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Published Women given new insight into blood clot risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research shows an increased risk of blood clots in women who have any combination of a particular gene mutation, estrogen use, or common medical conditions -- specifically: obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and kidney disease.
Published Study finds significant chemical exposures in women with cancer (via sciencedaily.com)
Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals like PFAS and phenols are implicated in hormone-mediated cancers of the breast, ovaries, skin and uterus. To learn more about the environmental exposures experienced by women who developed these cancers, researchers analyzed data from NHANES and found that women who reported having cancer had significantly higher levels of these chemicals in their bodies.
Published New method offers hope of fewer fractures (via sciencedaily.com)
Thousands of people could be spared from a hip fracture each year if a new method to identify the risk of osteoporotic fractures were to be introduced in healthcare. This is the view of the researchers who are behind a new 3D-simulation method.
Published Breast cancer recurrence may be triggered by chemotherapy injury to non-cancer cells (via sciencedaily.com)
A standard chemotherapy drug injures surrounding non-cancer cells, which can then awakens dormant cancer cells and promotes cancer growth, according to a new study. The finding is important for understanding cancer recurrence and may point to important new targets to prevent it.
Published CT test simulates blood flow to assess risk in patients with angina (via sciencedaily.com)
An advanced CT test can identify individuals with stable angina at a reduced risk of three-year adverse outcomes despite their having a high coronary artery calcium score, according to a new study.
Published High levels of particulate air pollution associated with increased breast cancer incidence (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers found that living in an area with high levels of particulate air pollution was associated with an increased incidence of breast cancer. The study is one of the largest studies to date looking at the relationship between outdoor air pollution, specifically fine particulate matter, and breast cancer incidence.
Published ER-positive breast cancer presents differing metabolic signatures in African American, white women (via sciencedaily.com)
New research has found that estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer presents differing metabolic signatures in the blood of African American women and non-Hispanic white women.
Published Women with PCOS on keto diet may see improvements in fertility (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The ketogenic (keto) diet may lower testosterone levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new article.
Published Review of over 70 years of menopause science highlights research gaps and calls for individualized treatment (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Although about half of people go through menopause, less than 15% of them receive effective treatment for their symptoms. Treatment options for people experiencing irritating or severe menopause symptoms are often under researched, and some have questionable efficacy, or cause harmful side effects. Menopause experts now summarize what we know about menopause, call for more research into the timeline and treatment of menopause, and encourage individualized, holistic treatment that addresses both menopausal symptoms and other systemic changes happening in the body.
Published 'Gates of Heaven' calcium channel drives oral cancer pain and growth (via sciencedaily.com)
An essential protein that acts as a gatekeeper for calcium entering cells promotes the growth of oral cancer and generates pain, according to a new study. Targeting this protein -- the ORAI1 calcium channel -- could provide a new approach to treating oral cancer, which causes persistent pain that worsens as it progresses.
Published AI performs comparably to human readers of mammograms (via sciencedaily.com)
Using a standardized assessment, researchers in the UK compared the performance of a commercially available artificial intelligence algorithm with human readers of screening mammograms.
Published Software analyzes calcium 'sparks' that can contribute to arrhythmia (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers developed a new software tool, SparkMaster 2, that allows scientists to analyze normal and abnormal calcium activity in cells.
Published Unraveling the long history of breast cancer formation (via sciencedaily.com)
The mechanism by which breast cancer is formed in the cells of mammalian epithelium has been discovered. Although roughly 20 mutations accumulate annually in each epithelial cell until menopause, the mutation rate significantly decreases after menopause. Accumulation also decreased after childbirth, suggesting the effect of estrogen in mammary epithelium.
Published Estrogen-negative cancers respond to anti-estrogenic therapies (via sciencedaily.com)
Anti-estrogenic therapies can suppress the growth of cancer that does not express estrogen receptors; when combined with immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies, they halt tumor progression in mice models.
Published Breast size affects women's attitudes to exercise (via sciencedaily.com)
Women with larger breasts tend to exercise less frequently and avoid high-intensity exercise and a new study has found much improved participation in recreational group exercises after breast reduction surgery. The new study further strengthens calls for more accessible, publicly funded breast reduction and other interventions in some cases.
Published Radiation may not be necessary for patients with low-risk breast cancer (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers have found some women with early-stage, low-risk breast cancer may not need radiotherapy after breast conserving surgery.
Published New approach for treatment-resistant breast cancers (via sciencedaily.com)
A collaborative study provides compelling evidence that combining an investigational oral drug with standard-of-care medications reverts hormone resistance and increases Rx effectiveness in experimental models of estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) and triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC), respectively.
Published Mineralization of bone matrix regulates tumor cell growth (via sciencedaily.com)
Tumor cells are known to be fickle sleeper agents, often lying dormant in distant tissues for years before reactivating and forming metastasis. Numerous factors have been studied to understand why the activation occurs, from cells and molecules to other components in the so-called tissue microenvironment.
Published Team identifies key driver of cancer cell death pathway that activates immune cells (via sciencedaily.com)
Scientists have identified a protein that plays a pivotal role in the action of several emerging cancer therapies. The researchers say the discovery will likely aid efforts to fine-tune the use of immunotherapies against several challenging cancers.
Published A wearable ultrasound scanner could detect breast cancer earlier (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In hopes of improving the survival rate for breast cancer patients, researchers designed a wearable ultrasound device that could allow women to detect tumors when they are still in early stages.