Breast Cancer News

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Article Title
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

11/19/2009
Task Force Member Defends Mammography Guidelines

Meanwhile, three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new recommendations

11/18/2009
Mammography: What to Do Now?

Three doctors weigh in on what women should do about the new guidelines

11/16/2009
Guidelines Delay Start of Mammograms to Age 50, Then Every Other Year

Cancer Society, others voice strong disapproval of federal recommendations

11/16/2009
Gene Linked to Breast Cancer Might Boost Heart Health

When BRCA1 is deactivated, it can lead to hardening of the arteries, mouse study suggests

11/12/2009
Lab Study Slows Breast Cancer Spread to Bone in Mice

Experimental drug may lead to therapy that inhibits metastasis, research suggests

11/12/2009
Less HRT, Fewer Cases of Possible Breast Cancer Precursor

As hormone use declined, so did incidence of abnormal cells in milk ducts, study finds

11/10/2009
Breast Cancer May Be Gone, But Pain Lingers

Nearly half of patients have chronic pain, researchers find

11/9/2009
Breast Cancer Drugs May Fight Cervical Cancer, Too

Study in mice reports success with drugs that inhibit estrogen

11/9/2009
Dense Breasts Raise Risk of Cancer Recurrence

Study didn't answer question of why this is so, however

11/4/2009
Shorter, More Intense Radiation OK for Some Breast Cancers

Three-week course comparable to six-week treatment, researchers find

11/3/2009
Drug Could Help Treat Small HER2-Positive Breast Tumors

Researcher urges studies to determine benefits of anti-HER2 therapies

10/28/2009
Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients

Women report improved emotional and mental health in study

10/27/2009
Mapping the Link Between Alcohol, Cancer

How it affects tumor cells is becoming less of a mystery, study finds.

10/26/2009
Breast Abnormality Follow-Up Often Later in Black Women

Reasons for delay are unclear, researchers say

10/21/2009
American Cancer Society Stands By Cancer Screening Guidelines

Group has no plans to rethink testing for breast, prostate tumors, contrary to published report

10/16/2009
Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Diagnosis at Younger Age

Researchers concerned that disease may be developing earlier

10/14/2009
Race Not a Factor if Breast Cancer Chemo Succeeds

All women have similar outcomes when there's no sign of disease following treatment, study finds

10/13/2009
Mastectomy Not First Choice for Most Breast Cancer Patients

Three-fourths opt for breast-conserving treatments instead, study finds

10/12/2009
With Hormone Therapy, Tender Breasts May Signal Cancer Risk

Symptom might warrant a reassessment of treatment, experts suggest

10/7/2009
'Lab on a Chip' Might Speed Breast Cancer Monitoring

Device makes measuring estrogen faster and simpler, researchers say

10/6/2009
Gene Test Might Predict Tamoxifen's Effectiveness

The breast cancer drug works better depending on particular DNA, study suggests

10/5/2009
New Test Assesses Individual Breast Cancer Risk

Number of milk sacs, size of lobules determine findings, study shows

9/30/2009
Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop 2% Annually

But mortality still higher among black women than white women, U.S. report says

9/29/2009
Social Isolation Adversely Affects Breast Cancer

In mouse study, those living alone had larger tumors than those in groups

9/28/2009
More Women Having Other Breast Removed

But experts say there's no proof that procedure extends survival of cancer patients

9/23/2009
After-Effects of Chemotherapy May Include Memory Problems

Lack of concentration, thinking difficulties reported by breast cancer survivors, researchers say

9/16/2009
Timing, Type of HRT May Determine Breast Cancer Risk

Starting estrogen-progestagen therapy early may up odds of disease, study shows

9/15/2009
For Hispanics, a Unique Cancer Profile Emerges

Report finds they're less likely to die of cancer but more apt to have certain malignancies

9/14/2009
Medications That Lower Breast Cancer Risk Carry Other Dangers

Analysis notes tamoxifen, raloxifene can up chances of other cancers, clots