Breast Cancer News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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