Breast Cancer News

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2/23/2010
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer

But lab test results must be repeated in animals and humans, experts say

2/19/2010
Dips in Breast Cancer Rates Seen Most in Affluent Women

Finding suggests that drops in HRT use explain the trend, researchers say

2/16/2010
Aspirin May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

Risk of death, recurrence halved for those who took it, study finds

2/12/2010
Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates

Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

2/12/2010
MRI May Not Add Value to Routine Breast Cancer Care

Repeat procedure rates are unchanged when scans are used, study finds

2/11/2010
Cognitive Skills May Shrink With Tamoxifen

Breast cancer drug still has lifesaving qualities, expert stresses

2/11/2010
Few Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Take Tamoxifen

Study finds less than 1% use it as preventative; experts say drug has gotten 'bad rap'

2/11/2010
Hormone May Prevent Aggressive Breast Cancer

Discovery of prolactin's role could improve diagnosis and treatment, researchers say

2/10/2010
For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well

Accelerated treatment yields similar results with less inconvenience, study finds

2/9/2010
Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer

Patients should avoid taking the two drugs together, researchers say

2/8/2010
Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Low- and middle-income women might benefit from psychosocial support, researchers say

2/1/2010
Approval Expanded for Breast Cancer Drug Tykerb

To include certain postmenopausal women who need hormone therapy

1/29/2010
Herceptin Again Proves Mettle Against Breast Cancer

Improved survival seen when used with chemo for HER2 malignancies, researchers report

1/21/2010
Radiation Dose Lower With Digital Mammography

Compared to conventional film, new method reduces exposure, research shows

1/21/2010
Common Breast Cancer Traced to Cell Origins

Finding may provide new target for treatment, researchers say

1/13/2010
Therapy May Relieve Breast Cancer Surgery Complication

Early physical therapy prevented or reduced secondary lymphedema in study patients

1/5/2010
Start Mammograms by 40, Breast Imaging Experts Say

New guidelines also call for annual screening by 30 for high-risk women

1/5/2010
Pomegranate May Fight Some Breast Cancers

Phytochemical in fruit could inhibit hormone-driven disease, study finds

1/4/2010
Experimental Drug May Help in Brain, Prostate Cancers

Study finds that imetelstat targets mechanism that allows cancer cells to divide

1/1/2010
Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009

Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

12/30/2009
Acupuncture May Cut Hot Flashes, Boost Sex Drive in Breast Cancer Patients

But the study was small and one expert believes more research is needed

12/24/2009
Research Reveals How Breast Cancer Rearranges Genome

Disease plays havoc with DNA sequence, study finds

12/22/2009
Many High-Risk Women Refuse Breast MRI

Though it helps ID early breast cancer, 42 percent in study declined free test

12/15/2009
Needle Biopsy Works Well in Diagnosing Breast Cancer

It's nearly as accurate a surgical method, with fewer complications, analysis finds

12/14/2009
After Lumpectomy, Radiation Rates Lower for Black Women

Racial disparities seen for 'standard-of-care' breast cancer treatment, study finds

12/14/2009
'Nanosensors' Spot Early Signs of Cancer

Blood-based technology could lead to quicker detection and treatment, study says

12/13/2009
Chemo With Herceptin May Be Best for Some Breast Cancers

Taking the drug during chemotherapy, rather than after, improves survival, study finds

12/12/2009
Tweaks to Breast Cancer Treatments Boost Outcomes

In one study, longer Herceptin use helped beat back the disease

12/11/2009
New Drugs, New Combinations Fight Breast Cancer

Targeted therapies could make inroads against metastatic disease, researchers say

12/11/2009
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth

Lab study suggests possible action against breast cancer

12/11/2009
Adding Chemo to Tamoxifen Helps Some Breast Cancer Patients

Combo extended survival for certain women with estrogen-positive tumors, study found

12/10/2009
Bone Drugs May Beat Back Breast Cancer

Bisphosphonates seem to prevent recurrence, researchers find

12/10/2009
Too Much Drinking, Eating Tied to Breast Cancer Recurrence

Prognosis is also worse for overweight women, researchers find

12/9/2009
Genetic Test May Someday Help Spot Breast Cancer

Positioning of genes could aid in detecting whether cells are cancerous, experts say

12/9/2009
Being Alone and Stressed May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Social isolation combined with stressful situations raised odds of disease in animal study

12/8/2009
Soy Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

Surprising finding shows it reduces risk of death, recurrence

12/8/2009
Breast Cancer Decline Only Partly Due to HRT

Drop in hormone replacement therapy doesn't fully explain the 7% falloff, researchers say

12/8/2009
U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Drop

Report says lifestyle changes, better screening and treatment explain decrease

12/7/2009
Breast Cancer's Spread Now Better Understood

Findings offer hope for future treatments targeting growth factor, researchers say

12/4/2009
High-Risk Women May Often Avoid Using Tamoxifen

Armed with knowledge of risks, many hesitate to take breast cancer drug, study finds

12/3/2009
Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers

New studies also find that children exposed to smoke are at risk of lung cancer

12/1/2009
Ultrasound With Elastography May Cut Down on Biopsies

Method improves diagnosis of benign versus cancerous lesions, researchers say

12/1/2009
Mammograms May Boost Cancer Risk in High-Risk Women

Radiation exposures in younger women may up chances of disease, study finds

11/30/2009
Taxol Boosts Odds of Chronic Pain

Breast cancer patients getting the chemo drug may suffer long-term neuropathic discomfort, study finds

11/24/2009
Recent Cancer Screening Changes Leave Many Confused

But experts say science is behind reasoning that testing less is OK

11/23/2009
Sleep Disorders Plague Cancer Patients

More than three-quarters getting chemo deal with insomnia, study shows

11/23/2009
Women Should Ignore New Mammogram Guideline, Ex-NIH Chief Says

Dr. Bernadine Healy, first woman to head the agency, said lives could be at risk

11/20/2009
Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some

Taking menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need for repeat scans, study suggests

11/20/2009
No Immediate Changes Expected in Mammogram Coverage

Health plans say routine screening is an individual decision

11/19/2009
Too Few Older Adults Get Recommended Screenings

Report looks to improve health of this group with better preventive care