Category: Health Care

Oncotarget Publishes New Developments in The Treatment of Breast Cancer

Patients with the killer breast cancer can now breathe a sigh of relief if the new study published in Impact Journals is anything to go by. The research paper posted in the peer-reviewed journal indicate that it is now possible to eliminate breast cancer-causing cells if they have a particular protein molecule known as estrogen receptor beta. Researchers also reported that they are targeting some other molecules in the breast cancer cell in a bid to develop drugs for this killer condition.

According to the study posted on Impact Journals, breast cancer cells have a host of hormone receptors for estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are important for the growth and functioning of breast cells. Several types of breast cancer exist. However, some of these cases that include the triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) are difficult to treat since they lack the particular hormone receptors that are needed for the hormone therapies to work. There are up to 15 percent of TNBC cases that are diagnosed every year.

Regardless of the significant advancements made in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, patients suffering from TNBC continue to endure since the hormone therapies used in other breast cancer treatments aren’t effective. The TNBC cancer is therefore likely to spread to other organs. The study which was conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota aims at understanding how they can characterize molecular signaling pathways in breast cancer cells. This understanding will help them to identify better therapies and treatments for breast cancer, especially the TNBC types.

Oncotarget, a peer-reviewed journal is now publishing these scientific findings, together with numerous others on PubMed, ISI/Web of Science, PubMed Central, Scopus, BIOSIS Previews, Biological Abstracts, and EMBASE. Oncotarget is working closely with high-profile archives and indexes to avail scientific findings to the public, researchers, and clinicians within the shortest time possible. To accelerate the dissemination of the information to the public domain, the Journal is now publishing two issues a week; on Thursday and Fridays. Oncotarget has made history of becoming the first journal to submit a complete issue to PubMed within a few days of online publication.

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Dr. Walden – Leading Plastic Surgeon In Austin

Dr. Jennifer Walden has been practicing plastic surgery for eight years. She grew up in Austin, Texas, where she graduated as the salutatorian of her class from the University of Texas Medical Brand at Galveston. She completed her aesthetic surgery fellowship at a Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital in Manhattan. While living in New York, she built a successful plastic surgery practice before deciding to make the move back to Austin in 2011. Aside from practicing medicine and performing surgeries, she is the co-author of a book called Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Walden focuses primarily on cosmetic surgery which includes breast augmentations, face-lifts, nose jobs and eyelid lifts. In a world where there are mostly plastic surgeon males, she has stood out in the crowd to help others feel better about themselves. She is among approximately 8,000 board certified surgeons with only 851 of them being women. Dr. Jennifer Walden is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery which is known as the leading professional business organization for board certified surgeries. She feels that a valid reason why there more be more male surgeons is because women tend to start families earlier in life and many may not want to delay that part of their life. She has proven herself as one of the leading surgeons in the industry as a woman and is proud to help give others the confidence that they so desperately desire. As a woman, doctor and mother she fully understands the changes that our bodies go through. Many want surgery because they are embarrassed or self-conscious of certain parts of their body. Dr. Walden has empathy for her patients and strives to make them more confident and comfortable in their skin.

Moving from New York to Texas has definitely been a change. In fact, she had to analyze whether her business would become successful because the atmosphere is quite different. She was very pleased to find that the community of plastic surgeon took very well to the practice and she already has appointments booked prior to the office even opening. She moved back to be closer to her family as she is raising two twin boys. The experience to run her own practice in her hometown and raise her boys close to family has been a positive decision. She looks forward to expanding her businesses within the community and help other women feel empowered and confident.