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New gene delivery system helps beat breast cancer

February 28, 2020

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have revealed they have discovered a way to destroy breast cancer cells by causing them to self-destruct.

FDA sets date to review Avastin again for breast cancer

February 25, 2020

By Kevin Grogan

Roche will get the chance to support continued use in the USA of its blockbuster Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer at the end of June.

Nexavar® plus capecitabine enters Phase III for breast cancer

February 24, 2020

Nexavar� (sorafenib) plus capecitabine tablets will enter Phase III for treatment of advanced breast cancer.

'Key' to cancer spread tested in mice

February 22, 2020

BBC News today reported on research that “prevented breast cancer spreading to other organs in mice by blocking a chemical”. The researchers reportedly said that their findings provided "a ‘fantastic drug target’ and were ‘highly likely’ to be used in a clinical setting”.

ASCO Revises Guideline on Bone Metastases in Breast Cancer

February 22, 2020

By Sherry Boschert

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has revised its guidelines on care of bone metastases in metastatic breast cancer to reflect expanded treatment options as well as concern about osteonecrosis of the jaw, a rare but serious side effect.

MicroRNA hinders enzyme that promotes breast cancer spread to the brain

February 9, 2020

A small piece of genetic material stops the activity of an enzyme known to promote the spread of breast tumors to the brain, said a group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu). “We have shown that the enzyme heparanase is an important mediator of brain metastasis (breast cancer spread to the brain),” said Dr. Dario Marchetti.

Sethi GS '10 researches spread of breast cancer

February 9, 2020

By Patience Haggin

Discoveries made in Nilay Sethi GS ’10’s doctoral student thesis elucidate the processes that cause the spread of breast cancer and may lead to more effective treatments.

Scientists Discover Mechanism Involved In Breast Cancer's Spread To Bone

February 5, 2020

By Medical News Today

In a discovery that may lead to a new treatment for breast cancer that has spread to the bone, a Princeton University research team has unraveled a mystery about how these tumors take root.

Susan G. Komen boss: Our Avastin position is unchanged

February 3, 2020

The Wall Street Journal originally reported Wednesday that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization stopped promoting the use of Avastin for metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer patients who haven't taken the drug previously.