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Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

AstraZeneca, Daiichi’s breast cancer drug gets accelerated approval from FDA

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange, U.S., April 8, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (This Dec.20 story corrects first paragraph to say the approval came four months ahead of schedule, not three months, after FDA clarification) (Reuters) – The U.S.… Read More »

Breast cancer drug trial raises hopes

A new type of drug that blocks one of cancer’s escape routes from chemotherapy could be used to treat aggressive breast cancers, a study suggests. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, found the drug could boost the response to chemotherapy in cancers that had become resistant in both cells grown in the… Read More »

A Classic Puerto Rican Condiment May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Looking for a tasty way to reduce your cancer risk? Eating sofrito, an oniony, garlicky condiment popular in Latin American cuisine but particularly so in Puerto Rican cooking, may help, suggests a new study published in Nutrition and Cancer. The study found that women who ate sofrito—a popular foundation for stews, beans and rice dishes… Read More »