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New study has found that AI system can detect breast cancer better than clinical experts

We have more news in the race for a cure. A new study has found that an AI system developed by Google Health can identify cancer in breast screening mammograms with fewer false positives, and fewer false negatives than radiologists. To read more about this exciting discovery, click the link: https://www.breakingnews.ie/world/ai-system-can-detect-breast-cancer-better-than-clinical-experts-study-973122.html?fbclid=IwAR1IhGS4aumDvLIQgzuP1ZyFaaoXk-BP1q0Bt9v6le4QINzTqNwBWAN2hfo  

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Researchers identify a process responsible for therapeutic resistance in breast cancer

More positive news! A door to new therapies for overcoming drug resistance may have just opened. Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute have identified a key protein that is required for resistance to chemotherapy in the most aggressive form of breast cancer. To learn more about this exciting news, please click the link below: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-12-responsible-therapeutic-resistance-breast-cancer.html?fbclid=IwAR0qGqWRSZDDLAPpebkfXMasFN4rTAah4krYtXjHIG49gMGmjtKVVP9aHCU

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€11.9 Million SFI Research Collaboration Targets Precision Oncology

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, today announced an €11.9m research collaboration in the field of precision oncology, which is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Strategic Partnership Programme. Precision Oncology Ireland is a consortium of five Irish universities, six Irish cancer research charities and ten companies aiming to develop new diagnostics […]

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Genetic ‘fingerprint’ may ID breast cancer patients likely to benefit from potentially toxic chemo, study finds

A genetic ‘fingerprint’ may ID breast cancer patients likely to benefit from potentially toxic chemo, a Standford Medicine study finds. Conversely, these drugs could be avoided if it was known a patient was unlikely to benefit from their use. If you would like to read more about this study, click the link below: http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2019/11/genetic-_fingerprint-may-id-breast-cancer-patients-likely-to-ben.html?fbclid=IwAR2WwjX6SzgZCBkIdO999FPMBM92bUuHyBbMhwWf5nySznZTw4DNqCUusK4

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Ballyagran Pink Nights raises almost €60,000 for Breast Cancer Ireland

Breast Cancer Ireland are incredibly grateful for the funds raised from this year’s Ballyagran Pink Ribbon Night which raised an amazing €16,305. Maura’s Pink Ribbon Nights have been running for over nine years and this year’s funds bring their total amount to €58,805. Thank you to all involved for your continued support.  

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