Breast Cancer News

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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

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