Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/1/2003
Tamoxifen Works in Obese Women, Too

But they're at a higher risk of getting other cancers

9/30/2003
Beating Back Aggressive Breast Cancer

Study finds combination approach suppresses tougher forms of disease

9/26/2003
Worries Lessen Over New Breast Cancer Drug

Study finds lower risk of bone fractures than previously thought

9/24/2003
Study Ties Stress to Breast Cancer

Contradicts other research, but link deemed to be weak

9/23/2003
Hormone Therapies Offer Breakthrough Against Some Cancers

Prostate, breast tumors not as lethal, thanks to new approaches

9/22/2003
Study Questions Diet's Role in Preventing Breast Cancer

One critic calls the research seriously flawed

9/18/2003
North American Women Get More False-Positive Mammograms

That doesn't result in more diagnoses of early breast cancers

9/9/2003
Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

Even moderate workouts are enough to do the trick

9/8/2003
Not All Breast Cancers Created Equal

Genetics may determine diagnosis, treatment

9/2/2003
Decrease in Cancer Deaths Levels Off

But U.S. report sees declines in leading cancer killers

8/26/2003
A Faster, Cheaper, Better Mammogram

Digital technology improves results for dense tissue

8/22/2003
Study to Pit Antibody Against Breast Cancer

Researchers will test use of it for treatment of recurring disease

8/21/2003
How Chemo Affects Cognition

Pilot study to examine impact of breast cancer treatment on daily skills

8/20/2003
Limited Radiation Promising for Breast Cancer

Five-year results show similar outcomes to conventional treatment

8/19/2003
Breast Cancer Gene May Beget Itself

Study suggests women with BRCA-1 mutation twice as likely to have girls

8/13/2003
Older Breast Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo

Researchers say age was the only factor for who got treatments

8/12/2003
Screening Program Effective for Breast Cancer

Oregon effort helps low-income women get the checks they need

8/11/2003
Breast Cancer Doesn't Preclude Pregnancy

Having a baby doesn't increase risk of death after women diagnosed with disease