Breast Cancer Screening
A report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that mammography is useful for women over 80 years old. “It’s estimated that approximately 17 percent of breast cancers are diagnosed in women older than 80, and only about one-fifth of women in this age group have routine mammograms.”
Potential New Targets Found
A study in the American Journal of Pathology has found the the four proteins: FAP, SFRP2, JAK3 and SMPD3 might be good potential targets for treating breast and other cancer. The researchers suspect that these proteins might induce angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is, of course, the creation of new blood vessels which allows tumors to grow.
Breast Reconstruction Advances
American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that many advances have been made in breast reconstruction surgery following lumpectomys, biopsys, partial mastectomys, wedge resections, etc.
Potential New Detection Test
Researchers a the University of Nottingham spin-out company Oncimmune are working on ‘developing a blood test that may diagnose breast cancer up to four years earlier than a mammogram‘. The test will measure auto-antibodies that form in reaction to the tumor.
New Role for Human Papilloma Virus
Human papilloma virus (HPV) may also play a role in lung cancer, although in relevant study the patients were also all smokers.
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