breast cancer

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Dr Michael O’Neill, director of research and development at Inflection Biosciences, Darren Cunningham, chief executive at Inflection and Prof Bryan Hennessy, senior clinical lecturer at RCSI and consultant medical oncologist. Photograph: Julien Behal

Irish drug development company Inflection Biosciences will present data on its fledgling breakthrough breast cancer therapy to the American Associatio(...)

The sole winning Irish entry to the Wellcome Image Awards for 2017. Over an eight-week period, 92,915 tweets were collected to study the communication of #breastcancer. This graph shows how Twitter users, each represented by a dot called a node, are connected through their retweeting and sharing of this hashtag. Computer analysis has been used to convert this 3D data into a 2D pattern. Credit: Eric Clarke, Richard Arnett, Jane Burns, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

A graphical interpretation of Twitter posts about breast cancer is among the 22 finalists in the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards. The graphic visualisatio(...)

HRT is used to treat symptoms of the menopause such as hot flushes, mood changes and disrupted sleep. It increases the levels of female sex hormones that have reduced in menopause. File photograph: Getty Images

According to the latest research, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can almost triple the risk of breast cancer. Researchers from the Institute of Can(...)

Mary-Claire King has argued that all young women should be screened for the known breast-cancer risk mutations

You probably don’t recognise the name Mary-Claire King, but I’m willing to bet you know this extraordinary woman’s work. King, a professor at the U(...)

File photo of a mammogram showing a woman’s breast. A simple blood test could offer many women an early warning of breast cancer even if they do not inherit genes linked to the disease. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A simple blood test could offer many women an early warning of breast cancer even if they do not inherit genes linked to the disease.Scientists have i(...)

While the risk of developing ovarian or breast cancer in women with either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes varies from individual to individual, on average that risk is of the order of 65 per cent. Photograph: Mark Thomas/Science Photo Library

The thoughtful and well- written piece by actor Angelina Jolie in yesterday’s New York Times (...)