Breast Cancer News

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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

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