Breast Cancer in the News

Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

04/15/2014 - Study found DNA-based screen was more than 90 percent accurate in predicting recurrence

Cheaper 'Gene Panel' Screening May Reveal Cancer Risks

04/14/2014 - Study suggests this as alternative to whole genome sequencing

Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

04/11/2014 - Girls who ate carotenoid-rich foods less likely to have breast conditions, study finds

High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

04/09/2014 - Study found women who ate the most saturated fat were more likely to develop tumors

Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?

04/08/2014 - Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe, Effective for Advanced Disease

04/07/2014 - Preliminary results look promising, experts say

Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk: Study

04/03/2014 - But subset of women who took Clomid for more than 12 cycles appeared more likely to get invasive breast cancer

New Review Suggests Benefits of Annual Mammograms Are Overstated

04/01/2014 - Analysis of 50 years of clinical data adds to controversy over who should be screened, how often

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer Financially, Study Finds

03/28/2014 - Doctors urged to consider treatment implications for their patients

Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says

03/27/2014 - Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

New Guidelines Might Limit Need for Lymph Node Removal for Breast Cancer

03/24/2014 - Recommendation could spare many women discomfort from painful arm swelling, experts say

Targeted Radiation Might Help Fight Advanced Breast Cancer: Study

03/24/2014 - Therapy kills small vessels that feed liver tumors linked to breast cancer's spread

Routine Mammograms Found Not Helpful for Most Women Over 70

03/21/2014 - More harm than good can result, and decision should be made case by case, study says

Daily Exercise Lowers Breast Cancer Risk: Study

03/20/2014 - Benefit varies by tumor type, but it's another reason to encourage physical activity, researchers say

Study Supports Radiation When Breast Cancer Spreads to Few Lymph Nodes

03/19/2014 - Experts say new study may clear up questions as to whether the treatment is beneficial

Whole-Genome Scans Not Quite Ready for Widespread Use: Study

03/11/2014 - Tests are promising but not yet reliable enough, experts say

Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients During Radiation Therapy

03/04/2014 - Study found it lowered levels of stress hormones, reduced fatigue, improved quality of life

Necks, Butts Growth Areas for U.S. Plastic Surgeons

02/26/2014 - More than 15 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures performed in 2013

Ovarian Cancer Gene May Point to Early Removal of Ovaries: Study

02/24/2014 - In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say

Avastin Shows Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

02/19/2014 - Drug improved survival by 4 months with cervical cancer, but no such benefit seen with brain tumors

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