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Breast Cancer

Double Mastectomy May Lead to Missed Work

Date Visible: 
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 16:00
Women who pursue a more aggressive surgery for early stage breast cancer have nearly eight times the odds of reporting substantial employment disruptions, according to a new study from University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers.

Expanding Cancer Research in Ethiopia

Date Visible: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 15:00

To understand cervical cancer in Ethiopia, U-M’s Rozek has developed a new screening and survey of women. She hopes to compare it with results from other countries in Asia and the Middle East.

What a Plastic Surgeon Wants You to Know About Breast Reconstruction

Women undergoing a mastectomy for breast cancer already have a lot to manage in regard to treatment and recovery. Beyond monitoring their health, they must also weigh a decision that could alter their appearance and quality of life after cancer treatment: whether to have breast reconstruction surgery -- and, if they do, which type to choose. The procedure can have physical and mental implications for patients whose cancerous breasts are surgically removed. Opting for reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy comes with questions and choices. A U-M plastic surgeon helps address them.

New Compound Shows Potential for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:30
An investigation from the University of Michigan could eventually lead to new therapies that take aim at the most aggressive type of breast cancer -- triple-negative.

Gaming Cells to Turn Off the Metastases Switch in Breast Cancer

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Friday, September 1, 2017 - 11:00
Author: Rosemary Clandos  Media contact: Nicole Fawcett, 734-764-2220 |  Patients may contact Cancer AnswerLine™,  800-865-1125

Cancer progression can be spurred by TGF-beta pathway signaling, and Michigan Medicine researchers have found a way to stop the signal from turning green.

Researchers Find Drug Combo Effective Against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:45
In the hunt for novel treatments against an aggressive form of breast cancer, University of Michigan researchers recently combined a new protein inhibitor with a chemotherapy drug.

Labyrinth chip could help monitor aggressive cancer stem cells

Date Visible: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:30
A new chip etched with fluid channels sends blood samples through a hydrodynamic maze to separate out rare circulating cancer cells into a relatively clean stream for analysis. It is already in use in a breast cancer clinical trial.

Acupressure Reduces Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 13:00
Acupressure helped reduce persistent fatigue in women who had been treated for breast cancer, a new study finds. Fatigue is one of the most common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment. About a third of women experience moderate to severe fatigue up to 10 years after their treatment ends.

Brain Imaging Study Shows How Acupressure Fights Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:45
Individual acupressure points linked to specific centers in the brain can offer targeted relief for breast cancer patients with persistent fatigue, according to a new neuroimaging study.