Breast Cancer News

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5/7/2010
Tumor Cells in Blood Affect Breast Cancer Survival

In metastatic disease, more circulating cells means higher risk of death, study finds

5/7/2010
Simple Test May Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes

These classifications can help explain different outcomes for women with similar-looking tumors, expert says

5/6/2010
Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer

Study in mice suggests that component keeps stem cells from generating new tumors

5/3/2010
For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study

Before 40 and without symptoms, screening mammography may be inappropriate, researchers say

5/3/2010
Aggressive Action Urged When Evaluating Breast Lesions

Suspicious growths in high-risk patients should be classified as soon as possible, researchers say

5/3/2010
Smoking Ups Risk of Second Breast Cancer

15 years after treatment, smokers more likely to have a new tumor, study finds

4/28/2010
Breakthrough in Predicting Invasive Breast Cancer

New way to predict spread could avoid overly aggressive treatment, researchers say

4/27/2010
Imaging Costs Soar for Medicare Cancer Patients

Whether more scans are wasteful or improve outcomes isn't known, experts say

4/27/2010
Selenium Helped Cells 'Reboot' After Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals

Lab finding may show way to stop breast tumors in their tracks, scientists say

4/26/2010
Breast Cancer Risks Not Same for Hispanic Women

Far fewer cases stem from established risk factors, study finds

4/22/2010
Remedy Needed for Overdiagnosis of Cancers

New review finds significant number of mammograms, PSA tests spot tumors that don't need treating

4/22/2010
Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment

Insurance status didn't make a difference, study finds

4/21/2010
Studies Confirm Link Between Breast Density and Cancer

As density drops over time, so does risk, one study finds

4/20/2010
Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer May Be Possible

Blood test could indicate presence of disease long before diagnosis, study says

4/20/2010
Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk

Average-sized woman doubles her odds by adding 30 pounds over 30 years, researchers say

4/20/2010
New Guidelines Issued on Hormone Receptor Testing for Breast Cancer

Up to 20% of current results may be inaccurate, study says

4/19/2010
Raloxifene, Tamoxifen Both Guard Against Breast Cancer

But first drug helps prevent noninvasive disease more and has fewer side effects, study finds

4/19/2010
Vaccine Stops Tumor Spread in Mice

Treatment may be used one day as part of cancer-fighting arsenal, but more study is needed

4/19/2010
Supplements Might Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Study found multivitamins, calcium tablets had protective effect

4/16/2010
'Love Handles' Can Come in Handy for Breast Reconstruction

Fat between waist and hip in thin, athletic mastectomy patients works, study suggests

4/16/2010
Thin Girls May Face Higher Breast Cancer Risk as Adults

Finding may offer new ways to predict odds for the disease, researchers say

4/14/2010
Genome Sequencing Reveals How Breast Cancer Spreads

Findings could lead to development of more targeted treatments, researcher says

4/12/2010
Teen Drinking May Boost Breast Problems Later

As alcohol consumption increases, so does risk for non-cancerous breast disease, study finds

4/12/2010
Many Terminal Cancer Patients May Be Overtreated

Radiation therapy designed to ease pain can go on too long and be ineffective, study finds

4/6/2010
Gene Mutations Up Risk for Cancer in Opposite Breast

Younger women with diagnosis should consider genetic testing, experts say

4/2/2010
New Clues to Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer

Inflammatory gene activity found in women who've given birth may raise risk, study finds

4/1/2010
Inactivating Gene May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Findings in mice could hold promise for women at increased risk

4/1/2010
Workplace Chemicals May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Working with certain fibers before age 36 raises women's odds of developing cancer, study finds

4/1/2010
Bone-Strengthening Drug Guards Against Spread of Breast Cancer

Zoledronic acid protected against chemotherapy-related bone loss, metastasis, study finds

3/31/2010
More Women Urged to Get Radiation After Mastectomy

Potentially lifesaving treatment is underused, study finds

3/31/2010
Simple Forms Help Docs Do Better Breast Exams

Study found writing it down lead to more careful cancer screening

3/26/2010
Protein in Breast Tumors May Predict Chemo Response

Study suggests identifying substance can lead to more accurate diagnosis

3/26/2010
Preventive Mastectomy May Not Lower Risks

Breast cancer recurrence and survival rates don't improve, study finds

3/26/2010
Many With Breast Cancer Decide Too Soon to Remove Other Breast

Small study suggests that women often overestimate the odds that the tumor will spread

3/26/2010
Long-Term Breast-Feeding Tied to More Aggressive Cancers

Though nursing is thought to reduce risk, more advanced tumors noted in study

3/26/2010
Beta Blockers May Slow Spread of Breast Cancer

Small study found they boost survival, but results are preliminary

3/26/2010
Pregnancy May Protect Breast Cancer Survivors

Finding important because more women are delaying motherhood, researchers say

3/24/2010
Breast Cancer's Return in Original Tumor Site a Bad Sign

Such cases are few after time, but death risk is then much higher, researchers say

3/24/2010
Mammograms May Not Boost Survival, Danish Study Suggests

But U.S. expert says screening is best way to prevent breast cancer deaths

3/22/2010
Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome

Death rates same for blacks, whites at specialized cancer centers, research shows

3/18/2010
Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans

Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

3/17/2010
Newer Genetic Info Adds Little to Predicting Breast Cancer

Data on lesser known variants didn't improve powers of standard risk model

3/16/2010
Freezing Tumors Shows Promise Against Prostate, Breast Cancer

Cryotherapy prevented need for surgery in one group, and thwarted recurrence in the other

3/12/2010
MRIs May Detect Hidden Tumors in Breast Cancer Patients

Older women with cancer in one breast should have other one scanned, researchers say

3/12/2010
Papaya Could Be a Cancer Fighter

Extract slows growth in lab cultures, researchers say

3/8/2010
Breast Cancer Patients Often Confused by Genomic Testing

Doctors should do more to explain test results, researchers find

3/5/2010
Freezing Technique May Stop Breast Cancer

Rapid cryoablation kept cancer from spreading in mice, researchers say

3/5/2010
Certain Bone Drugs May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Benefit from Fosamax, Boniva, Zometa does not apply to obese women, however

3/4/2010
Radiation Most Effective Soon After Breast Cancer Surgery

Analysis finds greater risk of recurrence in those who delay it

2/25/2010
Preventive Mastectomy in Opposite Breast Boosts Survival Only Slightly

Benefit largely for young women with early stage, ER-negative tumors, study finds