Immunotherapy plus chemo extends life of breast cancer patients

Ebony Scott
October 23, 2018

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Couch and his research team used a technology called multigene panel testing on blood samples taken from people with triple-negative breast cancer.

A Business Development Executive at HealthNet Medical Center, Derrick Fiifi Asare, mentioned that as part of HealthNet's contribution to breast cancer awareness campaign, it is offering a 50% discount on its mammogram services in the month of October, also known as Breast Cancer Month to encourage all women at age forty (40) years and above to screen their breasts.

Premi Mathew, a senior cancer activist and a breast cancer survivor in Dubai, said the entire objective of launching her "Protect Your Mom" campaign was to encourage moms to raise awareness for self-examination and early detection. By April of this year, she was cancer-free.

Madison Pejsa, senior dental hygiene major and Colleges Against Cancer co-president said she is passionate about Breast Cancer Awareness Month because it's something close to her heart.

Trial data released on Saturday shed light on the treatment of triple-negative tumors, which affect 15 percent of breast cancer patients, typically affecting younger-than-average women.

A new immunotherapy treatment for women who have an aggressive type of breast cancer has yielded positive results, according to a new study. While tobacco does not lead directly to breast cancer, it can lead to certain benign breast diseases.

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During October, Pick n Pay customers can buy a 250g pink punnet of sliced or whole fresh white button mushrooms and R1 from every punnet sold will be donated to Reach for Recovery, a breast cancer support group. Therefore, it does not respond to any of the available hormonal cancer treatments.

"If you have multiple family members that have breast cancer, it does put you at a higher risk or concern, so you might want to talk to your primary care physician about earlier detection and earlier screening", says Greer.

"It's really extraordinary to see a survival benefit of any kind in triple-negative breast cancer", she said. "It's not common to get breast cancer in your early twenties, but it does happen".

The binding of HER2 and its receptor can also switch on many genes and influence how much a cancer cell grows.

Three years ago, Ramos anxious she wouldn't see her oldest daughter graduate.

"Research also suggests that other factors such as smoking, being exposed to chemicals that can cause cancer, and changes in other hormones due to night shift work also may increase breast cancer risk", Repole said.

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