Breast Cancer News

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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

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