Breast Cancer News

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2/22/2012
Researchers Spot New Gene Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer

Study suggests Abraxas gene variant acts in concert with BRCA1 to raise disease risk

2/22/2012
Mammograms Can Save Lives of Women in Their 40s: Study

More cancers spotted this way were found at early stages, were easier to treat

2/15/2012
Psychotherapy May Ease Hot Flashes After Breast Cancer

'Talk therapy' cut symptoms by 52 percent in small British study

2/10/2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby

Study suggests treatment of expectant mothers is feasible after first trimester

2/8/2012
Fasting Plus Chemo May Help in Cancer Fight: Study

This study was in mice, but researchers are starting to test the strategy in human cancer patients

2/7/2012
Risk of Death From Certain Breast Cancers May Rise With Age

Research focused on estrogen-sensitive tumors; undertreatment might play a role, expert says

2/7/2012
Breast Cancer Drug May Weaken Bones, Study Finds

Researchers say postmenopausal women taking Aromasin need to be monitored

2/3/2012
Soy Supplements May Not Shield Against Breast Cancer

Study suggests no reduction in tumor risk, but one expert says more research may be needed

2/1/2012
Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study

Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being

1/31/2012
Second Breast Cancer Surgery Sometimes Needed

After a partial mastectomy, almost one in four women requires re-excision, study finds

1/26/2012
Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC

National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

1/25/2012
Avastin May Be Helpful Before Breast Cancer Surgery

However, it's not clear which patients would benefit, studies find

1/23/2012
New Genetic Clues to Breast Cancer?

Researchers say they've identified three more genomic regions associated with the disease

1/20/2012
Breast Cancer Before 50 Linked to More Distress

Personalized treatment might improve health-related quality of life in younger patients

1/20/2012
Many Breast Cancer Patients Uninformed About Options: Study

Survey of survivors found that only about half were asked their preference for type of surgery

1/19/2012
Study Hints That Statins Might Fight Breast Cancer

But laboratory finding on tumor suppression hasn't been proven in real-world setting, researcher said

1/17/2012
Drug Duo May Help Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Response rate increased with two-drug approach, researchers report

1/12/2012
Does Deodorant Ingredient Affect Breast Cancer Risk?

Small study finds suspect chemical even in women who never used the product, further muddying the debate

1/9/2012
Most Parents Tell Kids About Test Results for Breast Cancer Genes

Children can handle the information, study suggests, except very youngest

1/4/2012
Cancer Incidence, Death Rates Continue to Drop: Report

One million lives saved, largely because of improved prevention, detection and treatment

12/30/2011
Health Care Reform Battle Tops Health News for 2011

Debates over cellphone safety, cigarette-pack images also grabbed headlines

12/28/2011
Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies

Survival without disease getting worse rose slightly, but benefit on overall survival remains unclear

12/27/2011
Breast Cancer Radiation Linked to Raised Heart Risk

Risk was higher for women with left-sided breast cancers, but overall risk still small, research shows

12/23/2011
Breast Cancer Patients Face More Imaging Tests Today

Study finds multiple visits common in pre-op period, urges better coordination

12/21/2011
40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'

In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

12/20/2011
Making Sense of Cancer Screening Updates

It's important to discuss testing schedule with your doctor

12/19/2011
Previous Cancer May Up Melanoma Risk

Findings suggest need to monitor melanoma survivors, researchers say

12/16/2011
Targeted Radiation for Breast Cancer May Be Overused: Study

More than third of women were not 'suitable' for treatment under current guidelines

12/12/2011
Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?

Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

12/12/2011
After Mastectomy, Breast Reconstruction Is Safe for Older Women

As population ages, more women over 60 will face the choice, study notes

12/12/2011
Side Effects Cause Many Older Women to Drop Breast Cancer Drugs

Problems with recurrence-preventing aromatase inhibitors may be underreported, study suggests

12/12/2011
Radiation May Also Lead to 'Chemo Brain'

Mental fuzziness can last several years after breast cancer treatments, study finds

12/9/2011
Starchy Foods May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Women who ate more carbs, especially starches, more likely to get repeat cancer, study says

12/9/2011
British Study Suggests Mammograms Do More Harm Than Good

But U.S. experts say getting them annually, starting at age 40, saves lives

12/8/2011
Few Women Get Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Study

Older women, blacks, rural residents less likely to get procedure done immediately

12/8/2011
Breast Cancer Gene Puts Survivors at Higher Odds for Recurrence

Those first diagnosed before 40 even more likely to develop cancer in the other breast, study says

12/8/2011
Family Tree May Affect Diagnosis Age in Some Breast Cancers

In study of BRCA cancers, genes from father's side linked to diagnosis earlier in life

12/8/2011
Hispanic Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer

Disparity may be explained by biological differences in tumors, researchers say

12/8/2011
Obesity Linked to Worse Outcomes With Early Breast Cancer

But tamoxifen showed protective effect for heavy women, researchers say

12/8/2011
Avastin Boosted Survival for Type of Aggressive Breast Cancer: Study

Added to chemo treatment, the drug prolonged life an average of nearly 3 months, researchers say

12/8/2011
Two New Drug Combos May Fight Advanced Breast Cancers

Studies found disease-free survival was lengthened when two new drugs were added to standard regimen

12/7/2011
Bone Drugs May Also Battle Breast Cancer, Researchers Say

Two studies suggest zoledronic acid extends survival, reduces odds of recurrence

12/7/2011
Expert Panel Pinpoints Environmental Culprits in Breast Cancer

Unneeded radiation, hormone therapy, alcohol raise risk but hair dye, cellphones appear safe, report says

12/7/2011
Targeted Radiation May Not Be Better for Breast Cancer

Study found brachytherapy had double the risk of mastectomies, compared to radiation of entire breast

12/7/2011
New Tests Might Better Predict Breast Cancer's Return

Information locked in tumor's genes could help guide treatment for some patients, studies find

12/7/2011
Diabetes, Obesity After 60 May Drive Up Breast Cancer Risk

Study also finds low blood lipids linked to risk, but can't explain it

12/6/2011
Targeted Drugs, Lung CT Screening Top Cancer Advances in 2011

Report from leading oncologists' group finds strides were made against tough-to-treat tumors

11/30/2011
Lobular Breast Cancer Linked to Paternal Cancer History

If dad had cancer and daughter has breast cancer, it tends to be in milk-producing lobules, study finds

11/29/2011
Study Supports Mammograms For Women in Their 40s

It finds women with no family history as prone to develop breast cancer as higher-risk women

11/21/2011
New Canadian Guidelines Also Support No Routine Mammograms Until 50

Advisory mirrors controversial recommendations issued by U.S. panel in 2009