Breast Cancer News

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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

4/17/2006
Better Minority Cancer Screening a Phone Call Away

Reminding women it's time for mammogram or Pap smear works, experts say

4/17/2006
Fewer Mammograms May Boost Black Women's Breast Cancer Risk

Finding suggests more needs to be done to increase screening rates

4/11/2006
Estrogen Therapy Doesn't Cause Breast Cancer: Study

But treatment isn't risk-free, so women should consult their doctors, experts say

4/11/2006
Tumor Cell Receptors Key to Breast Cancer Care

Estrogen-negative cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy, study finds

4/10/2006
New Findings Challenge Standard Breast Cancer Care

Women with specific tumor types may need more aggressive treatment

4/9/2006
Sisters Study Seeks Breast Cancer Answers

U.S. researchers will look at potential genetic, environmental causes

4/7/2006
Scientists Seek Cancer's Early Warning Signs

A number of efforts could yield real rewards

4/7/2006
Food Antioxidants, Vitamin D Fight Breast Cancer

These compounds may also lower risk for ovarian tumors, studies find

4/5/2006
Soy Shows Small Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk

But association not strong enough to suggest women take supplements, study says

4/5/2006
Combo Therapy May Fight Aggressive Breast Cancer

Adding a drug to Herceptin could improve outcomes, researchers say

3/30/2006
Online Support Eases Breast Cancer Stress

Talking with others brings understanding, researchers say

3/29/2006
Scientists Spot Factor in Cancer's Spread

A key protein lures malignant cells to bone, study finds

3/28/2006
Ultrasound Spots Breast Cancer in Pregnant Women

Don't neglect breast exams, symptoms during pregnancy, experts warn

3/27/2006
Weight Training Benefits Breast-Cancer Survivors

Besides physical benefits, the women reported better quality of life, study found

3/21/2006
Two-Doctor Care Best for Breast Cancer Survivors

GP plus specialist helps them stay healthy, study finds

3/21/2006
Genetic Tests for Cancer Not Perfect

They missed 12% of mutations among breast-cancer patients, study finds

3/21/2006
Black Women More Likely to Die From Breast Cancer

U.S. study finds a lack of recommended care may be to blame

3/20/2006
Asymmetrical Breasts May Raise Cancer Risk

Study finds odds for malignancy rise when breasts are of differing size

3/17/2006
Preventive Mastectomy Offers Women Relief

Most had no regrets after opting for removal of unaffected breast, study found

3/6/2006
Could Antiperspirants Raise Breast Cancer Risk?

It's a question that needs investigating, experts say

3/2/2006
Mammograms Sometimes Spot Non-Threatening Growths

But this 'over-diagnosis' is no reason to forego regular screening, an expert says

3/1/2006
Gingko Biloba May Help Fight Cancer

Mouse study suggests promise, but researchers remain cautious