Breast Cancer News

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3/12/2008
'Crime Boss' Gene May Spur Breast Cancer

Finding might explain why some tumors are aggressive and spread, researchers say

3/11/2008
Late Use of Aromatase Inhibitor Still Effective Against Breast Cancer

Letrozole cut women's risk of recurrent or new tumors by more than half, study found

3/8/2008
Yoga Eases Menopause Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors

Improvement after breathing, stretching program still evident 3 months later, study finds

3/6/2008
Estrogen Levels in Blood Predict Breast Cancer's Return

Study found women who had a recurrence had twice as much of the hormone in their system

3/4/2008
Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped

Latest data from Women's Health Initiative points to continued need for mammograms

3/3/2008
Embryonic Stem Cell Protein Inhibits Melanoma

Finding helps identify cellular pathways involved in cancer metastasis

3/3/2008
Breast Cancer Drug Might Treat Bipolar Disorder

Tamoxifen may ease condition's mania phase, but side effects could be a problem, experts say

2/28/2008
Heart Hormones Beat Back Cancers in Mice

One hormone cured 80 percent of pancreatic cancers, two-thirds of breast cancers, researcher says

2/26/2008
Cost of Breast Cancer Can Include Paycheck

Study found women lost average of 27% of their income after diagnosis

2/25/2008
HRT Can Lead to Abnormal Mammograms, Biopsies

That may limit effectiveness of these breast cancer detection methods, study says

2/23/2008
FDA OKs Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer

Drug still carries significant risks, but approval was based on its ability to slow tumors, experts say.

2/18/2008
Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status

Uninsured, those on Medicaid more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers, American Cancer Society reports

2/17/2008
Chemotherapy After Breast Cancer Surgery Effective for Older Women, Too

But many patients aren't getting the lifesaving treatment, research reveals

2/15/2008
Obesity Raises Cancer Risk

British study details differences between genders, ethnic groups

2/14/2008
DDT Compound Speeds Breast Cancer Growth

Insecticide metabolite disrupts hormone-sensitive cells, study finds

2/12/2008
Precancerous Breast Lesions Cause Unnecessary Worry

In most cases, ductal carcinoma in situ will not spread, researchers say

2/12/2008
Ovary Removal Protects Some High-Risk Women

BRCA2 carriers get twice the reduction in breast cancer risk that BRCA1 carriers do, study finds

2/11/2008
Most Breast Cancer Web Pages Contain Reliable Information

But sites devoted to complementary or alternative medicine may not be accurate, study finds

2/7/2008
Pathology Reports Good for Breast Cancer Studies

Harvard docs say this way of checking estrogen-receptor status of participants is OK

1/30/2008
Personality Traits Don't Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Authors of 1996 study that concluded differently took second look, found no connection

1/30/2008
Protein Linked With Poor Prognosis in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

But expression of Ki-67 didn't predict who'd benefit from additional chemo

1/29/2008
Surgeons' Characteristics Influence Breast Cancer Care

Gender, race, schooling influence likelihood of giving radiation, study says

1/24/2008
Next Generation of Parents More Likely to Back Genetic Testing

Survey found adult children of parents with BRCA mutations would be more willing to test their own kids

1/22/2008
Implants Double Infection Risk After Breast Reconstruction

More must be done to help women avoid painful, costly complications, researchers say

1/17/2008
Biological Link Between BRCA1 and Breast Cancer Detailed

Finding suggests the gene, when not mutated, helps repair damaged DNA

1/16/2008
HRT Raises Risk of Lobular Breast Cancer

Incidence increased with popularity of hormone therapy, study finds

1/16/2008
Genetic Breast Cancer Test Approved

Estimates likelihood of recurrence, overall survival

1/12/2008
Vaccines for Ovarian and Breast Cancer in Early Trials

Activating body's immune system should fight tumors, researchers say

1/9/2008
Tiny RNA Molecules Control Breast Cancer's Spread

Finding could lead to better prognosis, treatments, researchers say

1/8/2008
BRCA Mutations Don't Raise Breast Cancer Risk Equally

Study finds wide variation among families with carriers

1/4/2008
Localized Breast Cancer Cells Have Potential to Spread

Finding supports the use of radiation after early-stage disease is removed, researchers say

1/4/2008
Not All Women Need Digital Mammograms

Older women do as well with more cost-effective conventional film screenings, study says

1/3/2008
Breast Cancer Gene Might Extend Ovarian Cancer Survival

The finding is so far limited to women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, researchers say

12/26/2007
Class of Chemotherapy Drugs Helps Certain Breast Cancer Patients

Anthracyclines increase survival for HER2-positive tumors, but not negative ones, analysis finds

12/26/2007
BRCA1 Mutation Prevalent Among Hispanic, Younger Black Women

New ethnic findings point out that all women with early breast cancer should be tested for the mutation, experts say

12/21/2007
Low-Income Women's Cancer Screenings Cost Effective: Report

Total cost about $555, government analysis shows.

12/21/2007
Breast Cancer Surgeons Don't Discuss Reconstruction Options

But these discussions greatly impact women's surgery choices, experts say

12/20/2007
Hormone Could Ease Painful Lymphedema

Swelling in arms or legs can come after infection or cancer therapy, researchers note

12/20/2007
Uninsured More Likely to Die From Cancer Following Diagnosis

Report finds they're less likely to get screening tests, so have advanced disease

12/19/2007
Area Around Breast Tumor May Predict Cancer's Spread

Mutations in tumor-suppressing gene could point to lymph node involvement, study suggests

12/18/2007
Cancer Care Advances in 2007 Offer Hope

But cutbacks in research funding jeopardize further breakthroughs: report

12/17/2007
Even Tiny Breast Tumors May Need Aggressive Treatment

For a subset of cancer types, treatment needs to be much tougher than is typically done, study finds

12/17/2007
Cancer Killed Almost 8 Million Worldwide in 2007

12 million new cases -- many preventable -- were diagnosed this year, American Cancer Society reports

12/14/2007
Arimidex Beats Tamoxifen in Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay

After more than 8 years of follow-up, older women taking the newer drug fared better, study finds

12/14/2007
Breast Cancer Genes Also Raise Men's Risk for Malignancy

Few men understand the danger from BRCA1/2, researchers say

12/13/2007
High-Dose Chemo Provides Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients

Review of studies finds regimen popular in 1980s doesn't really lengthen life

12/11/2007
Diagnostic Mammogram Readings Vary by Radiologist

Radiologists' experience and affiliation often influenced results, study found

12/10/2007
Mutated Suppressor Gene Leads to a Type of Breast Cancer

Finding could lead to new treatments, researchers say

12/7/2007
Obesity, Diabetes Linked to Cancers

Studies find effects on breast, prostate and colorectal tumors

12/6/2007
Common Household Chemical Could Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Experiments with rats show early exposure causes genetic changes in breast cells