News: estrogen

Is Soy Healthy for Breast Cancer Survivors?

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Dr. Vandana Abramson, a medical oncologist at the Vanderbilt Breast Center, addresses the concern many have with soy products. She does not advise her patients to stay away from soy products, but she does encourage a well balanced diet.

Detour Around the Estrogen Receptor

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

About 75 percent of early-stage breast cancers are fueled by estrogen. These estrogen receptor (ER)-positive tumors typically respond to anti-estrogen therapies like tamoxifen, but about a quarter of patients develop resistance to these therapies and the tumors recur. A multi-institutional team of researchers has now identified a potential new target for treating these tumors. The […]