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A gene fault found in cervical cancer cells can cause the disease to become more aggressive, new research has revealed.
Scientists from the University of Cambridge, UK, looked at the effects of increasing and decreasing the activity levels of the gene Drosha in cancerous cells.
Researchers in Australia believe they have identified a new avenue which could be pursued in the bid to create new breast cancer treatments.
In 20 to 30 per cent of breast cancer patients, the over-expression of the human epidermal growth factor-2 protein is the main cause of proliferation of cancerous cells.
Scientists have made a new biomarker discovery which has the potential to predict a breast cancer patient's risk of the disease recurring.
The biomarker relates to the body's immune system and the researchers from the US hope this could lead to more personalised breast cancer care and treatments being available in the future.
Breast cancer cells consume fatty acids to generate energy when they are deprived of their usual diet, glucose and oxygen, a new study has revealed.
Fewer women would need screening for breast cancer if individual tests calculating genetic risk were carried out, it has been claimed.
According to research funded by Cancer Research UK and the European Community, a new screening concept which looked at genetic predisposition and age would detect the same number of cases of the disease in the future.
Drinking coffee could reduce a woman's risk of getting breast cancer, new research has suggested.
Researchers from Sweden compared lifestyle factors of women and their coffee consumption for the study.
Breast cancer patients who are given oestrogen-lowering drugs may have a lower risk of undergoing a mastectomy, a new study has shown.
Researchers from the US revealed that oestrogen-lowering medication can reduce the size of tumours, lowering the rates of mastectomies in post-menopausal patients with stage 2 or 3 breast cancer.
If women were to lead healthier lifestyles, around 20,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented each year, a new study has revealed.
New data from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) shows that if women were more physically active, consumed less alcohol and maintained a healthy weight, they would be less at risk of the disease.
Women with ovarian cancer who have already experienced the symptoms of the disease will not have a better outcome if they are diagnosed sooner, a new study has revealed.
British scientists have discovered three new genes linked to the most common form of breast cancer.
Researchers from Breakthrough Breast Cancer described the discovery as "like finding gold", stating that it could lead to new ways to treat and prevent hormonal breast cancer.
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