Breast Cancer News

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10/16/2008
Understanding the Benefits and Risks of Chemotherapy

Besides hair loss and nausea, side effects include fatigue, vomiting, mouth sores and pain

10/16/2008
Nicotine May Spur Breast Cancer's Spread

Early study suggests it pushes cells to migrate to distant sites

10/15/2008
Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Risk Disease in Other Breast

Study suggests link to radiation therapy, but experts say treatments are safer today

10/14/2008
Cancer Screenings for Medicaid Patients Miss Targets

Only about half receive recommended tests for colon, breast, cervical disease, study finds

10/14/2008
Caffeine Consumption Doesn't Raise Overall Breast Cancer Risk

Large study did discover link with benign breast disease, or when tumor was larger

10/10/2008
Tamoxifen Cuts Fracture Risk: Study

But the benefit disappears when breast cancer drug is stopped

10/9/2008
NSAIDs Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Analysis of 38 studies found painkillers showed protective effect

10/7/2008
Tamoxifen Speeds Diagnosis of ER-Negative Breast Cancer

Study suggests the drug may make tumors easier to spot

10/3/2008
Urine Samples Could Reveal Breast Cancer Risk

High levels of two biomarkers might indicate early tumor growth, study suggests

10/1/2008
Computer-Aided Mammogram Reading Effective

Detection rates rival those of two radiologist readings, study says

9/30/2008
Birth Size Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Heavier, longer infants more likely to develop disease as adults, study finds

9/25/2008
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Patients using the technique saw episodes diminish by 68%, study finds

9/24/2008
Early Breast Cancer No More Likely to Return in Young Women

Findings debunk theory that DCIS recurrence varies with age

9/23/2008
Hormone Rx May Protect Women With Breast Cancer Gene

Patients with BRCA mutations cut their odds for malignancy when taking estrogen, study found

9/22/2008
Shorter-Course Radiation for Breast Cancer Safe, Effective

New findings in cancer radiology also support 'seed' therapy for breast cancer, and a proton beam technique

9/22/2008
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Ancient therapy bested antidepressant for relieving hot flashes in study

9/21/2008
Breast Cancer Survivors Report High Quality of Life After Treatment

Even 15 years after lumpectomy, radiation, less than 5% complain of pain, survey finds

9/18/2008
Drug Combo Fights Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Cell Growth

Researchers say trabectedin showed promise in Phase III trial, hope for FDA approval

9/16/2008
Lifestyle Changes Boost Enzyme Regulating Cell Aging

Adjustments to diet, exercise increased telomerase levels 29%, cut 'bad' cholesterol

9/15/2008
Immune System Biomarkers May Predict Early Lung Cancer

Method could prove effective in identifying other common types of disease, study says

9/15/2008
Breast Cancer Vaccine Blasts Some Tumors

In animal studies, it eliminated aggressive growths

9/7/2008
MRIs Don't Improve Breast Cancer Care, Outcome

Study finds getting one delays treatment, raises odds of mastectomy

9/5/2008
Drug Re-Sensitizes Breast Tumors to Treatment

Phase II study finds sorafenib helps reverse disease resistance to anti-hormonal therapy

9/4/2008
New Screening Catches More Breast Cancers

Finding among new trends in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, experts say

9/2/2008
Breast Cancer Drug Not Tied to Cognitive Decline: Study

Researchers say finding is 'good news' for postmenopausal women taking anastrozole

8/28/2008
Normal Cells May Predict Cancer Virulence

Finding suggests that treatment that only aims at malignant cells might fall short

8/21/2008
Drug Stops Bone Loss From Breast Cancer Chemo

Zoledronic acid stabilized mineral density in premenopausal women, study finds

8/19/2008
Zoledronic Acid Protects Bones of Women Getting Breast Cancer Treatment

Drug countered effect of endocrine therapy in premenopausal patients, study finds

8/19/2008
Imaging System Lets Doctors 'See' Cancer During Surgery

Fluorescent dyes light up diseased tissue on video monitors, helping spare healthy cells

8/18/2008
New Imaging Technique Could Spot Early Cancers

Lasers heat nanotubes, then docs listen for ultrasound waves released showing tumors

8/13/2008
HRT Drug Boosts Stroke Risk in Older Women

Tibolone should not be used by those 60 and older, study says

8/12/2008
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues

Obesity, previous HRT, chemo also raised chances for those on endocrine treatment, study says

8/12/2008
Risk of Breast Cancer Relapse Can Linger

Study shows recurrence after five-year mark, but numbers aren't as high as some might suspect, study says

8/7/2008
2 New Genes Tied to 3 Cancers

Finding could improve early detection of breast, thyroid and kidney diseases, researchers say

8/7/2008
Breaking the News About Breast Cancer

Women worry about reactions during a time that's already difficult, study finds

8/1/2008
Breast CT Scans Could Be Comfortable Alternative to Mammograms

Newer technique didn't squeeze breasts, still spotted lesions, study finds

7/29/2008
2 Breast Cancer Screening Strategies Prove Effective

But recall rate for abnormal mammograms was lower in Norwegian practice than in U.S.

7/28/2008
Bone Density Predicts Chances of Breast Cancer

Researchers found higher levels raised risk of disease

7/17/2008
Cancer Survival Depends on Where You Live

U.S. does better than Europe, although American whites do better than blacks, study finds

7/16/2008
No Evidence Breast Self-Exams Cut Cancer Deaths

Review of studies says monthly check is 'an option' for women starting in their 20s

7/11/2008
Recent Genetic Discoveries Don't Improve Prediction of Breast Cancer

When added to risk assessment tool, SNPs made no difference, study finds

7/9/2008
Breast-Conserving Surgery Leaves Many Cancer Patients Disappointed

Poor aesthetic outcome after lumpectomy linked to depression, fear, study finds

7/9/2008
Gene Activity May Explain Deadlier Breast Cancers Among Younger Women

Study finds more than 350 common sets of genes in patients under 45

7/9/2008
Men Often Not Told of Severity of Wife's Cancer

Study finds almost 40% say docs never said condition was terminal until near death

7/8/2008
FDA Approves Genetic Test for Breast Cancer

Kit will help identify which patients are most likely to respond to Herceptin

7/8/2008
Breast Cancer Test Rates Drug Therapy Candidates

Helps doctors make better treatment decisions

7/7/2008
Dietary Supplement May Prevent Breast Cancer

Resveratrol, found in red wine, grape skins, inhibits abnormal cells, study finds

6/26/2008
Experimental Imaging System Helps Detect Breast Cancer

It's less expensive and nearly as accurate as MRI, study says

6/26/2008
Breast Cancer Vaccines Look Promising

But research still to really pan out, expert warns

6/23/2008
Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis

Less affluent individuals had more advanced disease and were less likely to receive needed treatment