Breast Cancer

Epigenetic Drugs Reset Genes in Breast, Colon Cancers But Didn’t Shrink Tumors

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--Two clinical trials suggest promise for using these medications in combination with other cancer therapies Two clinical trials using combinations of drugs meant to change cancer epigentics —or the way tumors express genes — failed at shrinking colon and breast tumors. However, these trials open the door for others currently in the works to combine(...)

Natural Remedies Being Studied for Breast Cancer

Natural Remedies Being Studied for Breast Cancer

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In your Facebook feed, in conversations with friends, in a magazine article—the talk about natural remedies for preventing and treating breast cancer seems to pop up everywhere. But which natural products are actually being tested in the lab and in clinical trials, and what’s the evidence for their effectiveness? Saraswati Sukumar, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins oncology(...)

Perspective on a breast cancer genome sequencing study

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In today's lineup of stories covered by WNYC's radio program The Takeaway, Kimmel Cancer Center expert Josh Lauring, M.D., Ph.D., provides his perspective on a new study published yesterday in the journal Nature by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The study is an analysis of the genomic sequencing of 560 breast cancer patients. Listen to Lauring and radio host John(...)

Meeting the Needs of Metastatic Cancer Patients

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*This post was written by Marie Borsellino, B.S.N., R.N., O.C.N., oncology nurse navigator for the Managing Cancer at Work Program As we close international breast cancer awareness month, I would like to honor those women and finally the organizations that support those living with metastatic breast cancer. We know that in 2013, an estimated 232,340 new cases(...)

9 Issues Clinicians Are Talking About in Breast Cancer Care

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**Note: This blog was written by Elissa Bantug of the Kimmel Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Program. On March 7-8, 2013, over two hundred physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers from around the region attended the Seventh Bi-Annual Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Conference to discuss the latest trends in research and clinical care.  Due to improved(...)

Do organic foods help breast cancer patients?

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**A continuation of our series on breast cancer and nutrition. Research studies show that organic foods do not contain any more nutrients than non-organic foods, says Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center nutritionist Mary Eve Brown. But you may want to choose organic foods for other reasons, such as avoiding antibiotics, hormones or pesticide residues in your(...)

What about supplements? Nutrition advice for breast cancer patients

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**A continuation of our series on breast cancer and nutrition. Many breast cancer patients assume they will need to take supplements to boost their nutrition during treatment, says Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center nutritionist Mary Eve Brown, and many people think that adding nutritional supplements to their diet will reduce their chances of getting cancer. However,(...)

Nutrition after therapy: How breast cancer patients can create a prevention diet

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**A continuation of our series on breast cancer and nutrition. Creating a prevention diet is an important part of your transition from breast cancer treatment to an after-therapy life, says Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center nutritionist Mary Eve Brown.  She notes five hallmarks of a smart prevention diet:  Unprocessed, plant-based foods High-fiber foods with whole grains,(...)