Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
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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

11/3/2003
Study: End HRT at Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Estrogen-sensitive tumors stop growing when hormone supplements end

10/31/2003
Fruits, Veggies Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Four or more daily servings reduces chances of disease by half

10/27/2003
Pushing Breast, Cervical Cancer Screenings

Public education effort in Texas persuades more young Hispanic women to do it

10/23/2003
Exploring Environmental Causes for Breast Cancer

Four research centers get federal grant to collaborate

10/23/2003
Researchers Pinpoint Genes' Role in Breast Cancer

Mutations to BRCA1 or BRCA 2 genes increase risk

10/23/2003
Studies Find Higher Cancer Risk in Airline Crews

Experts still can't say it's because of what they do

10/22/2003
Good News for Breast Cancer Patients

Radiation following reconstruction has low complication rates, new study says

10/21/2003
Whole-Breast Irradiation Should be Treatment of Choice

There's not enough long-term data to endorse partial-breast therapy

10/21/2003
Study: Breast Screening in U.S. Needs Work

Cancer detection rates the same in U.K. with fewer biopsies, false positives

10/20/2003
Smoking Can Be Lethal to Breast Cancer Patients

Kicking the habit can lengthen life for those treated with lumpectomies, radiation

10/17/2003
Silicone Breast Implants Would Be Carefully Monitored

Approval dependent on follow-up safety reports

10/17/2003
New Breast Cancer Drug Leaves Questions

Who takes it, for how long, and who pays?

10/16/2003
Can Cholesterol Drugs Cut Breast Cancer Risk?

Small study of older women suggests so, but the jury's still out

10/14/2003
Study: Breast Biopsy Getting Ahead of Itself

Investigational technique now routine, and some fear prematurely

10/10/2003
A Survivor's Story of Hope

Early breast cancer detection saved her life; now she raises money for research

10/10/2003
Early Detection the Key to Combating Breast Cancer

Annual mammograms recommended for women over 40

10/10/2003
New Skin Lotion for Hot Flashes

Will carry warnings of HRT risks

10/9/2003
Breast Cancer Drug Shows Great Promise

Major trial halted early due to encouraging findings

10/6/2003
New Diagnostic Tool for Breast Cancer Disappoints

Ductal lavage misses carcinomas in ill women

10/5/2003
Surviving Breast Cancer Depends on Early Detection

October designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/1/2003
New Imaging Technique Spots Hidden Breast Tumors

It could benefit women at elevated risk of cancer