Breast Cancer

June 28, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    June 28, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: ABC News, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Ahram Online, Arizona, Athletes' Performance, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin Daily Herald, Breast Cancer, California Cancer Registry, Cardiology, cigarettes, destination medical center


May 17, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    May 17, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: ABC affiliate, ABCnews.com, aging, All Voices, alzheimer's disease, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Amine Issa, Angelina Jolie, AP, Arizona Republic, Associated Press, AZ Family


April 26, 2013

Smaller margins too close for comfort in breast cancer

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Small surgical margins can mean big trouble for patients with breast cancer, said investigators at the annual Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium.  A retrospective study of outcomes for 2,377 women who underwent either breast-conserving therapy or mastectomy revealed that margins less than 2 mm resulted in a substantial risk of residual disease for all […]

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Tags: breast-conserving therapy, Dr. Erin Garvey, mastectomy, OBGYN News, small surgical margins, Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium


April 12, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

    April 12, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media […]

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Tags: Arizona Republic, Arizona State University, ASU, azcentral.com, Breast Cancer, Cancer, CNBC, Dr. Christopher Gostout, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Dr. Edith Perez, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Victor Montori


April 10, 2013

Mammograms for Older Women May Be Beneficial

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Women 75 and older who skipped mammograms were at an increased risk of dying from breast cancer, suggesting a need for continued screening in this age group, a researcher said here…Sandhya Pruthi, MD, of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said she follows American Cancer Society guidelines that advise no upper limit for women to have […]

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Tags: American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, elderly women, indolent cancer, mammograms, MedPage Today, older women


March 29, 2013

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

By Karl W Oestreich KarlWOestreich

  March 29, 2013 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations […]

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Tags: Cancer, Dr. Christopher Moir, Dr. Eric Matteson, Dr. Robert Bazell, Dr. Sandhya Pruthi, genes, Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Minnesota, MPR, NBC, Ovarian Cancer


March 28, 2013

Komen awards grants for area breast cancer support programs

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

The North Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded $142,000 in grants to area organizations…For more than 30 years, Komen has helped to fund major breakthroughs in breast cancer research and is the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. Komen currently funds 11 research projects in Florida, […]

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Tags: Florida Times-Union, private funding, research grants, Susan G. Komen for the Cure


March 8, 2013

Hugo Chavez Death Highlights Heart Risk After Cancer

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A heart attack ended up killing Venezuelan president and longtime cancer sufferer Hugo Chavez, a source close to Chavez revealed. And cancer experts say that’s not unusual…Anti-cancer drugs such as anthracyclines, a mainstay of breast cancer chemo, as well as newer medications such as the drug Herceptin may cause heart damage by weakening the heart muscle, Dr. Timothy […]

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Tags: ABC News, anthracyclines, anti-cancer drugs, Dr. Timothy Moynihan, heart attack, heart damage, Herceptin, Hugo Chavez


February 20, 2013

When Is Less Surgery Beneficial in Breast Cancer?

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Dr. Lidia Schapira, of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, spoke to the Mayo Clinic’s Judy C. Boughey, MD, about the ACOSOG Z1071 trial, which looked at whether patients who had axillary lymph node involvement before neoadjuvant chemotherapy and who had a good response to systemic therapy could avoid axillary lymph node dissection. The […]

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Tags: axillary lymph node dissection, Dr. Judy Boughey, Dr. Lidia Schapira, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Medscape, San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, systemic therapy


February 7, 2013

U find could be key to cancer

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Scientists at the University of Minnesota say they have discovered an enzyme that could play a key role in causing the majority of breast cancers — and possibly other cancers as well…Dr. Matthew Goetz, a breast cancer specialist at the Mayo Clinic, agreed but said the discovery eventually could lead to earlier and better treatments. […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. Matthew Goetz, enzyme, mutation, Star Tribune, tumor, University of Minnesota


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