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C-reactive Protein Levels Predict Breast Cancer Survival Rates

Article Date: 02 Jun 2011 – 17:00 PDT

Levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) are increased in response to acute inflammation, infection and tissue damage. There are also reports that CRP levels are elevated because of cancer. New research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Breast Cancer Research shows that elevated CRP levels are […]

Drug Halts Growth of Stubborn Breast Cancer Cells

Jun 2, 2011 | 2:32 PM ET

The tricky breast cancer cells that scientists say survive through chemotherapy treatments and sprout new cancer growths elsewhere in the body may soon meet their match.

A new study shows that these cells, called breast cancer stem cells, rely on a certain molecular pathway to survive, and that […]

Scientists Testing New Drug for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Published June 02, 2011

Scientists will soon begin testing a new drug for its potential to treat triple-negative breast cancer, The Telegraph reported.

Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston recently identified a pool of 15 genes associated with accelerating the growth of this aggressive disease.

The discovery will now allow scientists to begin […]

Treatment for aggressive breast cancer a step closer

Thursday, June 2, 2011

PETER CAVE: Basal breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of the disease.

It’s typically found in younger women, and unlike other types of breast cancer there’s no targeted treatment for it, so about all doctors can offer sufferers is chemotherapy.

But Australian researchers now say they’ve produced the most conclusive […]