Breast Cancer News

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6/16/2008
New Molecule Discovery Shows Promise Against Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers

Potential therapy could be the next generation of treatments, researchers say

6/12/2008
Primary Tumors Fuel Growth of Cancer Cells

Finding suggests interception of this signal may thwart metastases, study says

6/11/2008
Facility Characteristics Influence Mammography Accuracy

Where screening is performed as important as who interprets results, study finds

6/11/2008
Raloxifene Cuts Risk of Certain Type of Breast Cancer

And the benefits weren't limited to high-risk women, study finds

6/10/2008
Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts

Authors hope it will encourage disease/prevention efforts

6/10/2008
Medicare Costs for Cancer Treatment Soar

Increased expenses for chemotherapy may affect treatment decisions, expert says

6/2/2008
Chemo May Limit Fertility in Breast Cancer Survivors

They're more likely to have diminished ovarian reserve producing viable eggs, study suggests

6/2/2008
Bone Drug Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Zometa, used to treat osteoporosis, showed no unanticipated side effects, researchers report

6/2/2008
Avastin Added to Chemo Helps Women With Advanced Breast Cancer

Anti-angiogenesis drug prolonged progression-free survival, study finds

5/29/2008
Initiative Links Celebrities to Cancer Research

Major League Baseball donates $10 million to novel effort

5/27/2008
Paclitaxel Plus Chemo Improves Outcomes in Early Breast Cancer

Study finds a trend toward better overall survival

5/20/2008
Hormone Therapy Safe, Effective for Women Entering Menopause

Experts stress that the finding applies only to those under 60 years of age

5/16/2008
Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients

Study found women with deficiency were more likely to suffer recurrence, die from disease

5/16/2008
Blood Test Helps Docs Assess Breast Cancer Treatment

New tool could allow physicians to determine much sooner if therapy is working

5/16/2008
Mastectomies on the Increase

Trend coincides with increased use of MRI before surgeries, researchers report

5/15/2008
Hot Flashes Reduced by Neck Injection

Treatment could help breast cancer patients and menopausal women, study finds

5/13/2008
Familial Breast Cancer Risk Lasts a Lifetime for Sisters

But, exercise helps prevent the disease, two additional studies report

5/13/2008
Coupled With Mammography, Ultrasound Finds More Breast Cancers

But, false-positive rate may be too high for some women, study suggests

5/9/2008
Mood Disorders Put Breast Cancer Patients at Risk for PTSD

They're twice as likely to have suffered from depression before the diagnosis

5/8/2008
Breast Cancer Tends to Grow Faster in Younger Women

Finding could affect how screenings are conducted, analyzed, researchers say

5/5/2008
BRCA Mutations Don't Spot All High-Risk Women

Family history and atypical cells also indicate high risk of second cancer, study finds

5/2/2008
New Targets Found That Stop Tumor Growth

Blocking blood vessel formation has already worked against breast, colon cancers

5/2/2008
Daily Aspirin May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

But findings are too preliminary for any firm recommendation, researchers say

4/29/2008
Medicare Costs Soar for Cancer Care

Expenditures will continue to rise as the population ages, experts say

4/23/2008
Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Prognosis

Experiments in mice could lead to better diagnosis and treatment, experts say

4/21/2008
Mammograms Still a Good Idea for Elderly Women

Study finds it reduces risk of being diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer

4/21/2008
Many Cancer Survivors Are Overweight and Sedentary: Study

This, despite research that says proper diet and exercise can keep disease from recurring

4/16/2008
Weekly Doses of Taxol Prolonged Lives of Breast Cancer Patients

Finding should change standard of care, which is 4 doses every 3 weeks, researchers say

4/15/2008
Chemo May Not Affect Memory in Breast Cancer Patients

Stress of diagnosis more likely cause of reports of 'chemofog,' 'chemobrain,' study suggests

4/15/2008
Breast Cancer Unchanged in Black Women, Despite Drop in HRT Use

More estrogen-receptor negative tumors may be a factor, experts suggest

4/15/2008
Women's Awareness of Cancer Risk Linked to Race, Ethnicity

Study finds these factors influence how likely they are to undergo screenings

4/14/2008
Detecting, Diagnosing Breast Cancers

Studies evaluate importance of imaging devices in prognosis, treatment of disease

4/14/2008
Stem Cell Marker Controls Pair of Key Cancer Pathways

Work suggests, but does not prove, that stem cells drive breast cancer formation, researcher says

4/14/2008
Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Effect was especially strong for estrogen-sensitive tumor types, study found

4/14/2008
Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease

It reduced mortality among women with HER2 malignancies, study shows

4/11/2008
Doctor-Patient Talks Affect Use of Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Disparity in practice linked to race, age and socioeconomic status, study finds

4/9/2008
Breast Cancer Lymph Node Biopsy May Need Closer Look

Stray 'micrometastases' could be missed, harming long-term survival, study suggests

4/8/2008
Estrogen Supplements May Raise Odds of Benign Breast Disease

Women on the hormone more than doubled the risk for this precancerous condition

4/3/2008
Anemia Triples Risk of Local Recurrence in Breast Cancer Patients

No differences seen in overall survival, metastasis when chemo triggered low red blood cell count

4/3/2008
Molecular Cause of Breast Cancer Metastasis Discovered

Signaling events in tumor pave the way for lung invasion, study shows

4/1/2008
Genomic Profiling of Breast Cancers a Better Treatment Tool

Findings point to personalized therapies that help predict disease recurrence

3/31/2008
Many Women Unclear About Breast Cancer Treatments

Study finds uncertainty about risks and benefits of mastectomies or lumpectomies.

3/27/2008
Gaps Persist in Use of Less Invasive Breast Cancer Procedure

Non-white women, aged and the poor less likely to receive sentinel lymph node biopsy, research shows

3/25/2008
HRT Raises Recurrence Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Trial was halted early after risk of both recurrence and new malignancies surfaced

3/25/2008
Health Tip: Get Screened for Cancer

Here are tests you should have

3/24/2008
Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers

Study finds they're not getting needed screenings for breast and cervical tumors

3/21/2008
Family Discussion Plays Role in Breast Cancer Awareness

Openness has major impact on counseling and genetic testing, study shows

3/20/2008
Cancer Poses Challenges for Husbands' Frame of Mind

They take their cues from wives' emotional well-being, study suggests

3/19/2008
Environmental Toxins, Radiation May Be Tied to Breast Cancer

Exposure to plasticizers and other chemicals in childhood may hike adult cancer risks, report says

3/19/2008
Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Works in Fewer, But Higher Doses

The regimen is less challenging for patients but equally effective in preventing relapse, British studies find