UbiVac and Bristol Myers Squibb Team Up to Help Patients with Triple Negative Breast Cancer
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UbiVac and Bristol Myers Squibb Team Up to Help Patients with Triple Negative Breast Cancer

This week, UbiVac and Bristol Myers Squibb announced their clinical trial collaboration in a Biospace press release. The two companies, in a Phase 1b trial, look to study whether combining…

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A Negative Side Effect of COVID-19: Reduced Cancer Screenings
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A Negative Side Effect of COVID-19: Reduced Cancer Screenings

In her early 20's, Mackenzie Alleman lost her mother to breast cancer. Then, at 28, she herself underwent a preventative double mastectomy after learning that she carried the mutated BRCA1 gene.…

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The FDA Approves Tukysa™ for Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

Seattle Genetics, Bothell, Washington recently issued an announcement through Drugs.com that the FDA approved Tukysa™ combined with capecitabine and trastuzumab for patients with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. The drug combination…

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BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer May Negatively Impact Fertility
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BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer May Negatively Impact Fertility

A recent release from Yale University highlights research from Dr. Kutluk Oktay, a fertility expert, on how BRCA-mutated breast cancer may affect fertility following chemotherapy treatments. His findings suggest that women…

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The Halycon Machine Could Mark a Major Improvement in Radiation Treatment
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The Halycon Machine Could Mark a Major Improvement in Radiation Treatment

  The Halcyon machine holds an imaging mechanism that produces a high-quality CAT scan plus it houses a treatment unit that delivers radiation. According to a recent news release, approximately twenty-four…

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A Family With the Most Significant History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the US
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A Family With the Most Significant History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the US

  Susan Winn’s family history of ovarian and breast cancer can be traced back to the 1860s. Susan’s adult daughters, Kathryn, Bridget and Maureen, were recently interviewed with CURE® (Cancer Updates Research…

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New Prime Editing Has The Potential to Search and Replace up to 89% of Genetic Defects
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New Prime Editing Has The Potential to Search and Replace up to 89% of Genetic Defects

  CNN recently covered a story in the publication Nature about a paper explaining base editing (or prime editing). The researchers who created the technology set forth the process of using base…

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Patients in Mayo Clinic’s RIGHT Study Carried One or More Genetic Variants That May Affect Their Response to Medication

  Pharmacogenomics plays an important role in predicting whether patients will benefit from certain medications or if the medication will cause serious side effects. The process involves the way in…

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A New Approach to Halting Metastatic Cancer

A recent article in Northwestern's University Health reported that although the survival rate for cancer patients has vastly improved over the past twenty years, the deaths due to metastatic cancer…

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Women with Breast Cancer Risk Must Weigh the Unknowns of Certain Types of MRIs

Meredith Resnick's breast cancer risk is 42%. This risk is made up of her higher breast density (denser breasts are associated with increased risk), Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, a family history…

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The FDA’s Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation Discusses Accelerated Approvals

  In the mid-1980s the FDA was criticized for being slow in approving new drugs. In fact, a commission was formed as a result of the mounting criticism. Janet Woodcock,…

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A Record Number of FDA Drug Approvals in 2018 Is Followed by an Encouraging Start for 2019

Following a record number of approvals in 2018, the FDA has recently approved two new drugs with many more anticipated approvals later in the year. Trazimera to Treat Human Epidermal…

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For Childhood Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma, the Battle may not be Over

A recent article published in online CANCER NETWORK reports findings that indicate children who have survived Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) may develop solid tumors in later years. These findings will have…

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MD Anderson Physicians Use a Diagnostic Method Called Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy To Determine Spread of Cancer
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MD Anderson Physicians Use a Diagnostic Method Called Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy To Determine Spread of Cancer

Although some ultrasound and/or CT scan studies may show that patients’ lymph nodes (glands) are free of disease, upon further examination using sentinel lymph node biopsies,(SLNB) the doctors at MD…

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Black Women May Have Higher Risk of Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer
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Black Women May Have Higher Risk of Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer

According to a publication from Breastcancer.org, black women are more likely than others to develop triple-negative breast cancer at some point in their lives. A study published by the journal…

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Looking Back With Humor: She Survived and Wrote a Book About How She Fought For Her Children, Her Life, and Her Sanity

Stephanie Hosford was recently interviewed by CURE (Cancer Updates Research and Education) about what she now calls her “three crazy days”. The title of her book is “Bald, Fat and…

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Breast Cancer Survivor Meets Researcher Who Could Find an Alternative Treatment to Chemotherapy
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Breast Cancer Survivor Meets Researcher Who Could Find an Alternative Treatment to Chemotherapy

According to a story by the Daily Record UK, Maggie Ritchie found out she was diagnosed with breast cancer and four years later was successfully cancer-free. She attributed the advanced…

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