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Originally posted by LoveyLadybug
Great thread. I appreciate the information.
I have an idea for an avatar that I think may be kind of cool but would need help making it. The bee avatar is what made me think of it.
Could someone make a ladybug out of the ribbon body and add some dots in the center? I don't know if I'm explaining it right but the bottom of the ribbon would be the antenna of the ladybug and the loop would be the body. I think that would be pretty.
In findings that are fundamentally reshaping the scientific understanding of breast cancer, researchers have identified four genetically distinct types of the cancer. And within those types, they found hallmark genetic changes that are driving many cancers. ...
The investigators identified at least 40 genetic alterations that might be attacked by drugs. Many of them are already being developed for other types of cancer that have the same mutations. “We now have a good view of what goes wrong in breast cancer,” said Joe Gray, a genetic expert at Oregon Health & Science University, who was not involved in the study. “We haven’t had that before.” ....
The study’s biggest surprise involved a particularly deadly breast cancer whose tumor cells resemble basal cells of the skin and sweat glands, which are present in the deepest layer of the skin. These breast basal cells form a scaffolding for milk duct cells. Such cancers are often called triple negative but the study researchers call them basal-like. ...
And, the researchers report, their genetic derangements make these cancers a much closer kin of ovarian cancers than of other breast cancers. Basal-like breast cancers also resemble squamous cell cancer of the lung.
“It’s incredible,” said Dr. James Ingle of the Mayo Clinic, one of the study’s 348 authors, of the ovarian cancer connection. “It raises the possibility that there may be a common cause.” ...
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
Whatever higher powers there be, bless the pink on this month, and help all those braving the battle with cancer!! So mote it be!!