Articles tagged with: breast cancer

New Study Finds Correlation Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Breast Cancer

New Study Finds Correlation Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Breast Cancer

Like many vitamins, vitamin D is versatile. It has long been associated with bone development, but severe deficiency can result in diseases, such as rickets. Recent studies found some correlation between vitamin D levels and cardiovascular health, the development of multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis infection and now pre-menopausal breast cancer. Researchers at the San Diego School of Medicine of the University of California have found that low levels of serum (blood) vitamin D are associated with a crucial period of tumor formation for breast cancer.

Fighting Triple Negative Female Breast Cancer by Blocking Androgen (Male) Receptors

Fighting Triple Negative Female Breast Cancer by Blocking Androgen (Male) Receptors

It may seem counter-intuitive,  a potentially powerful treatment for breast cancer based on blocking receptors for the male hormone androgen; but that’s what turns out to be the case. Researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center recently completed a Phase I clinical trial of Enzalutamide, which provided evidence of the safety and possible effectiveness of the approach.

Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study

Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study

Women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 40s commonly lack well-known risk factors for the disease, according to new research that could fuel debate about preventive screening for this age group.

The study of 136 women diagnosed with breast cancer after a mammogram found few had dense breast tissue and a family history of the disease...

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