Navigation Links
Breast Cancer More Aggressive and Less Responsive to Treatment in Younger Women

A new study has found that tumor cell activity in women differs according to age, leading to a poorer prognosis of breast cancer in younger women.

Breast cancer tends to be more aggressive and less responsive to treatment in women under 50 as compared to older women, and the study may lead to targeted therapies that can help treat patients more effectively.

The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Carey Anders at the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and the Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

As part of the study, researchers gathered information specific to premenopausal women by diagnosing more than 200,000 women with breast cancer in 2006, out of which about 22 percent were under the age of 50.

Researchers found that the tumors found in women under the age of 45 have certain patterns of cellular activity that confer a poorer prognosis in younger women, while the same tumor cell activity in older women confers a better prognosis, demonstrating the need for age-appropriate targeted therapies.

During the process by which cells change and become cancerous, we saw certain patterns in young womens tumors that we didnt see in the tumors found in women over the age of 45, Anders said.

If we are able to inhibit these processes by using drugs, some of which are already available and being used to treat other cancers, we might have a better chance at treating these women more effectively and possibly even curing them, Anders added.

Research is currently under way to determine what therapies might be effective in targeting the cellular activity in young womens tumors, with the hope of shutting it down and halting tumor growth.

The findings of the study were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
2. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
3. Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
4. Breast milk is essential
5. Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems
6. Breast cancer evidence
7. Letrozole Beats Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Therapy
8. Breast screening among diabetic women
9. Breast feeding can alter hormones
10. Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk
11. Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/20/2017)... , ... July 19, 2017 , ... A July 5th ... successful weight loss surgery patients who had received a body contouring procedure reported experiencing ... beauty clinic Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP), which provides both types of procedures, notes that ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Fidget”: a fun-filled, action-packed memoir of adventures. “Fidget” is the ... drama teacher who was a summa cum laude graduate of Gardner Webb University. She ... award. After her retirement from public school, Lynn continued to pursue her love for ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... CannaKids, a California Cooperative Cooperation that specializes ... that at the WORLDZ Summit, taking place in Hollywood from July 31-August 1, ... of medical cannabis for both pediatric and adult patients, and how the path has ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... ClinicalTrials.gov and ... Do You Need to Consider?, **An FDAnews Webinar**, Aug. 2, 2017 — 1:30 ... 11, “Final Rule for Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information,” is a head-scratcher. ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... Doctors on Liens, the leading ... medical professionals who offer the most effective and efficient care on a lien ... ensuring that each patient receives prompt and courteous service, same or next day ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/5/2017)... Pace Analytical, a company of over 2,000 employees and a leader in environmental ... Sciences, further solidifying their position as the top American owned and operated environmental ... ... Analytical ... Mt Juliet, TN , enhances Pace Analytical,s capability as an innovative full ...
(Date:7/1/2017)... , June 30, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, ... sales and earnings conference call will be broadcast live over ... Eastern Time.  A news release detailing the quarterly results will ... of the conference call. The live audio webcast ... http://investor.zimmerbiomet.com . It will be archived for replay following ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... 2017  AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced the publication of new research ... use of its AVACEN Treatment Method to significantly reduce ... ... Medical ... It affects approximately 200 to 400 million people worldwide according to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: