Breast Cancer News

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12/26/2006
Scientists ID Genes That Lose Expression in Solid Tumors

Discovery could form the basis for a new, early detection screen, study says

12/26/2006
HRT Debate Not Over Yet

Experts say treatment still has value despite latest finding on link to breast cancer

12/22/2006
Mistletoe Injection Linked to Tumor-Like Growth

Case report adds to debate over value of the alternative treatment for cancer

12/19/2006
Breast Cancer Stem Cells Seem to Survive Radiation Therapy

Discovery may help scientists develop drug therapies to better combat tumors

12/18/2006
Doctors' Judgment Still Trumps Mammography Advances

Computer-assisted scans can miss lesions caught by trained eye

12/18/2006
Low-Fat Diet Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Researchers say the effect was strongest in tough-to-treat malignancies

12/15/2006
Gene Tests Predict Breast Cancer Treatment Success

One looks at results after chemo, another gauges outcomes after tamoxifen therapy

12/14/2006
New Drug Fights Type of Aggressive Breast Cancer

Lapatinib reduced tumor size in 80% of women with inflammatory malignancies

12/14/2006
Breast Cancer Rates Drop in U.S.

Researchers say decline followed reduction in HRT use

12/13/2006
Compound Boosts Tamoxifen's Cancer-Fighting Power

Experimental agent may solve problem of resistance to the breast cancer drug

12/12/2006
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds significant benefits for postmenopausal women

12/9/2006
A Year of Major Advances in Cancer Cited

But government funding cuts threaten continued research progress, oncologists report

12/8/2006
Mammogram's Benefit During 40s Still Uncertain

British study weighed plusses, minuses for nearly 161,000 women tracked over 11 years

12/6/2006
Biopsy Marker May Predict Breast Cancer's Course

Women with low p27 protein fared worse with hormone-positive tumors, study found

11/30/2006
Abortion Pill May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Mouse study shows that RU486, or compounds like it, might have promise

11/29/2006
Hypnosis Eases Breast Cancer Biopsy Pain

The technique has no side effects, researchers add

11/29/2006
Mammogram Via Satellite Helps Rural Women

Technology may end long waits for out-of-the-way patients, experts say

11/28/2006
Heavier Young Women at Lower Breast Cancer Risk

But overweight is linked to other health woes, experts warn

11/27/2006
New Breast Scanner Rivals Mammograms

And it works without flattening the breast, researchers say

11/27/2006
Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Normal Aging of Breast Tissue

As milk ducts regress, malignancy risk fades, study finds

11/17/2006
New Drug Boosts Breast Cancer Survival

Arimidex after long-term tamoxifen should be new standard of care, study finds

11/16/2006
New Links Detailed Between Diet, Cancer Risk

Benefits seen for soy in women, fish in men, vitamin E-rich foods in male smokers

11/14/2006
Breast Cancer Diagnosis Brings Serious Distress

But too often, cancer's emotional toll is undertreated, research shows

11/13/2006
Red Meat May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

Growth hormones, natural carcinogens in meat could be to blame, researchers say

11/11/2006
Tool Predicts Post-Surgery Breast Cancer Recurrence

Computer method looks specifically at women who've undergone lumpectomy

11/9/2006
Family History Strong Predictor of Breast Cancer Risk

Odds remain high even if women do not carry cancer-linked genes, study finds

11/9/2006
Estrogen Receptor Points to Aggressive Breast Cancer

Doctors might use this cue to help tailor treatment, researchers say

11/8/2006
Breast Cancer Responds to Shorter-Course Radiation

Study suggests treatment can be reduced by three weeks

11/8/2006
Research Compares Safety of Breast Cancer Radiation Techniques

One method, called MammoSite, may deliver more radiation to the heart than realized

11/3/2006
Gene May Help Spur Breast Cancer's Spread

Discovery could lead to new, targeted treatments, experts say

11/2/2006
Combo Treatment Helps Fight Early Breast Cancer

Adding epirubicin to standard chemo 'cocktail' boosts outcomes, British team report

10/24/2006
Black Women's Genes May Spur Deadlier Breast Cancer

Race played role in outcome, despite treatment used, study found

10/23/2006
Breast Cancer Drugs Not One-Size-Fits-All

Only certain women need aromatase inhibitors to prevent recurrence, study finds

10/22/2006
Digital Mammography Boosts Chances of Spotting Malignancies

It's the next big advance in breast cancer detection, doctors say

10/20/2006
Breast Cancer Experts Urge Funding for Minority Screenings

More federal dollars would mean more lives saved, American Cancer Society says

10/19/2006
Could Personality Influence Cancer Risk?

Rat study finds timid rodents tend to fare worse

10/18/2006
Older Women Not Getting Proper Breast Cancer Treatment

Study cites need for better diagnoses and use of therapies

10/16/2006
Study Suggests Vitamin D May Help Fight Breast Cancer

Women with advanced disease had lower levels of the nutrient

10/9/2006
New Breast Cancer Gene Found

But BRIP1 accounts for only a fraction of familial cases, researchers say

10/5/2006
'Chemo Brain' in Cancer Survivors Is Real: Study

Brain scans show changes in blood flow, metabolism

10/4/2006
Short-Term Radiation Put to Test for Breast Cancer

Large-scale study comparing it with traditional six-week regimen

10/4/2006
Research Spots 5 Potential Breast Cancer Genes

Pooling data from more than 20 studies helped yield results, scientists say

10/3/2006
Hormone Therapy Ups Ovarian-Cancer Risk

But most women aren't taking the treatment as steadily as they once did, researchers note

10/3/2006
Delaying Chemo After Breast Cancer Surgery Can Be Safe

However, waiting more than 3 months boosts recurrence risk, researchers warn

9/26/2006
One in 10 Mammograms Comes Back Abnormal

Study finds most radiologists evaluating tests well, reducing cancer death rates

9/24/2006
Biopsy Best for Breast Cancer Detection

It's superior to other tests, like MRIs, researchers find

9/22/2006
MRI Detects Breast Cancer's Spread

It's superior to another radiological method, called MDCT, study finds

9/15/2006
Protein Screen Predicts Breast Cancer Therapy Success

The test, called OncoPlan, is already available

9/15/2006
Ovary Removal Raises Young Women's Death Risk

The finding sheds new light on estrogen-replacement therapy, experts says

9/15/2006
Protein Test Spots Risk for Breast, Ovarian Cancer

FANCD2 illuminates a new kind of genetic danger, experts explain