Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/27/2002
New Test Takes Aim at Detecting Breast Cancer

Combination of sound and MRI could reduce biopsy need

6/26/2002
The Pill Not Tied to Future Breast Cancer

Risk, very low while taking it, disappears when woman stops

6/26/2002
Gene Implicated in Cancer's Spread

NFAT unusually active in some metastatic tumors

6/20/2002
Tamoxifen Alternative a Two-Edged Sword

Anastrozole works, but has some bad side effects of its own

6/19/2002
X-ray Technologists Were Prone to Breast Cancer

Risk of disease dropped after 1960, study says

6/14/2002
An Update on Brachytherapy

New Web site marks radioactive seed implant progress

6/13/2002
New Breast Cancer Genes Found

Study of rare disease yields clues

6/10/2002
Breast Cancer on Rise Among Asian-American Women

Japanese-Americans becoming particularly vulnerable

6/5/2002
Tamoxifen Tied to Rare but Deadly Uterine Cancer

FDA warning added to breast cancer drug's label after link is uncovered

6/3/2002
Test Helps Predict Whether Breast Cancer Chemo Will Work

Italian study produced high probability results

5/22/2002
African American Women With Breast Cancer Have Greater Mortality Risk

Research indicates their disease is more advanced

5/22/2002
Prognosis Can Be Better Than Thought When Breast Cancer Returns

But study outlines who may be at a higher death risk

5/20/2002
Ovary Removal Prevents Breast Cancer in At-Risk Women

Those genetically prone to cancer can benefit, studies find

5/1/2002
Guarding Heart Against Herceptin

Study finds out how powerful breast cancer drug can harm the heart

4/29/2002
More Mammograms May Lead to More Lawsuits

If mammograms fail to save lives, they may prove costly

4/26/2002
A Better Way to Finish off Breast Cancer

New radiation treatment doesn't damage skin as much as traditional therapy

4/23/2002
It's Not Black and White With Cancer

Study says other health problems may explain higher death rates among blacks

4/17/2002
High Estrogen Levels in Post-Menopausal Women Tied to Breast Cancer

A woman's natural level of sex hormones can increase her risk of breast cancer

4/16/2002
Tamoxifen May Help, Not Hurt, Brain Function

Study finds it has estrogen-like neuroprotective benefits

4/12/2002
Purple Grape Juice May Stunt Breast Tumors

Preliminary rat experiment cuts number and size

4/10/2002
Herbs With Estrogen Action May Raise Cancer Risk

Rat study sees potential problem for women predisposed to disease

4/2/2002
Poverty, Not Race, the Key to Breast Cancer Outcome

Study: Poor fare worse whether they're black or white

3/29/2002
Area Around Breast Tumor Can Predict Recurrence

Cancer's return less likely if surrounding tissue is clean

3/28/2002
Tamoxifen's Dangerous Side Is Explained

Study finds drug promotes different actions in different tissues

3/27/2002
Breast Position Crucial in Mammograms

Poor placement doubles risk of missed cancer diagnosis

3/23/2002
Birth Control Pill Can Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Longer use heightens the odds, European conference hears

3/21/2002
New Breast Cancer Vaccine Being Tested in Europe

Small group of U.K., Danish women trying therapy, which stimluates immune system to fight disease

3/21/2002
Herceptin Fights Aggressive Breast Cancer on Several Fronts

Antibody blocks blood vessel growth to tumors on more than one level, study finds

3/15/2002
Prozac Relieves Hot Flashes

Many menopausal women might benefit, but study participants had been treated for breast cancer or were at risk for the disease

3/15/2002
New Study Backs Up Evidence That Mammograms Save Lives

Swedish re-analysis finds benefits of screenings can be seen in women as young as 50

3/7/2002
PET Scans Give Breast Cancer Victims Peace of Mind

Study finds imaging technique 80% accurate at predicting disease outcome

2/27/2002
Genetic Testing For Cancer Can make a Difference

New study makes it moot over ethical dilemma in knowing how susceptible one is to breast and ovarian cancer

2/21/2002
Government Backs Lifesaving Ability of Mammograms

Endorsement could end recent furor over merits of screening tool

2/19/2002
Newer Drug Not Always Better With Breast Cancer Therapy

Study shows using raloxifene after tamoxifen won't protect against return of disease

2/12/2002
Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked to Breast Cancer Increases

Study finds long-term use leads to alarming rise, but experts question the numbers

2/4/2002
Taking Another Look at Mammograms

Second Look may detect tumors that were missed

1/31/2002
New Analysis Refutes U.S. Panel's Mammogram Stance

The breast cancer test does save lives, Cornell doctors say

1/30/2002
Profiling Breast Cancer Genes Might Tailor Treatment

Study shows it could match best therapy to each woman

1/25/2002
Surge in Breast Cancer Cases Concerns Advocates

Expected to rise almost 6% in 2002, group predicts

1/24/2002
Mammograms Won't Save Lives, U.S. Panel Now Says

Cancer experts reverse course, and say breast-cancer screening test should no longer be routine

1/24/2002
Double Whammy for Breast Cancer

Two drugs are better than one at suppressing tumors, study finds

1/11/2002
Breast Cancer Strikes Poor the Hardest

Nine-year survey shows low-income women have more advanced cases

1/8/2002
Right Mix of Diet and Sun May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Study suggests fatty food alone isn't culprit in disease

12/28/2001
Immediate Mammogram Results Can be Costly

Docs warn that haste can make waste in terms of accuracy

12/24/2001
Myrrh-y Christmas and Good Health to All

New research shows Biblical gift may become 21st century cancer treatment

12/19/2001
Growth Factor Lets Breast Cancer Evade New Drug

Insulin-like protein gives tumor cells a new lease on death

12/12/2001
Breast Cancer Support Groups Don't Prolong Life

But study shows sessions ease pain and strain

12/4/2001
Breast Pump Helps Signal Cancer Risk

Noninvasive technique finds clues in nipple fluid

11/24/2001
Some Breast-Cancer Victims Bid Radiation Tattoos Goodbye

But not all oncologists endorse the practice

11/20/2001
Warding Off Cancer

Certain foods can improve your odds