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[Oncology Nurse Advisor, January 01, 0001]   Most patients with invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) breast cancer could be treated with hormones alone and not with chemotherapy, according to a study published in Clinical Breast Cancer (2015; doi:10.1016/j.clbc.2015.08.001). This study analyzed the use of the Oncotype DX gene expression test to predict recurrence of invasive lobular carcinoma.
November 10, 2015
[WCCO-AM, October 28, 2015]   After thoroughly reviewing the accumulated scientific literature, 22 experts from 10 countries classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans, mainly for colorectal cancer, but associations were also seen for pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer. Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer.
October 28, 2015
[KSTP TV, October 26, 2015]   What you choose or chose to eat in your 20s could have a long-lasting impact on your heart’s health, according to a new study released Monday. The study, published by the Minneapolis Heart Institute , followed the diets of a group of individuals for 20 years.
October 26, 2015
[Medical Xpress, August 25, 2015]   A recent randomized trial conducted by researchers at Abbott Northwestern Hospital , part of Allina Health , found that inpatient palliative care (PC) visits were associated with improved quality of life and symptom burden for patients with heart failure (HF). Because of these results, Abbott Northwestern conducted a new study, "A Description of Inpatient Palliative Care Actions for Patients with Acute Heart Failure," published June 30 by the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine .
August 25, 2015
[WCCO-AM, August 12, 2015]   A new study is showing that no matter how often you hit the gym, you can’t out-exercise a poor diet. Michael Miedema , MD, a cardiologist with Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital , talked about the issue with WCCO-AM's Jordana Green.
August 12, 2015
[Healthline News, June 10, 2015]   In a potentially groundbreaking development, researchers from the University of Sheffield and University of Copenhagen have discovered an enzyme that damages bones before the arrival of breast cancer cells. The enzyme, Lysyl Oxidase (LOX), is released from the primary tumor.
June 10, 2015
[KARE-TV, May 29, 2015]   Clinical trials of a new treatment for the deadliest form of skin cancer are underway in the Twin Cities. "What is different about it is that it is a virus that kills cancer," explained Dr. Thomas Amatruda , Minnesota Oncology, who is one of the key researchers.
May 29, 2015
[KSTP TV, May 22, 2015]   The Food and Drug Administration is analyzing first-of-its-kind data on a new miniature pacemaker that can get you moving in just a couple of days. Seventeen out of the 140 patients worldwide who received the special pacemaker inserted are right here in the Twin Cities.
May 22, 2015
[Star Tribune, April 04, 2015]   Bob Hatzenbeller walked out of a Minneapolis hospital on Monday with a new mitral valve in his heart and no massive scar on his chest. It was a landmark occasion, at least for diseases of the mitral valve.
April 17, 2015
[New York Times, March 18, 2015]   Breast biopsies are good at telling the difference between healthy tissue and cancer , but less reliable for identifying more subtle abnormalities, a new study finds. The new findings, reported Tuesday in JAMA, challenge the common belief that a biopsy is the gold standard and will resolve any questions that might arise from an unclear mammogram or ultrasound .
March 24, 2015