Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/1/2005
Japanese Women Show Lower Incidence of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Hawaiian study finds extraordinary low relapse rates in those of Japanese heritage

4/29/2005
Heat, Radiation Combo Strikes Strong Blow Against Tumors

Hyperthermia boosts effectiveness of radiation, study finds

4/28/2005
Campaign Hopes to End Disparities in Breast Cancer Care

Foundation seeks more funding for minorities

4/27/2005
Steady Diet of Soy Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds consumption can lower chances of disease by as much as 22%

4/26/2005
Breast Cancer Drug Shows Lifesaving Promise

Experts hail news that Herceptin trials were halted early due to successful results

4/26/2005
Access to Mammography On the Decline

Study finds lack of radiologists, and problem may worsen

4/26/2005
4/22/2005
Genes May Point to Aggressive Breast Cancers

New tool might someday help doctors tailor therapies to patients

4/20/2005
Turning Fearsome Viruses Into Cancer Foes

Scientists are using herpes, measles bugs to destroy malignant cells

4/20/2005
Mom's Diet May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Daughters

Mouse experiments show benefit of omega-3 fatty acids

4/19/2005
Pregnancy Hormone May Prevent Breast Cancer

Animal studies suggest hCG can lower a woman's risk

4/19/2005
Spit Tests May Someday Catch Cancer

Saliva analysis detected nine of 10 oral cancers in study

4/13/2005
Protein Helps Control Cancer's Spread

Brain tumor discovery may help fight other malignancies

4/12/2005
Black Women Less Apt to Get Breast Cancer Gene Test

Reasons for disparity not clear, but study suggests more education, outreach needed

4/12/2005
Technique May Safely Preserve Fertility in Breast Cancer Patients

Combo of hormone plus chemotherapy helps women freeze more eggs

4/11/2005
Few Women Say They'd Use Tamoxifen Preventively

Just 17 percent of women at high risk for breast cancer would take the drug

4/10/2005
New Breast Cancer Drugs Offer Alternative to Tamoxifen

Studies suggest aromatase inhibitors may be safer, more effective

4/6/2005
Progestin Dose May Explain HRT's Breast Cancer Link

New study finds no rise in risk when estrogen used alone

3/31/2005
Researchers Launch Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Trial

Five-year study to assess effectiveness of exemestane

3/31/2005
Healthy Change, Early Screening Can Cut Cancer Rates

Cancer Society report finds some successes, many challenges

3/24/2005
HRT Can Cloud Breast Cancer Screens

MRIs can be misread because hormone therapy makes tissue more dense, study says

3/23/2005
Tamoxifen Ups Risk of Uterine Sarcoma

Study finds women on breast cancer drug six times likelier to get the rare cancer

3/15/2005
Breast Cancer Radiation Carries Little Cardiac Risk

Better technology means this treatment safer than ever, study finds

3/15/2005
Mastectomy Does Prevent Breast Cancer for Those at High Risk

Research confirms preventive approach used a decade ago works

3/14/2005
Genes May Link Breast Cancer in Africa, America

Study finds similar disease pattern in black patients from both continents

3/14/2005
Older Breast Cancer Survivors at Risk for Bone Breaks

Researchers think drugs used to treat tumors lead to bone loss

3/10/2005
Developed Countries Still Carry Greatest Cancer Burden

But study finds developing nations are catching up

3/6/2005
Many Women Still Don't Get Annual Mammograms

Only one in 20 follows schedule recommendations, researchers say

3/2/2005
Practice Improves Mammogram Diagnosis

Doctors who read the most images are most accurate, study finds

3/2/2005
Study Confirms Tamoxifen Raises Endometrial Cancer Risk

Risk heightened by length of time on the drug

3/1/2005
Older Women With Breast Cancer Missing Out on Chemo

Many not being offered lifesaving treatment because of their age, researcher says

2/22/2005
Free Hotline Focuses on Lymphedema

Therapists will answer questions on cancer treatment-related swelling

2/18/2005
Genes Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence

Finding could help determine which women need aggressive treatment

2/17/2005
Stem Cells Promise Better Plastic Surgery

Safer, more durable implants made from natural tissue, researchers report

2/17/2005
Lung, Colon Cancers Major Killers in Europe

Over 1.7 million Europeans died from cancer in 2004, report finds

2/14/2005
Tamoxifen Cuts Heart Attack Risk

But benefit of breast cancer drug no reason to use it for cardiovascular protection

2/11/2005
New Clue Predicts Breast Cancer Behavior

Wound-healing activity may identify women at risk for disease spread

2/10/2005
Rainforest Plant Yields Breast Cancer Fighter

Amazon plant compound stopped growth of malignant cells in lab

2/9/2005
Little Benefit Adding Breast Exam to Mammography

Exam won't significantly lower breast cancer death risk, study finds

2/7/2005
Birth Weight Linked to Cancer Risk

Big babies have higher rate of breast cancer, certain others, in adulthood, study suggests

2/4/2005
Study: Mammograms Painless for Most Women

Finding challenges common assumptions about breast exam

2/3/2005
Breast Cancer Prevention From The Sea

Seaweed may reduce estrogen and help prevent some forms of the disease

2/2/2005
Breast Cancer Chemo Timing Doesn't Affect Outcome

But it does help after surgery, study finds

1/19/2005
Faulty DNA Repair Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Points to increased susceptibility in those with family history of disease

1/19/2005
Radiation Therapy Boosts High-Risk Breast Cancer Survival

Study with 20-year follow-up confirms earlier research

1/14/2005
New Scans Spot More Small Breast Tumors

Molecular breast imaging method improves detection of malignancies

1/11/2005
Fruits, Vegetables Don't Protect Against Breast Cancer

But experts say the finding shouldn't dissuade people from eating the foods

1/10/2005
Olive Oil May Protect Against Breast Cancer

Lab study finds main ingredient suppresses important cancer gene

1/5/2005
Mammography's Early Catches Have Silver Lining

Lead to less toxic breast cancer treatments, study says

1/5/2005
Role Seen for Vitamin A to Prevent Breast Cancer

Experts stress that lab research is preliminary