Breast Cancer News

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12/8/2008
Scientists ID Protein Aiding Breast Cancer Spread

Called Menainv, research suggests it's a promising candidate as marker for metastasis

12/8/2008
Glowing Substance Lights Up Cancer in Mice

Fluorescent compound sticks to diseased cells, making them easier to spot, study says

12/5/2008
New Statistical Model Could Cut Needless Breast Biopsies

But further study needed before method can become standard, researchers say

12/3/2008
Latest Breast Imaging Techniques Offer New Views

Neither will replace mammography for screening yet, experts say

12/3/2008
More High-Risk Women Preempt Breast Cancer

Growing number with genetic, familial susceptibilities opt for double mastectomy

12/1/2008
Radioactive 'Seed' Rx Helps Women With Implants Fight Breast Cancer

In these cases, the implant makes it more difficult to treat the malignancy, experts explain

11/27/2008
Health Tip: Examining Your Breasts

What you should look for during a self-exam

11/25/2008
Weight Boosts Older Women's Breast Cancer Risk

It's the added pounds, not impaired detection, that's to blame, study concludes

11/25/2008
U.S. Cancer Rate-Death Rate Combo Drops for 1st Time

But smoking-related cancers continue to rise in some regions of country, report finds

11/25/2008
Some Breast Cancers May Regress on Their Own

Study of women receiving mammography suggests it happens

11/21/2008
Latin Women More Likely to Be Unhappy With Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

Spanish-speaking women need more culturally targeted information, study finds

11/18/2008
Cancer Drug Ups Risk of Clots in Veins

Those on Avastin faced 33% increased risk of dangerous side effect

11/18/2008
Diet, Exercise May Modify Breast Cancer Risks

Combined, they produce more potent anti-disease effect in postmenopausal women, study says

11/18/2008
Canola Oil Consumed During Pregnancy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Offspring

Mouse study found it was better than corn oil during gestation and lactation

11/17/2008
Wealthy More Likely to Have Breast Reconstruction

Black women less likely than white women to have reconstruction after mastectomy

11/17/2008
Family History Ups Breast Cancer Risk Even Without BRCA Gene

Unknown mutations may account for increased odds, researchers say

11/17/2008
Psychological Counseling Boosts Breast Cancer Outcomes

Interventions cut risk of recurrence, lengthened disease-free survival, study finds

11/12/2008
Scientists Unravel Mystery of Tamoxifen Resistance

Some breast tumors produce a protein that defeats the drug

11/11/2008
Calcium, Vitamin D Won't Prevent Breast Cancer

But findings apply to postmenopausal women only, counters editorial

11/6/2008
Free Web Site Lists Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Studies are taking place at more than 1,100 facilities across the U.S.

11/6/2008
Migraine Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Lower estrogen levels among sufferers may be the reason why, researchers say

11/4/2008
Folic Acid and Other B Vitamins Won't Help Prevent Cancer

Seven-year study of supplements found no change in disease risk

11/2/2008
Excess Weight Seems to Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Exercising 30 to 60 minutes a day may offer needed protection, experts say

10/31/2008
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk

But benefits only apply to normal-weight women, study says

10/30/2008
Research Reveals Why Tamoxifen Doesn't Always Work

Receptors on the surface of breast cancer cells may be the key, scientists say

10/29/2008
Hot Flashes, Night Sweats a Good Sign for Breast Cancer Patients

Symptoms correlated with lower recurrence rates, study finds

10/27/2008
Statins Lower Risk of Clots in Cancer Patients

Study found those who took them were less likely to get venous thromboembolism

10/21/2008
3-D Doppler Ultrasound Helps ID Breast Cancers

Method detects masses with higher blood flow speeds, likely indicating disease, study says

10/17/2008
Mammograms Remain Best Way to Spot Breast Cancer

Friday is National Mammography Day

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