Breast Cancer News

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9/14/2009
Routine Testing Would Improve Herceptin Use in Breast Cancer

Targeted drug therapy often doesn't reach the right patients, study finds

9/11/2009
Scientists Spot Key to Breast Cancer Spread

Combination of proteins sparks disease growth, research shows

9/8/2009
Scientists Spot Clue to Cancer's Aggressiveness

They hope molecular signature shows when disease will respond to cancer drug

9/3/2009
Family, Friends Influence Breast Cancer Decisions

Patients' supporters often play role in treatment discussions, study finds

9/1/2009
Chemotherapy Linked to Sleep-Wake Cycle Disruptions

Biological clock out of sync in patients being treated for breast cancer, study finds

8/28/2009
Meat, Dairy Won't Up Odds for Breast Cancer

Two studies find no clear link; other research supports fiber to ward off the disease

8/26/2009
Advice Helps Prevent Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

Patients benefit from information on how to reduce risk of lymphedema, experts say

8/25/2009
More Women Surviving After Early Breast Cancer

Still too little is known about these 'in situ' malignancies, experts say

8/25/2009
Tamoxifen May Up Risk of Second, More Aggressive Breast Cancer

But survivors shouldn't stop taking the anti-cancer drug, experts say

8/25/2009
Protein May Identify Deadlier Breast Cancer

Findings might help doctors determine prognosis, researchers say

8/19/2009
Newer Drug Beats Tamoxifen for Older Breast Cancer Patients

Letrozole boosted survival and should be first-line treatment, experts say

8/18/2009
Estrogen Plays Surprise Role in Breast Cancer Treatment

Study finds it may slow disease if anti-estrogen therapies stop working

8/14/2009
Wine May Shield Breast Cancer Patients From Radiation Side Effects

Italian study suggests its natural antioxidants protect the skin

8/13/2009
Cancer Deaths Declining, Especially Among Young

Advances in treatment, prevention and detection behind progress, study finds

8/13/2009
MRI May Not Improve Breast Cancer Outcome

But it does increase likelihood of extensive surgery, researchers say

8/12/2009
Stray Breast Cancer Cells Yield to Post-Op Chemo

Women with microscopic disease helped by additional treatment, research shows

8/12/2009
Weight Lifting Can Ease Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Survivors

Finding runs counter to standard advice doctors have given for years

8/10/2009
Breast-Feeding May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Study found women with familial history of disease were protected

8/9/2009
In U.S., No Comeback Seen for Hormone Therapy

Experts say risks of long-term use still outweigh possible benefits

8/7/2009
Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women with BRCA gene mutations often choose preventive measures, study finds

8/6/2009
Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk

Lifestyle changes up the odds for Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, study finds

8/4/2009
Periodic Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

In lab studies, intermittent calorie restriction led to dramatic decrease in tumors

7/31/2009
Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

Researchers study system designed for diagnosis as way to treat disease

7/24/2009
Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection

If proven effective, tamoxifen could be new way to fight Candida

7/24/2009
Culture May Help Raise Breast Cancer Death Rate for American Indians

Fatalism, stigma barriers to prevention and treatment for this hard-hit group, study finds

7/23/2009
Elevated Insulin Levels Linked to Breast Cancer

Study finds strong association in postmenopausal women

7/20/2009
New Gene May Signal Aggressive Breast Cancer

Finding provides insight into tumor growth, metastasis, researchers say

7/17/2009
Spiritual Outlook Can Affect Mental Health in Breast Cancer

Negative feelings about faith linked to patients' poor emotional status, study suggests

7/14/2009
Reminders Boost Mammography Appointments

Prompts for breast exams improve compliance, study finds

7/10/2009
More Mammograms May Mean More 'Harmless' Cancers

Experts stress, though, that screenings remain vital

7/9/2009
Migraines Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers suspect estrogen levels play a part in the connection

7/7/2009
Cancer Gap Between Whites, Blacks May Be Biological in Part

Disparity remains when treatment, socioeconomic factors are the same, study finds

7/7/2009
New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Studies shed light on why black women more likely to die, but questions remain

7/6/2009
Research Reveals Clues to Breast Cancer's Spread

Interrupting key signals might prevent recurrence, investigators say

6/30/2009
Metabolic Syndrome May Make Breast Cancer More Likely

Study finds increased risk for postmenopausal women

6/26/2009
Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

Hormone-replacement therapy probably accounts for differences between rich and poor women: study

6/24/2009
New Cancer Drug Fights Tumors in Those With BRCA Mutations

Olaparib prevents malignant cells from repairing themselves, researchers say

6/23/2009
Schizophrenia Linked to Higher Risk of Dying From Cancer

Study finds lung and breast cancer rates especially elevated

6/10/2009
Gene Can Dampen Chemo Drug Effectiveness

Alternatives to current breast cancer therapy needed for some patients, study says

6/9/2009
Cancer Diagnosis May Tax Physical, Mental Health

Treatment, too, affects quality of life, studies show

6/5/2009
Grilled Meats Not Tied to Breast Cancer in Older Women

Study finds no added risk for eating meat, even when cooked at high temps

6/3/2009
Pausing Hormone Therapy Doesn't Cut Mammogram Recalls

Repeat imaging rates similar whether women stopped hormone treatment or not, study finds

6/1/2009
Research Finds 'New Crop' of Breast Cancer Genes

Study in mice also suggests possible treatment with blood pressure med

6/1/2009
'Micro' Spreading of Breast Cancer Needs Treating, Study Urges

Other research cautions against too much screening for lung cancer

6/1/2009
Some Antidepressants May Thwart Tamoxifen's Effect on Breast Cancer

Women should seek alternatives to SSRIs for hot flashes, studies suggest

6/1/2009
New Insights, Inroads Against Breast, Ovarian Cancers

Once-promising ovarian cancer test loses luster, but new breast tumor treatments called 'exciting'

5/27/2009
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall

Report finds 19.2% drop among men, 11.4% among women in past 15 years

5/26/2009
Drug May Extend Life When Breast Cancer Spreads

Study funded by pharmaceutical company finds benefits in Abraxane

5/22/2009
New Research Sheds Light on Breast Cancer Prognosis

Two studies examine protein linked to tumor growth for clues to better treatments

5/22/2009
Many Black Women Refuse Breast Cancer Treatments

Poverty, fear play roles in skipping lifesaving therapies, researchers say