breast cancer therapy
  • Proteome Profiling of Breast Cancer Biopsies Reveals a Wound Healing Signature of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts
  • Impact of Acetylsalicylic Acid on the Clinicopathological Characteristics and Prognosis of Patients with Invasive Breast Cancer
  • What to listen for in the consultation. Breast cancer patients' own focus on talking about acceptance-based psychological coping predicts decreased psychological distress and depression
  • Metastatic Male Breast Cancer: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis
  • Management of Breast Cancer Patients with Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia or Febrile Neutropenia
  • Randomized, controlled trial of resistance training in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant radiotherapy: results on cancer-related fatigue and quality of life
  • Subgroups of Cancer Patients With Unique Pain and Fatigue Experiences During Chemotherapy
  • Modeling cancer: Virginia Tech researchers prove mathematical models can predict cellular processes
  • TGF-β-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition proceeds through stepwise activation of multiple feedback loops
  • After Decades of Research, Effectiveness of Phone Interventions for Cancer Patients and Survivors Still Unknown
  • Psychosocial telephone interventions for patients with cancer and survivors: a systematic review
  • Clinical Characteristics of Breast Cancers in African-American Women with Benign Breast Disease: A Comparison to the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program
  • Adherence to Anti-estrogen Therapy in Seniors with Breast Cancer: How Well are we Doing?
  • "Don't Know" and Accuracy of Breast Cancer Risk Perceptions Among Appalachian Women Attending a Mobile Mammography Program: Implications for Educational Interventions and Patient Empowerment
  • The Importance of Supportive Care in Breast Cancer Patients
  • Cross-sectional Study to Assess the Association of Population Density with Predicted Breast Cancer Risk
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Breast Cancer: Is There a Link?
  • Un Abrazo Para La Familia: An Evidenced-Based Rehabilitation Approach in Providing Cancer Education to Low-SES Hispanic Co-Survivors
  • Informatics and e-health: advancing knowledge and improving cancer care
  • Findings point to an "off switch" for drug resistance in cancer
  • Single-cell analyses of transcriptional heterogeneity during drug tolerance transition in cancer cells by RNA sequencing

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