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Young Women with Breast Cancer

Young Women with Breast Cancer

This study aimed to gather and analyze the physical, psycho-social and informational needs of young women with breast cancer (YWBC) at the Juravinski Regional Cancer Centre. Participants attended either a focus group or interview that was moderated by following a...

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Vitamin D and Melatonin: A Clinical Trial

Vitamin D and Melatonin: A Clinical Trial

Much has been written about the potential to prevent cancer. Apart from stopping cigarette smoking and avoiding excess sun exposure, there is limited evidence to support other forms of cancer prevention. There have been some studies that suggest the potential for...

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CD200 in Human Breast Cancer

CD200 in Human Breast Cancer

It has been recognized that an established tumor is able to shut down immune rejection cells so they cannot work. A glycoprotein called CD200 appears to be very important in this shut down process. CD200 suppresses NK cells, promotes the generation of regulatory T...

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Cardiac Biomarker Study

Cardiac Biomarker Study

Doxorubicin is a chemotherapy drug used commonly in women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer to prevent recurrent cancer. Although it is a very effective agent in fighting breast cancer, it can cause permanent damage to the muscle of the heart. Approximately...

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Acupuncture-like Stimulation

Acupuncture-like Stimulation

The study was completed. 71 eligible subjects with a median age of 52 (range: 40-87) were randomized to ALTENS (n=35) and control (n=36). At 12 weeks, there were 11 (31.4%) responders in the ALTENS arm versus 2 (5.5%) in the control (p=0.012). The results at 24 weeks...

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Identifying Risk Factors

Identifying Risk Factors

Approximately 30% of women who present with early breast cancer undergo mastectomy. The results of randomized clinical trials have shown that post mastectomy radiotherapy {PMRT} (radiation to the chest wall, nodes in the neck and nodes under the arm) reduces the risk...

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