Tag Archives: breast cancer

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

The art to irradiate the Internal Mammary Nodes (IMN) in breast cancer patients

Radiation therapy (RT) has demonstrated strong clinical benefit in patients with breast conservative surgery or with radical mastectomy and who are at high risk for relapse. Unfortunately, this benefit was counterbalanced by an increased risk for death

Breast cancer cells change and adapt during disease progression

A diagnosis of breast cancer usually includes characterisation of the breast cancer cells: determining if the tumour cells have hormone receptors and other proteins which will help to decide the best treatment options for the patient. This

Doctors, look up! Lack of eye contact reduces trust

Trust between breast cancer patients and their oncologist is crucial for good quality breast cancer care. It is associated with beneficial outcomes, such as a decrease in patients’ fear and better adherence. Patients’ trust was earlier shown