Aspirin may increase breast cancer survival
Monday, 19 July 2010 14:08

Aspirin is well known for its benefits in reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease. New research suggests that regular aspirin use could increase breast cancer survival. Aspirin is known to have anti-inflammatory effects which inhibit production of substances such as prostaglandins which are also produced in greater amounts by tumours.

Calcium Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease
Monday, 19 July 2010 13:54

Calcium supplementation has well established benefits for bone health in postmenopausal women. In addition, calcium supplementation is important to prevent the decline in bone mineral density associated with many breast cancer treatments, such as aromatase inhibitors. Read more...

Vitamin D deficiency linked to cancer
Friday, 07 August 2009 02:36

The Westmead Breast Cancer Institute is investigating the vitamin D levels of women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, says Kellie Bilinski, a dietitian and the project leader of the institute’s vitamin D research program.

Read the full story from the Sydney Morning Herald

Western Diets and Breast Cancer Development
Thursday, 10 December 2009 15:45

Population studies have consistently shown that Western eating patterns such as eating a diet containing large amounts of fatty meat, processed foods, refined carbohydrate, and alcohol are associated with increased risk of breast cancer. However, not all research has been able to show that healthy eating patterns, such as diets high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish are associated with reduced rates of breast cancer.

Work Begins on Three Sunflower Clinics
Friday, 24 July 2009 03:33 Contracts have been awarded and work is commencing on the remaining three Sunflower Clinics commissioned by the NSW Breast Cancer Institute. Sunflower Clinics providing state-of-the-art digital breast screening facilities will be open within Myer stores at Castle Hill, Penrith and Blacktown by mid October 2009. The first sunflower clinic opened in Myer Parramatta in January this year. Eight BCI Sunflower clinics will be built in just over 8 months to increase the screening participation of women aged 50 to 69 in Sydney's west.

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