Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/2/2003
High-Dose Chemo for Breast Cancer a Mixed Bag

Two studies reach opposite conclusions on whether it works

7/2/2003
Hodgkin's Disease Therapy Doesn't Have to Trigger Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy can offset radiation's harmful side effects, study says

6/24/2003
More Evidence That HRT Boosts Breast Cancer Risk

Estrogen and progestin are a dangerous pair, new research confirms

6/17/2003
Do Physical Traits at Puberty Determine a Woman's Health Risks?

Controversial study says so, but critics call research flawed

6/17/2003
Selenium May Guard Against Breast Cancer

Element found in some foods seems to suppress disease, study finds

6/16/2003
Detecting Breast Cancer: An Image Problem

MRIs often aren't the best diagnostic tool for low-risk patients

6/11/2003
Siblings and Cancer

Study to explore genetic causes of disease

6/6/2003
Vitamin D Aids in Breast Cancer Treatment

Derivative has powerful anti-cancer properties when combined with radiation

6/4/2003
Early Puberty Linked to Breast Cancer

Twin study offers new clue in genetic hunt for disease

6/4/2003
Breast Cancer Survivors May Face Fewer Heart Troubles

Study suggests estrogen might offer protection against heart attacks

6/4/2003
Widespread Pain Could Warn of Cancer

But researchers can't explain the association

6/3/2003
Lower Doses of Tamoxifen May Help in Breast Cancer Fight

Diminished amounts might also reduce side effects

6/3/2003
Predicting Breast Cancer on a Molecular Level

Study to search for biomarkers for women with benign breast disease

5/19/2003
Racial Disparity Shown in Breast Cancer Treatment

Black women get different treatments, study says

5/14/2003
Breast Cancer Guidelines Seek More Patient Involvement

Society says women in 20s needn't do self-examinations

5/8/2003
'Genetic Profiling' May Revolutionize Breast Cancer Treatment

It helps doctors tailor therapies to the individual

4/29/2003
Breast Cancer Screening Found Effective

Mammography reduces deaths, European studies show

4/23/2003
Study Ties Breast Cancer to Pesticide Exposure

Experts find an association, but no cause and effect

4/23/2003
Vitamin D: New Weapon in Battle Against Breast Cancer?

It boosts benefits of radiation therapy, study says

4/17/2003
Some Breast Cancer Drugs May Block Body's Defense Against Recurrence

Treatments such as tamoxifen shut down pathway that protects normal cells

4/15/2003
Mammogram Pain Overrated

Researchers hope results help dispel myths, encourage more women to get them

4/13/2003
Breast Cancer Study Looking for Volunteers

New York City center giving free assessments, enrolling high-risk women

4/8/2003
Painkillers Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Study: Chances reduced in women taking ibuprofen, aspirin

4/8/2003
The Good Mammogram

Ways to ensure a thorough examination

3/27/2003
New Resource on Dangers of Synthetic Estrogen

Web site has information about DES, once used to prevent miscarriage, premature delivery

3/26/2003
Acupuncture May Have Place in Breast Cancer Treatment

Study examines whether it relieves menopausal symptoms in women with disease

3/21/2003
Sonography Superior for Some Breast Cancers

More accurate than mammography for women under 45 with symptoms

3/20/2003
Breast Cancer Patients Not Heeding Exercise Advice

Study finds many decrease activity, despite its benefits

3/19/2003
Recommendation for Repeat Mammogram Overused

Few women had cancer at two-year follow-up, study finds

3/18/2003
Lobular Breast Cancer Rates on the Rise

Steady increase shown from 1987 to 1999

3/4/2003
Breast Proteins Curb Tamoxifen's Effect

Cancer-fighting drug affected by high levels of 2 proteins

3/3/2003
Abortion, Breast Cancer Link Discounted

National Cancer Institute panel finds no association

2/28/2003
Breast Cancer Screening

Have a regular clinical examination

2/26/2003
Ignorance Isn't Bliss for Breast Cancer Survivors

Women who feel doctors don't communicate have lingering problems

2/25/2003
Eggs Today May Beat Breast Cancer Tomorrow

Study ties consumption in adolescence to lower rate of disease

2/24/2003
Just a Few Hostile Cells Fuel Breast Cancer Growth

Powerhouse 'factory' cells may be key targets for drugs

2/21/2003
Younger Women With Family History Skip Mammograms

New research says fear may be the key factor

2/20/2003
Timed Mammograms

Have the test when your breasts are least tender

2/18/2003
Getting a Clear Read on Your Mammogram

Accuracy of results may be affected by radiologist training

2/18/2003
Tamoxifen Cuts Risk of Benign Breast Disease

Drug reduces hyperplasia, fibrocystic disease by 28%

2/17/2003
Older, But Not Better About Having Mammograms

Older women not getting regular screenings; doctors not helping, study says

2/12/2003
Another Piece of Breast Cancer Puzzle Found

Scientists uncover structure of receptor linked to disease

1/30/2003
Study Ties Birth Size to Early Breast Cancer

Finds that longer newborns more like to develop it

1/20/2003
New Breast Cancer Gene Discovered

Researchers hope it will lead to earlier detection, better treatment

1/15/2003
Low-Fat Diet Cuts Sex Hormones in Girls

Long-term effect on breast cancer risk unknown

1/15/2003
High-Risk Women Benefit Most From Tamoxifen

Breast cancer therapy's benefit confirmed

1/13/2003
Race Plays Part in Breast Cancer Prognosis

Ethnic differences affect diagnosis, treatment and survival

1/10/2003
Cancer Risk Not Equal in Both Breasts

A double mastectomy might not be called for in many cases

1/8/2003
Tamoxifen Helps Breast Cancer Patients Stay Fertile

Small study finds another benefit for the drug

1/3/2003
Younger Women Do Benefit from Mammography

Screening finds cancers in earlier stages among women in their 40s, research shows