Breast Cancer News

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10/5/2012
Rare Breast Cancer Poses New Set of Challenges

Experts say standard diagnostic and treatment methods don't work for inflammatory breast cancer

10/5/2012
Survivor of Aggressive Breast Cancer Stresses Need for Quick Action

'Listen to your body,' woman urges, to fight off inflammatory breast cancer

10/2/2012
Study: Digital Beats Film Mammography at Spotting Breast Cancer

Dutch research finds digital screening better at detecting life-threatening tumors

10/1/2012
Might Smallpox Virus Help Fight a Lethal Breast Cancer?

Promising results for triple-negative form of disease seen in tests with mice

10/1/2012
Novel Drug Approach Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer

3-pronged payload targets cancerous cells, reducing side effects and prolonging life, study says

9/28/2012
Breast Cancer Drug Linked to Sexual Problems in Older Women

Study found those on aromatase inhibitors reported more pain during intercourse

9/24/2012
Gene Study Yields New Clues to Breast Cancer

Research involving 348 tumors shows the disease is varied, but also points to treatments

9/24/2012
Study Links Another Gene Variant to Male Breast Cancer

Finding offers insight into causes of disease that kills several hundred men in US each year

9/21/2012
Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests

Many popular films use death as plot device even though survival is much improved, researcher says

9/18/2012
First Ultrasound to Spot Cancer in Dense Breasts Approved

Mammography will help doctors decide which women should get new screen

9/18/2012
FDA OKs First Ultrasound Imaging System for Dense Breasts

Used in tandem with mammography, it should help spot tough-to-see tumors, agency says

9/18/2012
Least Aggressive Breast Cancer Still Poses Long-Term Risk, Study Finds

Women with common tumor types might die of disease a decade later, affecting treatment decisions

9/17/2012
Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as Top Cause of Death Among U.S. Hispanics

But their total death rate for cancer has dropped in past 3 years, report shows

9/14/2012
Cancer Survivors Prefer to Stay With Cancer Doctors: Study

Findings highlight need for coordinated care for their unique health needs

9/13/2012
Mammography's Benefits Outweigh Harms for Older Women: Study

European review finds that screening every two years worthwhile for those aged 50 to 70

9/12/2012
New Device May Reduce Repeat Breast Cancer Surgeries

Tool could help surgeons determine if all cancerous tissue is excised in lumpectomy, study says

9/12/2012
Some Screens Miss Spread of Breast Cancer: Study

Bone scans, liver ultrasounds and chest X-rays only caught small number of cases

9/7/2012
'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study

Women's symptoms were typically mild, review found, and strategies exist to manage them

9/7/2012
X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study

Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

9/6/2012
Face-Down Position May Be Safer During Radiation for Breast Cancer: Study

Findings suggest prone position might reduce exposure of heart, lungs

9/2/2012
Few Doctors Discuss Exercise With Cancer Patients: Study

Daily activities by themselves are not enough, researcher says

8/30/2012
Breast Cancer Drug May Harm the Heart More Than Thought

Analysis finds increased risk of cardiac problems with Herceptin in real-world setting

8/27/2012
Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer, But Not Breast Cancer

Studies showed 57% reduction in death risk with first, no benefit with second

8/27/2012
Excess Pounds Raise Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death: Study

Link seen only with most common form of disease

8/20/2012
Dense Breasts Not Linked to Cancer Deaths

Worse breast cancer survival seen with low-density tissue in obese women, study finds

8/16/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Newborn

More research needed on the long-term effects of chemotherapy exposure in the womb, expert says

8/14/2012
Newer Bone Drug Better for Advanced Breast Cancer Patients: Study

But expert says it's too soon to say it will replace older drug

8/13/2012
Study Questions Guidelines on Radiation for Older Breast Cancer Patients

Current advisory says no to radiation post-lumpectomy, but new data suggest otherwise

8/9/2012
When Partner Has Breast Cancer, Men Find Their Own Ways to Cope

Support groups don't meet their emotional needs, study finds

8/3/2012
Breast Cancer Charity Overstates Value of Mammograms: Researchers

But, Komen official maintains routine screening gives best chance for improved survival

8/1/2012
Breast Cancer Drug Duo Wins Out in Study

Combining two currently used meds improved survival, reduced disease spread

7/20/2012
Serious Mental Illness Tied to Higher Cancer, Injury Risk: Studies

Causes may include gaps in screening, preventive care and lifestyle differences, researcher says

7/20/2012
FDA Gives Nod to New Breast Cancer Drug

Afinitor can be used by postmenopausal women with specific type of advanced tumor

7/20/2012
Afinitor Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer

Among certain postmenopausal women

7/17/2012
Study Ties Infant Birth Weight to Mothers' Breast Cancer Risk

Women with largest babies had more than doubled disease risk of those with smallest newborns

7/17/2012
Mammograms Have 'Limited or No Effect' on Breast Cancer Deaths: Study

But other experts cite limitations of Swedish study, encourage regular mammograms

7/16/2012
Obesity Might Hinder Treatment of Some Breast Cancers

For tumors sensitive to estrogen, extra pounds might keep hormone levels higher, study finds

7/10/2012
No Dip in Cancer Screening for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Preventive health care is essential for people with chronic diseases, study authors say

7/6/2012
Can Fertility Treatments Influence Later Breast Cancer Risk?

Study suggests results with these drugs might alter the odds, but more research needed

7/5/2012
Myelodysplastic Syndrome Linked to Abnormal Stem Cells

Bone marrow cells must be wiped out to improve cure rates, researchers say

6/28/2012
U.S. Mammography Rates Drop Following Task Force Recommendations

Guidelines associated with a 6 percent drop in screenings among women in their 40s, study says

6/25/2012
Even Moderate Exercise Might Cut Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Researchers found up to 30 percent reduction, as long as women didn't gain weight

6/14/2012
18 Million U.S. Cancer Survivors Expected by 2022: Report

Most survivable cancers are those diagnosed and treated early, experts say

6/12/2012
Does More Dental Plaque Mean Higher Chances of Dying From Cancer?

Swedish study that tracked people for 24 years found association between the two

6/11/2012
No Cancer Risk From Long-Acting Insulin: Studies

Insulin glargine (Lantus) appears safe, but longer studies needed, researcher says

6/11/2012
Diabetes Drug Metformin May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women

But evidence isn't strong enough yet to change clinical practice, experts note

6/11/2012
TV Anchor Robin Roberts Has Rare Bone Marrow Disorder

MDS, which might be tied to Roberts' prior cancer treatment, requires bone marrow transplant

6/11/2012
Perjeta Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer

But 'production issues' could affect drug's supply

6/6/2012
Blood Tests Might Help Guide Breast Cancer Care

Study of about 300 women found exams helped predict survival in early stages of disease

6/4/2012
Ginseng Capsules Seem to Ease Cancer-Related Fatigue

Study found herb worked better than sham treatment, but only after about 2 months