Patients undergoing radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer have a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. However, Mirjam Mast, researcher at the Bronovo hospital in The Hague, Netherlands, has found a simple solution: holding your breath during irradiation. This reduces heart damage, she writes in her dissertation. Continue reading
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Tamoxifen acts as a preventive drug in women with a family history of breast cancer. Users of tamoxifen have a 30 percent lower risk, compared to women who do not use the drug. That is the conclusion of new research conducted at the British Queen Mary University, London. The results have been published in The Lancet Oncology. Continue reading
Results have been presented on a new treatment for an aggressive breast cancer form at the annual congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). Definitive results of the CLEOPATRA study show a median overall survival of over fifteen months. That is promising news for patients suffering from this aggressive form of cancer, that accounts for nearly a quarter of all breast cancers. Continue reading
An experimental therapy can promote metastasis of triple-negative breast cancer. This is shown by cell biologist dr. Erik Danen and his team at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. If you disable integrins, cell surface molecules important for adhesion, cancer cell do not die but become more motile. “An unexpected result”, according to Danen. Continue reading
“Rather than living in fear of the unknown, I live in the knowledge that life is fantastic.” Those are the final words of the recently published e-book, created by breast cancer patient and photographer Kiki van de Laar, courage through a lens. The book, which contains self-made photos of herself during all treatments, does not just reflect her strength and courage, but also her positive way of looking at life. “My surgeon is very enthusiastic and he recommended my book to some of his patients. He even asked me to make a printed version for in his waiting room.” Continue reading