Breast Cancer News

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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

9/14/2009
Common Diabetes Drug May Fight Cancer

Metformin-chemo combination shrinks tumors, delays recurrence in mice: study

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