June 28th 2022
Gynecologists and physicians, in concert with mothers, are key not only to a woman’s early awareness of both breast cancer and mammography but to awareness of breast cancer risk factors as well.
AAGL Stump the Professors Score: Experts 1, Presenters 2November 21st 2014
A panel of experts were bested only once at the “Stump the Professors” session at the 43rd AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Vancouver. A sarcoma was the diagnosis that got away among three complex cases presented to a packed audience.
Could bisphosphonates reduce risk of bone metastasis in breast cancer?October 16th 2014
According to a recent study, low-dose oral bisphosphonates administered to prevent or treat postmenopausal osteoporosis may be associated with a lower risk of skeletal metastasis in patients with early- or more advanced-stage breast cancer.
Medicaid reimbursement impacts Pap, mammography screeningSeptember 4th 2014
An analysis of data from 46 states and the District of Columbia shows that the level of Medicaid reimbursement for office visits has an impact on likelihood of patient screening with Pap tests and other diagnostics for cancer.
ASCO Guidelines urges discussion of breast cancer risk reduction (VIDEO)September 4th 2014
William Fredette, MD, discusses an updated practice guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology), where it calls on doctors caring for women at increased risk of breast cancer to discuss with them the risks and benefits of specific chemoprevention agents to lower their risk. Video provided by The Doctor's Channel and Reuters.
New gene linked to breast cancer riskAugust 14th 2014
Mutations in the PALB2 gene may be associated with a significant increase in the risk of breast cancer, according to a recent study in The New England Journal of Medicine. PALB2 binds to BRCA2-a gene that confers increased lifetime risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer-and likely permits its stable nuclear localization and accumulation.
Cutting carbs may reduce IGF1 breast cancer recurrenceJuly 1st 2014
A reduced-carbohydrate diet may reduce breast cancer recurrence in women whose tumor tissue is positive for insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF1) receptor, according to a new study in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention.
Red meat intake in early adulthood may be linked to breast cancer riskJune 26th 2014
Substituting one serving per day of legumes for one serving per day of red meat may help lower a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to results of a multicenter study based on data from the Nurses’ Health Study II. The findings, published in BMJ, represent 20 years of follow up on a questionnaire on diet.