Breast Cancer News

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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

5/19/2009
Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for Targeting Tumors

In mice, genetically engineered cells killed cancer but spared healthy cells

5/18/2009
Poor Women Seem to Be Skipping Breast Cancer Drugs

Theories vary as to why, but experts say consequence can be severe

5/15/2009
Ginger Eases Nausea From Chemo

Spice produced 40% reduction in symptoms among breast cancer patients

5/13/2009
Chemotherapy Superior to New Drug for Early Breast Cancer

Standard treatment prolonged survival in older women, study finds

5/12/2009
Healthy Behaviors Slow Functional Decline After Cancer

Diet, exercise may improve endurance in older, overweight cancer survivors, study shows

5/11/2009
Where You Live May Affect Your Cancer Diagnosis

Risk of late-stage cancer greater in city dwellers than in rural residents, study shows

5/6/2009
Genes Linked to Spread of Breast Cancer

Study identifies three genetic ties to brain metastasis

4/30/2009
Breast Self-Exam Rates Go Up With Counseling

Instruction and encouragement take the worry away, researcher says

4/30/2009
Young Women's Breast Tissue Offers Clues to Cancer Risk

Tissue density tied to chances of disease in middle-age and beyond, study suggests

4/29/2009
Minorities to Bear Brunt of Rise in U.S. Cancer Cases

Rate among Hispanics, blacks will double over next 20 years, report warns

4/28/2009
Gene Alteration May Affect Breast Cancer Therapy

Less toxic regimen could be sufficient for some women, study finds

4/27/2009
Drug May Help Against Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Study shows those who respond to lapatinib survive longer

4/23/2009
No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer

Researchers plan more controlled study at different dosages

4/22/2009
Soy May Not Lead to Denser Breasts

Study finds no link to condition that can increase cancer risk

4/21/2009
Walnuts May Help Keep Breast Cancer at Bay

Study in mice finds fewer, smaller tumors in those that ate the nuts

4/20/2009
Study Rates Breast Cancer Risks Among Races

Researchers find white and black women share certain risks; other factors more distinctive

4/20/2009
Targeted Treatments Show Mettle Against Advanced Cancers

Progression-free survival longer when treatment aimed at specific tumor traits

4/16/2009
Dense Breasts Complicate Testing and Treatment

Risk factor is one women can do little about, experts say

4/10/2009
Harmless Virus May Be Deadly to Breast Cancer

Reovirus seeks out and destroys tumor cells, researchers say

4/10/2009
Health Tip: Lumps in the Breast

Often don't signal cancer