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Scientists can silence inflammatory gene responsible for a form of breast cancer

Scientists have found that they are able to “switch off,” or silence, a gene that is responsible for an aggressive form of breast cancer. Researchers worked with two known breast cancer genes, Rab27a and TRAF31P2,...

My cancer journey

I’m a nurse. I’m not supposed to be a patient. I’m not supposed to get cancer. I have too much to do to add cancer and its treatment to my life. I don’t want...

Study examines rate of cancer overdiagnosis in Australia

A recent study published in the Medical Journal of Australia examined the “proportion of cancer diagnoses in Australia that might reasonably be attributed to overdiagnosis.” The research team collected data between 1982 and 2012 from...

New vaccine eliminated breast cancer in first human patient

A vaccine being developed in the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida is aimed at preventing new cases of ovarian and breast cancer and even recurring cases of these cancers. The vaccine is currently being tested,...

Take Care of Yourself

How many of you hear the phrase “self-care” and roll your eyes? I know. Because that’s my reaction, too. As if nurses’ endless task lists can accommodate one more thing: to take care of...

New findings from the American Cancer Society on reduced cancer mortality rates

Based on new findings from a 2020 American Cancer Society report, mortality rates from cancer have declined by 29% between 1991 to 2017 in the US. Additionally, between 2016 to 2017, there was a...

NP with breast cancer: “Listen to your patients”

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today In 2015, Bridgett Spillers, FNP-C, was diagnosed with HER2-positive breast cancer. Bridgett recently shared a bit of her story with American Nurse Today. We specifically wanted to...

Male breast cancer: Putting a spotlight on a rare condition

Efforts to fight breast cancer have been ongoing for years, and for good reason: It’s the leading second cause of cancer death in women. Men, however, frequently are overlooked when it comes to discussions...

FDA approves first PI3K inhibitor for breast cancer

On May 24, the FDA approved Piqray (alpelisib) tablets, to be used in combination with fulvestrant, to treat postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, PIK3CA-mutated,...

FDA proposes new mammography amendments

On March 27, the FDA announced proposed amendments designed to provide more information for patients, including information about breast density. Read more at FDA.gov.
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Breast cancer survivors: Assessment and management of long-term treatment effects

Survivor care continues long after treatment ends. Takeaways: Long-term effects of breast cancer treatment include fatigue, hot flashes and night sweats, sexual dysfunction, sleep disturbance, weight changes, and fear of recurrence. Nursing interventions contribute to quality...

Breast cancer treatment game changer?

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today A friend of mine has a daughter who's expecting her second child and was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She's currently undergoing low-dose chemotherapy and will have...

Number of women living with metastatic breast cancer growing

The number of women living with metastatic breast cancer increased by 4% from 1990 to 2000 and by 17% from 2000 to 2010, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Researchers...