Breast Cancer News

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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

3/6/2007
Radiation for Breast Cancer in 1980s Ups Heart Risk

But the treatment's lifesaving benefits still outweigh the dangers, experts say

2/27/2007
Rheumatoid Arthritis Boosts Cancer Death Risk: Study

Researchers urge further investigation into targeted therapies to improve survival rate

2/27/2007
Long-Term, Strenuous Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Study found moderate activity didn't appear to have an effect, however

2/26/2007
Industry-Funded Breast Cancer Trials Show More Positive Results

Study also found lack of comparison group in research backed by drug makers

2/22/2007
Cancer Drug May Turn Immune System Against Tumors

It's a new strategy in fighting malignancy, researchers say

2/19/2007
Tamoxifen May Affect Women's Eye Health

The breast cancer drug increases optical swelling, study suggests

2/13/2007
Switching Breast Cancer Drugs May Boost Survival

Early results suggest aromatase inhibitors might improve on tamoxifen

2/12/2007
Gene Variant Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer

The effect is small -- 10 percent -- but noteworthy, scientists say

2/12/2007
Newer Drugs Beat Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Survival

Aromatase inhibitors may also be safer over the long term, study suggests

2/12/2007
Vitamin D Studies Show Promise for Reducing Cancers

Certain doses of supplements may prevent half of breast, two-thirds of colorectal cases

2/7/2007
Aging Population Is Boosting Europe's Cancer Rate: Study

Antismoking campaigns and other efforts can slow the trend, experts say

2/6/2007
FDA Approves Gene-Based Breast Cancer Test

But questions remain about the exam's accuracy

2/6/2007
New Test Predicts Chances of Breast Cancer Return

Based on a woman's genetic profile

2/1/2007
Cancer Deaths for Blacks Remain High

Despite overall decline since the 1990s, report says more focus, education is needed

1/31/2007
Estrogen May Weaken Immune Response to Breast Cancer

The hormone stimulates production of immune-inhibiting molecule, study finds

1/31/2007
Black Women Often Miss Out on Mammogram Results

In many cases, findings don't reach women or are misinterpreted, study finds

1/30/2007
Dual Drug Therapy Shows Promise Against Breast Cancer

In some cases, tumors were eradicated in mice, researchers report

1/25/2007
Mammography Rates Dropping, U.S. Report Finds

Experts worry about whether troubling trend will continue

1/25/2007
Men With Breast Cancer at High Risk of Second Tumor

Study finds more melanoma, stomach cancer in addition to new breast cancers

1/22/2007
Determined Breast Cancer Patients Seek Better Surgeons

Those who look for the best care often find it, study suggests

1/22/2007
Many Breast Cancer Patients Quit Tamoxifen Early

The drug, which can prevent recurrence, is meant to be taken for 5 years

1/22/2007
Preparing for Your Mammogram

What to know before you go

1/18/2007
Poorer, Less Educated Women Get Less Chemo for Breast Cancer

Obese women also get reduced drug therapy, a new study suggests

1/17/2007
Genetic 'Signature' Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence

Technique also works for prostate, lung and brain cancer, study says

1/11/2007
Researchers Unlock Secrets of Anti-Cancer Gene

Discovery may hold key to future treatments, researchers say

1/4/2007
Herceptin Cuts Death Rate for Breast Cancer Patients

British study validates previous findings for those with HER-2 positive disease

12/31/2006
High-Tech Mammograms Will Change Breast Cancer Care

Two new technologies offer better results with less discomfort

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