In brief – trials portal, fertility, genomic and scalp cooling

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Plans and round up

Pink Ribbon is working on the possibility of a portal with a senior London-based academic establishment to provide a complete database of breast cancer trials, watch this space…another project in the pipeline is a study into links between breast cancer and fertility preservation for younger women, if you would like to participate please email survey@pinkribbon.co.

  • Dr Sarah Lotzof has backed the statement of the chief medical officer, to deliver the “genomic dream” within five years and offer routine DNA testing to ensure the best treatments are given to patients. “We have the opportunity to revolutionise cancer care,” she says. “Our genes make us unique and this must be reflected in mainstream medicine.” Lotzof, based in London, says the tool can be applied in breast cancer medicine.
  • A British family company has announced US Food and Drug Administration approval for a scalp cooling technology to reduce hair loss in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The firm has also launched a new website to support American women all stages of the cooling treatment.

 

 

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Pink Ribbon is the growing international network of doctors, researchers, charities and other campaigners, interested in bringing forward the date where breast cancer-related deaths are a thing of the past. It focuses on events and information provision, including website bulletins, conferences and awards (being planned for 2018). It is led by publisher Gerard Dugdill.

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