Breast Cancer News

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9/7/2011
For Young Breast Cancer Patients, Breast-Conserving Therapy Appears Effective

Two studies find similar survival for women under 40 with a lumpectomy or a mastectomy

9/6/2011
Going Straight to Chemo May Be Better for Certain Breast Cancers

Women with BRCA1 gene mutation respond better than others, study finds

9/1/2011
Smoking Might Raise Sex Hormone Levels After Menopause

Elevated estrogens and androgens could be risk factors for breast, endometrial cancer, study contends

9/1/2011
FDA: Silicone Breast Implants to Remain on Market

Agency says it will work with manufacturers to improve monitoring of women who get the devices

8/31/2011
Some Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Hormone Therapy: Study

Shows risk of death not increased for women over age 60 with small tumors

8/30/2011
FDA Focuses on Silicone Breast Implant Safety Studies

Agency asking advisers to devise ways to gather better data on 'real-world' safety and performance

8/23/2011
Women Who Drink, Smoke Are Less Likely to Stick With Tamoxifen

Some prescribed the drug to prevent breast cancer may need help with adherence, researchers say

8/22/2011
Decline in Hormone Therapy Linked to Fewer Mammograms

As women stopped taking HT, they also stopped getting regular mammograms, researchers report

8/16/2011
Blacks at Higher Risk for Resistant Breast Cancer: Study

Having two or more children and not breast-feeding raises odds, researchers say

8/10/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Heart Problems in Older Women: Study

Herceptin especially likely to raise the odds in patients with a history of heart disease or diabetes

8/5/2011
Counseling May Help Women at Risk for Breast Cancer Gene

Learning about options might relieve anxiety, improve survival in young women, researchers say

8/1/2011
Lymph Node Test Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Study Finds

Cancer cells found by special staining in first node to which disease typically spreads did not affect survival

7/29/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates May Not Be Linked to Screening Rates

European study found better care, health systems at play, but experts not sure same is so in U.S.

7/29/2011
Tamoxifen Wards Off Breast Cancer's Return for More Than a Decade

Long-term study found women taking drug had one-third lower risk of dying

7/27/2011
Greater Breast Density May Raise Cancer Risk

Researchers pinpoint certain traits that play role in tumor aggressiveness

7/27/2011
Computer-Aided Mammography Doesn't Improve Breast Cancer Detection: Study

But imaging software makes it more likely women will need more testing, researchers say

7/25/2011
Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines

Only 41% order testing, counseling for women at high risk of breast or ovarian cancer: study

7/21/2011
Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

7/20/2011
Largest Ob/Gyn Group Backs Annual Mammograms in 40s

Yearly screening important, experts say, because cancers in younger women tend to grow faster, sooner

7/19/2011
Drug May Prevent Chemo-Linked Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients

But, experts say treatment may not preserve fertility, has drawbacks

7/12/2011
Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age

Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

7/12/2011
Contact Allergies Associated With Lower Rates of Some Cancers

Sensitivity to chemicals, metals may prime immune system against certain tumors, research suggests, but more study needed

7/6/2011
U.S. Database of Breast Cancer Treatment May Be Inaccurate

SEER registry lacked records of radiation after surgery in 1 in 5 cases in two cities studied

7/5/2011
Mammogram Schedule Should Be Customized, Study Finds

Timing should take into account a woman's health profile, not just age, researchers say

7/1/2011
Reconstruction Safe Right After Mastectomy: Study

Procedure doesn't unduly delay further cancer treatment, research finds

7/1/2011
Avastin Rejection Supported by Cancer Experts

Drug's value as metastatic breast cancer treatment still unclear, they say

6/30/2011
Breast Cancer Plus Other Health Issues Linked to Worse Outcomes

To improve survival, doctors should monitor co-occurring conditions, researchers say

6/29/2011
FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer

In a unanimous vote, advisors say drug not effective and has dangerous side effects

6/28/2011
FDA to Hear Appeal on Breast Cancer Drug

Agency recommended last year against Avastin for disease that has spread to other body parts

6/28/2011
Longest Trial Ever Confirms Mammograms' Benefits

They save far more lives than previously thought, researchers say

6/27/2011
Nearly Half of Older Breast Cancer Patients Don't Get Radiation

But multiple guidelines recommend it after mastectomy in advanced cases, researchers note

6/27/2011
Lifestyle Changes Might Alter Breast Cancer Rates

Study authors recommend drinking less, exercising more and losing weight

6/21/2011
Older Women With Breast Cancer Probably Won't Die From It: Study

Heart disease more likely cause of death, researchers find

6/20/2011
Many Using Free Preventive Screenings Tied to Health Care Reform

Medicare heads say offering the tests free will save money long term, but critics disagree

6/17/2011
Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report

Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

6/14/2011
FDA Approves Test That Spots Aggressive Breast Cancer

Genetic screen helps doctors find HER2-positive patients who will respond to Herceptin

6/14/2011
6/8/2011
Is Social Networking Changing the Face of Medicine?

For women rallying against 2009 mammography proposals, Internet was strategic new tool, expert says

6/6/2011
Excess Pounds May Lower Odds of Surviving Breast Cancer

Women with a healthy body weight before and after breast cancer diagnosis more likely to survive, researchers find

6/6/2011
Aromasin Reduced Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

But at least one cancer expert says more research is needed

6/6/2011
Flaxseed Fails as Treatment for Hot Flashes

Study found no benefit for controlling symptoms of breast cancer therapy, menopause

6/3/2011
Bone Drug Reduces Odds for Breast Cancer's Return: Study

Effect seen years after Zometa treatment stopped

6/1/2011
Widely Used Heart Drugs Linked to Better Breast Cancer Outcomes

But much more research has to be done to confirm findings, experts say

5/25/2011
'Fat Transfer' Gets Early Safety OK in Breast Reconstruction

Researcher says it's still too early for definitive take on cancer recurrence

5/19/2011
Smoking Raises Odds for Cancer in Women Already at High Risk

Lung, colon tumors more likely when habit lasts for years, study finds

5/17/2011
Could Coffee Lower Men's Risk for Prostate Cancer?

In study, drinking 6 or more cups per day was linked to reduced odds for aggressive disease, but more research needed

5/13/2011
Family Medical History Murky for Many

Efforts needed to improve the accuracy of family cancer history reporting, researchers find

5/11/2011
Are Coffee Drinkers Less Prone to Aggressive Breast Cancer?

Study sees lower risk for ER-negative tumors, which don't respond to hormonal therapies

5/10/2011
Genetic Test Shows Promise in Guiding Breast Cancer Care

Preliminary study suggests it could predict whether or not a patient will benefit from treatment

5/4/2011
Women in Their 40s Want Mammograms: Poll

Harris Interactive/HealthDay survey finds many women disagree with new recommendations that screening should begin at 50