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Exercise Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors, Patients With Lymphedema, Say Researchers ?>

Exercise Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors, Patients With Lymphedema, Say Researchers

After reviewing published evidence, University of Missouri researchers conclude the benefits of exercise outweigh the risks for breast cancer survivors, including those who develop lymphedema, a chronic swelling that commonly occurs after breast cancer treatment. Co-author Jane Armer, professor in the University’s Sinclair School of Nursing, and colleagues, write about their findings in the December 2011 issue of the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.

Breast Cancer and HER2 ?>

Breast Cancer and HER2

Breast Cancer and HER2 Overview Approximately 30% of malignant breast cancers demonstrate overamplification of the human epidermal receptor type 2 (HER2) gene, resulting in  an overexpression of the HER2 receptor, a transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor within the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) family. Activation of this class of cellular receptors is known to result in increased activity of a variety of molecular pathways associated with tumor growth and progression. Extensive published pre-clinical and clinical data have demonstrated that patients whose…

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