Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/3/2003
Combined Hormone Therapy Makes Breasts Denser

It may be harder to detect tumors, clinicians say

12/23/2002
Coping With Cancer and the Holidays

Program offers advice for women during difficult time

12/20/2002
Some Respite From Breast Cancer Treatments

Shortened radiation therapy for disease being tested

12/18/2002
Genetic Tests Predict Breast Cancer Survival

Profile of 70 genes more accurate than any other method

12/18/2002
SERMs May Be Healthier Choice Than HRT

'Designer estrogens' don't increase breast cancer risk

12/13/2002
Silver Lining Found in Resistance to Tamoxifen

Mouse study finds tumors become susceptible to other drugs

12/12/2002
A Better Treatment for Breast Cancer

The key: increasing frequency of chemotherapy

12/11/2002
Genetic Test Measures Toughness of Breast Cancer

Screen could spare many women unnecessary chemotherapy

12/10/2002
Genes That Program Tumor Spreads Identified

Scientists say a genetic "signature" appears in the early stages

12/4/2002
The Pill Raises Breast Cancer Risk for Some

Study finds younger women with a gene face higher odds of disease

12/3/2002
HRT Raises Risk of Lobular Breast Cancer

Study ID's type of tumor tied to combined therapy

12/3/2002
Dealing With Breast Cancer

Strong coping skills can aid women with breast cancer

12/1/2002
Leaving Tumors in the Cold

New treatment freezes, destroys common form of benign breast tumors

11/15/2002
Men Can Get Breast Cancer, Too

Cases are rare, but males need to know it can happen

11/13/2002
Breast Cancer Tumor Marker Identified

Molecule may predict those with more aggressive forms

11/1/2002
Region, Not Race, Key In Cancer Screening

Testing is least likely in rural South, study finds

10/25/2002
Experts Discuss Fallout of Halted HRT Study

They admit they don't have all the answers

10/19/2002
More Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment

It's now about patient involvement, experts say

10/16/2002
Mastectomy No Better Than Breast-Conserving Surgeries

20-year survival rates are virtually identical

10/16/2002
More Breast Screening Benefits

Mammography frequently detects non-invasive tumors

10/15/2002
Being Too Cautious on Breast Cancer

Study: Risk fear unduly high in women who have prophylactic mastectomy

10/10/2002
Which Mammography Works Best?

National study will compare different types of screening

10/8/2002
Mammograms Get Vote of Confidence

Study finds women who get them regularly catch breast cancer in its earliest stage

10/4/2002
Calling All Sisters of Women With Breast Cancer Risk

Study recuiting siblings to look at the mechanisms of the deadly disease

10/3/2002
Breast Cancer Risk Tied to When Smoking Starts

Danger higher when habit begins within 5 years of first period

10/1/2002
Breast Self-Exams Don't Save Lives: Study

But experts disagree on whether it's "dead"

10/1/2002
Another Reason to Order Tofu Burgers

Study: Soy-rich diet lowers estrogens linked to breast cancer

9/30/2002
Injections Kill Breast Cancer in Mice

But benefits to human victims remain uncertain

9/27/2002
Fatty Acid in Milk May Ward Off Breast Cancer

In rodents, linoleic acid halts formation of vessels tumors need

9/26/2002
New Tool May Detect Breast Cancer Quickly

Might tell in minutes if abnormality is malignant

9/23/2002
First Ad Campaign Touts Genetic Screening for Cancer

But critics say testing without counseling first can be harmful

9/18/2002
Genes Determine Breast Density, a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer

Up to 67 percent of Western women's breast density determined by genes

9/17/2002
Experience Counts in Reading Mammograms

Study finds false-positive rate 50% higher in younger radiologists

9/12/2002
Tamoxifen Study Raises Risk-Benefit Questions

But American doctors defend breast-cancer therapy

9/12/2002
Cracking the Mystery of Breast Cancer

Researchers map how changes to BRCA2 gene can lead to cancer

9/5/2002
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Alternative Medicine

Use therapies to improve general health and sense of well-being

9/2/2002
Study: Mammograms Don't Cut Deaths in Women in Their 40s

Canadian research certain to fuel controversy over procedure

8/28/2002
Early Breast Cancer Linked to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

Diagnosis before 40 and family history greatly increase risk later in life

8/26/2002
Getting the Message on Mammograms

Phone and mail reminders increase screenings

8/21/2002
Mastectomies: More Is Not Better

25-year update of national study confirms more invasive procedure doesn't improve survival

8/20/2002
Breast Cancer Gene Risk May Be Overstated

New research says risk from inherited genetic mutation lower than suspected

8/19/2002
Broccoli 'Pill' Eyed in Cancer Fight

New compound in pill form could help fight breast cancer

8/16/2002
Obesity Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Rates in Hispanic Women

Average weight gain was dramatic in the last decade

8/9/2002
So, Should I Stay on Hormones?

A month after major study is halted, still no simple answers

8/8/2002
Breast Cancer Activists Fault Mammography Study

Say report finding 44% reduction in death is misleading

8/6/2002
Study Backs Short, Intense Radiation for Breast Cancer

Study finds it as effective as standard, longer course

7/18/2002
Breast-Feeding Protects Against Breast Cancer

Every year of nursing decreases risk by 4 percent, study shows

7/16/2002
Chemo and Tamoxifen Help Some Breast Cancers

International study finds women with ER-negative cancers benefit

7/3/2002
Mammography Gets a Helping Hand

Helps detect tumor activity in dense breasts

7/1/2002
Doctors, Women Urged to Discuss Breast Cancer Drugs

Panel says decision to take the drugs should be limited to those at high risk