Breast Cancer News

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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

5/4/2005
Stars Light the Way to Cancer Screening

Celebrity-driven campaigns spurring rise in colon, breast, prostate exams

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