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Blood vessel mapping reveals four new ‘ZIP codes’; Targeting specific addresses could help fight cancer, obesity and other diseases

Blood vessel mapping reveals four new ‘ZIP codes’; Targeting specific addresses could help fight cancer, obesity and other diseases

ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2011) — A research team led by scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has discovered four new “ZIP codes” in their quest to map the vast blood vessel network of the human body. The study, published online the week of Oct Continue reading

First fluorescence-guided ovarian cancer surgery

First fluorescence-guided ovarian cancer surgery

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Chemotherapy is as effective before breast cancer surgery as after, study suggests

Chemotherapy is as effective before breast cancer surgery as after, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Sep. 8, 2011) — Whether chemotherapy is given before or after breast-conserving therapy (BCT) does not have an impact on long-term local-regional outcomes, suggesting treatment success is due more to biologic factors than chemotherapy timing, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Presented September 8 at the 2011 Breast Cancer Symposium, the study also found that neoadjuvant chemotherapy (given before surgery), often shrinks breast cancer tumors, making them more likely to be treatable with BCT, or a lumpectomy to remove a portion of the breast followed by radiation Continue reading

Clinical trial shows benefit to adding avastin to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

Clinical trial shows benefit to adding avastin to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2011) — Amid the controversy surrounding the Food and Drug Administration’s ruling that Avastin should no longer be used to treat metastatic breast cancer, a new multinational Phase III clinical trial shows that Avastin significantly increased tumor response rates in breast cancer patients when given before surgery. At the annual meeting for the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the nation’s premier association of clinical oncologists, Harry D. Continue reading

Malignant stem cells may explain why some breast cancers develop and recur

Malignant stem cells may explain why some breast cancers develop and recur

ScienceDaily (Aug. 16, 2011) — Mutations that are found in stem cells could be causing some breast cancers to develop and may be the reason the disease recurs. These abnormal cells are likely controlling cell functions in the tumor and, given they are not targeted by chemotherapy and radiation, they enable the disease to recur Continue reading

Malignant stem cells may explain why some breast cancers develop and recur

Malignant stem cells may explain why some breast cancers develop and recur

ScienceDaily (Aug. 16, 2011) — Mutations that are found in stem cells could be causing some breast cancers to develop and may be the reason the disease recurs. These abnormal cells are likely controlling cell functions in the tumor and, given they are not targeted by chemotherapy and radiation, they enable the disease to recur Continue reading

Recurring cancers in women with a history of breast cancer differ from the original tumors

Recurring cancers in women with a history of breast cancer differ from the original tumors

ScienceDaily (May 18, 2011) — When women with a history of breast cancer learn they have breast cancer again, one of the first questions they and their doctors ask is: Has my cancer come back, or is this a new case? Continue reading

Principles of Cancer Reconstructive Surgery

Principles of Cancer Reconstructive Surgery

Principles of Cancer Reconstructive Surgery By Charles E. Continue reading

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: A Guide to Clinical Practice

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: A Guide to Clinical Practice

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: A Guide to Clinical Practice By Florian Fitzal, Peter Schrenk, Bernard Ammerer Publisher: Springer Number Of Pages: 242 Publication Date: 2010-04-22 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3211993169 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9783211993163 Product Description: This teaching atlas is designed for breast surgeons specialized in breast cancer therapy including general surgeons, gynecologists and plastic/reconstructive surgeons. It contains more than 400 high quality photos and illustrations and step-by-step lectures from experienced and well known surgeons in Europe and the US. Its first part presents reviews about the most important and recent published articles regarding breast conserving therapy and oncoplastic surgery Continue reading

Anatomic Basis of Tumor Surgery, 2nd ed

Anatomic Basis of Tumor Surgery, 2nd ed

Anatomic Basis of Tumor Surgery, 2nd ed By William C. Continue reading