Breast Cancer News

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10/4/2010
Insurance, Race and Poverty Affect Cancer Care, Researchers Report

Differences in diagnosis and survival noted in three studies for cancer meeting

9/30/2010
Most Men Unaware of Breast Cancer Risk in Males: Survey

None of those deemed at higher risk had been told by their doctor, small study found

9/30/2010
Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s, Study Says

Research in Sweden found lower death rates for those who got screened

9/28/2010
Scientists Detect Unique Marker for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

It may one day offer a more targeted therapy for the aggressive disease, but more study is needed, researchers say

9/27/2010
Physical Abilities May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer

Patients who struggle with daily activities more likely to die from other causes, study finds

9/27/2010
Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression

These men were more likely than peers to be hospitalized for mood disorders, study finds

9/24/2010
Mixed Report on Women's Health Research

Fewer deaths from major killers like breast cancer, but little progress on debilitating diseases like dementia

9/23/2010
Sexual Problems May Arise After Breast Cancer

Two years after diagnosis, 70 percent of women report decreased desire, less lovemaking

9/23/2010
Breast Cancer Cases in Canada Drop With Decrease in HRT Use

Trend mirrors one seen in U.S., researchers note

9/23/2010
Recent Stress May Reduce Cancer Therapy Effectiveness

Protein involved in mental, physical exertion cut chemo and radiation benefits in lab study

9/22/2010
Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Death Rates, But Only Modestly: Study

Norwegian study findings stir renewed debate over the value of routine screening

9/20/2010
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Now or Later?

More complications in women who get immediate reconstruction but need radiation later, study finds

9/20/2010
Gene Study Adds to Research of Breast Cancer Risk

Findings may help scientists develop way to predict individual risk in BRCA1 mutation carriers

9/20/2010
Scientists ID 5 Gene Variants Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Findings could help advance prevention, treatment options for those most at risk, expert suggests

9/15/2010
Radiation Exposure Raises Likelihood of Second Cancer

Japanese who developed a cancer after atomic bomb blast at high risk of developing another, study finds

9/3/2010
Talks With Plastic Surgeon Urged Before Mastectomy

Where woman goes for treatment may influence breast reconstruction decision, study suggests

8/31/2010
Preventive Surgeries May Be Lifesaver for Women at High Cancer Risk

Study finds removing breast, ovaries greatly lower the odds, but decision can be a difficult one

8/30/2010
Moderate Drinking May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer's Return

But it could reduce the risk of dying from other causes, study finds

8/24/2010
Nicotine Can Fuel Breast Cancer, Study Suggests

Taiwanese researchers show a molecular connection

8/23/2010
Alcohol May Raise Risk for Certain Breast Cancers

Study found drinking associated with increase in hormone receptor-positive cancers

8/23/2010
Inner Workings of Gene Tied to Breast, Ovarian Cancer Revealed

In 3 studies, scientists isolate & analyze protein produced by BRCA2

8/10/2010
Weight a Factor in Breast Cancer Risk After HRT Use

Thinner women faced higher chance of malignancies, review found

8/4/2010
A New Marker to Spot Aggressive Breast Cancers?

Levels of a cellular protein seem to fall as tumor lethality rises, study finds

8/2/2010
Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers

But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

7/29/2010
Breast Cancer's DNA Yields More Secrets

Another study shows that not all tumors are alike, pointing to better treatments

7/27/2010
Technology May Explain Mammogram's Poorer Performance in Younger Women

Worse detection rate not due to tumor biology in women under 50, study suggests.

7/27/2010
Genetic Risk Score Can Predict Odds For Breast Cancer

Scientists find different variants affect different tumor types

7/23/2010
Women of African Heritage May Face Greater Aggressive Breast Cancer Risk

Study found they are more likely to develop triple-negative form of disease

7/20/2010
FDA Advisers Say Avastin Shouldn't Be Used for Breast Cancer

The drug failed to live up to preliminary promise, experts contend

7/13/2010
Experts Issue New Guidelines on Breast Cancer Drugs

Older women with the leading tumor type can use aromatase inhibitors before or after tamoxifen

7/8/2010
Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer: Study

32 percent reduced odds seen in postmenopausal women, but more study is needed, researchers say

7/7/2010
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report

American Cancer Society statistics suggest earlier detection, better treatment paying off

7/6/2010
Breast Cancer Gene May Raise Men's Risk, Too

Males with faulty BRCA2 have 1 in 12 chance of the illness by age 80, study finds

7/6/2010
Breast, Colon Cancer Screening Rates High, But Not High Enough

CDC says thousands of lives are lost each year because people didn't get the tests

6/30/2010
Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region

But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

6/29/2010
Many With Early Breast Cancer Don't Complete Therapy

Researcher says patient compliance is an emerging issue in cancer treatment

6/24/2010
Bone-Building Pills Appear to Lower Invasive Breast Cancer Risk

Two new studies show a possible link, although not direct cause-and-effect

6/23/2010
Poor Breast Cancer Survival in Blacks May Not Be Due to Race

Many factors, including access to health care, could affect outcome, analysis finds

6/23/2010
Expert Challenges New Mammogram Guidelines

Screening should start at age 40, not 50 as U.S. task force recommends, Harvard radiologist says

6/18/2010
Lymphoma Survivors Often Miss Out on Follow-Up

Many aren't being screened for later cancers, study finds

6/17/2010
Gene Mutation Offers Clues to Tamoxifen-Blood Clot Link

Women who developed embolism during cancer treatment more likely to have variant, study shows

6/16/2010
Scientists Tease Out Links Between Diabetes, Cancer

Does the blood sugar disease help cause malignancy, or just share common risk factors?

6/15/2010
Mastectomy Rates Down Overall, New Study Finds

While previous studies show opposite trend, latest one reflects entire U.S. population, experts note

6/8/2010
Stress-Relief Program Helped Those Facing Breast Cancer Twice

Intervention boosted quality of life, longevity after disease returned, study found

6/7/2010
Targeted Radiation for Early Breast Cancer a Good Option: Study

1 session of localized treatment is as effective as whole-breast radiation, researchers found

6/7/2010
Drug Made From Sea Sponge Fights Advanced Breast Cancer

Eribulin extended survival after other chemotherapies had failed, study finds

6/2/2010
Longer Drug Regimen Still Best Against Breast Cancer

Giving meds sequentially, not concurrently, gives survival edge for those with early stage disease, study finds

6/2/2010
Pain Med May Affect Breast Cancer Recurrence

Women who took ketorolac after mastectomy fared better, researchers say

6/2/2010
Lifestyle Doesn't Influence Genetic Risks in Breast Cancer

No evidence that known gene mutations interact with environmental factors, researchers say

5/30/2010
Breast Cancer Vaccine Possible, Scientists Say

Human trials may begin next year