breast cancer

A woman doctor discusses results with a female patient

Women who found out their genetic risk for breast cancer had fewer regrets than those who opted not to find out.

Dr Omid Faridani, Dr Michelle McDonald, Dr Joanna Achinger-Kawecka and Associate Professor Alex Swarbrick)

Four UNSW Sydney researchers have received funding for pioneering work into pancreatic, breast and bone cancers.

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Recent reports suggested eating chicken could reduce the risk of breast cancer. In the study, those who ate chicken were at lower risk – when compared to women who ate large quantities of red meat.

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Body fatness and alcohol consumption are the leading preventable causes of breast cancer in Australian women, a new study in 200,000 women has found.

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News reports that 70% of women with breast cancer don't need chemotherapy need to be heeded with caution: it's a very specific (but substantial) subtype that was studied.

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Women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who learn they carry a genetic mutation in a breast cancer gene experience more distress at this test result if they have no family history of the disease.

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Researchers from Sydney's Garvan Institute and the UK have developed a glow-in-the-dark 'biosensor mouse' that offers a real-time readout of the rapidly changing "skeleton" within cells. 

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A study into the "Jolie Effect" by Weill Cornell Medicine and UNSW Sydney researchers demonstrates the power of celebrity illness to change patient behaviour.

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A streamlined model of education can be used to offer genetic testing to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, and will become more important as increasing numbers of women seek testing.

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A 10-year funding program from the National Breast Cancer Foundation will allow UNSW-St Vincent’s Clinical School Conjoint Associate Professor Elgene Lim to take a long-term approach to his research.

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