Tag Archives: breast cancer

The synergistic role of prolactin and estrogen in breast cancer requires PAK1

In 2016, the American Cancer Society estimates about 40,000 deaths will result from breast cancer. This makes breast cancer the second leading cause of cancer-related among women. Despite the frightening statistics, the death rates from breast cancer

Androgen receptor; a tale of two cancers

Prostate cancer and breast cancer share similarities as hormone related cancers with a wide range of heterogeneous settings. Macklin, as early as 1954, provided evidence for a significantly higher frequency of prostate cancer among relatives of breast

Polyfunctional T cells induced potent anti-tumor efficacy

Adoptive T cell therapy is a form of cancer immunotherapy using T cells to target cancer cells.  In adoptive T cell therapy, white blood cells are collected from cancer patients, T cells (CD4+ and CD8+ cells) within

A promising novel drug for breast cancer

The reason cancer is so difficult to treat is that cancer cells are our own cells running wild, which means that they generally do not make any protein or other molecule that normal cells don’t make.  This

Screening breast MRI in patients with personal history of breast cancer

This study looked at patients who had a personal history of breast cancer diagnosed at a premenopausal age to see if having screening breast MRI provided a benefit to the patient. Patients with a personal history of

Type of breast cancer provides clues to genetic susceptibility

Breast cancer is a common disease affecting 1 in 11 women in the UK but like many common cancers incidence increases with increasing age. Only 1 in 1,700 women younger than 30 and 1 in 228 women

Omega-3 fatty acids, obesity and breast density

Omega-3 fatty acids, abundantly present in fish oil products, are in large use among the public because of the widespread perception that they are able to ameliorate and even prevent many chronic diseases, including cancer. Our research

Importance of updating prognostic predictions: an example from breast cancer

Today prognostic prediction models are an integral part of clinical practice in many fields. They are typically used to access the risk of an event in the future after a well-defined starting point, for instance the risk

A new target in the fight against breast cancer

Cancer cells differ from normal cells in many ways, including their abnormal growth and their ability to change shape and migrate to other tissues. These differences are partly caused by changes in the production of proteins and

Breast cancer in elderly – does guideline adherent treatment really matter?

It is well known that breast cancer is currently the most common female cancer. Advances in diagnostics and treatment continuosly improve the long term outcome. To establish a new agent or therapy a randomised study with inclusion

“Chemobrain” prior to cancer treatment? The cause is probably cancer-related post-traumatic stress

Cancer patients often complain about deficits of attention, memory, and other basic cognitive functions, which considerably impact on their lives. Long time, these problems were simply attributed to side effects of chemotherapy and have therefore been termed

A functional immune system against cancer in breast cancer patients

One of the hallmarks of cancer development is the ability of tumor cells to evade the recognition by the host immune system. However, the presence of immune responses against cancer is frequently observed in cancer patients. The

Sponge toxin kills lung and breast cancer cells in mice

Peloruside A is a potent toxin that was isolated from a New Zealand marine sponge. It has a similar mechanism of action to the commonly used taxane-type anticancer drugs, including paclitaxel and docetaxel, that block the action

Protein associated with breast cancer metastasis

Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women. Although there have been significant advances in diagnosis and treatment, therapy of breast cancer which has spread to other organs remains a significant challenge. It

Sugars in circulating blood reflect breast cancer biology

In our studies, consisting of measurements and analyses, we have shown that the sugar composition in the serum of breast cancer patients reflects the biology of their breast tumours. Patients with different kinds of breast tumours have

A method for studying mouse mammary tumorigenesis

Metastasis is the last step of primary breast cancer progression in which cells from the primary tumor leave and go to other organs. Breast cancer cells often metastasize to the lung, among other organs. Each step in