Study redefines role of estrogen in cervical cancer

Scientists have prior evidence that the hormone estrogen is a major driver in the growth of cervical cancer, but a new study examining genetic profiles of 128 clinical cases reached a surprising conclusion: Estrogen receptors all but vanish in cervical cancer tumors. Read More: Study redefines role of estrogen in cervical cancer Read more »

Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death by 40 percent

Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent compared to women who are not screened — according to a major international review of the latest evidence on breast cancer screening. Read More: Attending breast cancer screening reduces risk of death by 40 percent Read more »

New possibilities for treatment of breast cancer arise, with the help of mathematics

A means of reprogramming a flawed immune response into an efficient anti-tumoral one was brought to light by the results of a translational trial relating to breast cancer. Thanks to the innovative combination of mathematical modelization and experimentation, only 20 tests were necessary, whereas traditional experimentation would have required 596 tests to obtain the same […] Read more »

National Cancer Institute Live Tweets Ken Burns Cancer Documentary Finale

On April 2nd, the finale to Ken Burns’ documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of Maladies” aired.  The good people at the NCI live tweeted the documentary, sharing through twitter some of the great information, and very best tidbits of the movie.  Here are a few of the best tweets about this film chalked full of incredible […] Read more »