Breast Cancer News

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9/11/2006
Exercise May Help Breast Cancer Patients Survive

Activity in year prior to diagnosis improved outlook, study found

9/7/2006
Scientists Map Genetic Codes for Breast, Colon Cancers

Step lays groundwork for better, targeted treatments, experts say

9/6/2006
Cell-Regulating Gene Boosts Breast Cancer Survival

Up to 50% of patients overexpress the cyclin D1 variant, researchers say

9/6/2006
Home Visits Boost Mammography Rates for Rural Poor

Almost half of study group went on to get exams, study finds

9/6/2006
Dense Breasts Raise Cancer Risk

Two studies found it was as important a predictor as age

9/6/2006
Gene Test May Improve Breast Cancer Treatment

70-gene 'signature' gives more accurate prognosis, study finds

8/25/2006
Study Reveals Smoking's Link to Breast Cancer

Carcinogens weaken cells' ability to repair DNA, researchers say

8/25/2006
Plastics Chemical Might Promote Breast Cancer

Scientists spot mechanism allowing bisphenol-A to concentrate in tumor cells

8/22/2006
PET Scans Predict Breast Cancer Spread

California researchers show the scans aid in diagnosis

8/21/2006
Bilingual Clinics Boost Cancer Screening for Hispanic Women

Immigrant patients more comfortable speaking to health staff in Spanish, study confirms

8/18/2006
Needle Biopsy Gives Insight Into Breast Cancer Genetics

This information can help guide treatment, researchers say

8/16/2006
Breast Cancer Treatment Safe During Pregnancy

Babies born to patients appear to fare well, study finds

8/15/2006
Chemo Shows More Side Effects Than Expected

Breast cancer patients had more hospital visits than anticipated, study finds

8/15/2006
Breast Cancer Gene Mutations More Common Than Thought

BRCA1 and 2 almost as prevalent in black women as in white, researchers report

8/14/2006
Breast Cancer Patients Should Monitor Heart Risks

2 studies find potential side effects from Herceptin, radiation

8/9/2006
Gene Test Predicts Lung Cancer Outcome

Revolutionary new screen helps doctors decide whether patients need chemotherapy

8/8/2006
'DES Daughters' Face Higher Breast-Cancer Risk

In utero exposure to the synthetic estrogen is to blame, study says

7/31/2006
Variation to Gene May Triple Breast-Cancer Risk

CHEK2 mutation could serve as diagnostic warning sign, study suggests

7/27/2006
Breast Cancer Study Focuses on Women With Breast Implants

They may not need to undergo full mastectomy, researchers conclude

7/25/2006
Actress Diahann Carroll Helps Launch Breast Cancer Web Site

Education effort aims to dispel common myths about the disease

7/24/2006
Estrogen-Plus-Testosterone Therapy Increases Breast Cancer Risk

And alternatives to HRT rely on a placebo effect, researchers say

7/24/2006
Tamoxifen Doesn't Extend Life for Most Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer

New analysis looks at death rates from cancer, other problems

7/20/2006
Mouse Model of Painful Lymphedema Should Aid Research

The condition, marked by swollen limbs, affects many breast cancer patients

7/18/2006
Diet, Supplements Do Little for Cancer Patients

Review of research finds little benefit for vitamins and such, but better studies are needed, experts say

7/18/2006
New Digital Mammography System Approved

FDA OKs Fuji's FCRm system

7/12/2006
Raloxifene Doesn't Raise Heart Disease Risk

But women with heart disease faced stroke risk when using it as breast cancer preventative

7/11/2006
Studies Highlight Strategies to Reduce Ovarian, Breast Cancer Risk

Removal of ovaries, weight loss benefits women susceptible to the diseases

6/30/2006
Holocaust Survivors at Higher Long-Term Cancer Risk

The deprivation they faced is probably to blame, researchers say

6/26/2006
Chest X-Rays May Boost Breast Cancer Risk for Some

Women with BRCA1/2 gene mutations at risk particularly if they had X-rays when young

6/23/2006
Breast Cancer Treatment Safe During Pregnancy

Mothers and infants can both do well, new research suggests

6/20/2006
Treatment Order Won't Affect Aggressive Breast Cancer Survival

Women with inflammatory breast cancer fared no better whether surgery or chemo came first, study found

6/6/2006
Younger Black Women Prone to an Aggressive Breast Cancer

Finding suggests there are various subtypes of the disease, researchers say

6/5/2006
Raloxifene Equals Tamoxifen in Preventing Breast Cancer

But each drug produces different side effects, new STAR research reveals

6/5/2006
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Also Protects Against Vaginal Cancers

Researchers at ASCO report that Gardasil was almost totally effective against pre-cancerous lesions

6/5/2006
Narcolepsy Drug Helps Brain Tumor Patients

Study found it improved cognitive function and mood

6/4/2006
Experimental Drug Slows Some Breast Cancers

Tykerb delayed disease progression in those with advanced HER2 cancer, study finds

6/3/2006
Lung Cancer Patients Less Likely to See Specialists

Study found primary-care physicians more likely to send breast cancer patients to oncologists

5/30/2006
Newer Breast Scan May Spare Unnecessary Biopsies

MR spectroscopy caught all cancers, new study found

5/28/2006
Latinas Have New Online Breast Cancer Resource

Web site includes translated version of a successful English-language program

5/23/2006
MRI Helps Spot Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women

The expensive tool is cost-effective for women carrying specific genes, study finds

5/17/2006
Chemo Combo Fights Aggressive Breast Cancer

A common regimen works better against HER2-positive tumors, researchers find

5/16/2006
Study Supports Surgery for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Right now, most doctors forego surgery after tumors have spread

5/8/2006
Long-Term Estrogen Therapy Linked to Breast Cancer

Finding supports guidelines on hormone therapy for menopause, expert says

5/8/2006
Lumpectomy Fine for Lobular Breast Cancers

Study finds this breast-conserving method doesn't raise risk for repeat surgeries

5/4/2006
Vitamin A-like Drug Unsafe for Older Breast-Cancer Survivors

Fenretinide may still protect younger patients from recurrence, study suggests

5/1/2006
Biomarker Linked to Post-Breast Cancer Fatigue

It helps predict who'll be fatigued, and might offer hope for treatment

4/28/2006
New Light Imaging Scan Could Boost Breast Cancer Care

'Terahertz' imaging helps surgeons remove complete tumor

4/24/2006
Breast Cancer Survivors Lax About Mammograms

Only 33% get them annually for five years after diagnosis, study finds

4/18/2006
Silicone Implants Don't Raise Risk for Breast Cancer

Despite controversy, decades-long study finds no link

4/18/2006
New Breast Cancer Drug Safer Than Tamoxifen

Raloxifene is already widely used to fight osteoporosis