Breast Cancer News

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4/4/2011
Study Links Smoking, Breast Cancer in Older Women

But the cancer risk only showed up in female smokers who were not obese, researchers find

4/4/2011
Most Breast Tumors Have Unique Genetic 'Fingerprint,' Study Finds

Helps explain why it's difficult to predict outcomes, find new treatments, researchers say

3/31/2011
U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to Fall

Report suggests that better screening, diagnosis and treatments are paying off

3/30/2011
Benefits of Radiation Therapy Outweigh Risks of a Second Cancer: Study

Likelihood that radiotherapy will cause another tumor is low, researchers say

3/28/2011
Some Women Worry More About Cancer Recurrence Than Others

Identifying traits can lead to better coping and care strategies, expert says

3/23/2011
Genes' 'On/Off' Switches Yield Clues to Breast Cancer

'Epigenetics' research suggests ways to predict which tumors will likely spread, study says

3/22/2011
Tamoxifen May Offer Long-Term Heart, Cancer Protection

Benefits of five-year treatment seen 15 years out, researchers say

3/18/2011
Smoke-Free Environments Linked to Less Breast Cancer

States with more workplace bans, non-smoking homes have fewer cases of the disease: study

3/14/2011
Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen Saves Lives, Medical Costs: Study

For some high-risk women, medicine's benefits outweigh hazards, researchers say

3/10/2011
Almost 12 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S., Report Shows

Trend largely driven by an aging population, CDC researchers say

3/4/2011
Chemo May Raise Risk of Falls in Breast Cancer Survivors

Changes in system that regulates balance may be to blame, researchers suggest

3/4/2011
Tissue Analysis May Help Predict Breast Cancer Outcome

Researchers say changes seen in collagen could signal worse prognosis, but more study needed

3/3/2011
New Chemo Drug May Benefit Some Breast Cancer Patients

Eribulin increased median survival by 2.5 months in those with metastatic disease, study finds

3/2/2011
Study Finds Smoking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Association becoming more apparent as smoking women age, researchers say

3/1/2011
Obesity May Boost Odds of Aggressive Breast Cancer in Older Women

Mechanisms besides estrogen appear to play a role, researchers say

2/28/2011
Drop in Breast Cancer Among White Women May Have Stalled

Population-wide benefit from patients abandoning hormonal therapies may be ebbing, study finds

2/27/2011
Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk

Adults need at least 4,000 IU a day, study suggests

2/25/2011
Herceptin May Boost Long-Term Survival After Aggressive Breast Cancer

4-year study finds the drug cuts recurrence in women with specific type of tumor

2/22/2011
Mammograms May Not Be Fool-Proof at Catching Second Cancers

Finding points to need for vigilance in watching for symptoms between screenings, expert says

2/22/2011
Mammography Expertise May Improve With Practice

The more doctors review, the better they get at detecting noncancerous lesions, study finds

2/21/2011
Study Finds Too Many Surgical Breast Biopsies Performed

More U.S. women with abnormal mammograms should be getting less invasive needle biopsies, experts note

2/16/2011
Sexual Issues Often Unaddressed in Women Who Survive Cancer

Doctors discuss sex with prostate cancer survivors, but not women who have cancer, researchers say

2/15/2011
Popular Bone Drugs Linked to Reduced Colon Cancer Risk

People taking Fosamax, other bisphosphonates had lowered odds compared to non-users, study found

2/14/2011
FDA Approves First 3D Mammogram Device

Should 'significantly enhance existing diagnosis and treatment approaches,' agency says

2/11/2011
First 3-D Mammography Test Cleared

To help screen for breast cancer

2/8/2011
Removing Many Lymph Nodes in Early Breast Cancer Not Always Needed: Study

With lumpectomy and radiation, only taking out one or two did not harm survival

2/4/2011
Breast Cancer Treatment May Lead to Hip Fracture

Survivors found to have bone loss and breaks at younger-than-normal age

2/4/2011
Healthier Lifestyles May Prevent 340,000 U.S. Cancers a Year: Study

Regular exercise, balanced diet, limited alcohol help ward off disease, researchers find

2/1/2011
More Evidence Cancer Drug Avastin May Cause Harm

Increased risk of death seen in review of 16 trials

2/1/2011
Blacks Still Hit Hardest by Cancer

Report shows overall death rate has dropped, but still higher than other groups

1/31/2011
With Hormone Therapy, Starting Later May Be Less Risky

Breast cancer odds do not rise when treatment is delayed, U.K. study finds

1/31/2011
Why a Woman May Avoid a Mammogram

Pain, embarrassment, lack of time top the list, survey finds

1/27/2011
Study Ties Hot Flashes to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Menopausal reduction in estrogen levels may be protective, researchers say

1/26/2011
FDA Says Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

Risk to any one patient is small, but women and their doctors should be made aware, agency says

1/24/2011
Heavy Smoking Linked to Small Increase in Breast Cancer Risk

Association only noted for premenopausal women with no pregnancies, study says

1/24/2011
Breast Cancer Drug May Also Help Lung Cancer Patients

Tamoxifen's anti-estrogen properties might thwart tumor progression, small study suggests

1/20/2011
Breast Cancer Patients With Diabetes May Fare Worse

Having both diseases greatly increases the chances of dying, review finds

1/19/2011
Small Spreads of Breast Cancer May Not Affect Survival

Second, more invasive testing procedure not always needed, study finds

1/18/2011
Damage of 'False-Positive' Mammograms Overlooked: Study

Incorrect results may cause anxiety, undermine quality of life for up to a year, researchers say

1/17/2011
Breast Cancer Radiation Before 1984 Tied to Heart Disease

Survivors who had radiotherapy decades ago have raised risk of death from heart disease, study finds

1/14/2011
Study Finds Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Black women had higher death rates, no matter what kind of breast cancer they developed

1/12/2011
Aging Population Could Send Cancer Costs Soaring

U.S. report projects $158 billion spent annually on care by 2020

1/7/2011
Quality of Life Key Measure in Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Studies of treatments should include their effect on patients' well-being, researchers say

1/7/2011
Breast Cancer Outcome: Your Doctor Matters

Study finds treatment variations account for up to 30 percent of disease recurrence

1/5/2011
Experimental Drug Helps Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer: Report

Iniparib shrank tumors and prolonged survival time in women with triple-negative breast cancer

1/4/2011
More Evidence Links Avastin to Heart Failure in Breast Cancer Patients

Small but significant risk found in review of studies, researchers say

1/4/2011
Scientists Aim for Test That Spots Single Cancer Cell in Blood Sample

Such a tool might someday replace conventional biopsy, experts speculate

12/19/2010
Keeping Holiday Drinking in Check May Counter Cancer

Evidence suggests that heavy drinking damages cells and may raise cancer risk

12/16/2010
FDA Advises Against Avastin as Treatment for Breast Cancer

But patients won't be affected for now, FDA says

12/15/2010
Belly Fat May Make Some Breast Cancers More Likely

Study finds greater risk for ER-negative cancer in premenopausal women