Latest Research – Interesting Data

Links about cancer research, gathered by author Dr. Kathleen Thompson.

Scientists identify key to preventing secondary cancers (News – The University of Sheffield)
Important, albeit early research suggesting a way to prevent spread of breast cancer to bone.

BRCA and cancer? (Washington Post)
Consider the BRCA gene test, especially if you have Ashkenazi Jew parents.

Please help raise male breast cancer awareness (The Male Breast Cancer Coalition)
It’s important to remember male breast cancer.

How we’re not doing enough to beat the most deadly breast cancer of all (Mail Online)
Karen Yorke’s charity for women with secondary breast cancer.

How exercise may lower cancer risk (New York Times)
The NY Times’ Gretchen Reynolds covers the latest research into the relationship between physical activity and cancer.

How vegetables can help you breathe easy (Mail Online)
A healthy diet slows the damaging effects of smoking and helps to prevent lung cancer from spreading.

Beyond BRCA: Get Screened for These Additional Genetic Mutations (Johns Hopkins Medicine)
More genetic associations with breast cancer and other cancers.

Partial breast radiotherapy cuts breast cancer side-effects (The Institute of Cancer Research)
Important advance in radiotherapy treatment for low risk breast cancer.

Lack of vitamin D ‘causes breast cancer tumors to grow and spread’ (Mail Online)
A concern over advice to use high factor sun blocks. Everything in moderation…

Understanding Breast Changes: A Health Guide for Women (NIH)
The National Cancer Institute’s explanation of what to expect when you’re told about a change in your breasts.

Types of Research Studies (Susan G. Komen ®)
A useful website which explains all major clinical trial data for breast cancer.

For the latest research links from Dr. Thompson, please check this news feed.