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ACSM, American College of Sports Medicine, Breast Cancer, Exercise, Fitness

How Does an Elite Athlete Stay Fit During Breast Cancer Treatment?

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Latest Research Highlights from ACSM

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Menopausal Women, Lung Function Decline, Lung Function, Shortness Of Breath, lung function testing, Menopause

Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women

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Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Pcos), Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Infertility, Diagnosis, Metabolic, Metabolism, Women's Health

Women Dissatisfied with Long Process to Diagnose Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Chemotherapy, Taxane, Bevacizumab, Maintenance Therapy, Metastatic Breast Cancer, HER2 Negative, Survival Rate, progression-free survival

Treatment Combination to Improve Survival in HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

The study, “A Real-World Multicentre Retrospective Observational Study of Paclitaxel-Bevacizumab and Maintenance Therapy as First-Line Treatment for HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer,” was recently published in the Journal of Cell Physiology.

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Health System, dignicap, Cancer, Hair Loss, Chemotherapy, chemotherapy hair loss, hair loss prevention, Breast Cancer, cancer support, scalp cooling system

Mount Sinai Health System Launches DigniCap Scalp Cooling System for Women with Breast Cancer

The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) announced the launch of the DigniCap® scalp cooling system, which was recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced hair loss in women with breast cancer, in three of its cancer center locations.

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AXL, Ovarian Cancer, aggressive cancer, Mes subtype, anti-axl drugs

Discovery by NUS Researchers Suggests New Possibility in Treating Aggressive Ovarian Cancer

A study led by Dr Ruby Huang, Principal Investigator at Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore, has identified a molecule called AXL which is found to trigger the spread of an aggressive form of ovarian cancer called the Mes subtype. This recent discovery may lead to a new treatment strategy for these patients.

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Cancer Risks in Blacks: 'A Complex, Entangled Web', Many Primary Care Doctors Are Reluctant to Talk About Medical Errors, Can Microbiome Influence Treatment Response, and More in the Cancer News Source

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Physiology, Kidney Damage, Renal Function, Estrogen, Estrogen Based Therapy, Hormone Therapy, Menopause

Long-Term Use of Postmenopausal Estrogen Treatment May Impair Kidney Function

Long-term estrogen treatment after menopause may increase the risk of new kidney damage and negatively affect women with abnormal kidney function.

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Myocarditis, Infection, Cardiology

Mayo Clinic Finds Myocarditis Caused by Infection on Rise Globally

— Myocarditis, an assortment of heart disorders often caused by infection and inflammation, is known to be difficult to diagnose and treat. But the picture of who is affected is becoming a little clearer. Men may be as much as twice as likely as women to develop severe and possibly fatal reactions. And the risk of sudden cardiovascular death in the young is relatively high.

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Breast Cancer

Nation’s Leading Oncoplastic Surgery Program Schedules January Training

The School of Oncoplastic Surgery (SOS), which zeroes in on the growing trend toward oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery, will hold its next training program Jan. 27-29, 2017.

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Cancer, Cancer Research, Immunotherapy, Ovarian Cancer, Keytruda, pembrolizumab, Avastin, gut flora, Chemotherapy

New Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy Study Poses Question: Can Microbiome Influence Treatment Response?

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A new clinical study underway at Roswell Park Cancer Institute is the first to test the combination of the immunotherapy pembrolizumab with two other drugs as treatment for recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer, and is also the first ovarian cancer clinical trial to incorporate analysis of patients’ microbiomes

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Breast Cancer Advances, Biological Chemistry, Cancer, Cell Metabolism, glycolysis

Targeting Breast Cancer Metabolism to Fight the Disease

How does a cancer cell burn calories? New research from Thomas Jefferson University shows that breast cancer cells rely on a different process for turning fuel into energy than normal cells. The results were recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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TIP60, DNMT1-SNAIL2, DNMT inhibitor, Breast Cancer, Tumor Suppressor

NUS Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism to Stop the Spread of Breast Cancer

A team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore has found that controlling the levels of the TIP60 protein, which is a tumour suppressor, could potentially prevent the spread of breast cancer cells. The team’s discovery may open doors to potential treatment of different types of cancers in the future.

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Lesbian Health, bisexual women, Health Disparities

Conference Addressing Health Disparities in Lesbian and Bisexual Women Dec. 1

Conference offers presentations and a panel highlighting inclusive policies and practices promoting a welcoming environment, strong patient-provider relationships, and a safe space for women to disclose their sexual orientation, improving the quality of care.

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Breastfeeding, Womens Health, Maternal And Child Health, disparities in healthcare, Minority Health, Access To Care

Study Shows Alarming Disparities in Health Outcomes Could Be Prevented by Breastfeeding

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Lack of paid leave and outdated maternity care are barriers to breastfeeding that disproportionately impact families of color. This is the first study to show how these disparities translate into differences in health outcomes.

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donor egg, IVF, Miracle, Thanksgiving, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Oncofertility, Pregnacy, Infertility, patient stories

A Miracle for the Millers

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When Manda Miller called her parents to tell them she was pregnant, she knew it would be unexpected. But, starting a family was more than just a life detail on which Manda and Douglas Miller had been mum – Manda was a two-time survivor of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The aggressive treatment saved her life, but had taken her chance for children.

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A New Mouse Model to Aid Zika Virus Research, DNA-Based Zika Vaccine Showed Protection From Infection, Research Team Makes Strides in Fight Against Zika, and More in the Zika Virus News Source

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A Small Amount of Alcohol Could Mean Trouble for Women

The holiday season sometimes brings with it excessive alcohol consumption. Women need to be aware that even a lit bit of holiday cheer can cause some serious health problems.

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NCCN, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, jnccn, journal of the national comprehensive cancer network, Fox Chase Cancer Center, McGill University , Opioid, Antidepressants, Breast Cancer, Pain Management

Opioid Use Drops After Active Treatment, but Most Older Patients with Breast Cancer Continue Treatment for Distress and Anxiety Into Survivorship

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As reported in JNCCN, a recent study from McGill University shows that while opioid use increases during treatment in older patients with breast cancer, most do not continue use into survivorship; however, use of anxiolytics and antidepressants remains high in survivors.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Penn Nursing Science, Penn Nursing, Anne Teitelman, HIV, HIVAIDS, H, PREP

Penn Nursing and New York Blood Center Receive NIMH Grant to Create HIV Prevention Program for Women

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The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the New York Blood Center, in partnership with local community consulting groups, have received a $769,578 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to embark on designing an awareness program on the usage of the daily oral medication Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).







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