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BCN News Articles for: October 20, 2014

  • New Computational Approach Finds Gene That Drives Aggressive Brain Cancer
  • Identification of Causal Genetic Drivers of Human Disease through Systems-Level Analysis of Regulatory Networks
  • Exposure to Dim Light at Night May Make Breast Cancers Resistant to Chemotherapy
  • Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women in the National Breast Screening Programme: Implications for Applying NICE Guidelines for Additional Screening and Chemoprevention
  • Impact of chemotherapy-induced alopecia distress on body image, psychosocial well-being, and depression in breast cancer patients
  • A pilot study: dose adaptation of capecitabine using mobile phone toxicity monitoring - supporting patients in their homes
  • Self-reported cognitive concerns and abilities: two sides of one coin?
  • The use of antidepressants in patients with advanced cancer-results from an international multicentre study
  • National Trends In Spending On And Use Of Oral Oncologics, First Quarter 2006 Through Third Quarter 2011
  • Acute Hospital Care Is The Chief Driver Of Regional Spending Variation In Medicare Patients With Advanced Cancer
  • Immunotherapy could stop resistance to radiotherapy
  • The antitumor immune response generated by radiation therapy may be limited by tumor cell adaptive resistance and can be circumvented by PD-L1 blockade
  • Discovery may lead to lower doses of chemotherapy
  • Metabolic stress-induced rearrangement of the 14-3-3ζ interactome promotes autophagy via a ULK1- and AMPK-regulated 14-3-3ζ interaction with phosphorylated Atg9A
  • Worrying about one's children after breast cancer diagnosis: desired timing of psychosocial intervention
  • Improving healthcare empowerment through breast cancer patient navigation: a mixed methods evaluation in a safety-net setting
  • Associations of change in television viewing time with biomarkers of postmenopausal breast cancer risk: the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study
  • Selective impairment of attention networks in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatment
  • Marital status and optimism score among breast cancer survivors
  • Correlates of resistance training in post-treatment breast cancer survivors
  • Consulting a traditional healer and negative illness perceptions are associated with non-adherence to treatment in Indonesian women with breast cancer
  • A pathway linking patient participation in cancer consultations to pain control
  • Side effects of cancer prevention surgery can be helped with a single-day education program, study finds
  • Addressing Sexual Dysfunction After Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy: Effects of a Brief, Psychosexual Intervention
  • Subsidies help breast cancer patients adhere to hormone therapy
  • ASCO QCS 2014: ABSTRACT #2: Medicare Part D low-income subsidy and disparities in breast cancer treatment
  • FDG-PET/CT Shows Promise for Breast Cancer Patients Younger Than 40
  • Retrospective Analysis of 18F-FDG PET/CT for Staging Asymptomatic Breast Cancer Patients Younger Than 40 Years
  • Predicting response and survival in chemotherapy-treated triple-negative breast cancer
  • Self-efficacy for coping with symptoms moderates the relationship between physical symptoms and well-being in breast cancer survivors taking adjuvant endocrine therapy
  • Dealing with the financial burden of cancer: perspectives of older breast cancer survivors
  • Cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies for integrating MRI into breast cancer screening for women at high risk
  • Understanding of BRCA1/2 genetic tests results: the importance of objective and subjective numeracy
  • Caregiving experiences predict changes in spiritual well-being among family caregivers of cancer patients
  • Tuning light to kill deep cancer tumors
  • Amplifying the Red-Emission of Upconverting Nanoparticles for Biocompatible Clinically Used Prodrug-Induced Photodynamic Therapy
  • New treatment target identified for aggressive breast cancer
  • Role of Erbin in ErbB2-dependent breast tumor growth
  • Pharmacological Relevance of Endoxifen in a Laboratory Simulation of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Patients
  • Fascin is involved in the chemotherapeutic resistance of breast cancer cells predominantly via the PI3K/Akt pathway
  • COMMENTARY: Measure for Measure: The Cost of Improving Quality
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Short-term Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy With and Without Breast Reconstruction
  • The Relationship Between Quality, Spending, and Outcomes Among Women With Breast Cancer
  • Terminal Duct Lobular Unit Involution of the Normal Breast: Implications for Breast Cancer Etiology
  • COMMENTARY: Translation of genomics-guided RNA-based personalised cancer vaccines: towards the bedside
  • Use of Crowdsourcing for Cancer Clinical Trial Development
  • Treating cancer: UI biologists find gene that could stop tumors in their tracks
  • PTEN Redundancy: Overexpressing lpten, a Homolog of Dictyostelium discoideum ptenA, the Ortholog of Human PTEN, Rescues All Behavioral Defects of the Mutant ptenA-
  • Study reveals optimal particle size for anticancer nanomedicines
  • Investigating the optimal size of anticancer nanomedicine
  • Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone as second-line treatment for patients with HER2-negative locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer after first-line treatment with bevacizumab plus chemotherapy (TANIA): an open-label, randomised phase 3 trial
  • Neighborhood influences on recreational physical activity and survival after breast cancer
  • Neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation, tumor subtypes, and causes of death after non-metastatic invasive breast cancer diagnosis: a multilevel competing-risk analysis
  • Breast cancer in young women: have the prognostic implications of breast cancer subtypes changed over time?
  • Breast edema in breast cancer patients following breast-conserving surgery and radiotherapy: a systematic review
  • What Women Want: Patient Recommendations for Improving Access to Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening and Follow-up
  • Breast Cancer Screening Among Homeless Women of New York City Shelter-Based Clinics
  • The role of relationship attachment in psychological adjustment to cancer in patients and caregivers: a systematic review of the literature
  • Patient's dramatic response and resistance to cancer drug traced to unsuspected mutations
  • Response and Acquired Resistance to Everolimus in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

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