Breast Cancer News

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12/28/2005
Letrozole Improves Breast Cancer Survival

Offers better results than tamoxifen, but side effects may influence choice, experts say

12/28/2005
Vitamin D May Prevent Some Cancers

But many blacks, elderly aren't getting enough, study suggests

12/21/2005
Compressing Digital Mammograms May Improve Detection

It rids the screen of background "noise," expert explains

12/20/2005
Complications Common With Post-Mastectomy Breast Implants

Almost a third of women will encounter problems, a new study finds

12/19/2005
Gene May Undermine Tamoxifen's Effectiveness

Ten percent of white breast cancer survivors carry the mutation, researchers say

12/16/2005
Radiation After Lumpectomy Improves Survival Odds

International trial found it made a difference 15 years later

12/16/2005
Study That Discredited HRT Was Flawed, Experts Say

More research would be needed to overturn those findings, however

12/9/2005
Breast Cancer Survivors Face Increased Cancer Risk

But experts stress the absolute odds of a future malignancy are small

12/8/2005
Frequent, Low-Dose Chemo Fights Advanced Breast Cancer

Given in combination with Avastin, it delayed progression by 5.5 months

12/7/2005
Low-Dose Estrogen May Fight Breast Cancer

It could aid patients whose tumors have become resistant to hormone therapy, reseachers say

12/2/2005
High-Dose Chemo Effective for Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

German researchers find better recurrence and survival rates

11/29/2005
Powerful Breast Cancer Drug Carries High Price

Herceptin fights malignancy -- but at $40,000 a year, experts say

11/29/2005
Mammograms Move to the Web

'Telemammography' could be a boon to rural women, study finds

11/28/2005
New Technology May Improve On Mammography

Tomosynthesis cuts down on false-positives, study shows

11/28/2005
Distance Can Decide Breast Cancer Care

Rural women often face mastectomy if radiation isn't a near-by option, study finds

11/15/2005
Placenta Size May Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Heavier weight might indicate an increased risk, Swedish researchers report

11/15/2005
Long-Term Study Proves Tamoxifen Helps Prevent Breast Cancer

Final results of 13-year-study confirm drug a preventive for healthy women at high risk

11/11/2005
New Drug Might Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Mouse studies of tamoxifen-like agent look promising

11/2/2005
Soy Safe for Postmenopausal Women

Studies suggest it's an effective alternative to HRT in easing menopausal symptoms

10/31/2005
A Shopping Cart of Cancer Fighters

Research sheds light on possible tumor-taming properties of vegetables and herbs

10/30/2005
U.S. Mammography Rates Falling

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends, one expert warns of disturbing trend

10/28/2005
Study Will Look at Minority Breast Cancer Survival

Research to focus on why minority patients face a higher death risk

10/28/2005
Gene Boosts Breast Cancer Risk

Mutation raises odds in women with strong family history, study finds

10/27/2005
Iressa Doesn't Improve Odds Against Lung Cancer

But nonsmokers and Asians saw some survival benefit, researchers note

10/27/2005
Gene Discovery Could Broaden Cancer Research

Rearranged genes may help trigger many malignancies, experts say

10/26/2005
Screening, Therapies Behind Drop in Breast Cancer Death Rates

Chemotherapy, tamoxifen responsible for more than half the drop, study finds

10/24/2005
Statins Don't Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Large study counters previous research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

10/24/2005
Longer Tamoxifen Treatment Best for Younger Breast Cancer Patients

The impact on survival takes years to observe, study finds

10/21/2005
Side Effects Trouble Breast Cancer Patients on Hormone Therapy

If injections could reduce hot flashes, women would opt for shots, study finds

10/19/2005
Herceptin Proves a Wonder Drug for Breast Cancer

In clinical trials, it reduced recurrence and prolonged survival

10/18/2005
Gene Mutations Linked to Breast Cancer in Black Women

Study findings suggest genetic testing would be worthwhile, experts say

10/17/2005
One-Week Breast Cancer Radiation Shows Promise

It may prove a valuable option for treatment of early-stage tumors

10/17/2005
Marriage Won't Affect Breast Cancer Prognosis

Outlook is the same, whether single, married, widowed or divorced, study says

10/14/2005
Breast Cancer Treatment Guide Aimed at Hispanic Women

The free Spanish-language booklet covers lumpectomy, mastectomy options

10/11/2005
Added Illnesses May Explain Breast Cancer 'Race Gap'

Higher rates of heart disease, diabetes could lower survival for black patients, study suggests

10/4/2005
U.S. Cancer Death Rates Keep Falling

Decline since 1990s has been steeper among men than women, new report finds

10/3/2005
Gene Profiling May Improve Breast Cancer Care

It spots those patients who'll respond best to specific therapies, experts say

9/26/2005
Questionnaire Helps Determine Breast Cancer Risk

Survey of family and personal history pinpoints women who may need screening

9/25/2005
Left-Handedness May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Study shows link, but other experts remain skeptical

9/22/2005
Breast Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline

Diagnoses rise in women over 50, but not in younger women, report finds

9/20/2005
Familial Breast Cancer Doesn't Always Boost Ovarian Cancer Risk

Women without specific mutations face usual odds of ovarian malignancy, study finds

9/20/2005
Hormone Replacement Therapy Raises Breast Density

Researchers warn this may impair mammogram accuracy and boost cancer risk

9/19/2005
Scientists Spot New Breast Cancer Treatment Target

A genetic pathway may encourage tumor recurrence, researchers report

9/16/2005
HRT Ups Breast Cancer Risk Equally for All Races

But hormone replacement therapy put leaner women at higher risk, study found

9/16/2005
Experts Say No to Widespread Breast Cancer Gene Screening

Only women with family history need tests for BRCA1 and BRCA2, panel concludes

9/16/2005
Digital Mammography Better for Many Women

More accurate than film for younger women with dense breasts, large study finds

9/13/2005
Breast Cancer Surgery May Play Role in Recurrence

It might encourage growth of tumor blood vessels, study suggests

9/12/2005
Mammography Figures May Be Overestimated

Three-quarters of women say they have them, but state census study reveals much smaller number

9/8/2005
Stress May Reduce Women's Risk of Breast Cancer

It might limit production of estrogen, study suggests

9/6/2005
Researchers Find New Way to Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence

The technique focuses on immune, rather than tumor, cells