Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

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News: Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

Breast Cancer Gene May Boost Heart Disease Risk, Study Shows  -  ‎Nov 15, 2009‎
BloombergNov. 15 (Bloomberg) -- A gene linked to breast cancer in 1 in 10 Jewish women may raise the risk of heart ailments, says a study in ...

Fertility procedures do not delay cancer treatment, study finds  -  ‎Nov 13, 2009‎
Los Angeles TimesWomen under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer often face the additional burden of losing their fertility due to the cancer treatment. ...

Fertility procedures did not delay breast cancer treatment in young women  -  ‎Nov 12, 2009‎
HemOncTodayWomen who are aged younger than 40 and have been diagnosed with breast cancer may seek fertility treatment without significantly delaying their cancer ...

High-tech pump does what her heart can't  -  ‎Nov 21, 2009‎
CharlotteObserver.com..."Maybe it was a combination of my body going through breast cancer, chemotherapy, pregnancy with twins, the emergency C-section," Ortiz Childers said. ...

Kettering woman kept active in her breast cancer fight  -  ‎Oct 28, 2009‎
Dayton Daily NewsSubmitted Melissa Fortener McLaughlin with her husband, John. Melissa was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 25 and fought it for more than five years ...

I'm done with chemotherapy  -  ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
NJ.comI don't mean I'm finished with my breast cancer chemotherapy. I still have two more treatments -- or six more weeks -- to go. ...

'Karachi hospitals lack comprehensive  -  ‎Oct 30, 2009‎
The News InternationalNo healthcare facility in Karachi, except the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), has a comprehensive cancer-treatment facility; ...

American Society Of Breast Disease Spotlights Innovative DVD And ...  -  07 Aug 2009
Medical News Today (press release) (press release)Family Support, Intimacy, Surgical Choices, Young Women and Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy, Radiation, Hormone Treatment, Recurrence and Metastasis,

EU backs broader label for Avastin in breast cancer  -  ‎Jul 28, 2009‎
ReutersZURICH, July 29 (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG (ROG.VX) said on Wednesday the European Commission had approved the broader use of Avastin in

Maxygen reports positive results from Phase IIa breast cancer study  -  ‎Jul 14, 2009‎
Trading Markets (press release)Jul 14, 2009 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- MAXY | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating -- Maxygen, a biopharmaceutical company, has completed a Phase IIa

Massachusetts Warns: Bisphenol A Toxic  -  ‎Aug 3, 2009‎
PR Newswire (press release)The Massachusetts public health advisory also cites recent studies that found BPA can interfere with breast cancer chemotherapy treatment.

$5.4 M settlement for breast-cancer wait times  -  ‎Jul 13, 2009‎
CTV.ca...patients have reached an out-of-court settlement with 12 hospitals after they waited more than three months for breast-cancer chemotherapy.

Academic debate on Breast Cancer on July 25  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
The New NationAn academic debate on "Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy is Mandatory for the Management of Breast Cancer" will be held at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel on July 25.

Colorectal cancer unveiled  -  ‎Jul 25, 2009‎
ABS CBN NewsColorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and, next to Lung cancer and Breast cancer,

Chemotherapy impairs verbal, problem solving skills  -  ‎Jul 23, 2009‎
Times of India..."Now that we are aware of these lingering effects, we can do something to help these patients," said Stephanie Reid-Arndt, professor at Missouri University

Your questions answered  -  28 Dec 2008
Malaysia Star,...family Is the dose of chemotherapy drugs used the same for all patients with metastatic breast cancer? Chemotherapy regimens have standard drug doses.

Breast Cancer Treatment Comparison  -  Dec 23, 2008
Ivanhoe,...(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Nonhormonal chemotherapy treatment regimens, including anthracycline-based regimens and taxanes have been shown to improve overall

Ways to Improve Sleep During Breast Cancer Treatment  -  Dec 18, 2008
HealthNewsDigest.com,The goal was to determine if fatigue associated with breast cancer chemotherapy treatments could be reduced with a behavioral therapy intervention focusing

Risk Info for Breast Cancer Patients Too Confusing  -  Dec 12, 2008
Washington Post,FRIDAY, Dec. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Information patients commonly receive about the risk of their breast cancer returning after surgery may make their

Zometa in Combination with Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy May Shrink ...  -  Dec 18, 2008
Cancer Consultants,The bisphosphonate agent Zometa® (zoledronic acid) appears to do more than just prevent bone loss; it may actually have anti-tumor activity when combined

Sarah Cannon Research Institute Sponsors Large-Scale Breast Cancer ...  -  Dec 9, 2008
MarketWatch...a clinical research trial investigating the role of ixabepilone (Ixempra) in the treatment of early breast cancer. Chemotherapy immediately following

New Data Evaluating ABRAXANE in Early-Stage Breast Cancer and in ...  -  Dec 10, 2008
MarketWatch..., , ) , a fully integrated, global biotechnology company, today announced that multiple studies of ABRAXANE(R) for Injectable Suspension (paclitaxel

Tau Protein Expression Predicts Breast Cancer Survival -- Though ...  -  Dec 13, 2008
Science Daily (press release)ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2008) — Expression of the microtubule-binding protein Tau is not a reliable means of selecting breast cancer patients for adjuvant

New Chemotherapy Agents Cut Advanced Breast Cancer Mortality in Half  -  Dec 9, 2008
MedPage Today,By Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today IOANNINA, Greece, Dec. 9 -- Mortality in advanced breast cancer has decreased by as much as 50% with the

Agendia's Breast Cancer Test MammaPrint(R) Identifies New Subset ...  -  Dec 13, 2008
MarketWatchHUNTINGTON BEACH, California and AMSTERDAM, December 13, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Dr. Michael Knauer from the Netherlands Cancer Institute today

Chemobrain Memory Loss  -  Dec 22, 2008
Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists,...an antioxidant, can prevent the memory loss that breast cancer chemotherapy drugs sometimes induce (Metabolic Brain Disease, September 2008).

Lymphatic therapy clinic gives cancer survivors peace of mind  -  Dec 14, 2008
Memphis Commercial Appeal,..."After going through the trials of breast cancer, chemotherapy, radiation and surgeries, patients think the trouble is over. But then comes the swelling and

Genomic Health to Present Multiple New Studies at 31st Annual San ...  -  Dec 5, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),REDWOOD CITY, Calif. , Dec. 5 -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced that the company will present results from four studies at the 31st

Drug fights one type of breast cancer  -  Dec 4, 2008
United Press International4 (UPI) -- A breast cancer chemotherapy drug shows benefits in fighting one type of breast cancer but not another type, US researchers say.

Breast cancer survivors gather to spread awareness  -  Nov 17, 2008
Waterbury Republican American,BY RICK HARRISON | REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN ANSONIA — Geraldine Cotton was too busy to go for a mammogram to test for breast cancer. She would lose her doctor's

... Go to the Article  -  Nov 17, 2008
CancerWiseEarly-stage breast cancer patients with little or no cancer in their lymph nodes may not require post-surgery radiation if they receive chemotherapy before

Aggressive breast cancer targets minorities  -  Oct 27, 2008
abc7.com,LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- One type of cancer appears to be more aggressive. It affects young women and certain minorities. Doctors are learning so much about

Cancer won't stop Deborah running  -  Nov 13, 2008
Petersfield Today,By Mary Bishop Intrepid Deborah Smith from Bordon has raised hundreds of pounds for breast cancer research by running in two Cancer Research UK Run 10k

Tough choices for life after cancer  -  Oct 26, 2008
Tulsa World,Becky was only 29, facing breast cancer, chemotherapy, radiation and a choice. If she kept her breasts, ovaries and uterus, her chance of getting breast

Celebrity show to raise £250000 for breast cancer  -  Nov 5, 2008
Times-Series,By Rebecca Lowe » A Mother and daughter from Barnet who were both diagnosed with breast cancer are putting on a celebrity-studded West End variety show to

Genomic Health Announces Publication of a Study Demonstrating the ...  -  Nov 10, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),...- Seventh Study Showing Oncotype DX Frequently Changes Treatment Recommendations in Clinical Practice - REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov.

Lynn Redgrave on Midday  -  Oct 23, 2008
Baltimore Sun,Breast Cancer,? which narrates—through photos and print—their shared battle with Redgrave’s breast cancer, chemotherapy treatments, surgery, and beyond.

Coping With ‘Chemo Brain’  -  Jul 7, 2008
Science Daily (press release)...“The first step is to see whether there are changes in brain function related to adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Chemotherapy is one of the

I just couldn't believe it when I heard the word 'cancer' again  -  Jul 7, 2008
Irish Independent,By Lisa Jewell It was the second time that Mary Foy had been brought into the doctor's room to hear the result of her medical tests. The first time around,

Ask A Doctor: Progress being made in breast cancer treatment  -  Jul 7, 2008
Herald Times Reporter,...which may be more effective in preventing future recurrence of breast cancer. Chemotherapy, used to treat more advanced or aggressive types of cancer,

Inflammatory Breast Cancer  -  Jun 16, 2008
MyFox Gulf Coast,By Sarah Wall GULF COAST -- 39 year old Stephanie McMillan loves life. Sitting on her front porch, spending time with her kids, or caring for others at her

Surviving triple negative  -  Jun 16, 2008
CNNBy Judy Fortin ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Cheryl Reed's morning routine starts like that of millions of other mothers around the country.

Co-workers show cancer fighter support  -  Jun 27, 2008
Pottstown Mercury,BOYERTOWN - Diagnosed with breast cancer in February, Gail Hart is determined to beat the disease. As a way to celebrate her final chemotherapy treatment,

Hamilton woman takes fight against cancer to the water  -  Jun 20, 2008
The Salem News,By Joe O'Connell HAMILTON — It has been one year since Karen Lowrie completed her last cycle of chemotherapy. What better way to celebrate an anniversary

Funeral Services for Stephanie McMillan  -  Jul 2, 2008
MyFox Gulf Coast,By Sarah Wall After nearly a year-long battle, Stephanie died Wednesday night, June 25th, surrounded by her family and friends. Funeral services will be

Bavarian Nordic Completes Interim Analysis of Cancer Vaccine  -  Jun 19, 2008
RedOrbit,Bavarian Nordic's cancer research unit, BN ImmunoTherapeutics, has completed an interim analysis of its first two clinical studies with MVA-BN-HER2,

More hope for cancer-afflicted patients on anvil  -  Jun 23, 2008
Moneycontrol.com,By Vikas Dandekar, CNBC-TV18 There are no cures for cancer but cancer drugs are indeed getting more and more sophisticated.

Cancer sufferer on new drug that’s given her extra time with her ...  -  Jun 19, 2008
Huddersfield Examiner,A MOTHER with breast cancer is taking part in a pioneering medical trial in Huddersfield. Kim Robson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.

Exercise may be added to the list when battling cancer  -  Jun 24, 2008
South Carolina Now,By Nicole Boone The standard weapons in the fight against cancer are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Now, experts say something as simple as excerise

'Cancer lite' treatments leave energy in reserve  -  Jun 13, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch,By Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian Because of their non-invasive breast cancer treatments, sisters Tammy Stich and Christie Kincannon say they expect to have

'Herceptin heroine' looks better than rest  -  May 18, 2008
Stuff.co.nz,By SALLY FRENCH - Stuff.co.nz | Monday, 19 May 2008 HERCEPTIN HEROINE: Diane McCormack is campaigning to ensure other women with breast cancer have access

Ipsogen Announces Three Studies at the American Society of ...  -  May 19, 2008
Earthtimes (press release),MARSEILLE, France , May 19 -- IPSOGEN SA ( Marseille and New Haven ), a cancer profiler that develops and markets molecular diagnostic assays for blood

Runner survives the cancer marathon  -  May 16, 2008
Sydney Morning Herald,..."There was a time I thought I would die, that I would never see my children grow up" … Kerryn McCann with Josie, 4, Benton, 10, and Cooper, 8 months.

Early Breast Cancer: A Patient's Story  -  May 16, 2008
WebMDEarly Breast Cancer: WebMD

Healthy Difference on 'Today's THV at 5': One Woman's Fight ...  -  May 16, 2008
Today's THV,It's a special group; Alisa Douglas would rather not be part of...but ultimately knew she would be. She explains, "My mother had it, my grandmother had it,

RELAY FOR LIFE: Northville speaker says cancer can strike anybody  -  May 15, 2008
Northville Record,By Pam Fleming • STAFF WRITER • May 15, 2008 She never ate fast food, fried food, didn't drink carbonated beverages and never smoked.

Cancer doesn’t hold back politician from doing job  -  Apr 30, 2008
Basehor Sentinel,By Nicole Kelley It’s 7:30 am and Rep. Marti Crow, D-Leavenworth, makes her way into the State Capitol in Topeka. By now, the Kansas Legislature has been in

Survivor Raises Awareness About Breast Cancer  -  Apr 23, 2008
Fox 12 Boise,Boise, Idaho-- Idaho has the lowest annual mammogram screening rate for women in the nation. But, for a woman we first introduced you to in 2003,

Byline: Donna Young, Washington Editor  -  May 14, 2008
Therapeutics Daily (subscription) (press release),Novelos Therapeutics Inc. hit its initial efficacy target sooner than expected in a Phase II proof-of-concept trial of its antitumor agent NOV-002,

Researching ‘chemo brain’  -  May 5, 2008
Metro Canada - Ottawa,For breast cancer patients, the devastating side effects of chemotherapy are apparent, but a local doctor is embarking on pioneering research on the

Retail Giant Provides Relief For Those Needing Medications: Thanks ...  -  May 6, 2008
DigitalJournal.com,...that would include some breast cancer chemotherapy medications and hormone therapy drugs, saving thousands of dollars for female patients.

Abraxis BioScience to present studies of ABRAXANE at ASCO meeting  -  May 16, 2008
RTT News,...(RTTNews) - Friday, Abraxis BioScience, Inc. (ABII: News, Chart, Quote ), a biopharmaceutical company, announced that multiple studies of ABRAXANE for



Background information on Breast Cancer Chemotherapy [When available]

Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with drugs that can destroy cancer cells. These drugs often are called "anticancer" drugs.

How Does Chemotherapy Work?

Normal cells grow and die in a controlled way. When cancer occurs, cells in the body that are not normal keep dividing and forming more cells without control. Anticancer drugs destroy cancer cells by stopping them from growing or multiplying. Healthy cells can also be harmed, especially those that divide quickly. Harm to healthy cells is what causes side effects. These cells usually repair themselves after chemotherapy.

Because some drugs work better together than alone, two or more drugs are often given at the same time. This is called combination chemotherapy.

Other types of drugs may be used to treat your cancer. These may include certain drugs that can block the effect of your body's hormones. Or doctors may use biological therapy, which is treatment with substances that boost the body's own immune system against cancer. Your body usually makes these substances in small amounts to fight cancer and other diseases. These substances can be made in the laboratory and given to patients to destroy cancer cells or change the way the body reacts to a tumor. They may also help the body repair or make new cells destroyed by chemotherapy.

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