Breast Cancer

August 2, 2012

Blood Cancer Drug Effective in Treating Kidney, Breast Cancer

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Two drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration for blood cancer treatment may also be used to treat triple negative breast and kidney cancer, researchers say. The drugs are romidepsin and decitabine. Together they can activate a gene sFRP1 (secreted frizzled related protein one) that can stop the growth of cancer cells.  “We now […]

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Tags: decitabine, Dr. John Copland, FDA, Medical Daily, romidepsin


July 26, 2012

The Latest Word on Breast Cancer

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This year, more than 22,000 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s a pretty frightening statistic, but advances in diagnostic techniques as well as in treatments are improving our odds of beating the disease… New Treatment Options: Tykerb – About 20% of breast cancer cases are HER-2, an aggressive form of cancer. A drug […]

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Tags: diagnostic techniques, Dr. Edith Perez, Herceptin, Reader's Digest Canada


July 26, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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July 26, 2012 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. Kelley Luckstein Public Affairs Associate Guest Editor […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Treatment, Associated Press, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. David Hayes, Dr. Michael Joyner, Dr. Ron Petersen, Edith Perez, heat-related medical problems, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, Pfizer, Post Bulletin, Reader's Digest Canada


July 15, 2012

Mammograms Down 6% After Guideline Change

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The number of women in their 40s receiving mammograms dropped nearly 6% the year after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its 2009 breast cancer screening guidelines, new Mayo Clinic research says…The decrease is small but significant, said report co-author Nilay Shah, PhD, assistant professor of health services research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, […]

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Tags: American Medical News, breast cancer screening guidelines, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammograms, U.S. Preventive Task Force


July 9, 2012

Imaging Tests For Breast Pain Don’t Have Significant Benefit, Study Shows

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If you’re a woman experiencing breast pain, one of your first instincts might be to ask for an imaging test to see if something is wrong, right? Well, a new study shows that imaging tests for breast pain might not have any significant benefit. The research, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, found […]

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July 6, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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July 6, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlight 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 New […]

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July 3, 2012

Fewer Younger Women Are Getting Mammograms

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In the year after an expert panel’s recommendation that women delay regular breast cancer screenings until age 50, the number of women in their 40s undergoing mammograms slightly declined, a new study shows. The study, carried out by the Mayo Clinic, found a drop of roughly 6 percent in the number of mammograms among these […]

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Tags: breast cancer screenings, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammorgrams, New York Times


July 2, 2012

Changes in Screening Guidelines Lead to 6% Drop in Mammogram Rates, Study Shows

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“This represents a small but significant decrease,” say the Mayo Clinic researchers, because the guideline changes were controversial when they were released…”The 2009 USPSTF guidelines resulted in significant backlash among patients, physicians, and other organizations, prompting many medical societies to release opposing guidelines,” study researcher Nilay Shah, PhD, says in a news release. He is […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammogram, mammogram screening, WebMD


June 27, 2012

US Mammograms Decline After Task Force Recommendation, Mayo Clinic Finds

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Preventive mammography rates in women in their 40s have dropped nearly 6 percent nationwide since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammograms for women in this age group, a Mayo Clinic analysis shows. That represents a small but significant decrease since the controversial guidelines were released, the researchers say…”The 2009 USPSTF […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Nilay Shah, mammograms, Science Codex, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force


June 8, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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June 8, 2012 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 Wall […]

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