Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/24/2004
Imaging Technique May Guide Breast Cancer Surgery

New MRI techonology gives surgeons 'road map'

8/24/2004
Reconstruction After Mastectomy Less Likely for Blacks

Rates vary by ethnicity for breast cancer patients

8/23/2004
Test Predicts Patient Benefit From Breast Cancer Drug

It spots those with resistance to Herceptin

8/23/2004
Risk of False-Positive Mammo Reading Lower Than Thought

The tests are still the best tool for detecting breast cancer, study says

8/18/2004
Blood Test Gauges Breast Cancer Treatment

Levels of cancer cells show whether patient is responding to therapy

8/10/2004
Shortage of Seasoned Breast Cancer Surgeons Seen

Study: Medicare patients not getting experienced specialists

8/9/2004
Gene Mutation May Explain Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Outlook

Black women four times more likely to have alteration in tumor suppressor gene

8/5/2004
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Is a Hit

Study finds majority of women were pleased with the results

8/2/2004
Breast Cancer Treatment Guidelines Could Save Your Life

Study finds they increase chances of survival

7/28/2004
MRI Spots Breast Tumors in High-Risk Women

It beats mammography, but isn't advised for women at normal risk

7/27/2004
Helping Breast Cancer Patients Make Tough Choices

Computer programs, charts can help, but they're no substitute for counseling

7/27/2004
Statins: The Next Miracle Drugs?

Besides cutting cholesterol, they may fight breast cancer, even arthritis

7/22/2004
Radiology Advances Fight Breast Cancer

Improvements help both detection and treatment

7/20/2004
Breast Cancer Cells Have Unlikely Allies

Researchers find surrounding cells spur growth of drug-resistant tumor cells

7/14/2004
Heavy Drinking Raises Breast Cancer Risk

But a drink or two per day seems safe, study finds

7/13/2004
Study Suggests Viral Link to Breast Cancer

Bug similar to one found in mice also in some human tumors

7/13/2004
Stress May Raise Endometrial Cancer Risk

Animal study suggests that it doubles odds of disease

7/8/2004
Soy Safe When It Comes to Breast Cancer

Plant estrogens don't raise risk for women, study finds

7/6/2004
Health Tip: Mastitis

Lactating women most likely to get breast inflammation

6/28/2004
Gene Measurement Could Help Breast Cancer Treatment

It may help determine best options earlier, study says

6/21/2004
Women Ignoring Message About Mammograms

Study finds just 1 in 20 follow recommendations

6/21/2004
Chemo's Effect on Cognition is Debated

New research suggests mental impairment may be present before the therapy

6/16/2004
Helping Tamoxifen Help More Women

Study identifies possible mechanism for resistance to the breast cancer drug

6/10/2004
Experts Urge More Breast Cancer Screening

But report says facility, personnel shortages impede progress

6/8/2004
Cholesterol Drugs May Double as Cancer Fighters

But researchers say more study is needed before using statins against tumors

6/7/2004
Breast Cancer Risk May Soon Increase for Black Women

Lower pregnancy rates, less breast-feeding could lead to more cases, study says

6/3/2004
Two Genes Provide Clues to Tamoxifen Success

Test could help predict who will benefit from breast cancer therapy

5/25/2004
Can Aspirin Prevent Breast Cancer?

Possibly, but researchers say it's too soon to endorse such a therapy

5/24/2004
More Men Stricken With Breast Cancer

While the numbers remain small, researchers say diagnoses on the rise

5/20/2004
Breast Cancer Drug Gets Nod for Prostate Cancer

For cases that don't respond to hormone therapy

5/19/2004
Breast Cancer Therapy Shows New Promise

Herceptin, when combined with right drugs, found safe, effective

5/18/2004
Breast Cancer Not Linked to Stomach Fat

But study found general obesity ups the chances of disease

5/11/2004
Reducing the Odds of Breast Cancer

Molecular abnormalities almost double risk of recurrence, researchers find

5/9/2004
High-Quality Mammograms for Mom

Breast cancer foundation calls for continued national standards on screening

5/3/2004
Alternatives to Mammograms on Horizon

Study examines 3 new breast-imaging methods

5/2/2004
Tamoxifen Still a Potent Breast Cancer Therapy

Many doctors consider it the first-line treatment, despite emergence of new drugs

4/26/2004
State of Mind Can Matter With Mammograms

Emotions and attitudes influence whether minority women go for screening

4/26/2004
Statins Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Study finds favorable outcome for women on cholesterol drugs

4/21/2004
Radar Research Leads to New Breast Cancer Treatment

The science behind it was first focused on detecting missiles in space

4/19/2004
Two Compounds Disrupt Female Hormones

Their influence could cause miscarriage, breast cancer, study suggests

4/16/2004
Yoga Study Will Focus on Fatigue

Breast cancer survivors sought for research on whether it eases chronic exhaustion

4/13/2004
Estrogen-Only Study Produces Mixed Results

Hormone helps menopausal symptoms, but raises stroke risk

4/12/2004
More Frequent Mammograms Urged for High-Risk Women

Women with BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 gene mutations very vulnerable, study found

4/7/2004
Famine Can Hike Breast Cancer Risk

Dutch study of food crisis in '40s shows rates higher for those who got the least

4/6/2004
Instant Mammogram Result Eases Anxiety

Study finds it more so after a false positive reading

4/5/2004
Double Mastectomy Likelier With Genetic Diagnosis

Women with BRCA mutations twice as likely to have both breasts removed

4/4/2004
Scientists Strive for Breast Cancer Vaccine

While trials are promising, much research remains

3/30/2004
Heat Treatment for Breast Tumors Looks Promising

Pilot study finds the minimally invasive procedure safe

3/29/2004
Studies Find Little Link Between Acrylamide and Cancers

Earlier research had suggested the chemical found in some fried foods posed a risk

3/29/2004
Exercise Lowers Risk of Endometrial Cancer

Study finds even modest, unintentional activity has benefits