Breast Cancer News

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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

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
Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease

It reduced mortality among women with HER2 malignancies, study shows