Breast Cancer News

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8/31/2005
FDA Issues Warning on Breast Cancer Drug

Herceptin linked to potential heart problems

8/29/2005
Breast Cancer Trial to Focus on Radiation Therapy

Study will compare partial versus full irradiation of breast

8/24/2005
Marrow Cells May Predict Breast Cancer Outcome

Malignancy in bone could be marker to guide treatment, researchers say

8/23/2005
Less Invasive Biopsy May Work for Large Breast Tumors

Study could expand use of sentinel node technique beyond smaller cancers

8/23/2005
Chemo-Hormone Combo Curtails Toxic Side Effects

Research with mice offers hope for ovarian, breast and prostate tumors

8/20/2005
Weight Linked to Breast Cancer in Women With Gene Mutation

Losing 10 pounds cut the risk by 65 percent, study finds

8/18/2005
Women Prefer Mastectomy, Not Lumpectomy

Despite equal survival odds, breast cancer patients opting for more drastic surgery, study finds

8/17/2005
Preschool Diet Linked to Adult Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers find connection to early consumption of French fries

8/16/2005
Mammograms Boost Survival Odds

The screenings often detect slower-growing tumors, study finds

8/12/2005
Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes

Switching off one gene stopped estrogen-linked tumors in the lab

8/11/2005
Hispanic Women Have High Rates of Cancer Gene Mutations

Researchers find 30 percent incidence of hereditary BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

8/11/2005
Report: Dangers of HRT Known for Decades

But other experts contend doctors had too little info to understand risks.

8/8/2005
Breast Cancers Being Caught Earlier

Smaller size of tumors skewing success rate of treatments, researchers say

8/4/2005
Breast Cancer Risk with HRT May Be Lower Than Thought

Risk is lowest with estrogen-only therapy, study suggests

8/4/2005
More Support for Emerging Breast Cancer Therapy

Aromatase inhibitor drugs vie with tamoxifen, study finds

8/3/2005
Study Finds Virtual Colonoscopy Spots More Than Colon Cancer

But experts disagree over the value of the technology

7/27/2005
Genes Discovered That May Predict Breast Cancer Spread to Lungs

Finding could one day help doctors better tailor therapy for patients, study says

7/25/2005
U.S. Breast Biopsy Rates Unchanged

More mammograms may mean more false positives requiring tests, experts say

7/20/2005
Breast Cancer Risk Fine-Tuned

Study finds which women with benign breast disease face greatest risk down the road

7/19/2005
Study: Mammos May Not Halt Breast Cancer Deaths

But findings shouldn't dissuade women from annual screen, experts say

7/14/2005
Chemical Triggers Breast Cancer in Lab Mice

But finding is preliminary, experts add, and more research is needed

7/7/2005
Rare Breast Cancer More Deadly

IBC more likely to strike at younger age, show different symptoms, study finds

7/1/2005
Mammography Use Up, But Not Perfect

Having a personal doctor raises odds of getting screened, study found

6/28/2005
Malpractice Fears Color Mammogram Readings

Study finds concerns may contribute to high rates of repeat tests, biopsies

6/22/2005
Radiation Frequency Questioned for Male Breast Cancer

Study suggests men, women be treated using same guidelines

6/15/2005
Fish Oil Compound Plus Anesthetic May Fight Breast Cancer

In lab, this combo cut tumor cell spread in half

6/14/2005
Obese Breast Cancer Patients May Be Undertreated

Adjusting drug dose for weight may leave them more vulnerable

6/12/2005
Many Breast Cancer Patients Struggle With Arm Swelling

The cause is build-up of lymphatic fluid, study finds

6/10/2005
Radiologists' Mammogram Accuracy Varies Widely

Those at busiest centers better able to detect cancers, study found

6/9/2005
Available Drug Helps Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence

Ontak boosts body's defense against tumor's return

6/9/2005
Lifestyle Can Dictate Course of Breast Cancer

Exercise, food consumption, even a common spice may have impact, studies find

6/9/2005
At-Home Breast Cancer Detector Effective

Hand-held device found over 90 percent of cancers in early trial

6/2/2005
Chemotherapy Combo Increases Breast Cancer Survival

Serious side effects can occur, but experts say benefits outweigh risks

5/31/2005
Aspirin, Ibuprofen Might Boost Risk of Certain Breast Cancers

But the researchers add they didn't determine a causal link

5/25/2005
Shark Cartilage Fails as Cancer Therapy

In new trial, many patients dropped out early because of side effects

5/24/2005
Hair Dye Cleared of Cancer Risk

Spanish researchers find no real connection

5/24/2005
Exercise Boosts Breast Cancer Survival

Just three to five hours weekly could cut risk of breast cancer death dramatically

5/17/2005
Breast Shield Cuts CT Scan Radiation

Inventors hope to safeguard women from harmful rays

5/17/2005
Chemotherapy Combo Poses Grave Risks

Study of breast cancer treatments halted following two deaths from drug toxicity

5/16/2005
Failed Lung Cancer Drug May Fight Breast Tumors

Iressa showed promising results in preliminary trial

5/16/2005
Lifestyle Changes Can Curtail Cancer's Return

Studies find low-fat diets fight breast cancer; aspirin does same against colon cancer

5/16/2005
MRI/Mammo Combo Spots Most Breast Tumors

Dual treatment caught almost all cancers in high-risk women

5/15/2005
Still Room for Improvement in Cancer Care

Five-year study shows wide range when it comes to following treatment guidelines

5/14/2005
Existing Drugs May Protect Against Certain Cancers

Some show promise in preventing prostate, endometrial and breast cancers

5/13/2005
Targeted Therapies Hit Breast Cancer Hard

Herceptin and other drugs look promising, studies show

5/12/2005
Standard Breast Cancer Therapy Saves Lives

Fifteen-year survival rates prove the effectiveness of chemo and hormone therapy, study finds

5/12/2005
New Breast Cancer Scan Shows Promise

It's effective at early detection in younger women, study finds

5/9/2005
Pre-Malignant Condition Can Trigger Breast Cancer Decades Later

But the abnormality is easily spotted on mammogram, and can be removed, study says

5/6/2005
Electricity May Help Spot Breast Cancer

Experts testing device that tracks mild current moving through tissue

5/6/2005
Online Tool Checks Need for Cancer Screening

Cancer Society's 'Great American Health Check' launched this week