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Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors

published about 11 hours ago
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Use of electroacupuncture (EA) produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors to treat breast cancer. The study is the first demonstration of EA's efficacy for both joint pain relief, as well as these other common symptoms.

Scientists to study hereditary breast cancer to find BRCA1 treatment

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(Virginia Tech) People with a BRCA1 gene mutation are at much higher risk for breast cancer, but no treatments exist to specifically target this problem. Researchers will use structural biology tools to better understand this difficult-to-treat hereditary cancer.

Researchers uncover secrets of internal cell fine-tuning

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(University of Kent) New research from scientists at the University of Kent has shown for the first time how the structures inside cells are regulated -- a breakthrough that could have a major impact on cancer therapy development.

Research may explain how foremost anticancer 'guardian' protein learned to switch sides

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(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) A cellular program that evolved over eons to heal wounds may have been hijacked by mutant p53 proteins to enable cancers to spread out of control.

Genomic analysis of prostate cancer indicates best course of action after surgery

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(Thomas Jefferson University) The study in the postoperative radiation oncology field to show that molecular signature of patient's tumor can help stratify patients requiring additional treatment.