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Breast Cancer, Ut Southwestern, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Specialist, Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, to Head UT Southwestern’s Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Dr. Carlos L. Arteaga, internationally recognized for his work in laboratory-based translational research and advancing the care of breast cancer patients, has been selected as Director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern, after an extensive nationwide search.

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Prostate Cancer

Coaching the Pros

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Data from the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia showed that doctors there were ordering bone scans at three times the national rate for a certain group of prostate cancer patients. It called for a coaching visit to the pitcher's mound.

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DNA, Monoclonal Antibody, Prostate Cancer

Wistar Scientists Develop Novel Immunotherapy Technology for Prostate Cancer

A study led by Wistar scientists describes a novel immunotherapeutic strategy for the treatment of cancer based on the use of synthetic DNA to directly encode protective antibodies against a cancer specific protein.

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Schizophrenia, development and reproductive biology

Possible Roots of Schizophrenia Uncovered

An abundance of an amino acid called methionine, which is common in meat, cheese and beans, may provide new clues to the fetal brain development that can manifest in schizophrenia, University of California, Irvine pharmacology researchers report in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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The Environmental Injustice of Beauty

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Commentary calls for policies to protect women, especially minority women, from exposure to toxic chemicals in beauty products

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Estrogen Therapy, vaginal estrogen, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Stroke, Colorectal Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis (Dvt), Bone Fracture, Coronary Heart Disease, Hysterectomies, Blood Clots, Progestogen

For Post-Menopausal Women, Vaginal Estrogens Do Not Raise Risk of Cancer, Other Diseases

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Women who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer than women who have not been using any type of estrogen.

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Pelvic Prolapse, Pelvic Medicine, prolapse surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Urogynecology

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Program at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn Advances Quality of Life

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Cedric Olivera, MD, clinical assistant professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at NYU School of Medicine and one of the few female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialists in Brooklyn, changed patient Barbara Sampayo's life with pelvic prolapse surgery.

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Cancer, Breast Cancer, Decision Making, contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, double mastectomy

How Decision-Making Habits Influence the Breast Cancer Treatments Women Consider

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A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both breasts. The way women generally approach big decisions, combined with their values, impacts what breast cancer treatment they consider, the study also found.

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Chemotherapy resistance, Center for Biomedical Discovery

Discovery of New Prostate Cancer Biomarkers Could Improve Precision Therapy

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy. The findings appear in Nature Medicine.

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Cardiovascular Aging New Frontier and Old Friends, Menopause, Blood Vessel Health, Fitness

Menopausal Status May Better Predict Blood Vessel Health in Women Than Fitness Level

High physical fitness is known to be related to enhanced blood vessel dilation and blood flow (endothelial function) in aging men. However, for women, endothelial function and the effect of exercise may be related more to menopausal status than fitness.







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