Updated : Nov 15, 2019 in Research Articles

Nudge Increases Cancer Screening Orders, But Patient-Facing Nudge Needed, Too

PHILADELPHIA – When the electronic health record is programmed to automatically flag and create orders for patients needing cancer screenings, doctors are significantly more likely…

Updated : Nov 08, 2019 in Research Articles

Approach to Personalizing Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Shows Promise in Cell Lines

Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive cancer, one that’s likely to recur and to metastasize. It’s also quite diverse at the molecular level, and doctors…

Updated : Nov 08, 2019 in Feature

Understanding Breast Implant Safety

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration recommended that patients considering breast implants — whether for reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy or cosmetic surgery — receive…

Updated : Nov 07, 2019 in Research Articles

Oxygen-Starved Tumor Cells Have Survival Advantage That Promotes Cancer Spread

Using cells from human breast cancers and mouse breast cancer models, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have significant new evidence…

Updated : Oct 31, 2019 in Video Only

Men can get breast cancer, too

Roland Taylor, 69, has faced considerable struggles in life, at times battling homelessness and addiction. Two years ago, he felt a lump in his chest, but…

Updated : Oct 16, 2019 in Feature

2-D or 3-D?

“If we find a cancer by a mammogram, whether that’s a 2-D or 3-D mammogram, the odds are with us that it will be a…

Updated : Oct 14, 2019 in Announcement

The University of Chicago Medicine to Honor Breast Cancer Specialist Laura Esserman

Breast cancer specialist Laura Esserman, MD, MBA, is being honored for excellence in the field of cancer research with an award from the University of…

Updated : Oct 08, 2019 in Feature Expert

3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 8, 2019) - If it's October, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when pink ribbons sprout up on everything from suit lapels to…

Updated : Oct 03, 2019 in Feature Expert

Unique Issues for Young Women with Breast Cancer

Will I be able to have a baby? Will the treatment trigger early menopause? What about my sex life? Women under 40 who are diagnosed…

Updated : Oct 02, 2019 in Expert Pitch

The Blue in the Pink: Busting Myths about Male Breast Cancer

UNLV public health researcher Marya Shegog highlights study exploring survivor stories, stereotypes, and health care disparities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. UNLV — As Breast…

Updated : Oct 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Expert Alert: Awareness key to recognizing breast cancer symptoms

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to spread the word about the importance breast cancer screening and being alert…

Updated : Sep 29, 2019 in Research Articles

Adding targeted therapy drug to hormone therapy helps women with aggressive breast cancer live longer

ABSTRACT LBA7_PR A study led by UCLA researchers found that adding ribociclib, a targeted therapy drug, to standard hormone therapy has been shown to significantly…

Updated : Sep 12, 2019 in Feature

New Federal Guidelines for BRCA Testing: Should You Be Screened?

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 12, 2019) -- Eager to learn about her family tree, Dorothy Pomerantz sent a saliva sample to an online testing company last…

Updated : Sep 10, 2019 in Research Articles

Breast Cancer Cells ‘Stick Together’ to Spread Through The Body During Metastasis

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered that a cell adhesion protein, E-cadherin, allows breast cancer cells to survive as they travel through…

Updated : Sep 05, 2019 in Feature Expert

SCCA Experts Present Cancer Research at the ASCO Quality Care Symposium

SCCA Updates - September 3, 2019 if you are interested in learning more about any of these updates, please click here to contact us.  Dr. Ramesh Rengan Earns…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Discovered a molecule that regulates the development of cancer in a variety of tumors

Sonia Guil, leader of the Regulatory and Chromatin RNA group of Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute, and Lourdes Farré of ProCURE (Idibell) have discovered an…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

USPSTF recommendation on medications to reduce breast cancer risk

Bottom Line: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) added aromatase inhibitors to its recommendation that clinicians offer medications to reduce the risk of breast…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Breast cancer can form ‘sleeper cells’ after drug treatment

Breast cancer medicines may force some cancer cells into 'sleeper mode', allowing them to potentially come back to life years after initial treatment. These are…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

UTA awarded more than $2 million in CPRIT grants

The University of Texas at Arlington received more than $2.1 million in grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to support…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

A PoEM on breast cancer metastasis

When breast cancer cells spread through the body, they do so mainly through the lymph system that normally removes excess fluid and waste products from…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Cancer cells ‘corrupt’ their healthy neighbors

The healthy cells immediately surrounding a tumour become more stem cell-like and support cancer growth, reveals a new study published in Nature . The discovery…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Are physicians helping cancer survivors live healthy lives?

A recent study indicates that certain physicians who care for patients with cancer do not often promote healthy lifestyle changes to cancer survivors, and they…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Diverse immune cell profiles and roles found in breast cancer resistance to immunotherapy

In recent years it has been increasingly appreciated that immune cells within the tumor microenvironment contribute to tumor progression and, importantly, to the tumor's response…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Depression, anxiety linked to opioid use and reduced survival in women with breast cancer

Elderly women battling breast cancer who have anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions are more likely to use opioids and more likely to die,…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Oncologists echo findings that suggest a reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence

Oncologists at VCU Massey Cancer Center were invited to co-author an editorial published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology providing expert commentary on findings from…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

CRISPR gene editing may halt progression of triple-negative breast cancer

A tumor-targeted CRISPR gene editing system, encapsulated in a nanogel and injected into the body, could effectively and safely halt the growth of triple-negative breast…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Feature

Super-powered immune cells – leading the next cancer breakthrough

Ground-breaking immune therapy promises to deliver vital evidence in the fight against cancer as researchers from the Centre for Cancer Biology open a new clinical…

Updated : Aug 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Huntsman Cancer Institute Introduces Cancer Screening and Education Bus to the Community

SALT LAKE CITY – Today Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah unveiled the Cancer Screening and Education bus. This new, state-of-the-art mobile…

Updated : Aug 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Maintaining Full Doses of Chemotherapy Can Be Key for Breast Cancer Survival, According to New Research in JNCCN

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA [August 19, 2019] — Physicians should attempt to maintain full doses of chemotherapy, especially early in the treatment course, for intermediate or…

Updated : Aug 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Maintaining Full Doses of Chemotherapy Can Be Key for Breast Cancer Survival, According to New Research in JNCCN

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA [August 19, 2019] — Physicians should attempt to maintain full doses of chemotherapy, especially early in the treatment course, for intermediate or…

Updated : Aug 13, 2019 in Announcement

Roswell Park Secures More Than $15.4 Million in New Funding for Cancer Research

Matching New York State grant will support Cancer Moonshot effort Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awards $2M for work to help map the human body Awards include…

Updated : Aug 01, 2019 in Research Articles

Tumor macrophage marker offers unique target for treatment

Macrophages are white blood cells that accumulate in tumors, where they aid cancer progression. Now scientists have identified a surface protein found only on the…