Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/25/2004
Abortion Won't Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Prospective studies find no link to getting disease later

3/23/2004
Vitamin D Helps Fight Breast Cancer

British study first to show increased levels may prevent disease

3/19/2004
Mastectomy Rates All Over the Map

Large disparity between countries in how many are performed

3/18/2004
New Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Breast Cancer

Exemestane offers superior protection compared to tamoxifen

3/17/2004
Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Wine, Fat Intake

But moderate drinking lowers women's risk of the disease, study finds

3/17/2004
Treatment for Localized Breast Cancer Varies Widely

Finding underscores need for consensus on therapies

3/16/2004
Mammograms Becoming a Tricky Read

More older women have breast tissue as dense as young women

3/10/2004
Drug Gives One-Two Punch Against Breast Cancer

Exemestane after tamoxifen reduces risk of recurrence

3/9/2004
Caloric Restrictions Shield Against Breast Cancer

Study of anorexics explains why rates are lower in developing world

3/9/2004
Race Traced to Delays in Breast Cancer Treatment

Study finds black women more likely to have late diagnosis, treatment than white women

3/8/2004
Mammography Recall Guideline Needs Second Look

Skilled radiologists with high recall rates more likely to detect breast cancer

3/4/2004
Can Preeclampsia Cause Cancer?

Study sees possible link between the blood pressure problem and some types of tumors

3/2/2004
The Fallout From Breast Cancer Therapy

Physical symptoms affect many women after treatment, study finds

3/2/2004
Breast Cancer Vaccine Promising in Mice

Reverses lesion progression, but it may not work in humans

3/2/2004
U.S. Halts Another HRT Trial

Estrogen-alone therapy increased stroke risk, had no effect on heart disease

2/27/2004
HRT Dangers Should Have Been Spotted Sooner

British researchers say many small studies pointed to problems before U.S. trial did

2/23/2004
Double Mastectomies Reduce Chances of Cancer

In high-risk women, risk was reduced by 90 percent, study shows

2/23/2004
New Proof That Early Detection Aids Breast Cancer Fight

Mortality rate lower for women who find cancers early, two studies report

2/16/2004
Breast Cancer Risk Tied to Antibiotic Use

A new study finds first indication of a connection but does not prove any cause and effect

2/11/2004
Virtual Reality Makes Chemotherapy More Bearable

Immersing breast cancer patients in 'alternate' experience eases side effects

2/10/2004
Colorectal Cancer: A Family Matter

Researchers establish a genetic link for the disease

2/4/2004
Computers No Better at Detecting Breast Cancer

They're no more effective than radiologists, new research finds

2/2/2004
Another Trial Ties HRT to Breast Cancer

Cancer society now calls use of hormones in women with history of the disease 'unwise'

1/27/2004
Breast Implants Can Mar Mammo Detection

But study finds this doesn't affect survival rates

1/21/2004
Radiation Urged After Breast Conserving Surgery

Study finds it boosts survival rates, cuts on relapse of cancer

1/20/2004
Tamoxifen Underused for Early Breast Cancer

Drug's benefits outweigh risks, study says

1/13/2004
Breast Cancer Drug Won't Work Against Lung Cancer

Study dashes hopes for another use for Herceptin

1/12/2004
Chemicals Common in Cosmetics Found in Breast Tumors

Finding suggests parabens may be linked to breast cancer

1/8/2004
FDA Nixes Silicone Breast Implants for Now

Agency still concerned about long-term effects

1/6/2004
Smokers Run Greater Risk of Breast Cancer

Incidence 30 percent higher than for women who never smoked

1/6/2004
No Link Between Breast Cancer Risk and Colorectal Cancer

Genetic predisposition for one does not increase chances of other

12/29/2003
Genetic Testing Helps Breast Cancer Patients

Women with an increased chance of disease have more surgical options

12/29/2003
U.S. Women Likelier to Survive Breast Cancer

Study comparing rates to European counterparts finds early detection is key

12/16/2003
Oral Drug Could Help Prevent Breast Cancer

May work against tumors that aren't estrogen-dependent

12/15/2003
Breast Cancer Survivors Can Also Be Moms

Pregnancy won't increase risk of disease's recurrence

12/10/2003
Help for Hereditary Breast, Ovarian Cancer a Call Away

New phone help line offers support, resources

12/6/2003
New Clue to Breast Cancer Mortality

Growth factor identified with poorer outcomes in patients

12/4/2003
New Scanner Catches Early Signs of Breast Cancer

It finds subtle changes in cells that occur before a lump can be felt or seen

12/4/2003
Second Opinion Matters With Breast Cancer

Study finds it may offer women improved treatment

12/4/2003
Red Wine May Protect Against Breast Cancer

Phytochemicals appear to block estrogen formation

12/3/2003
Predicting Breast Cancer's Spread

New computerized tool helps doctors determine whether disease will metastasize

12/3/2003
Noninvasive Technique Removes Benign Breast Tumors

It's quick, painless and done on outpatient basis

12/2/2003
Tamoxifen's Effect May Be Muted by Hot Flash Meds

But experts say it's no reason to stop taking the breast cancer drug

12/1/2003
Better Breast Scans

Computer-aided diagnosis systems improve effectiveness of disease screens

11/20/2003
Breast Tumors Removed Without Major Surgery

FDA OKs biopsy device for new use

11/20/2003
More Details on Proteins Linked to Breast Cancer

New proteins may provide new target for treatment, researchers say

11/18/2003
Another Clue to Breast Cancer Recurrence

Size of tumor linked to increased risk of disease returning

11/17/2003
Mammograms After 65 Can Save Lives

But not every older woman will benefit from them, new research says

11/16/2003
Partial-Breast Irradiation an Unproven Therapy

There's a lack of long-range data to endorse it as cancer treatment

11/5/2003
The Estrogen Paradox

Hormone that promotes breast cancer growth may eventually kill it