News tagged with breast cancer patients

Nurse navigators help cancer patients cope early in care

When Group Health patients received support from a nurse navigator, or advocate, soon after a cancer diagnosis, they had better experiences and fewer problems with their care—particularly in health information, care coordination, ...

Nov 25, 2013
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Study explains why drug may help more cancer patients

(Medical Xpress)—Recently some intriguing data has suggested that breast cancer patients whose tumors appear insensitive to a class of drugs known as anti-HER2 medications (the drug trastuzumab, marketed as Herceptin, is ...

Nov 18, 2013
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New clues to aggressive breast cancer

(Medical Xpress)—Queensland scientists have identified a genetic "switch" which indicates whether a woman's breast cancer will spread.

Nov 12, 2013
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New driver of breast cancer discovered

A team of researchers at UT Southwestern has found that as cholesterol is metabolized, a potent stimulant of breast cancer is created – one that fuels estrogen-receptor positive breast cancers, and that ...

Nov 07, 2013
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Doctors say Venezuela's health care in collapse

Evelina Gonzalez was supposed to undergo cancer surgery in July following chemotherapy but wound up shuttling from hospital to hospital in search of an available operating table. On the crest of her left ...

Nov 06, 2013
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