Breast Cancer News

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6/5/2007
Drug May Help Combat 'Chemo Brain'

Small study found modafinil effective for women with breast cancer

6/5/2007
Hot Flashes May Be Good News for Breast-Cancer Patients

Could be a sign that drug therapy is working, study says

6/4/2007
Herceptin Still Improves Odds Against Breast Cancer

Latest analysis found benefit stayed the same four years later

6/4/2007
Disparities Persist in Cancer Care

Studies show racial, socioeconomic gaps continue with breast, childhood cancers

6/4/2007
Herceptin Heart Danger Stays Same After Five Years

Breast cancer patients showed no increase in risk, longer-term study finds

6/3/2007
Healthy Diet, Exercise Might Lower Chances of Cancer's Return

The former fought colon cancer recurrence, the latter lowered insulin levels in breast cancer survivors

5/31/2007
Improved Delivery Shortens Breast Cancer Radiation Time

Highly targeted therapy takes 4 weeks instead of 6 or 7, experts say

5/30/2007
Hair Relaxers Won't Boost Black Women's Breast Cancer Risk

Study of 59,000 women shows no link, despite long-time use

5/29/2007
Vitamin D, Calcium Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

But it's too early to recommend supplements, one expert says

5/28/2007
Breast Cancer Genetics Takes Big Leap Forward

Scientists have found 4 new mutations that may combine to boost risk

5/24/2007
Gene Findings Boost Breast Cancer Research

Scientists find new DNA driving malignancy, and a host of implicated proteins

5/23/2007
Health Tip: Breast Cysts

Most are noncancerous

5/22/2007
MRI May Improve Breast Cancer Surgery

The scans can point to new regions needing excision, researchers say

5/18/2007
New Hormone Treatment Fights Certain Breast Cancers

But LHRH agonists are only effective in women under 40, study finds

5/17/2007
Severely Obese Women More Likely to Skip Cancer Scans

Many may feel embarrassed at getting weighed or examined, expert says

5/15/2007
Breast Tissue Markers Help Predict Cancer's Course

8 genetic clues were found in cells close to the tumor, researchers explain

5/14/2007
Chemical Compounds Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Pollutants, food ingredients, solvents may all cause harm, researchers say

5/14/2007
U.S. Mammography Rates Dropping

Government study found 4% decline between 2000 and 2005

5/7/2007
MRI Detects Breast Cancer Missed by Mammography in High-Risk Women

False-positive rate remains too high for test to be used as general screening tool, however

5/7/2007
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Some are associated with lifestyle choices

5/5/2007
New Study Stresses Mammogram's Importance in Breast Cancer Decline

Analysis shows effect of screening mammography

5/2/2007
Tamoxifen Protects Certain Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer

Those who've undergone ovarian removal are shielded from estrogen-linked disease, study finds

4/30/2007
Study Outlines Fat Hormone's Role in Breast Cancer

Leptin may enhance tumor growth, mouse study shows

4/27/2007
Imaging Technique Could Help Fight Metastatic Cancers

Docs assessed treatment's success by watching water diffuse through tumors

4/23/2007
No Link Between Abortion, Miscarriage and Breast Cancer

Study of more than 100,000 women shows no definite connection

4/20/2007
Studies Assess Risk of Developing Primary, Secondary Cancers

Genetics, lifestyle, environment interact to cause disease, researchers say

4/19/2007
Decline in HRT Use Linked to Drop in Breast Cancer

Rates of disease fell nearly 9 percent after U.S. study found hormones caused health problems; U.K. study shows HRT use fueled ovarian cancer

4/18/2007
Cancer Biomarkers Could Help Guide Treatment

New blood or biopsy tests predict patients' response to therapy, experts say

4/17/2007
Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

It spurred immune system to kill tumors in mice, researchers say

4/17/2007
Daily Aspirin May Reduce Cancer Risk

But the high dose needed brings its own dangers, experts warn

4/16/2007
Early Life Factors May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Birth size, smoking, race may all play role in DNA changes that increase odds of disease

4/16/2007
Fruits and Vegetables Fight Off Cancer

Three studies suggest that eating well can reduce risk

4/11/2007
Gene Studies Offer Insights Into Cancer

One details disease's spread, the other offers potential for better chemotherapy

4/9/2007
Researchers Identify Key Protein for Breast Cancer's Spread

Finding could lead to new therapies to treat the disease

4/9/2007
Hispanic Women's Biology May Spur More Aggressive Breast Cancer

Finding could explain worse prognoses in this group, researchers say

4/5/2007
Health Tip: Preparing for a Mammogram

Do's and don'ts on the day of the test

4/4/2007
Computer-Aided Detection Doesn't Help Mammography

It leads to too many false-positive results in breast screenings, study finds

4/3/2007
Chemotherapy Plus Tamoxifen Aids Breast Cancer Patients

Study found higher survival rate for women on the dual therapy

4/3/2007
Breast Cancer Deaths Dropping Most in Women Under 70

Overall decline since 1990s attributed to tamoxifen, more screenings, experts say

4/2/2007
New Mammography Guidelines Issued for Women 40-49

American College of Physicians suggests exam timetable should be based on discussion with doctor

3/30/2007
Internet Use Can Boost Breast Cancer Patients' Faith in Docs

Often, high-quality info validates what physicians have already told them, study finds

3/26/2007
Young, Black Women at Higher Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer

These tumors lack hormone receptors that make ideal treatment targets, researchers say

3/26/2007
Docs' Referral Practices Limit Breast Reconstruction

Findings show only 16% of U.S. women who've had mastectomy have plastic surgery

3/23/2007
Cancer's Return Shouldn't Limit Elizabeth Edwards, Doctors Say

With expert care, she could maintain good quality of life

3/19/2007
Male Breast Cancer Deadlier for Blacks

Racial disparity mirrors that of more common female breast tumors, researchers say

3/18/2007
Researchers Seek More Women for 'Sister Study' of Breast Cancer

They're recruiting healthy sisters of breast cancer patients to better understand the disease

3/16/2007
Test Could Determine Which Breast Cancer Patients Need Chemo

Researchers plan to study the Oncotype DX screen in 10,000 women

3/13/2007
Tykerb Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer

When other therapies haven't succeeded

3/13/2007
FDA OKs New Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer

Tykerb delayed illness progression in those with advanced HER2 disease

3/9/2007
Heated 'Nanoprobes' Destroy Breast Cancer Cells

In animal study, tumor growth was slowed with no toxicity