Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/7/2003
HRT Fuels Aggressive Breast Cancer

Major British study finds higher risks of dying

8/6/2003
Less Invasive Biopsy for Breast Cancer Backed

Study favors looking at telltale lymph nodes in armpits

7/31/2003
Genes Predict Who Responds to Breast Cancer Chemo

Certain gene patterns fare better than others

7/28/2003
New Benefits Found With Annual Mammograms

They can detect smaller tumors, sometimes avoiding mastectomy

7/22/2003
Hodgkin's Therapy Affects Later Breast Cancer Risk

The higher the radiation dose, the higher the risk, study says

7/17/2003
Method to Gauge Breast Cancer Risk May Be Flawed

Questionnaires may not reveal link to high-fat foods

7/15/2003
Cadmium Exposure May Bring on Breast Cancer

Study finds low levels mimic effects of estrogen in women and their female offspring

7/14/2003
Lumpectomy as Effective as Mastectomy

20-year study shows length of life is the same, if breast cancer is caught early

7/14/2003
Black Cohosh and Breast Cancer a Dangerous Mix

Herbal extract may not be safe for women with the disease, study finds

7/10/2003
Get all the Facts on Breast Cancer Screening

Women need to be given more information about hotly debated tests, study says

7/3/2003
Radical Cancer Surgery for High-Risk Women Questioned

Commentary says studies may have misjudged how much removing breasts, ovaries helps

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