How to Eat to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer, from an Expert

Good News Notes: “Soy is not bad for you. Let’s just start with that misconception. In fact, soy, or specifically the phytoestrogen in soy products like tofu and soybeans, functions as a brake that inhibits cell growth, by acting on your beta estrogen receptors, which means it can help suppress cancer. In contrast, actual estrogen acts in the opposite…

Seeds of Hope on new journey of healing focused on giving back

Good News Notes: “The sunflowers planted by an area nonprofit are sky high and in full bloom this year. Seeds of Hope was started by the family of Babbette Jaquish. She passed away in 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Each year, her memory is kept alive through sunflowers. This year, the Eau Claire…

Olympian Maria Andrejczyk auctions medal for infant’s surgery

Good News Notes: “Not even two weeks since winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk put it up for auction to help save an infant’s life.  On Monday, she announced that she exceeded her fundraising goal. And she’s keeping her silver medal thanks to the donor who put her…

Tuberculosis drug causes “power failure” in ultra-fit cancer cells

Good News Notes: “Leveraging a newfound ability to identify the “fittest” metastatic cancer cells, scientists at the UK’s University of Salford have discovered that an already approved drug can be deployed to cut off their fuel supply, while leaving normal healthy cells unharmed. Metastatic cancer cells are dangerous, fast-moving cells cancer cells that have spread…

Exercise benefit in breast cancer linked to improved immune responses

Good News Notes: “Exercise training may slow tumor growth and improve outcomes for females with breast cancer—especially those treated with immunotherapy drugs—by stimulating naturally occurring immune mechanisms, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have found. Tumors in mouse models of human breast cancer grew more slowly in mice put through their paces…

IceCure shares up as tumor-freezing tech gets FDA breakthrough device nod

Good News Notes: “IceCure Medical, an Israel-based maker of tumor-freezing technology, said Sunday that it had received notification from the US Food and Drug Administration recognizing its ProSense product as a “breakthrough device” to freeze tumors in a number of medical conditions including breast cancer. The breakthrough devices recognition is given by the FDA for certain medical…