Breast Cancer News

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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

12/13/2010
Stray Breast Tumor Cells During Early Chemo Could Be Bad Sign

The more of these cells you have, 'the worse you do,' expert says

12/10/2010
Certain Drug Combinations May Beat Back Aggressive Breast Cancer

Combined treatments appear more effective than any one drug or chemotherapy alone against HER-2 tumors, researchers report

12/10/2010
Rare Genetic Syndrome May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

People with Cowden syndrome should start colorectal screenings in their 30s, expert says

12/9/2010
Bone Drug Zometa Flops Overall as Breast Cancer Treatment

But effect in breast cancer survivors 5 years past menopause deserves further study, researchers say

12/9/2010
Estrogen-Only Hormone Therapy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk for Some

But experts question finding that postmenopausal women with low risk of disease might benefit

12/9/2010
Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Linked With Heart Risks in Older Women

Study finds long-term use of aromatase inhibitors could up the odds slightly

12/9/2010
Only Half of Women Over 40 Get Annual Mammograms

This also holds true for those with insurance to pay for the procedure, study finds

12/9/2010
U.S. Failing to Meet Goals for Women's Health: Report

Survey gives nation unsatisfactory grade on most measures of well-being

12/9/2010
Weight-Lifting After Breast Cancer Won't Cause Lymphedema, Study Finds

And it might actually be beneficial, researchers say

12/8/2010
Radiation After Surgery Lowers Chances of Breast Cancer's Return

Study also found tamoxifen reduced risk of localized disease recurring

12/1/2010
Docetaxel May Boost Outcomes for Breast Cancers That Haven't Spread to Lymph

Study found that using the drug instead of fluorouracil seems to add benefit, although side effects rose

12/1/2010
Annual Mammograms May Cut Mastectomy Rate for Some

Study finds added benefit from yearly screenings for women younger than 50

11/30/2010
Breast Cancer Rates Lower With Less Hormone Therapy: Study

Drop in invasive breast cancer incidence seen among women over 50 after HRT use declined

11/29/2010
Women With Breast Cancer History Should Consider MRI: Study

Although not currently recommended, adding it to mammography can detect new cancers, researchers say

11/24/2010
Too Many Cancers Still Spotted Too Late: CDC

Screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers vary greatly among states, report finds

11/19/2010
Cough Syrup Might Help With Dosing of Breast Cancer Drug

Cold medicine's active ingredient is absorbed at similar rate to tamoxifen, study says

11/18/2010
British Study Supports Mammograms for Some Women Under 50

Screening spotted cancer earlier, upped chances of survival in women with moderate risk factors

11/16/2010
Cancer Risk From Radiation of Mammograms Is Slight: Study

Research finds benefits of expected lives saved outweigh the dangers

11/15/2010
Halaven Approved for Late-Stage Breast Cancer

Injected therapy believed to stifle cancer cell growth

11/10/2010
Long-Term Statin Use Won't Raise Cancer Risk: Study

In fact, U.S. team finds the cholesterol drugs might even lower odds for a few tumor types

11/9/2010
Soy Chemicals May Lower Risk for Invasive Breast Cancer

Other studies at cancer meeting look at effect on women of hormone therapy, exercise

11/9/2010
Obesity Not Tied to Breast Cancer Risk in Mexican Americans

Lower risk may be due to a shorter lifetime exposure to estrogen, researchers suggest

11/9/2010
Silicone Implants Preferred by Mastectomy Patients: Survey

Saline less satisfactory, according to breast cancer survivors who had reconstructive surgery

11/9/2010
Smoking May Raise Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer

Likelihood of dying from breast cancer or other causes was significantly higher, study found

11/1/2010
Researchers Spot New Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Dense breasts, no lobular involution increase odds, researchers find

10/29/2010
Dad's Family History of Breast, Ovarian Cancer Matters, Too

But study found women with paternal family history 5 times less likely to be referred to counseling

10/28/2010
Study Finds Green Tea Offers No Protection From Breast Cancer

But latest finding doesn't answer the question definitively, experts say

10/27/2010
Women Urged to Reclaim Their Life After Breast Cancer

Tackling the fear of recurrence is a top priority, expert says

10/25/2010
Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study

More poor, minority women might get colon cancer screening if procedure is set up then, experts say

10/21/2010
New Finding Suggests Safe Surgical Margins When Removing Breast Cancers

When 2mm margin of healthy tissue taken, no residual disease found in 98 percent of patients

10/20/2010
Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

10/19/2010
Study Shows HRT Even Riskier Than Thought

Latest analysis finds combo of estrogen/progestin upped chances of more deadly breast cancer