Breast Cancer News

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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

6/4/2012
After Chest Radiation, Girls at Greater Risk for Early Breast Cancer: Study

Even those childhood cancer survivors who got low doses should be screened yearly, researchers say

6/4/2012
Older Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer Beat Newer, Pricier Meds

Study found Taxol outperformed Abraxane, Ixempra in terms of survival and side effects

6/4/2012
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Certain Breast Cancers

HER-2 positive patients survived longer on new med than those getting standard treatment, study says

6/1/2012
Competitive Sports May Boost Heart Function After Breast Cancer

Researchers report that long-term, high-level exercise made a difference

6/1/2012
Worldwide Cancer Incidence Predicted to Rise 75% by 2030

Infection, lifestyle tied to which cancer types are most common in different countries

5/29/2012
Night Shift Might Boost Women's Breast Cancer Risk: Study

Also, risk differences seen in 'morning' versus 'evening' people

5/28/2012
HRT Update: Therapy May Reduce Fractures, Boost Some Risks

Researchers review evidence for forthcoming guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

5/25/2012
Fitness May Boost Survival for Women With Breast Cancer

Disease, chemotherapy often result in lingering damage to women's heart and lungs

5/23/2012
Breast MRI Best at Tracking Response to Chemo: Study

It was better than clinical exam in determining if treatment was working before breast cancer surgery

5/21/2012
Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer

Study didn't prove that weight loss lowers risk, but it did cut estrogen, which may help older women

5/17/2012
Many Primary Care Docs Don't Know Long-Term Effects of Chemo: Survey

Experts stress that information needs to be passed on after cancer treatment ends

5/9/2012
Scientists Map Melanoma's Genome

Findings include genetic link to breast cancer, researchers say

5/8/2012
Exercise May Boost Survival in Breast, Colon Cancer Patients

Review looked at six decades of studies on cancer, physical activity

5/4/2012
Mammograms Beat Thermography for Breast Cancer Detection: Study

Newer technology missed half of tumors and yielded many false positives, researchers say

5/4/2012
Men's Breast Cancer Often More Deadly, Study Suggests

Males typically older at diagnosis, often have larger tumors, experts find

5/3/2012
Many Breast Cancer Patients in Their 40s Aren't 'High-Risk': Study

Researchers favor annual mammograms even with no family history

5/3/2012
U.S. Health Care Spending High, But Quality Lags: Report

However, breast cancer survival rates were best among 13 industrialized nations

5/1/2012
For Breast Cancer Care, Radiation of Whole Breast May Be Best

Study finds poorer outcomes with localized, partial-breast approach

5/1/2012
Can Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer Risk?

Preliminary study found women who showed alterations in a specific gene were more likely to develop disease later