Unexpected Presence of Glucose Receptor in Ovarian Cancer Links to Metabolism

A new study of non-diabetic women with ovarian cancer reveals a potential correlation and area for further study regarding the expression of the GLUT1 glucose transporter receptor at the cancer tissue level. GLUT1 is a receptor protein involved in the absorption of glucose, or sugar, in the bloodstream and across membranes in the body. Physiologically, […]

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Social Isolation May Lead to Poor Survival Rates In Breast Cancer Patients

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer, affecting women worldwide. Although the survival rate is very high when the disease is discovered early, new research suggests that having a large social network might also affect a person’s chances of survival. Breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women around the world each year. […]

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To Help Prevent Breast Cancer, Avoid Excessive Estrogen Exposure

Good news: According to the National Cancer Institute’s Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses continues to decline, and the rate of patients who survive at least five years after diagnosis is improving. These trends prove that although far too many people are still afflicted […]

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Physicians’ Misunderstanding Of Genetic Test Results May Hamper Mastectomy Decisions For Breast Cancer Patients

                    Women with breast cancer do not receive timely genetic test results or have adequate access to effective genetic counseling, which may compromise treatment decisions, according to research from Stanford and the University of Michigan. A recent survey of over 2,000 women newly diagnosed with breast […]

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Researchers Reveal How Cancer Can Spread Even Before A Tumor Develops

Even before tumors develop, with a few defined molecular alterations, breast cancer can spread to organs and remain quiet for long periods of time. They can then awaken to form aggressive, deadly breast cancer metastasis, says a team of investigators led by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of Regensburg […]

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