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About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer originating from breast tissue.

The month of October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by the media as well as survivors, family and friends of survivors and/or victims of the disease. A pink ribbon is the universal symbol of breast cancer awareness. It may be worn to honor those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Types

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) is the most aggressive form of breast cancer. Those suffering with this condition will find that their breasts will turn red and inflamed caused by the microscopic tumor cells clogging up lymph vessels.The Inflammatory Breast Cancer is rare and accounts for about 4% of the breast cancer cases. The IBC is the most lethal form of Cancer and accounts 10% of the 39,500 annual deaths from breast cancer.

Research

Signs and Symptoms of Breast cancer

Having malodorous armpits and goopy earwax are considered as signs of breast cancer in womans according to Japanese scientists.

A study showed that a 21-gene test of a patients breast cancer tumour may change doctor and patient treatment decisions, including the need for chemotherapy.

As per a new study scientists found out that Women who are exposed to smoke are at three times higher risk for breast cancer than non-smoking women not exposed to passive smoking.

Mango can protect against colon and breast cancer.

Reasons

Scientists in London have identified a gene that could increase the risk of male breast cancer by 50 per cent. More than 800 male breast cancer patients revealed that mutations in one particular gene - RAD51B that could play a role in the disease.

Breast cancer statistics

Globally, breast cancer is second to lung cancer as the cause of death among women.

The total number of breast cancer patients in Australia was 164,814 in 2008. This figure is estimated to reach 304,511 patients by 2013.

Molecular targeted therapies

The use of molecular targeted therapies as effective forms of cancer therapy is becoming more prevalent. These therapies are specifically designed to target cancer cells, while minimizing the adverse effects on normal cells when compared to cytotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs.

BreastScreen Australia

BreastScreen Australia program provides free mammography services to aid in the early detection of breast cancer and has resulted in oncologists seeing more early stage disease. This, combined with aggressive and targeted therapy has, in turn, resulted in a reduction in the number of locally-advanced and metastatic breast cancer patients in the country.

Reducing breast cancer risk

Eating pomegranates could reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Breast cancer in News

Adhering to healthy lifestyle lowers breast cancer risk
A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women has suggested that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women with, and without a family history of the disease. ANI

Botticelli's recreated Venus raises breast cancer awareness
Renowned Italian artist Boticellis painting Birth of Venus has been recreated in the form of a collage of images in an effort to raise breast cancer awareness. ANI

Liz Hurley wows audience at Breast Cancer Awareness campaign
Liz Hurley stole the show in a stunning pink bodycon dress at a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign in Frasers department store in Glasgow. ANI

White House 'goes pink' for breast cancer awareness month
In a rare turn of events, the White House has decided to go pink in order to spread awareness about breast cancer this month. ANI

Cheap, accurate test to predict prostate cancer developed
British scientists have developed a test to check the risk of prostate cancer in men. ANI

Adhering to healthy lifestyle lowers breast cancer risk
A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women has suggested that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women with, and without a family history of the disease. ANI

Achilles' heel in aggressive breast tumours uncovered
Fox Chase Cancer Centre researchers have discovered that a loss of protein that initially slows breast cancer formation but then makes the tumours that do arise more aggressive. ANI

Vegetable intake linked to decreased breast cancer risk
Scientists have found that women with high vegetable intake are less likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer than women with low vegetable intake. ANI

Adhering to healthy lifestyle lowers breast cancer risk
A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women has suggested that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women with, and without a family history of the disease. ANI

Why pink is Liz Hurley's favourite colour
Elizabeth Hurley, model for the Este� Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, is obsessed with the colour pink, and she tells why. ANI

Adhering to healthy lifestyle lowers breast cancer risk
A study of more than 85,000 postmenopausal women has suggested that regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking less alcohol lowers breast cancer risk for women with, and without a family history of the disease. ANI

Why pink is Liz Hurley's favourite colour
Elizabeth Hurley, model for the Este� Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, is obsessed with the colour pink, and she tells why. ANI

Results of a Randomized Phase II Study with Erbitux in Breast Cancer Highlighted in ESMO 2010 Presidential Symposium
Business Wire India

Afatinib (BIBW 2992*) Triples Progression Free Survival in Phase III Study in Lung Cancer Patients
Business Wire India

Conventional theory of modern drug design challenged
New evidence that challenges the current theory about a process key to the way modern drugs are designed and how they work in the human body has been uncovered by the scientists from The Scripps Research Institute. ANI

Experts offer 10 tips for breast cancer screening and early detection
Experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering a series of weekly research-based tip sheets regarding a variety of topics related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. ANI

New cancer drug may end chemo misery
Scientists have developed a new cancer treatment that can safely deliver extremely high chemotherapy doses with minimal side effects. ANI

Working in shifts can cause cancer
Working in shifts could cause cancer, says a new study. ANI

New therapy shows promising result for HER2-positive metastatic disease
Researchers have reported that a new type of breast cancer treatment has shown encouraging activity as a first-line therapy in HER2-positive metastatic disease. ANI

Evidence of unusual drug-resistant breast tumours found
Scientists have found how gene expression that contributes to drug resistance is ramped up in unusual types of breast tumours. ANI

Danielle Lineker, Stacey Solomon lead stars in breast cancer campaign
Welsh lingerie model Danielle Lineker and British singer Stacey Solomon joined hands with other stars to promote Asdas breast cancer campaign. ANI

Dense bbs linked to breast cancer return
Patients with a very early form of breast cancer (ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS) who have higher mammographic density may be at increased risk for subsequent breast cancer, especially in the breast opposite to the one with the initial cancer, says a new research. ANI

Breast cancer linked to traffic-related air pollution
Air pollution, which has already been linked to a range of health problems, may put women at risk of for another deadly disease. ANI

Gender-bending chemical in plastics 'ups prostate cancer risk'
Scientists have warned that a gender-bending chemical found in babies bottles may raise their odds of prostate cancer in later life. ANI

Strict diet 2 days a week 'cuts breast cancer risk by 40pc'
A new study has indicated that a strict diet for two days a week consisting solely of vegetables, fruit, milk and a mug of Bovril could prevent breast cancer. ANI

eegee's Supports Susan G. Komen For the Cure With Drink Pink Campaign
MarketWire

Foods that can help fight breast cancer
A new book by an eminent American dietician presents a unique programme to tackle breast cancer - for healthy women as well as for those who are recovering from the disease. ANI

New therapeutic target for some breast cancers discovered
Scientists have discovered a new therapeutic target for some breast cancers. ANI

New Data for Erbitux in Prevalent Cancers to Be Revealed at ESMO
Business Wire India

Now, comics to teach kids about cancer
Who says comics are meant for fun only? They can be informative too-a new comic book has been written to help parents explain to their children that they have cancer. ANI

10 tips to steer clear of breast cancer
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, experts from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and its clinical care partner, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, are offering research-based tip sheets related to breast cancer, including breast cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and survivorship. ANI

Oz scientists make breast cancer breakthrough with protein discovery
Making a huge breakthrough in potential breast cancer treatment, Australias Brisbane-based researchers have found that the concentration of a protein that moves calcium into a specific area of the cell was higher in many breast cancers. ANI

Multipronged intervention effective in breast cancer survivors
A programme catering to holistic, mind-body intervention was found to be doing wonders in treating constant fatigue and improving quality of life in breast cancer survivors, regardless of their race. ANI

Increased use of Computer-aided detection in mammography
Computer-aided detection (CAD) is increasingly being used in both screening and diagnostic mammography, according to a study. ANI

Liz Hurley's pink skin-tight dress stuns all at cancer charity event
She must be 45, but Elizabeth Hurley gave many young girls a run for their money when she arrived at the Estee Lauder Breast Cancer awareness event wearing a skin-tight off-the-shoulder pink dress and gold platform heels. ANI

Sysmex Announces Establishment of Overseas Subsidiary in Spain to Expand Life Science Business
ACN Newswire

Plastic baby bottles harmful
The chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) used to make plastic baby bottles is harmful, according to experts. ANI

Positive thinking is delusional, says author
The notion that positive attitude increases chances of survival is a mere delusion, says author Barbara Ehrenreich. ANI

What colours your bra? becomes latest Facebook fad
Female Facebook users on Thursday were struck with a rather revealing fad-updating their status with the colour of their bras. ANI

Junk DNA could detect breast and bowel cancer
A type of genetic rogue elements, produced by DNA sequences commonly known as junk DNA, could help diagnose breast and bowel cancer, according to researchers at The University of Nottingham. ANI

New recommendations suggest breast cancer screening should start at 40
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) have issued recommendations calling for breast cancer screening to begin at age 40 and even earlier for high-risk patients. ANI

Novel way to kill treatment-resistant breast cancer stem cells
Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Centre have discovered a novel way of targeting breast cancer cells that are resistant to current treatments. ANI

Kylie Minogues ex takes the same road - dates younger model
Kylie Minogues ex-boyfriend Oliver Martinez seems to be treading the same path as her - the French actor is now going out with a much younger model. ANI

Shane Watson and fiance Lee Furlong support McGrath Foundation
Shane Watson and his fiance Lee Furlong are supporting a cause close to their hearts-they are the proud ambassadors of McGrath Foundation. ANI

Acupuncture boosts libido, decreases hot flashes in breast cancer patients
A new study has shown that acupuncture not only helps reduce hot flashes, but also improves sex drive of breast cancer patients. ANI

Molecule discovery good news for prostate cancer sufferers
People with prostate cancer have been offered new hope after researchers at University of Pennsylvania discovered a molecule that appears to target the tumours.he researchers found that the monoclonal antibody seems to act against the disease in both its early and advanced stages. ANI

New discovery may help develop drugs that kill cancer cells
Scientists claim to have identified a family of limpet-like proteins that appears to play a vital role in repairing DNA damage which triggers cancer. ANI

Self-seeding of cancer cells may pave way for new therapies
Scientists from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre have identified what they call the self-seeding mechanism of cancer cells, which appears to play a critical role in tumour progression. ANI

Breast cancer is not one disease but collection of diseases
Scientists from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have found that breast cancer is not one disease but a collection of several diseases. ANI

Sesame Streets Alaina Reed Amini passes away at 63
Alaina Reed Amini, best known for playing Olivia Robinson on Sesame Street, has died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. ANI

How to improve mammogram accuracy in detecting breast cancer
Using an obscure phenomenon called stochastic resonance (SR) could improve the clarity of signals in systems such as radar, sonar and even radiography, which are used in medical clinics to detect signs of breast cancer, according to a Syracuse University research team. ANI

New book says Hitlers hatred of Jews stemmed from First World War loss
A new book published in Germany says the murder of six million Jews in the Second World War was due to Hitlers belief that they stole victory from the country in the First World War. ANI

Mutations in breast cancer gene linked to infertility
A new study from New York Medical College has found a possible link between a breast cancer gene and infertility. ANI

Call for ban on lump-detecting Breastlight torch
A well-known British breast cancer charity has appealed Boots the chemist to refrain from selling the Breastlight, which claims to detect lumps in br*ts. ANI

Potential new imaging technique helps identify malignant breast tumours
A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist from Kimmel Cancer Centre at Jefferson has come up with a novel imaging technique that would help identify malignant breast tumours. ANI

Nanoprobes effective in delivering cancer drugs
Scientists in the U.S. have shown that tiny nanoprobes are effective in delivering cancer drugs more directly to tumour cells and the correct cellular compartments. ANI

Nanosensors used for first time to measure cancer biomarkers in blood
American scientists have, for the first time, used nanosensors to measure cancer biomarkers in blood. ANI

Target therapy boosts longevity in HER2-positive breast cancer patients
Targeted therapy is more effective in cases of HER2-positive breast cancer, according to experts. ANI

Breast cancer drug may reduce risk of death from lung cancer
Anti-estrogens used to treat breast cancer, may also reduce the risk of dying from lung cancer, a new study suggests. ANI

MRI and mammography diagnoses breast cancer at earlier stages
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) together with mammography can diagnose almost all cancers early, greatly reducing the occurrence of advanced stage breast cancer in high-risk women, a new study has found. ANI

Achilles heel of cancer found in stroke drug
Finding the Achilles heel of cancer, researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that a drug, which was never approved for preventing the death of nerve cells after a stroke, could efficiently kill cancer cells while keeping normal cells healthy and intact. ANI

Booze may raise breast cancer recurrence risk
Drinking alcoholic beverages is associated with a 30 percent increased risk of breast cancer recurrence, says a new study. ANI

Chemo plus tamoxifen beneficial for some breast cancer patients
While a landmark study by the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) claimed that chemotherapy combined with tamoxifen could be beneficial for postmenopausal breast cancer patients, another study has claimed that this may not be true for everyone. ANI

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