Breast Cancer News

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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

5/27/2010
Exercise Boosts Health of Cancer Patients

Physical activity during and after treatment resulted in less fatigue, greater well-being, researchers say

5/26/2010
Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

BPA, DES affected offspring of pregnant mice, researchers found

5/25/2010
Breast Cancer Study Offers New Hope

Estrogen-lowering drugs before surgery let even high-risk women opt for lumpectomy

5/21/2010
Radiation Not Needed in Many Older Breast Cancer Patients

No added benefit over surgery plus tamoxifen alone in those 70-plus with early stage disease, study finds

5/21/2010
Yoga Eases Sleep Problems Among Cancer Survivors

Study found those who practiced it for four weeks after chemo slept better, used fewer sleep aids

5/19/2010
Health Tip: Getting a Mammogram

Here's what's involved

5/18/2010
New Clues to Treating an Aggressive Breast Cancer

Findings may lead to earlier detection and personalized therapy, researchers say

5/13/2010
Small Changes in Two Genes May Trigger Breast Cancer

Testing for genetic variations might reveal women most at risk, researchers say

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