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02/15/2017 - 11:15am

Looking beyond cancer cells to understand what makes breast cancer spread

A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center identifies a protein in that microenvironment that promotes the spread of breast cancer cells. It’s part of a well-known family of receptors for which promising inhibitors are being developed.

02/13/2017 - 2:00pm

Doctor communication key to managing breast cancer patient risk worries

Nearly one-third of early stage breast cancer patients overestimate their risk of cancer recurrence — believing it to be more than double their actual risk. And that overestimation is affecting their quality of life, according to two recent studies. The good news? A more nuanced approach to doctor-patient communication may help improve patients’ understanding.

02/07/2017 - 1:15pm

Physicians fail to recommend genetic testing to many high-risk breast cancer patients

Physicians often fail to recommend genetic testing for breast cancer patients at high risk for mutations associated with ovarian and other cancers, according to a new study.

02/02/2017 - 4:00pm

The best treatment for laryngeal cancer? This approach helps decide

After a decade of using a novel approach to select patients for laryngeal cancer treatment, researchers are reporting "exceptional" survival rates nearing 80 percent, even for the most advanced patients.

01/24/2017 - 3:00pm

Women of indigenous communities prefer self-screening for cancer-causing virus

Cervical cancer is a preventable disease if detected on time, but it remains one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women in Latin America, particularly women of poor and indigenous communities.

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