Monthly Archives: February 2013

Eat More Soy?

Soy could lower risk for breast cancer – A new study finds a substance found in soy could help cut breast cancer risk. Isoflavones act as estrogens in the body.

They are typically used by post-menopausal women to treat night sweats and hot flashes.

But they may also cut the breast cancer risk of those women.

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FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer

The FDA on Friday approved a new type of drug that combines the widely used breast cancer medicine Herceptin with a powerful toxin to more effectively kill cancer cells while potentially reducing side effects.The drug, which will be called Kadcyla but was known as T-DM1 during its development, extended the median survival of women with advanced breast cancer by nearly half a year in a clinical trial.

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