Breast Cancer News

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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

3/14/2008
Obesity Linked to Poor Prognosis for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Study focused on locally advanced breast cancer and inflammatory breast cancer

3/13/2008
FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients

But adds strong caveats on their use for some undergoing chemo

3/12/2008
Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys

But the finding shouldn't keep physicians from using Avastin, researchers say

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